Heart of Puglia 5 Days Cycling Tour

A short break crossing the heart of Puglia from Matera to Monopoli

This is a short tour rich of not-to-be-missed experiences.

Starting from Matera and its Sassi (the old town), you will reach the Itria Valley and stay overnight in a “trullo”.

After cycling to Ostuni, the white town, you will end the tour in Monopoli, a lushlife and relaxing city by the sea.

Heart Of Puglia Itinerary Map

Highlights

The Sassi of Matera
The Trulloes and the Itria Valley
Ostuni, the White Town
Life around the harbor of Monopoli

Itinerary

Day 1 – Matera

Arrival in Matera, briefing and bike fitting. Time to discover the Sassi district and cycle to the Murgia plateau (30 km). Overnight in a typical room in the old town, rich of caves and rock churches.

Day 2 – from Matera to Alberobello

Leaving Matera (in the Basilicata region) you are in Puglia in few km. Crossing Gioia del Colle you find the country ways to reach Noci and Alberobello, a unique village rich of “Trulli” houses, with typical conical roofs. Overnight in a Trullo.
Length: about 69 km
Grade: easy

Day 3 – from Alberobello to Ostuni

You cross the Itria Valley with stops in Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca, villages rich or history, art, good food and wine. You are in the Hearth of Puglia. Your final destination is Ostuni, the white town, facing the Adriatic Sea from a hill. Overnight.
Distance: about 45 km
Grade: easy

Day 4 – from Ostuni to Monopoli (Or Polignano a Mare)

Last day cycling along the coast crossing the widest olive groves of Puglia an riding the Adriatic coast. Monopoli and Polignano a Mare, rich of life and Apulian atmosphere, will leave you a nice memory of this short break. You’ll want to come back!
Distance: Approx. 40 km
Grade: easy

Day 5 – Breakfast and End of Tour

Breakfast in Monopoli and end of the tour.

details and prices

 5 Days/4 Nights
Easy
5 days by bicycle covering hilly and coastal courses.
 153 km with stages from 40 to 69 km to be done in 4 – 8 hours within the day.
 3 and 4 stars hotels

Starting from 495 €

departure dates

Self Guided Tours

Any day from March 1 to October 30 (not available from 5 to 25 August).
Other dates to be quoted upon request.

PRICES

Casual tour: € 495,00 *
Single room supplement: € 120.00

Comfort tour: € 770,00 *
Single room supplement: € 250,00

Prices per person based on double room occupancy

Included

4 nights in double rooms with breakfast, luggage transfer, technical and emergency assistance, road book and maps.

Not Included

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

supplements

Hybrid bike rental with 27 speed with rear pack frames and side bags: € 65.00 (4 days)
E-bikes and Gravel Road Bikes: € 130.00 (4 days)
Full Carbon Road Bike: € 140.00 (4 days)
Helmet hire: € 5,00

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transfers

Transfer from Bari APT to Matera: € 40.00 (per person with 2 pax travelling min.)
Transfer from Monopli to Bari APT: € 50.00 (per person with 2 pax travelling min.)

extra nights

Matera

Pre tour extra night in Matera (casual tour): € 50,00 in double room – € 85,00 in single room
Pre tour extra night in Matera (comfort tour): € 95,00 in double room – € 110,00 in single room

Monopoli

Post tour extra night in Monopoli (casual tour): € 45,00 in double room – € 70,00 in single room
Post tour extra night in Monopoli (comfort tour): € 90,00 in double room – € 125,00 in single room

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

Alberobello, UNESCO site

1,30 hours
from 30 € per person
Easy walk in the town of Alberobello, a World Heritage site and home to thousands of the curious round shaped “trulli”, white dry-stone houses with conical roofs made of lapidary stones.

Polignano and Monopoli, jewels on the Adriatic coast

3 hours
from 30 € per person
Guided tour of Monopoli and Polignano, two beautiful seaside towns, the first with a delightful port of Venetian influence,
the second a characteristic fishing village on high cliffs overlooking the sea.

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