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Welcome to Puglia! Your Trek Travel guides will give you a warm welcome at the Bari train station at 11:30 AM. After a 45-minute private shuttle you'll arrive at Masseria Garrappa, an ancient masseria close to the Adriatic sea, to enjoy a homemade gourmet lunch prepared by the owner’s mother. Afterwards, your guides will provide a comfortable fit on your Trek bike before we wind our way through quiet roads surrounded by olive trees to our hotel, Masseria Torre Maizza. Take some time to wander its beautiful grounds before gathering for an aperitivo on the hotel terrace. Tonight savor your first Pugliese dinner at the hotel restaurant where the chef takes pride in creating flavorful, local cuisine prepared with a modern twist.
Masseria Garrappa to Savelettri
Approximately 18 miles with 300 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll head out into the countryside surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and the ubiquitous trulli. Take a moment to get an up-close look at one of these ancient stone structures. Back on the bike, you will cycle to Alberobello, home to over a thousand trulli and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will delight in a farm-to-table lunch at Trattoria Terra Madre. We’ll get the chance to eat in an old Trullo with the majority of our meal coming from their own garden. Afterwards, we’ll meet a local tour guide that will walk us through the narrow streets and explain the history of this unique city. After, choose to shuttle back to the hotel to enjoy the pool or the spa, or enjoy a scenic ride back to the hotel. This evening, you’ll learn how to spin your own pizza dough and make the pie of your choice with a trained pizziolo.
Savelettri to Alberobello
Approximately 24 miles with 1,950 feet of climbing
Savelettri to Alberobello with Shuttle
Approximately 17 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Savelettri to Alberobello Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
Today you’ll cycle into the stunning region of Salento, enjoying the scenic coastal roads as you head down the "heel of the boot”. Our destination is Ostuni, la Città Bianca, a whitewashed village high on a hill with astonishing views of the Adriatic sea. There are great shops in the old town and narrow, winding streets that are enticing to explore. Enjoy lunch at the trattoria of your choice and afterward check in to our hotel: 5 star Relais La Sommita. This afternoon relax by the pool, enjoy the spa or wander the streets of this photogenic hilltop town. Tonight we’ll join our own sommelier who will lead us through a journey and tasting of wines of Apulia in the ancient winery of the hotel. Tonight’s dinner is a Michelin starred gastronomic delight served in an ancient Spanish garden under orange and olive trees providing a perfectly charming backdrop.
Savelettri to Ostuni
Approximately 31 miles with 770 feet of climbing
Savelettri to Masseria Brancati
Approximately 15 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Savelettri to Ostuni with afternoon climb
Approximately 29 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Relais La Sommita
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning after the perfect cappuccino and warm brioche, we’ll leave the tranquil surroundings of your hotel and take a short private shuttle continuing our journey south to Torre Rinalda. From here we cycle the coastline of the Adriatic, enjoying views of rocky beaches and brilliant blue waters. You’ll head to Torre del’orso, where you can enjoy a dip in the warm waters of the Adriatic followed by lunch highlighting the local specialties of Salento at a casual seaside restaurant. Don’t miss the local burratta cheese or orecchiette with garlic. Then hop back on your bike for the final few miles along the coast to Otranto. This port city has Greek origins and a range of influences over the centuries, from Roman to Norman to Turkish to Spanish. Otranto’s quiet streets, clean beaches and vibrant dining scene are just part of its charm—the magnificent cathedral and imposing fortress add a palpable sense of history to the mix. Tonight, you’ll stroll through Otranto with Trek Travel’s local guide and savor the multicultural flavors of Puglia. Among other highlights, you’ll discover the hidden meanings of the remarkable mosaic-tiled floor of the 11th-century cathedral, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards explore the many local options for dinner—trattorias serving everything from pasta and pizza to freshly caught seafood abound.
Torre Rinalda to Otranto
Approximately 31 miles with 770 feet of climbing
Torre Rinalda to Torre dell'Orso with shuttle
Approximately 22 miles with 470 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch
The sea is never out of sight today, as we make our way along the some of the most breathtaking coastline in all of Italy. To your right, stone fences crafted centuries ago from local limestone adorn windswept fields, while the shimmering clear waters of the Ionian Sea beckon from your left. You‘ll ride to Ciolo, almost at the southernmost tip of Italy, where you'll stop to enjoy a seaside lunch. Afterwards, jump back on your bike and continue your seaside explorations. You may also choose to shuttle back to the hotel, where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the pool or visit the spa. This evening we’ll toast our week together as we dine on fresh local seafood and ribbons of homemade pasta paired with the region’s best wines.
Muzza to Ciolo
Approximately 31 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Muzza to Trecase Porto
Approximately 24 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing
Muzza to Ciolo Return
Approximately 61 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
On the final day of your trip, linger over a hot cappuccino and soak in the gorgeous views from the breakfast terrace. Your Trek Travel guides will say farewell at the hotel before you board a private shuttle to Lecce Train Station to arrive around 10:30 AM. Until next time!
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Bari Airport (BRI), which will involve a transfer at a major European airport, or flying into Rome (FCO) and then taking the train to Bari center.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bari Train Station (Piazza Aldo Moro 51, Bari, Italy) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. We’ll then shuttle 45 minutes to our scenic starting point. Please have your first day cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, packed separate from your main luggage. We’ll enjoy an Italian style bistro lunch together. Then we’ll fit you to your bike and begin our day’s ride through the countryside.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Masseria Torre Maizza (+39 080 482 78 38) or your hotel variation, Masseria Torre Coccaro (+39 080 482 9310), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Taxis from the Bari airport or train station are readily available.The ride to our trip start will take approximately 45 minutes and will cost between 80 euros and 120 euros.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at your hotel. You’ll then take a private shuttle to the train station in Lecce, arriving at 10:30 AM. Please do not book seats before 11:30 AM allowing adequate connection time for any ongoing travel or possible traffic delays.View our post hotel recommendations
In springtime, you can expect warm daytime temperatures (70F-80F), with evenings usually 10 degrees cooler. Fall is warmer with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 80s, 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. Packing List
Bari is Puglia’s capital and is now one of the south’s most prosperous cities. Once a haven for gangsters and ne’er-do-wells, the city today is surprisingly chic and upscale. Be sure to wander through “Bari Vecchia,” the captivating medieval old town. Here the tiny streets are bustling with cafes, restaurants and boutiques, and beautifully restored churches line inviting piazzas. Or, take a few minutes stroll into “new town” and check out the designer boutiques on Via Sparano da Bari. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:
Lecce is the crown jewel of Puglia. It’s a graceful, cosmopolitan and high-spirited university town, packed with upscale cafes, boutiques and antique shops. There’s a well-preserved historic center, and the local stone used to construct the flamboyant, intricate baroque architecture dazzles you with its cream and gold tints. Lecce’s got it all—warm, welcoming locals, great shopping, lively bars and the most magical evening “passeggiata,” where the entire town seems to empty onto the streets to greet neighbors and friends. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:
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