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Apulia - Cycling Holidays
A ROADBIKE TOUR IN PUGLIA, ONE OF THE RICHEST PLACES IN THE WORLD FOR THE VARIETY OF ITS BACKGROUNDS, HILLY VILLAGES, FOOD AND TRADITION.
7 days
7 people
70/100 km daily
TOT 375 km
medium difficulty
bike & e-roadbike rent
"AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE"
Kathy and I did the Hills, Sea and more tour with Luca and Ricki from Road Bike Tours Italy in May 2018.  An amazing experience with exceptional service, attention, support and encouragement from these two great guys.  Everything was catered for including the latest Bianchi road bikes, fantastic accommodation and meals and riding through beautiful countryside, Tuscan villages and around Elba Island.  We can thoroughly recommend this professional and friendly Tour group. 

Peter F Crossman
 "Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts"
Mary and I arrived in Milano not sure whether we would enjoy our week riding with Road Bike Tours Italy, but there was no need to worry. Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts and ensure we had a marvellous week of riding around the three Lakes. They asked us how we liked to ride and used that information to tailor their tour to our needs and abilities and from there we had seven wonderful days of riding! Great rides and panoramic routes from a Luca, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and drink, brilliant van support from Michela and most importantly two new friends. We got it all from a Luca and Michela and are really looking forward to joining them again for one of their other tours.

Stephen Ryan
"the perfect bike tour company"
My daughter and I were fortunate to have found Road Bike Tours Italy while searching for the perfect bike tour company that could accommodate our needs and desires. Luca and Michela were our fabulous guides during our tour of the Great Alps and we couldn't have been happier! Each day was an epic ride, punctuated by grueling climbs, amazing vistas and dizzying descents (yes, this are the epic passes made famous by the Giro d'Italia) and then rewarded by a nice hot shower in beautiful accommodations and delicious food and wine in our In addition to having incredible knowledge of the region and its cultural heritage, whereThey possess an incredible zest for life and adventure.

Ana Maria Williamson
"Absolutely perfect tour - the cycling, the tour guides, the hotels, the food – everything!"
When I booked this tour I could see from the pictures on line that it was going to be pretty outstanding but actually cycling around the three lakes was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! The long hills were a bit of a challenge for me and my husband as we hadn’t ever cycled long ascents before but we really enjoyed doing them and would love to do it again!

skiBristol
"Wonderful trip"
We were a family of four on this trip, made up of parents ages 58 and 72 and two adult children; joined by Paul, an energetic 82 year old Australian gentleman who had just come from a week of cycling in Tuscany. Of the five guests I was the only one on a road bike; the others opted for electric bikes. I found two of the days challenging with fairly long and steep climbs, but a breeze if you're on an electric.

Orbans2018
Apulia Bike Tours
A really unusual cycling holidays in this enchanting region in southern Italy.
An easy bike tour in Apulia, one of the richest places in the world for the variety of its backgrounds, hilly villages, food and tradition.
Kilometers of coastline are the setting for old olive groves, ravines, trulli, Saracen towers, old historic villages.
With us you can slowly discover an area that has always been a crossroads of different cultures, and who better than a local bike- tourist guide can take you in this extraordinary bike tour in Apulia?
Here the nature is the protagonist, a burst of shapes, colors and flavors throughout the year, all the best that this extraordinary region has to offer and  exclusive , luxury accommodation.

€ 1860
Special Discounts Available for Groups of 4 or more
- Minibus assistance
- Taxes
- Luggage transfer
- 6 Nights accommodation
- 6 Dinners
- 6 Breakfasts
- Bike Guide
- Technical assistance
- Technical Bike Shirt
- Transfer from/to Station

EXCLUDED: Beverages, lunchs, tips, medical Insurance, everything is not explicitly written in this page! 
EXTRAS: Single room option 300€, Rent of trek bike 150€, rent of ebike 280€.
Day by day
DAY 1
Transfer from airport/station to our accommodation.
Welcome from the staff, presentation of the trip, welcome drink, dinner

