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Puglia: Italy’s Undiscovered Coast

Ebikes Available on this TourCycle along stunning coastal roads overlooking the Adriatic Sea and discover a different side of Italy, where local life moves at a gentle pace. Along the way we’ll learn about local culture through home-hosted meals, olive-oil tastings and a visit to the iconic trulli houses of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 10 Days
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 35 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 - 4 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking Activity
  • Perfect for those trying a bike vacation for the first time.
  • Airfare Packages Available

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Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

Puglia: Italy's Undiscovered Coast

Set on the sturdy heel of the Italian boot, coastal Puglia shares the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, with a long history and colorful culture and cuisine that evoke its past Spanish, Turkish, and Norman settlers. But the quiet pace of life and Puglians’ devotion to their farms, groves, and vineyards create an ambiance that is unique in all of Europe. Our stays at genuine masserie—centuries-old fortified villages made into country hotels—place us squarely in the refreshing daily life of the local people. From Puglia’s iconic whitewashed trulli dwellings to its glittering coastline and inviting azure waters, rare discoveries await us.

Cultural Highlights

  • Delight in 6 nights in authentic Italian masserie and countryside hotels
  • Cycle from Savelletri to Monopoli, through ancient olive groves and village streets
  • Sample locally produced olive oils during an included lunch at your masseria
  • Discover the remarkable trulli stone huts in the Itria Valley
  • Cycle along the lovely coast of Salento, savoring the view of Torre dell’Orso
  • Explore beautiful Otranto, on the Italian coast, and enjoy its busy craft studios
  • Gather for a picnic lunch by a countryside path on the way to Castro Marina
  • If you like, take a dip in the azure waters of Porto Badisco
  • Wonder at the sight of ancient tombs and monoliths set along country roads
  • Renew friendships during a festive dinner at a country restaurant and wine producer

What to Expect

This tour offers easy terrain throughout the trip and is ideal for beginning cyclists.

Average Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2 – 4 hours

Climate Information

Average High/Low Temperature (°F) – Otranto
Mar 55º/46º Apr 60º/50º  May 68º/55º  Jun 75º/62º  Jul 80º/68º  Aug 80º/68º  Sep 75º/64º  Oct 68º/57º

Average Precipitation (in.) – Otranto
Mar 3  Apr 2  May 1  Jun 1  Jul .3  Aug .3  Sep 2.5  Oct 4

What’s Included:

Ebikes Available on this Tour

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Bicycle Vacation Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels and authentic masserie
  • 12 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels and authentic masserie
  • 14 meals – 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Matera – 2 nights for only $395 • Post-trip: Rome – 3 nights for only $595

Both Vacation Options Include

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