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Contrasts of Puglia Cycling
Tucked away 'on the heel of Italy's boot', Puglia offers rugged coastlines, a lush green interior and historic towns. Pedal past hidden coves, gold sand beaches and enjoy lunch in colourful fishing villages in this unspoilt region.
- Style: Self Guided Cycling Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Monopoli
- Scenic cycling routes
- Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 1 Monopoli
Make your way to your Monopoli hotel. An arrival transfer from Bari airport is included at certain times.
Day 2 Monopoli to Conversano
Take the charming route along the stunning coastline to the vibrant fishing village of Polignano a Mare, idyllically perched on the side of the rocky limestone cliffs. Continue through the quaint, picturesque village of San Vito before finishing your journey in the sleepy, beautiful little town of Conversano.
Day 3 Conversano to Alberobello
Enjoy today’s route through the rolling hills of the Valle d'Itria to the towns of Putignano and Noci, and view their characteristic whitewashed houses and narrow alleyways. Its then off to Alberobello and its plethora of trulli houses, the architectural symbol of the region.
Day 4 Alberobello
Spend today roaming Alberobello’s historic centre, navigating your way through narrow streets, tasting local delicacies. Perhaps visit the Museo del Territorio to discover the history of this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, a circular cycle route takes you into the Itria Valley to visit stunning Locorotondo, with wonderful panoramic views across the valley.
Day 5 Alberobello to Pezze di Greco
This morning cycle along undulating country lanes lined with weathered stone walls, before enjoying a long downhill run with panoramic views of the Adriatic coastline and the lower fertile plains. The descent brings to Capitolo and finishes through a patchwork of almond orchards, olive groves and vineyards.
Day 6 Pezze di Greco
Choose to relax by the hotel's pool, or cycle to the nearby beach. Alternatively a circular ride takes you to charming Ostuni whose whitewashed arches and houses are neatly piled like sugar cubes on hills rich in olive groves and vineyards.
Day 7 Pezze di Greco to Monopoli
This morning leave head back to the Adriatic coast on a gentle flat route. Cycle past the colourful fishing village of Savelletri, a perfect stop for an authentic Italian espresso. Your ride continues past the archaeological site of Egnazia, once the location of a Greco-Roman town before reaching the picturesque coastal town of Monopoli. Take a stroll before choosing your evening restaurant from one of the many eateries in the heart of the old town.
Day 8 Monopoli
Transfer to Bari airport for your flight home (transfer only included with certain flights).
Departs:Frequent departures Aug - Oct 2019 & Apr - Jun, Aug - Oct 2020
- Return transfers from Bari airport (only available in conjunction with certain trains, please check)
- 7 nights 3 to 4 hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfast & 3 dinners
- Luggage transfers on days 2, 3, 5 & 7
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