DAY 2
Masseria Santa Teresa- Castellana- Conversano-Polignano-Monopoli  75km 

Today we will lead you to the historic centers of Castellana Grotte and Conversano, finishing our day in the wonderful town of Polignano a Mare. Along quiet back roads, we will cycle towards Castellana Grotte for about 17 kilometers to get to the small historical square of the town. Afterwards, we will head to Conversano, an old agricultural center, built on high ground in the southeastern Murge, famous above all for the production of excellent cherries. We will visit its historic center where we can admire the castle of Norman origin, the cathedral and the convent of San Benedetto. We can also have a coffee break in the beautiful square. We will get back in the saddle and, after about 10 kilometers dealing with some rolling hills, we will arrive at the sea and visit one of the most fascinating places in Puglia, Polignano a Mare. Polignano a Mare is famous for the fans of the “Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series” and it is a village built on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Once we enter the old town we can visit the typical narrow streets that lead to the characteristic panoramic balconies. Continuing along the coast, we arrive at the old center of Monopoli where we will visit Garibaldi square and the port, after which we will return to our accommodation.

DAY 3
Alberobello-Locorotondo-Martina Franca-Selva di Fasano 60km 

This route, about 60 kilometers long, is certainly one of the most important itineraries of the Valle d’Itria: we will ride surrounded by nature among olive trees, trulli and a wonderful landscape unique in the world. The first part of the day, characterized by a panorama of ancient olive trees, takes us to the town of Coreggia. Cycling along peaceful back roads, we'll enjoy wonderful views between the intense blue of the sea and a forest of olive trees that extends from the coast to the hills of the Murgia. At the end of these roads we will enter the district of Monopoli, bounded by dry stone walls and Trulli, and from there we'll head to Alberobello, “Capital of the trulli and UNESCO world heritage site”. You will be astonished by the uniqueness of the houses of Alberobello: you will have the opportunity to visit the streets of the village. The next destination of the day will be Locorotondo. It is a small town in the Valle d’Itria, between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. Characterized by a breathtaking view, it is defined as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, it owes its name to the particular rounded morphology of its historical center which makes for a pleasant visit. After, we will cycle to Martina Franca about 9 kilometers away, known for its Baroque architecture and the Valle d'Itria music festival, it stands on the southern foothills of the Murge, on the border of the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi with the metropolitan city of Bari. After lunch we will cycle for about 35 kilometers through the Valle d’Itria and then return to our accommodation where we'll finish the third day of this unforgettable bike tour.

DAY 4
Castellana Grotte-Putignano-Noci 62 km

Another extraordinary cycling day is waiting for us to discover the traditions of Puglia and it will also be an ideal opportunity to taste the delicious local dairy products. After riding along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli we will go through a network of historical villages and from there, after 20 kilometers, we'll arrive in Putignano. Putignano is well-known for its manufacturing companies and for its karstic caves. We will stop for our daily morning coffee or cappuccino along the typical narrow stone streets. Keeping on riding for about 7 kilometers, crossing a historic stone bridge, we will get to the town of Noci that rises on the southern Murge hills. Noci is famous for its dairy products: burrata, mozzarella and ricotta, which you will be able to taste. At the end of the visit and the break, we will return to our accommodation.
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DAY 5
Ostuni 100 km

This itinerary, about 100 kilometers, will allow us to discover the typical colors and scents of Puglia with the Adriatic Sea in the background.
Today we will be cycling for about 40 kilometers to arrive in Ostuni called "the white city". Along the way you will be able to see the typical landscape of rolling hills. Once we arrive in Ostuni, renowned tourist center which from 1994 to 2018 has continuously received the Blue flag and the five sails of Legambiente for the its clean beaches and seas and for the quality of the services offered, you can have a short coffee break.
On an international scale Ostuni is famous for the white town and the historical centre more than for its beaches After, we will continue our tour to arrive at the sea and we will continue cycling along the coast about 25 kilometers to arrive in Savelletri.
Now we have the last 18 kilometers to return to our accommodation.

