Trulli Puglia Cycling Holiday
A land of discovery, adventure and wild beauty
Overview of our Trulli Puglia Cycling Holiday
Puglia is a land of discovery and adventure; it’s the perfect place to explore on a bike.
With its quiet roads lined with rock walls and majestic olive groves, to its coastal roads set along dramatic cliffs with white sand beaches and turquoise waters, this still largely undiscovered region of Italy rewards you at every turn and along every open plain. Its wild beauty and landscapes dotted with fairytale trulli and the twisted trunks of ancient olive trees standing still in time, captivate your spirit and your heart.
Still very much by Italians for Italians, this land between two seas, the Ionian and Adriatic, provides much more than a cycling trip. It’s a place to visit sooner rather than later as the word is definitely out, and our journey through its back roads will only leave you wanting more.
Expect long, warm summer days, spectacular and diverse scenery across the hills of the Valle d’Itria through to the open plains of the Salento, afternoons to relax and soak up the sun with swims in the turquoise seas and explorations of the historically significant and beautiful towns in which we stay.
Our journey through its authentic food and wine culture and diverse blend of unique accommodation styles including masserie, trulli and noble residences will see your Puglia discovery take you behind the postcard scenes.
Enjoy the slow pace of life and the so very southern Italian culture, the history and of course, the wonderful home grown food and wine on our Puglia cycling tour.
Get ready for a trip of true discovery – both on and off the bike.
Puglia Cycling Tour Ride Itinerary
Experience cycling in Puglia, Italy.
Our daily rides through Puglia ensure you get to experience all of the landscapes it has to offer, from the stunning scenes along the coastal roads, the ancient olive groves of the Valle d’Itria and Salento, and the towns and villages through which we pass and stay. You’ll enjoy cycling through Puglia, Italy, with its wild beauty and stunning, open landscapes, and finishing each day’s ride, with time to reflect and enjoy the beautiful places we stay.
After a light lunch we’ll roll out, towards the town of Montescaglioso and on our return take in the sight of Matera from the other side of the ravine.
Highlight: Viewing the unique Matera city from different angles.
Today’s ride will see us leave Matera and head to “Trulli Valley” and the highest concentration of olive trees in Italy. We will ride through a number of small towns before reaching Alberobello, the UNESCO World Heritage town made up of 1500 Trulli before rolling to a stop at our sensational villa for the next two nights.
Highlight: Riding through the lanes and backroads lined with the fairy castle like trulli.
Today we will roll along the backroads of the Valle d’Itria, with the sensational untouched Puglian landscape of olive groves, vineyards, trulli and beautiful rock wall lined roads everywhere you turn.
Highlight: The ancient aqueduct.
Today we will roll along The Wine Road and through Martina Franca as we roll our way to Ostuni. It is another day of quiet backroads.
Highlight: The quiet of the backroads.
Today’s ride will take us down from Ostuni and through the the flat olive groves along the Adriatic coast.
Highlight: The opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Our final ride is another that encapsulates all of the adventure from the Puglian landscape. We are once again off the beaten path, following rambling backroads that are lined with small rock walls, entering the Salento region of Puglia, where we will certainly sample the local caffe Leccese.
Highlight: The changing landscape and mid ride caffe leccese.
Pricing & Dates
per person twin share / Maximum 12 guests
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Start Location & Details
City: Bari, Italy
Pick Up Location: Bari Centrale Train Station, Bari
Pick Up Time: 11:00am
Finish Location & Details
City: Lecce, Italy
Drop Off Location: Lecce Train Station
Drop Off Time: 11:30am
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Bike Hire & Gear
Full Carbon Road Bikes
You can choose to hire a Pinarello or Bianchi with a compact crankset.
Carbon Road e-Bike
You can choose to hire a Pinarello e-bike with a compact crankset and a little more power.
An easy to use GPS is provided for your use for the duration of the tour with our daily rides pre installed.
Food & Wine
Eating and drinking is a highlight in Puglia.
With its rich copper-toned soils, the raw materials for much of Italy’s olive oil, wine and pasta, are grown here, giving rise to a cucina that is steeped in simple, organic produce – from delicious cheeses, artisanal olive oils and the famous orrechiette pasta with locally grown rape, to freshly caught seafood and the charcoal cooked meats of the butchers of Cisternino, your palate will delight in the array of taste sensations of Puglia.
Light refreshing white wines such as Fiano, through to sensational Rose’s and the earthy reds of Primitivo blend perfectly with the cuisine…not to mention the incredible array of artisanal beers, made locally in Puglia.