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Puglia and Matera Magnifica Cycling Tour
Tour Location
Country:
Italy
From:
Bari
To:
Bari
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS
Duration:
7 days
Terrain:
On Road
Bike Options:
Electric Bike available, Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 4695
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Sep
Tour Operator:
Tourissimo
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Puglia and Matera Magnifica Cycling Tour

From the stones of Matera to the Adriatic Sea, enjoy the most beautiful riding destination in Southern Italy!

7 Days

Our Magnifica Tour line-up would not be complete without Puglia. And Matera (though in the bordering region of Basilicata) is luckily within riding distance. We could not leave Matera out, and we didn't. Puglia is bordered on two sides by the Ionian and Adriatic seas, and is a long sliver of land that stretches along the heel of Italy. In between you'll find some of the best riding in all of Italy, along peaceful backroads.

The program has a very dramatic start in Matera (City of Stones). There is nothing like it in Europe.

Rolling through this farmland rich in Greek, Norman and Arab influences feels like a mystical odyssey through time. We ride through one of the gems of Puglia: the Valle D’Itria. In Alberobello, the trulli region, spin by clusters of fantastic conical dwellings surrounded by enormous, gnarled olive trees. Spicy handmade orecchiette tossed with fresh vegetables, bruschetta covered with juicy tomatoes, roasted red peppers and grilled calamari satisfy our palates. Warm hospitality greet us along the way.

On the second to last day, we cross over the Selva di Fasano highplane and descent to Savelletri, on the Adriatic, as fig trees, blooming cacti, and herb gardens fill our path with delightful fragrances. Our two-night stay at spectacular Masseria San Domenico is the gran finale to your bike journey through Puglia.

While many regions of Italy boast of having “the best food,” Puglia could humbly claim this title due to using simple preparations that allow the true flavors of the food to stand out. Slow Food has over 300 chapters here (called Presidi) to protect biodiversity and traditional production.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Inclusions
• Bikes equipped with Garmin GPS (choice Bianchi road carbon or hybrid; Ebike for an extra charge)
• Two professional tour guides throughout the program
• All accommodation
• All breakfasts, all lunches and all dinners
• Wine and beer with meals, coffee, cappuccino, and gelato stops
• Support vehicle during the tour and luggage transfer
• Shuttle at the beginning and at the end of the tour
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