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Cycling in The Heart of Puglia

Experience the warmth of Southern Italy as you navigate through olive groves, taste the exquisite local cuisine of Puglia, and explore a landscape steeped in history.
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8 days / 7 nights
Tour type
From: 1,040€/person
Leisurely to Moderate
Suitable for most with basic stamina and cycling experience

Discover Bari’s Old Town, a maze of history and flavours

Experience Alberobello’s iconic Trulli and the charm of the Itria Valley

Explore the ancient Sassi of Matera, a UNESCO marvel

Visit Altamura, famed for its bread and imposing cathedral

Cycle through the Alta Murgia National Park’s captivating landscapes

Uncover the coastal jewels of Trani, Bisceglie, and Molfetta

Conclude with the scenic beauty of Giovinazzo

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Included in price

Tour design and organization

Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions

Service and support during your tour

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Accommodation as per itinerary

Luggage transfer

Optional Extras

Bike rental
Airport transfer
Extra days
Single supplement

Begin your self-guided cycling adventure in Puglia’s vibrant capital, Bari. Wander through Bari Vecchia, soaking in the rich history and culinary delights that line its storied streets. From Bari, embark on a scenic train ride to Putignano, where your cycling journey truly commences. Pedal through the Itria Valley, visiting Alberobello’s world-famous Trulli, the picturesque streets of Locorotondo and Martina Franca, ending your day in the quaint town of Noci.

Visit Matera, where the Sassi’s ancient cave dwellings offer a glimpse into a bygone era. Marvel at this city’s unique architectural landscape, etched into the ravines and gullies of the region. The next day’s ride to Altamura introduces you to the city’s famous DOP bread and the majestic Cathedral built by Frederick II. Don’t miss the Pulo di Altamura, an impressive sinkhole in the National Park.

Your adventure continues through the Alta Murgia National Park, where Gravina’s underground city and Poggiorsini’s historic castle await.

As you cycle towards Bari’s northern coast, explore the Necropolis of San Magno and the iconic Castel del Monte, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Trani, with their moniker “The Pearl of the Adriatic,” offer a blend of historic intrigue and coastal splendour.

The final leg of your journey takes you through the picturesque coastal towns of Bisceglie, Molfetta, and Giovinazzo. Immerse yourself in their laid-back lifestyle, historic centres, and charming ports. Conclude your tour with a return to Trani and a reflective journey back to Bari, filled with memories of Puglia’s heart and soul.


Average weather forecast

High (°F) 43 48 57 63 72 79 84 82 75 64 52 43
Low (°F) 30 32 39 45 54 59 64 64 57 48 39 32
Rain (in) 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 5 3 2
High (°C) 6 9 14 17 22 26 29 28 24 18 11 6
Low (°C) -1 0 4 7 12 15 18 18 14 9 4 0
Rain (mm) 59 49 65 75 95 67 66 89 93 122 76 61

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Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided cycling holiday. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations; You enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.


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