DAY 6
Matera 76 km

After riding once again along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli and its typical countryside landscapes we will once again reach Putignano, another town of Puglia with a beautifully conserved centre full of history and churches whose main reputation.comes from the historic Carnival during which the papier-mache creators showcase their art; to Gioia del Colle where we will take the old and characteristic route to arrive in Matera, known as "Città dei Sassi" (City of Stones) and "Città Sotterranea" (underground city)
Matera is famous throughout the world for the historic Sassi districts, where there are the ancient cave dwellings which have been used since the Paleolithic period and which make Matera one of the most ancient inhabited cities in the world. The Sassi were recognized as a World Heritage Site, together with the Rupestrian Churches in the area, by UNESCO in 1993, and this was the first site in southern Italy to receive such recognition.
Here your bike tour finishes and you can start your walking tour.

DAY 7
Breakfast and transfer to the airport/station
Dates
Apulia Bike Tours: Cycling Holiday
03 / 29 / 2020
04 / 12 /2020

10 / 11 / 2020
10 / 25 / 2020

"AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE" - Peter F Crossman
Kathy and I did the Hills, Sea and more tour with Luca and Ricki from Road Bike Tours Italy in May 2018.  An amazing experience with exceptional service, attention, support and encouragement from these two great guys.  Everything was catered for including the latest Bianchi road bikes, fantastic accommodation and meals and riding through beautiful countryside, Tuscan villages and around Elba Island.  We can thoroughly recommend this professional and friendly Tour group. 
 "LUCA AND MICHELA WERE PERFECT RIDING HOSTS" - Stephen Ryan
Mary and I arrived in Milano not sure whether we would enjoy our week riding with Road Bike Tours Italy, but there was no need to worry. Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts and ensure we had a marvellous week of riding around the three Lakes. They asked us how we liked to ride and used that information to tailor their tour to our needs and abilities and from there we had seven wonderful days of riding! Great rides and panoramic routes from a Luca, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and drink, brilliant van support from Michela and most importantly two new friends. We got it all from a Luca and Michela and are really looking forward to joining them again for one of their other tours.
"THE PERFECT BIKE TOUR COMPANY" - Ana Maria Williamson
My daughter and I were fortunate to have found Road Bike Tours Italy while searching for the perfect bike tour company that could accommodate our needs and desires. Luca and Michela were our fabulous guides during our tour of the Great Alps and we couldn't have been happier! Each day was an epic ride, punctuated by grueling climbs, amazing vistas and dizzying descents (yes, this are the epic passes made famous by the Giro d'Italia) and then rewarded by a nice hot shower in beautiful accommodations and delicious food and wine in our In addition to having incredible knowledge of the region and its cultural heritage, whereThey possess an incredible zest for life and adventure.
"ABSOLUTLY PERFECT TOUR!" - SkiBristol
When I booked this tour I could see from the pictures on line that it was going to be pretty outstanding but actually cycling around the three lakes was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! The long hills were a bit of a challenge for me and my husband as we hadn’t ever cycled long ascents before but we really enjoyed doing them and would love to do it again!
"WONDERFUL TRIP" - Orbans2018
We were a family of four on this trip, made up of parents ages 58 and 72 and two adult children; joined by Paul, an energetic 82 year old Australian gentleman who had just come from a week of cycling in Tuscany. Of the five guests I was the only one on a road bike; the others opted for electric bikes. I found two of the days challenging with fairly long and steep climbs, but a breeze if you're on an electric.
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Apulia Bike Tours
Apulia - Cycling Holidays
A ROADBIKE TOUR IN PUGLIA, ONE OF THE RICHEST PLACES IN THE WORLD FOR THE VARIETY OF ITS BACKGROUNDS, HILLY VILLAGES, FOOD AND TRADITION.
7
days
7
people
70/100 km daily
TOT 375 km

medium
difficulty
bike & e-roadbike rent
€ 1860
Special Discounts Available for Groups of 4 or more
DETAILS
- Minibus assistance
- Taxes
- Luggage transfer
- 6 Nights accommodation
- 6 Dinners
- 6 Breakfasts
- Bike Guide
- Technical assistance
- Technical Bike Shirt
- Transfer from/to Station

EXCLUDED: Beverages, lunchs, tips, medical Insurance, everything is not explicitly written in this page! 
EXTRAS: Single room option 300€, Rent of trek bike 150€, rent of ebike 280€.

