Arrive into Bari airport and we will provide you with a private transfer to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera. Check in, unwind and relax.
Your first ride in Puglia will take you to Alberobello, best known for its stone buildings, with conical roofs. These buildings are called ‘trulli’ and were a way to avoid tax in the middle ages as they were classed as temporary buildings. Given they’re still standing today, they are every much a permanent fixture of this stunning countryside. They are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We recommend sampling some of the the local delicacies or paying a visit to Museo del Territorio.
Perched on Piglia’s Adriatic coast lies the picturesque town of Monopoli, today’s destination. Brimming with colourful markets, a 16th century cathedral and a castle, this town is picture book Italy. Immerse yourself in the Old Town and explore the countless squares and side streets full of restaurants and cafes. You’ll have a wide variety of choice for a coffee stop and dinner tonight.
Imagine a town situated on top of a hill overlooking the sea, filled with white arches, houses and cobbled streets, surrounded by olive fields and vineyards. You’ve pictured Ostuni. This Roman town boasts a gothic cathedral and mouth watering gelato as just some of it’s attractions. Take a walk down to the coast where you can catch a boat from the harbour.
Today your tour will end in Leece, although it is your choice how you get there! If you fancy a break from cycling, hop on the train from Ostuni, or if you’re feeling adventurous cycle the 85km. Known as the ‘Florence of the south’ you’ll notice it is much busier than the previous destinations you have visited. The Piazza del Duomo is a must for people watching, whilst a trip to the amphitheatre will give you an insight into the towns Roman history.
Today’s ride is approximately 85kms although you can have the day off and use the train if you prefer.
Today we will take you back to Bari airport for your return flight home.
The heel of Italy’s ‘boot’ is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean and Adriatic coastline. The terrain is mainly flat and lends itself perfectly to a cycling holiday allowing you to easily explore this beautiful region.