Puglia Cycling Tour
A land of discovery, adventure and wild beauty
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
Welcome to our Puglia Cycling Tour
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 Puglia’s wild beauty and stunning, open landscapes and finish each day’s ride, with time to reflect and enjoy the beautiful places we stay.
Pricing & Dates
$5,995.00 per person twin share / Maximum 12 guests
|10th to 18th May 2019 – SOLD OUT||$1,995 (deposit)|
|31st August to 8th September 2019 – SOLD OUT||$1,995 (deposit)|
|2nd to 10th May 2020||$1,995 (deposit)|
|4th to 12th July 2020||$1,995 (deposit)|
|28th August to 5th September 2020||$1,995 (deposit)|
|Want to enjoy our Tour of Puglia as a privately run tour for your group?|
Start Location & Details
City: Bari, Italy
Pick Up Location: Bari Centrale Train Station, Bari
Pick Up Time: 11:00am
Finish Location & Details
City: Bari, Italy
Drop Off Location: Bari Centrale Train Station, Bari
Drop Off Time: 11:30am
Inclusions & Details
Accommodation & Meals
- 8 nights accommodation, twin share with your own private bathroom.
- Single occupancy available. Talk to us when booking.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners at a range of our favourite restaurants, osteria’s and home cooked locations, including nightly aperitivo hour and local wines and beers at each dinner.
- Professional bilingual ride guides with extensive cycling experience, local knowledge and first aid experience, ensuring your riding experiences are truly local and take in many of the undiscovered back roads and rolling hills of this spectacular and diverse region.
- Unique routes, available on GPS provided as part of the tour.
- Support van on daily rides, with mechanical support and your safety as our priority.
- Nutritious energy snacks and hydration are provided
Transfers & Activities
- All transfers / transportation from pick up to drop off, including baggage and bike transportation.
- Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the detailed tour itinerary.
- Entrance fees to sites, museums and all other non riding activities.
- 2 piece, Italian made A’QTO Cycling Kit including jersey and bib shorts.
- Musette and cap to match your kit.
- Laundry for your cycling clothing.
- Bike hire.
- Travel insurance.
While airfare, bike hire, travel insurance and massages are not included in the Tour cost, they can be fully arranged for you. Talk to us when booking.
Have more questions about our Puglia Cycling Tours?
See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.
Bike Hire & Gear
Full Carbon Road Bikes
You can choose to hire a Pinarello, Bianchi or Formigli bikes with either Campagnolo or Shimano groupsets.
Going off road as well? Have the best of both worlds with a Bianchi or Cannondale gravel bike with disc brakes.
An easy to use GPS is provided for your use for the duration of the tour with our daily rides pre installed.
As part of our Puglia cycling tour, non-riding partners enjoy a customised travel program, designed to meet their interests and the best experiences Puglia has to offer. Whether its guided walks of historic towns and their unique architecture including the trulli of Alberobello, the sassi of Matera or the stunning whitewashed villages of Ostuni and Locorotondo, or exploring caves and olive groves, enjoying private olive oil tastings and cooking classes, non riding partners experience the beauty and uniqueness of each area we visit. Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.
Enjoy our personally chosen range of typical Pugliese accommodation. From staying in restored trulli, magnificent seaside villas with views over turquoise waters, historic masserie in quiet countryside locations where working family farms are still producing wine and olive oil, this diverse experience brings together the beauty of ancient, historic Puglia with the hip, modern and restored Puglia.
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.
I WOULD LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN
Awesome riding and overall, a most enjoyable and fun experience that I would love to do again.
A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE WEEK OF CYCLING, TOURING & EATING
Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable week of cycling, touring, and eating. You guys did a brilliant job scouting out great places to stay, eat and riding routes that achieved everything anyone could dream of.
ANOTHER GREAT TOUR & THE EXTRA FREE TIME IN THE AFTERNOON WAS APPRECIATED
Thanks for another great tour! Overall, it was fantastic and once again your attention to detail and thorough research has ensured a memorable holiday. Also, the extra free time in the afternoons was appreciated.