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Puglia Bike Tour

Experience the "Heel of Italy" on the Adriatic Coast

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level


Hotel Level



Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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Starting from

$5,999.00 per person

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Our Puglia bike tour rewards you with rich cultural traditions, fresh cuisine, and scenic riding from ancient trulli to dazzling coastline.

With dramatic beaches and quiet roads lined by majestic olive trees, Puglia, at the “heel of Italy’s boot,” will captivate you with its wild beauty and culinary secrets. This largely undiscovered region rewards you at every turn, from the ancient trulli dotting the landscape to the spectacular white sand beaches of both the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines. But our Puglia cycling tour offers so much in addition to scenic riding. Indulge yourself in a luxurious tour of Puglia overflowing with discovery as you enjoy private olive oil and wine tastings, ancient architectural marvels, and private historic walking tours, all complemented by simple and delicious cuisine, magnificent local wines, and luxurious accommodations.

Trip Wows
  • Enjoy unforgettable riding along the coast to the southernmost portion of Italy

  • Savor Puglia's remarkable wines with a private wine tasting

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—marvel at the centuries-old trulli of Alberobello, the iconic conical stone houses of Puglia—and the historic town of Otranto

  • Stay at the magnificent Borgo Egnazia, voted "Best Resorts in the World" in 2022 by Condè Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

  • Savor the cultural landscape of this largely un-touristed region, including genuine hospitality, fresh, excellent food, and regional olive oils and wines

The trulli of Alberobello in Puglia

Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Take a tour through one of Italy's most unique villages

Stroll through Alberobello to see its thousand traditional trulli, conical stone houses unique to this town, on a guided tour by our local expert, Francesco.

What Guests are Saying
A group of cyclists pose for a photo by the Adriatic Sea

The bikes, views, food, lodging, guides and our group were all fantastic! Everything was excellent and above what we expected. Thank-you again!

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Mark, Trek Travel Guest

A couple poses for a photo in Puglia

Trek Travel absolutely nailed every aspect of the trip and the guides we had are amazing people we hope to see again. Don't hesitate on traveling to Puglia with Trek Travel, you won't regret it!

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Randy & Lizzy, Trek Travel Guests

A group of cyclists pose for a photo in front of Palazzo Ducale in Puglia

The Trek Travel trip through Italy's Puglia region was outstanding. The scenery along the ride was beautiful, the stops were fun, and the food was fantastic. It was by far, the most organized, well prepared trip that I have taken. Our guides were prepared for every detail, very knowledgeable about the region, as well as just being great humans.

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R.O., Trek Travel Guest

Two people laugh while making a toast in Puglia

Biking in Puglia with Trek Travel was a wonderful experience. Our guides were kind, attentive, funny and knowledgeable. Our accommodations top notch. The Puglian food exquisite. Many laughs with friends. And not last, the biking was truly fun!

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Meg, Trek Travel Guest

A couple hugs and smiles while in the Adriatic Sea

My husband and I just returned from the Puglia trip, and we are telling everyone about it. We had a fantastic time! What a great way to explore the countryside, witness beautiful vistas and historical sites, and get in some great fresh air and exercise.

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Carm, Trek Travel Guest

Two cyclists ride the Italian coastline in Puglia

Great Ride

The Pugliese Coast: From the Adriatic to the Ionian

Experience a breathtaking coastline of Italy. Make your way from the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea, with stunning views of Albania and the Greek Islands.

Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

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  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability

Rider Information

Outdoor swimming pools at Borgo Egnazia
Whitewashed guest rooms at Borgo Egnazia in Puglia Italy
The property of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia Italy
Spa chairs at whitewashed walls at Borgo Egnazia
Candle light aperitivo in Puglia
Savelletri di Fasano, Italy
Borgo Egnazia
Luxury The Leading Hotels of the World Collection

Voted “Best Hotel in Italy” in 2018 by Travel and Leisure and a member of the prestigious “Leading Hotels of the World” group, this stunning 5-star hotel offers an array of activities and exquisite attention to detail. Enjoy a round of golf, indulgence your senses at the VAIR spa, or simply relax with a sunset cocktail at the beach club overlooking the azure blue Mediterranean Sea.


