Heart of Puglia

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

A short break crossing the heart of Puglia. From the hills of Matera (in Basilicata) to the Itria Valley and to the Coast near Ostuni, the white town. End of tour in Monopoli, a lushlife city by the sea.

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.

Altitude Profile


Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Grade: Easy
Characteristics: 5 days by bicycle covering hilly and coastal courses.
Total length: 154 km with stages from 40 to 69 km to be done in 4 – 8 hours within the day.
Hotels: 3 and 4 stars hotels


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 per person based on double room occupancy

Casual tour: € 495,00
Single room supplement: € 120.00
Comfort tour: € 770,00
Single room supplement: € 250,00

What’s included

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

What’s excluded

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


Hybrid bike rental with 27 speed with rear pack frames and side bags: € 50.00 (4 days)
E-bikes and Gravel Road Bikes: € 100.00 (4 days)
Full Carbon Road Bike: € 130.00 (4 days)
Helmet hire: € 5,00


Transfer from Bari APT to Matera: € 40.00 (per person with 2 pax travelling min.)
Transfer from Monopoli to Bari APT: € 35.00 (per person with 2 pax travelling min.)
Transfer from Brindisi APT to Matera: € 75.00 (per person with 2 pax travelling min.)
Transfer from Monopoli to Brindisi APT: € 35.00 (per person with 2 pax travelling min.)

Extra nights


Pre tour extra night in Matera (casual tour): € 50,00 in double room – € 75,00 in single room
Pre tour extra night in Matera (comfort tour): € 85,00 in double room – € 95,00 in single room


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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