Apulia and Matera
Individual arrival to Trani. Meeting with the agency at the hotel: briefing and bike delivery.
Overnight in Trani:
60 km / +550m
We cycle on slightly undulating roads towards Murgia, a karst plateau that crosses Puglia and Basilicata. We visit Castel del Monte, overlooking the flatlands from the top of a hill, and then we get to Ruvo di Puglia, that features a tiny cathedral built with white stone.
Overnight in Ruvo di Puglia
68 km / +500m
We cycle through the vast and isolated countryside until Altamura, the village famous for its bread and cathedral. Final destination of the day is Matera, where we overnight for two nights.
Overnights in Matera
Free day in Matera, visit to the city and the Park of Rupestrian Churches.
Overnights in Matera
70 km / +200m
Leaving Matera behind, we ride among the trulli in Itria Valley. We may find many trulli on our way, some are abandoned, others are still inhabited. In Alberobello, a village composed of trulli, we overnight in one of them.
Overnights in Alberobello
50 km / +150m
We cross many white and lively villages, such as Cisternino, Locorotondo, Noci and many more, that will amaze us with their beautiful buildings. Then we head to the coast following small country roads and we reach Ostuni, the white city, built on a panoramic hill.
Overnights in Ostuni
45 km / Flat and downhill
We ride down from Ostuni to the large hundred-year olive groves, passing through the Park of the Coastal Dunes, and finally we get to the sea, flanking a beautiful coast that alternates low cliffs and small sand beaches. We finish our tour in Bari, visiting the old city. After a long break on the beach, we move to Bari with a minibus transfer. There we visit the old city and we spend the last night together.
Overnight in Bari
Breakfast in the hotel, free day and individual trip back.
- 7 overnights with breakfast in DBL room in Hotels***/**** or Albergo Diffuso
- 7 city taxes
- 6 dinners with typical dishes
- 5 pic-nics with bread, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, dessert and ½ l water
- 1 tour leader by bike
- 1 tour leader on the support vehicle
- Luggage transportation and assistance
- Various guided visits of museums and archaeological sites
- Hybrid bike rental with lock, helmet and one pannier