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King size bed with open door at Palazzo Ducal
Swimming pool outside of Palazzo Ducal in Southern Italy
Spa with lit candles and Prosecco in Italy
Restaurant in Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale exterior with green door
Minervino di Lecce, Italy
Palazzo Ducale Venturi

Built in 1500 and once called ‘Castello Nuovo,’ Palazzo Ducale Venturi was first a settlement for the Templari and then a medieval fortress. Beautifully renovated to maintain its historic charm, this 5-star hotel boasts stunning gardens, a salt water pool, and a gourmet kitchen garden restaurant.


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Swimming Pool at Hotel in Puglia
Spa at Hotel in Puglia
Traditional double bedroom with wood furniture
Outdoor patio with tables and chairs, with large pool and palm trees
Large dining room with stone domed ceiling
Double bedroom with sofa and sea view
The coast of Puglia from Masseria San Domenico
Savelletri di Fasano, Italy
Masseria San Domenico
Luxury Hotel Variation. See dates for details.

Masseria San Domenico offers boutique-style intimacy bound with first class facilities such as a magnificent outdoor free-form swimming pool. After a careful restoration the tower was converted into a 5-star deluxe resort in 1996. The building itself dates back to the 15th century, when it was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch-tower.


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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane SL 7 Gen 4 is the best on the road. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes, road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology, and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels are standard on every Domane SL 7 bike.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, venture further on our Trek Verve+. With its low-step frame design, upright riding position, and the barely-there Bosch electric motor, the Verve+ has one goal: pure enjoyment. Designed for both comfort and adventure, get a boost up the hills when you need it with energy to spare.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

Certified Guides

Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • Biking in Puglia: Southern Italy’s roads are quiet and picturesque, but are often used for agricultural purposes and can be rough in some sections. Friendly locals and beautiful views will surely keep you smiling, but it’s important to be aware that you will find pot holes and stray litter here and there, especially around small villages. But fear not, for the beauty of Puglia’s rolling hills and warm hospitality more than make up for it.
  • Dining: In Puglia, food is more than sustenance, it’s a chance to bond, share, and laugh. Our meals are never rushed and usually last for at least an hour and a half, so savor this delightful experience in one of the most stunning places on earth, with meals expertly prepared from scratch.

Before and After Your Trip


Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 56.0° 56.0° 60.0° 65.0° 73.0° 80.0° 85.0° 85.0° 79.0° 72.0° 64.0° 58.0°
High (°C) 13.3° 13.3° 15.6° 18.3° 22.8° 26.7° 29.4° 29.4° 26.1° 22.2° 17.8° 14.4°
Low (°F) 44.0° 44.0° 47.0° 51.0° 59.0° 66.0° 71.0° 72.0° 66.0° 60.0° 52.0° 46.0°
Low (°C) 6.7° 6.7° 8.3° 10.6° 15.0° 18.9° 21.7° 22.2° 18.9° 15.6° 11.1° 7.8°
Rain (in) 0.92° 0.94° 0.9° 0.83° 0.27° 0.15° 0.03° 0.05° 0.66° 0.68° 1.21° 1.08°

In springtime, you can expect warm daytime temperatures (70-80ºF/21-27ºC), with evenings usually 10 degrees cooler. Fall is warmer with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 80s (29ºC), but evenings remain cooler. Puglia’s seaside location means that it can be hit with the odd cold spell or rain shower. Light layers and a wind/waterproof shell are recommended. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.


Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

We've collaborated with a specialized travel agency committed to delivering tailored vacation planning, ensuring your entire Trek Travel journey is nothing short of unforgettable. Learn more about our Travel Services

Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See FAQs

Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.


Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.


If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.


Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.


These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.


On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.


Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself