Puglia Cycle Tours
The bike-touring specialists
of Puglia - Italy
A bunch of friends with a hopeless passion for bikes: they always take every opportunity to cycle on the roads of Puglia and encourage the use of bicycles in their beloved region, which they know like the back of their hand! Combined with their long experience in the tourism industry this could only lead to one thing: planning cycling holidays (and hiking tours with the sister company Puglia Hiking Tours) to let people from all over the world discover the best Puglia has to offer: its landscapes, art and culture, welcoming accommodations and of course delicious food.
In the meantime, the Puglia Cycle Tours family has grown, and offers itself with the same passion and dedication as a dependable partner for your discovery of Puglia and Basilicata by bicycle, with high quality services, customisable itineraries and a modern fleet of quality bicycles.
Bike-touring in Puglia
What we offer
- Tours and services
- Bike-touring package with accompanying guide
- Self-guided bike-touring package with provided routes preloaded on GPS device
- Bike rental in both Puglia and Basilicata regions
- Multilingual and well-prepared bike guides
- 24/7 technical and logistical assistance
- Private transfers in the entire Puglia region
- Selected bike-friendly accommodations (also Trulli and Masserie)
- Original and quality activities to experiences during your tour: sailing trips, donkey rides, farm cooking classes, olive picking, handicraft workshops, popular dances, and much more!
Puglia Cycling Staff
GIUSEPPE, PEPE for the friends
Co-Founder and Booking Expert
Our reservation manager. He will take care of supervision about tours and customers, needs and requests, choosing the best accommodation and checking that everything works out for the best.These have been his tasks ever since he started working as Technical Director of Puglia CycleTours Tour Operator many years ago. Passionate about cycling, you could easily meet him on two wheels on the roads of Puglia and beyond.
Co-Founder and Route Designer
Giovanni uses the map of our territory as a blackboard on which he knowingly draws lines. The result are the itineraries that we propose to you. By both profession and passion, he knows all the places and their history by heart, in Puglia, Basilicata and may other regions: with these ingredients, together with the stops and accommodations recommended by Pepe, he prepares all the programs for Puglia Cycle Tours. He is also a bike guide (in Italian and English) and it may happen that he accompanies you during your tours.
Co-Founder and Commercial Manager
The commercial manager of the group, he participates in tourism fairs in Italy and abroad and promotes Puglia with all his heart! A lover of the country life and local history, Stefano is also atour guide, but in a somewhat unusual way: his visits are made in the company of local donkeys, with which he leads guests to discover farms, local people and a lot of tasteful food typical ofPuglia.
After several experiences abroad and studies in ‘Tourism management’ with a focus on Puglia food and wine, Alessandra returns to Puglia, with the desire to contribute to the enhancement of her land. With great dedication she holds the role of tourism product and booking area manager. She is able to create empathetic contact with clients and their needs and speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Chiara rhymes with music and hospitality. With a background in publishing and event planning, she returns to Puglia and joins the Puglia Cycle Tours family ad booking manager bringing a big dose of drive and savvy. She is also involved in music festivals and cultural planning, and with her playlists there is no danger of getting bored.
A graduate in Design and Management of Tourist and Cultural Systems, Silvia is in charge of managing reservations in Puglia Cycle Tours and tasting experiences during the tours, especially those of Bike&Wine. Her background undoubtedly includes a great passion for walking, food and wine, and nature, and an excellent knowledge of foreign languages, English and French.
She loves to travel and immerse herself in foreign cultures not as a mere tourist. With a degree in Oriental languages and civilizations, she also specializes in economics, marketing and eco-sustainability. She speaks Chinese and has lived and worked in China for several years. Her approach to work as booking manager is related to maximum customer satisfaction!
Domenico, Mimmo for the friends
Local Guide and Bike Mechanic
He is our guide and but also a bicycle mechanic as well as an avid cyclist. With great experience and professionalism, he takes care of the travelers during the tours and always has a smile, a piece of advice, a story to dispense. He is a caring guide who coordinates the group carefully and in case of mechanical problems is able to intervene promptly. He speaks perfect German, English and Spanish.
Local Guide and Route Planner
Passionate about cyclotourism, she began cycling as a child. After taking a break to focus on her university studies, she chose to return to cycling in the tourism sector and become a guide. Her academic background in cultural heritage became the base of her approach to travel, understood as cultural dissemination on two wheels. The interest in the territory and tradition becomes the cue for sharing authentic tales and moments of connecting the local culture, while cycling.
Customer Relationship Manager
Antonio is the person who will take care of you when you arrive, personally handling the welcome and information briefings about your bike tour. He has a strong passion for two wheels, so much so that he chooses not to have a car. He has also written a book about his bicycle journey from Puglia to Switzerland. He will put his long experience as a tour guide and field assistant in English, German and Italian at your disposal. All with kindness, professionalism and a positive spirit.
With a background in Political Science, International Studies and Digital Communication, Catiana is in charge of coordinating communication activities for Puglia Cycle Tours. Passionate about art and writing, nature and wellness in a holistic sense, she connects the dots and ideas of the whole team in order to tell them on our communication channels in the most authentic way.
He represents our bike genius, the focal point of our cycle workshop. Patient and precise, Rosario is the mechanic of Puglia Cycle Tours. He maintains and prepares all bicycles for your trips and repairs them in case of problems along the way. The warehouse is his temple and devoting himself to this work is like a daily meditation for him.
Numbers and order are his allies. Marco is our accountant, an essential person for the Puglia Cycle Tours team both for his precision and his energy. He has a great interest in everything related to nature, the traditions of the area, and Puglia. We can definitely say that this is no ordinary accountant!
Driver and Field Support
After many years living in Berlin, Stefanino returns to Puglia with the desire to learn more about his homeland and be part of a local project. He is always on the road because he takes care of luggage transportation and on-site support to guests with efficiency and helpfulness. You can recognize him by his big smile driving our van.
Peppone is a true lover of the bicycle and a specialist in its mechanisms. He has a passion for everything that moves on two wheels, especially mountain biking, aboard which he explores his homeland, Puglia. He is the right-hand man of Rosario, the person in charge of the warehouse and together with him he prepares all the bikes for your tours, always with enthusiasm and energy.