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Apulia Centre-Based Tour

historic trulli and picturesque coastlines

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Route

Tour profile / Level 2

The track runs on bicycle paths and along side roads with less traffic in Puglia

Day 1: Arrival in Alberobello

Individual arrival.

Day 2: Alberobello and surroundings, approx. 50 km

Starting from the famous Trulli town, today you will explore the surrounding area by bike. Through vast olive groves, vineyards, and fruit and almond trees you cycle to Noci, a small town with a historic center. You will return to Alberobello.

Day 3: Castellana Caves, approx. 45 km

Today will take you on a beautiful circuit to the spectacular Castellana Caves. The stalactite cave with its labyrinth of grottos is the largest underground tourist attraction in Italy and can be visited with a guided tour. can be visited with a guided tour. The wide halls offer wondrous stone formations, everywhere you can see stalagmite and stalactite formations, which nature took thousands of years to create. On the way back you can enjoy the view of the Adriatic Sea. 

Day 4: Rest day or cycling day to Martina Franca, approx. 45 km

An alternative to the rest day is a bike ride to the baroque town of Martina Franca. The town lies exactly in the middle between the Ionian and Adriatic seas in the southeast of Murgia. Worth seeing are the Palazzo Ducale, and the Basilica di San Martino. 

Day 5: Locorotondo – Cisternino – Ostuni, approx. 35 km

From Alberobello you will travel through the Valle d’Itria to Locorotondo. The flourishing valley is one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes of the south. Crooked walls of piled-up field stones tame nature. The name Locorotondo literally means round place. The city is also known as "La Città del Vino Bianco" (City of White Wine). Continue cycling to Cisternino and Ostuni. Even from a distance you can see the bright circle of houses that adorn the tops of the three hills of the "Città Bianca". Enjoy the magnificent view of the nearby sea. In the afternoon there will be a transfer by shuttle bus back to Alberobello.

Day 6: Monopoli – Polignano a Mare, approx. 45 km

From Alberobello you cycle to Monopoli, the most important port city between Bari and Brindisi. The route continues to Polignano a Mare. The pearl on the southern Costa di Bari captivates with its extraordinary location: picturesquely clinging to the edges of a cliff and offering fantastic views of the emerald green sea. sea. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, or enjoy a day at the beach before taking the shuttle bus back to Alberto. shuttle bus back to Alberobello.

Day 7: Matera, approx. 65 km

Today you will head to the cultural capital of Matera in the Basilicata region (transfer in the morning). It is also known as the "City of the Sassi". The old town consists partly of cave dwellings and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. The impressive clusters of cave dwellings form independent quarters that are unique in Europe. 

Day 8: Alberobello

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

Services

  • 7 overnight stays

  • Daily breakfast

  • Dinner (3 course menu)

  • Transfer according to program

  • Video briefing

  • Maps and information material + navigation APP

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S1   30.03. - 24.05.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S2   25.05. - 22.06.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S2   24.08. - 07.09.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S1   08.09. - 12.10.24
    • every WED/SAT

    Extras

    Bicycle & equipment
    21-speed-bike 99
    TOP bike 169
    E-bike 249
    helmet 25
       
    Extra nights
    Alberobello (dbl/sgl) 95/124
       
    Transfer (all transfers also available in other directions)
    Train station Fasano - Alberobello 30
    Airport/train station Bari/Brindisi - Alberobello 50
    Lecce - Alberobello 65
    Transport of private bike in transfer 39

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel sample

    Hotel Masseria Torricella

    Set in the heart of the Itria Valley, 5 km from Alberobello, Masseria Torricella offers a heated outdoor pool, a restaurant and 40 hectares of private land. It is surrounded by numerous famous trulli stone houses. The restaurant serves fresh Apulian cuisine with organic local products. Wi-Fi is free in public areas.


    Note: Please be informed that this is a hotel sample and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycle incl. panniers (reservation in advance and for charge)

    The following bicycles are available

    • 21-speed bike men or ladies frame
    • Rental bike TOP (aluminium frame, 21 speed)
    • E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

    E-bikes

    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Brindisi(BDS)
    From Brindisi Airport you can take the bus "AP" (approx € 5,-) from Brindisi Airport to Brindisi Sation. There you can take the train 4414, 4461 or 4418 (approx. € 4,- to € 10,-). Take the train to Fasano and from there you can take a cab (approx € 20,-) to Alberobello.


    Arrival by car

    S.P. 81 Canale Di Pirro, 19, 70011 Alberobello, Italien
    Parking: Parking facilities at your arrival hotel. Payable at the Hotel


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Lecce, Fasano or Alberobello
    Possibility to reach Alberobello by train and bus. 

    Good possibilities to get to Fasano by train then by cab to Alberobello - see information >>here


    Transfer

    Transfer with shuttle bus bookable on request. Pre-booking required, payment in advance when booking, minimum 2 persons.
    Prices and details see price list


    Additional information

    Tourist taxes have to be paid on site.

    Discounts for children and booking of children’s equipment not possible - the tour is only recommended for children aged 14 and over!

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,2 of 6 Stars | 1
    5.0 18.06.2023 | Pamela F. Apulia Centre-Based Tour

    Centre Based Apulia cycle route

    We were not happy that this tour is advertised as a level 2. This tour is challenging on some of the days. Every route was longer than advertised e.g. the first day it was 10k longer. The last day is over 70k. With the result we never got time to look ...
    • Overall satisfaction 3
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 2
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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