Puglia & Basilicata (Italy)

A trip into the silence, light and history of Southern Italy

Cycling by the sea and through the hills of the Alta Murgia, among the UNESCO world heritage sites of Apulia and Basilicata. Visit Trani, with its port and splendid cathedral and Castel del Monte, with its mysterious, octagonal-shaped castle built by Frederick II. After crossing the Bradano Valley, on roads surrounded by hills of corn, head for Matera, with its ancient Sassi, dwellings dug out of the rock. The journey ends in the Itria Valley, among the trulli of Alberobello and Ostuni, the “white town”.

The tour unwinds largely on secondary roads with little traffic. Mainly on asphalt that is suitable for road bikes. The area is predominantly hilly with short, easy climbs near some of the towns.

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Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Services: Transfer included, entrance fees excluded.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Tour Dates: any day from March 15 to November 3

Total length: 300 km, with stages from 40 to 69 km to be done in 4 – 6 hours within the day. Hotels: 3*/4* hotels, B&B and holiday farms

Included meals: breakfast every day

Route: scenic and hilly

Climate: pleasant in autumn, ideal in spring. Not recommended in August

Nearest AirportBari (50 km.)

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What’s included
7 nights in double rooms, luggage transfer, technical and emergency assistance, road book.

What’s excluded:
Medical/Luggage insurance, minivan assistance (available for small groups upon request), drinks, lunches and dinners, entrance fees, tips, personal extras, everything else which does not come under the heading “the fee includes”.

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