REVIEWS
"AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE"
Kathy and I did the Hills, Sea and more tour with Luca and Ricki from Road Bike Tours Italy in May 2018.  An amazing experience with exceptional service, attention, support and encouragement from these two great guys.  Everything was catered for including the latest Bianchi road bikes, fantastic accommodation and meals and riding through beautiful countryside, Tuscan villages and around Elba Island.  We can thoroughly recommend this professional and friendly Tour group. 

Peter F Crossman
 "Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts"
Mary and I arrived in Milano not sure whether we would enjoy our week riding with Road Bike Tours Italy, but there was no need to worry. Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts and ensure we had a marvellous week of riding around the three Lakes. They asked us how we liked to ride and used that information to tailor their tour to our needs and abilities and from there we had seven wonderful days of riding! Great rides and panoramic routes from a Luca, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and drink, brilliant van support from Michela and most importantly two new friends. We got it all from a Luca and Michela and are really looking forward to joining them again for one of their other tours.

Stephen Ryan
"the perfect bike tour company"
My daughter and I were fortunate to have found Road Bike Tours Italy while searching for the perfect bike tour company that could accommodate our needs and desires. Luca and Michela were our fabulous guides during our tour of the Great Alps and we couldn't have been happier! Each day was an epic ride, punctuated by grueling climbs, amazing vistas and dizzying descents (yes, this are the epic passes made famous by the Giro d'Italia) and then rewarded by a nice hot shower in beautiful accommodations and delicious food and wine in our In addition to having incredible knowledge of the region and its cultural heritage, whereThey possess an incredible zest for life and adventure.

Ana Maria Williamson
"Absolutely perfect tour - the cycling, the tour guides, the hotels, the food – everything!"
When I booked this tour I could see from the pictures on line that it was going to be pretty outstanding but actually cycling around the three lakes was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! The long hills were a bit of a challenge for me and my husband as we hadn’t ever cycled long ascents before but we really enjoyed doing them and would love to do it again!

skiBristol
"Wonderful trip"
We were a family of four on this trip, made up of parents ages 58 and 72 and two adult children; joined by Paul, an energetic 82 year old Australian gentleman who had just come from a week of cycling in Tuscany. Of the five guests I was the only one on a road bike; the others opted for electric bikes. I found two of the days challenging with fairly long and steep climbs, but a breeze if you're on an electric.

Orbans2018
Day by day
DAY 1
Transfer from airport/station to our accommodation.
Welcome from the staff, presentation of the trip, welcome drink, dinner

DAY 2
Masseria Santa Teresa- Castellana- Conversano-Polignano-Monopoli 75km 

Today we will lead you to the historic centers of Castellana Grotte and Conversano, finishing our day in the wonderful town of Polignano a Mare. Along quiet back roads, we will cycle towards Castellana Grotte for about 17 kilometers to get to the small historical square of the town. Afterwards, we will head to Conversano, an old agricultural center, built on high ground in the southeastern Murge, famous above all for the production of excellent cherries. We will visit its historic center where we can admire the castle of Norman origin, the cathedral and the convent of San Benedetto. We can also have a coffee break in the beautiful square. We will get back in the saddle and, after about 10 kilometers dealing with some rolling hills, we will arrive at the sea and visit one of the most fascinating places in Puglia, Polignano a Mare. Polignano a Mare is famous for the fans of the “Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series” and it is a village built on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Once we enter the old town we can visit the typical narrow streets that lead to the characteristic panoramic balconies. Continuing along the coast, we arrive at the old center of Monopoli where we will visit Garibaldi square and the port, after which we will return to our accommodation.


