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Puglia Cycling Tours

Cycling Puglia

Puglia lies in southern Italy, in what’s often referred to as the heel of Italy’s boot. One of Italy’s best-kept secrets, this striking coastal region is well worth a visit to learn more about its rich history. Cycling in Puglia, you'll explore vineyards, coves and stunning coastline along the way.

Puglia has previously been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their distinctive mark. Look out for their influence in the flavoursome cuisine and unique architecture as you explore the area.

Starting in the port city of Bari, the region’s capital, our Puglia cycling tours take you south through lush olive groves and vineyards via Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’ - and on to Santa Maria di Leuca on the southern tip of Italy.

To find out more about our Puglia cycling holidays, call our cycle experts. And remember, all our cycling holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected.

Insider Tips

  • Cycle through lush olive groves and vineyards
  • Enjoy a glass of local Primitivo wine
  • Admire the Trulli houses in the UNESCO heritage site of Alberobello 
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Harvey, Head of Cycling

I am delighted to bring you two fantastic cycling tours in Puglia. These eclectic tours will give you a real feel for the region, as you make your down to the southern tip of Italy.

Puglia’s Wine and Cuisine

The sunny climate in Puglia, paired with the influence of the hills and coast, makes this a fantastically successful wine producing region. Puglia is best known for its full-bodied reds, produced from local grapes such as Primitivo and Negroamaro, which in Italian means ‘black bitter’. The region also produces some of Italy’s best Extra Virgin olive oil and tastings are available at many of the producers olive oil estates, where you can buy a bottle to take home right from the source.

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Historical sights

Our Puglia cycling tour will give you a flavour of the region’s rich history, taking in UNESCO sites such as the Sassi caves in Matera - the European Capital of Culture in 2019 - and the unique Trulli houses in Alberobello. Trulli houses are specific to Puglia; they are traditional, white-painted homes with conical roofs. The small town of Alberobello has been made a UNESCO site for its unusual Trulli neighbourhoods, and as you wander amongst these beautiful homes, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world.

  • E-Bike | Highlights of Puglia | Self Guided

    Explore the heel of Italy's boot and one of it's best-kept secrets, taking in our top picks in the region aboard a top of the range electric bike.

    • Visit 3 UNESCO heritage sites: Matera, Alberobello and Lecce.
    • Stay in a traditional Trullo, an iconic cone-roofed building.
    • Enjoy the deep red wines of the Salento region - or the crisp whites of Locorotondo.
    From
    £1,535pp
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    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Classic | Pedal Through Puglia | Self-Guided

    Self-guided cycling through the heel of Italy, visiting iconic towns, rich in history and a beautiful coastline of coves and crystal waters.

    • Cycling through lush landscapes of ancient olive groves and vineyards
    • Exploring the gorgeous towns of Matera and Alberobello
    • Enjoying a glass or two of the famous local Primitivo wine
    From
    £1,495pp
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
    Travel
    Flights and transfers available
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