Puglia on Two Wheels

Visit Alta Murgia

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

7 nights from £935 per person.

ID: TCL-4-396


Cycling along quiet provincial roads we discover the cultural and natural highlights of the 'heel' of Italy in the sun-drenched region of Puglia. On easy cycle rides we enjoy wide panoramas and big skies as we traverse a gently rolling land with endless fields of grain, gnarled olive trees and ancient vines. We explore Alta Murgia National Park, the famous ancient 'sassi' troglodyte town of Matera, whitewashed villages and the rugged Adriatic coastline. Along the way we introduce the superb Pugliese cuisine with cheeses from a local 'caseificio', a visit to a family-run bakery and wine tasting.

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Package Summary
  • Cycle in the Alta Murgia national park – Ride through a wild and unspoiled landscape
  • Matera – Ancient city of the “sassi”, an Unesco Heritage site
  • Local delicacies – Primitivo wine, mozzarella di bufala, fresh antipasti
  • Tastings – Visit, explanation and tastings of local bread, cheese and wine
  • Centenary olive groves – Gnarly odd-shaped olive trees
  • Alberobello & Monopoli – Whitewashed towns with the fairytale-like’ trulli’ dwellings
  • Adriatic coast – Superb coastal vistas and crystal-clear waters
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour in Bari Airport
  • Day 2 – Castel del Monte and the Alta Murgia National Park
  • Day 3 – Cycle South to Matera
  • Day 4 – Discover the Sassi of Matera; afternoon ride to Alberobello
  • Day 5 – Loop ride to Locorotondo and Cisternino
  • Day 6 – Cycle Alberobello to Monopoli
  • Day 7 – Loop ride to Savelletri
  • Day 8 – Tour ends at Bari Airport

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