SOUTHERN ITALY COAST TO COAST CYCLING TOUR

A challenge Road Bike Tour into the silence, light and history of Puglia and Basilicata

SOUTHERN ITALY COAST TO COAST CYCLING TOUR

A challenge Road Bike Tour into the silence, light and history of Puglia and Basilicata

SOUTHERN ITALY COAST TO COAST CYCLING TOUR

A challenge Road Bike Tour into the silence, light and history of Puglia and Basilicata

from 780 € per person
FROM MAY TO OCTOBER
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From East to West, from the Adriatic sea to the Tyrrhenian coast, this tour is a journey through different landscapes.

After cycling in the Murgia Plateau of Puglia, you will reach Basilicata and cross its valleys, climb the Apennines, and reach the Pollino National Park, the largest natural area in Italy.

The final destination will be Maratea, the goddess of the sea.

Southern Italy Coast to Coast 8 Days Cycling Tour Map

Highlights

Trani
The Sassi of Matera
The Murgia Plateau
The Pollino National Park
Maratea, the goddess of the sea

Itinerary

Day 1 – Day 1 – Trani

Arrival and get settled in at your hotel in Trani, an old town facing the Adriatic Sea. There is a lovely historical centre, Romanesque Cathedral, castle, gardens and old port where we suggest you to have dinner, choosing from the fish menu at one of the small restaurants. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.

Day 2 – The Alta Murgia National Park

Move inland to the Unesco Heritage site of Castel del Monte, an outstanding example of Medieval architecture. Cycling the Alta Murgia and through Gravina you’ll reach Matera, known for its “Sassi”. The Sassi are houses dug into the tuff rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Puglia. Many of these “houses” are really only caverns, and the streets in some parts of the Sassi are often located on the rooftops of other houses. Dinner on your own and overnight at your Hotel in the Sassi district.
Distance: about 115 km
Grade: moderate

Day 3 – The Apennines

You will pass along the Lake of San Giuliano, cycling through the rolling hills of Valle del Basento you reach the mountains in the Park of Piccole Dolomiti Lucane. Overnight in Pietrapertosa.
Distance: about 90 km
Grade: challenge

Day 4 – The Calanchi Valley

Enter the Agri River valley and from the woods you’ll suddenly find yourself in the middle of the astonishing landscape of the Calanchi, which are deforested, sandy soiled hills. Stop in Tursi for dinner (on your own) and overnight stay.
Distance: Approx. 80 km
Grade: moderate

Day 5 – The Pollino National Park

After visiting Santuario di Anglona, rich of medieval frescoes, cross the Sinni river and start climbing to the Pollino National Park: one of the prettiest and biggest in Italy. Dinner on your own and overnight stay at Terranova del Pollino.
Distance: about 80 km
Grade moderate to challenge

Day 6 – On the peaks of the massifs

This is the hardest stage of the tour. Through forests, long climbs, wide valleys and pretty villages like San Severino Lucano and Viggianello. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Distance: about 45 km
Grade: challenge

Day 7 – Maratea

Through the Valle del Noce you reach the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. A beautiful coastal road leads you to Maratea. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Distance: about 80 km
Grade: moderate

Day 8 – End of tour

Breakfast and transfer to Bari airport.

trip details

 8 Days/7 Nights
Moderate/Challenge
6 days by bicycle covering hilly and mountainous courses where there is an increasing level of difficulty
 460 km with stages from 45 to 115 km to be done in 4 – 8 hours within the day
 3 stars hotels

departure dates

Self Guided Tours

Any day from May 1 to October 15

Guided Tours

May 15 and 29, June 13 and 27, July 11, August 28, September 11 and 25, October 9.
Any other date upon request with a minimum of 6 participants.

SELF GUIDED TOUR PRICES

€ 780,00 (4 participants minimum)*
€ 980,00 (2 participants minimum)*

Single room supplement: € 210.00

Prices per person based on double room occupancy

Included

7 nights in double rooms with breakfast (3* hotels), luggage transfer, transfer back to Bari at the end of the tour, technical and emergency assistance, road book.

Not Included

Medical/Luggage insurance, city taxes, drinks, lunches and dinners, entrance fees, tips, personal extras, everything else which does not come under the heading “ Included”.

GUIDED TOUR PRICES

Comfort tour *:
€ 1.400,00 (6 pax min) *
Single room supplement: € 260.00

Prices per person based on double room occupancy

Included

7 nights in double rooms (4* hotels mainly) with breakfast, all transfers from/to Bari airport + van assistance, cycling guide, luggage transfer, technical and emergency assistance, gpx tracks.

Not Included

Medical/Luggage insurance, lunches and dinners, drinks, entrance fees, tips, personal extras, everything else which does not come under the heading “included”.

supplements

Gravel Road bike: € 170,00 (7 days)
Hybrid bike: € 80,00 (7 days)
E-bike: € 170,00 (7 days)
Full carbon road bike: € 210,00 (7 days)
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transfers

Transfer from Bari APT to Trani
€ 40.00 (per person, 2 pax min)
€ 20.00 (per person, 4 pax min)

extend your tour

Matera

Extend your tour with 2 extra nights to visit Matera or The Pollino National Park. Extra night in the amazing Maratea coast is suggested.

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Castel del Monte, UNESCO site

1 hour
from 25 € per person
Escorted tour of Castel del Monte XIII, a masterpiece of medieval military architecture, a successful blend of elements from the Islamic Orient and north European Cistercian Gothic. UNESCO Heritage Site since 1996.

Matera, escorted tour of the “Sassi”

2 hours
from 25 € per person
A tour of the Sassi districts along beautiful paths, discovering the typical courtyards surrounded by cave-houses.

Cooking Class with the Bandits menù

3 hours
from 80 € per person
The bandits who fought against the unification of Italy at the end of the 19th century found refuge in the splendid scenery of the Lucanian Dolomites. We learn to cook the dishes of that time and to appreciate the genuine products of the mountains.

Maratea, the pearl of Thyrrenian Sea

2 hours
from 30 € per person
Nestled in the Gulf of Policastro, the charming village of Maratea is worth a visit. You discover the old town, labyrinth of stone houses and ancient frescoed churches, including St. Maria Maggiore known as “Mother Church” that dates back to the 13° century.

The coast of Maratea

3-4 hours
from 35 € per person
A nice loop, hiking to Monte San Biagio. You start from the center of Maratea to the Redeemer, a 21 m high statue of Christ who spreads his arms in a protective and blessing way. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Gulf of Policastro. The most magical moment is the sunset over the sea.
Distance: around 6 km / Altitude 500 mt / Grade: medium

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