DAY 3
Alberobello-Locorotondo-Martina Franca-Selva di Fasano 60km

This route, about 60 kilometers long, is certainly one of the most important itineraries of the Valle d’Itria: we will ride surrounded by nature among olive trees, trulli and a wonderful landscape unique in the world. The first part of the day, characterized by a panorama of ancient olive trees, takes us to the town of Coreggia. Cycling along peaceful back roads, we'll enjoy wonderful views between the intense blue of the sea and a forest of olive trees that extends from the coast to the hills of the Murgia. At the end of these roads we will enter the district of Monopoli, bounded by dry stone walls and Trulli, and from there we'll head to Alberobello, “Capital of the trulli and UNESCO world heritage site”. You will be astonished by the uniqueness of the houses of Alberobello: you will have the opportunity to visit the streets of the village. The next destination of the day will be Locorotondo. It is a small town in the Valle d’Itria, between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. Characterized by a breathtaking view, it is defined as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, it owes its name to the particular rounded morphology of its historical center which makes for a pleasant visit. After, we will cycle to Martina Franca about 9 kilometers away, known for its Baroque architecture and the Valle d'Itria music festival, it stands on the southern foothills of the Murge, on the border of the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi with the metropolitan city of Bari. After lunch we will cycle for about 35 kilometers through the Valle d’Itria and then return to our accommodation where we'll finish the third day of this unforgettable bike tour.


DAY 4
Castellana Grotte-Putignano-Noci 62 km

Another extraordinary cycling day is waiting for us to discover the traditions of Puglia and it will also be an ideal opportunity to taste the delicious local dairy products. After riding along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli we will go through a network of historical villages and from there, after 20 kilometers, we'll arrive in Putignano. Putignano is well-known for its manufacturing companies and for its karstic caves. We will stop for our daily morning coffee or cappuccino along the typical narrow stone streets. Keeping on riding for about 7 kilometers, crossing a historic stone bridge, we will get to the town of Noci that rises on the southern Murge hills. Noci is famous for its dairy products: burrata, mozzarella and ricotta, which you will be able to taste. At the end of the visit and the break, we will return to our accommodation


DAY 5
Ostumi 100 km

This itinerary, about 100 kilometers, will allow us to discover the typical colors and scents of Puglia with the Adriatic Sea in the background.
Today we will be cycling for about 40 kilometers to arrive in Ostuni called "the white city". Along the way you will be able to see the typical landscape of rolling hills. Once we arrive in Ostuni, renowned tourist center which from 1994 to 2018 has continuously received the Blue flag and the five sails of Legambiente for the its clean beaches and seas and for the quality of the services offered, you can have a short coffee break.
On an international scale Ostuni is famous for the white town and the historical centre more than for its beaches After, we will continue our tour to arrive at the sea and we will continue cycling along the coast about 25 kilometers to arrive in Savelletri.
Now we have the last 18 kilometers to return to our accommodation.



DAY 6
Matera 76 km

After riding once again along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli and its typical countryside landscapes we will once again reach Putignano, another town of Puglia with a beautifully conserved centre full of history and churches whose main reputation.comes from the historic Carnival during which the papier-mache creators showcase their art; to Gioia del Colle where we will take the old and characteristic route to arrive in Matera, known as "Città dei Sassi" (City of Stones) and "Città Sotterranea" (underground city)
Matera is famous throughout the world for the historic Sassi districts, where there are the ancient cave dwellings which have been used since the Paleolithic period and which make Matera one of the most ancient inhabited cities in the world. The Sassi were recognized as a World Heritage Site, together with the Rupestrian Churches in the area, by UNESCO in 1993, and this was the first site in southern Italy to receive such recognition.
Here your bike tour finishes and you can start your walking tour.






DAY 7
Breakfast and transfer to the airport/station
Dates
03 / 29 / 2020
12 / 04 / 2020
11 / 10 / 2020
25 / 10 / 2020

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