Giro di Puglia 8 days | Locorotondo – Lecce

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Giro di Puglia 8 days | Locorotondo – Lecce

Days / Nights
8 / 7
Type
Self-guided
Difficulty

Level 3: Moderate

For the regular cyclist that wants to discover more of Puglia and doesn’t mind some steeper and varying terrain. These tours offer between 6 and 9 days of cycling with a maximum of 60km a day.

per person from
690,00

Bike Tour of Puglia Italy

Self-guided – 8 days

All the Puglia highlights combined with under-the-radar places, connected by an unspoilt itinerary just for you! From the Trulli area to the Ionian Coast dominated by Gallipoli, “the beautiful town” (in ancient Greek). One night in the baroque town of Lecce to top off your cycling holidays.

Itinerary

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DAY 1: LOCOROTONDO

Arrival in Locorotondo and check-in. Welcome briefing and bike fit with a member of Puglia Cycle Tours crew. Take your time to explore Locorotondo, rewarded as one of the best old town in Italy.

2

DAY 2: (LOOP) LOCOROTONDO

+/- 50 km

Explore the so called Itria Valley: the very heart of Apulia region famous for its countryside, dry stone walls, “masserie” (fortified farmsteads) and moreover “trulli”, our iconic rural dwellings with conic roof. You will pass by the baroque town of Martina Franca and Alberobello, the capital of the Trulli and UNESCO site. Have a stroll in this fairy-tale town before getting back to Locorotondo.

Old town of Locorotondo – baroque architecture in Martina Franca – Trulli of Alberobello – “capocollo di Martina Franca” (typical charcuterie product of Martina Franca)

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DAY 3: LOCOROTONDO – GROTTAGLIE

+/- 52 km

Today you ride on a stretch of the main Apulian cycle route: the “Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto”, running on the maintenance track of a more than a century-old Aqueduct. In the last kilometres the trulli start to thin out, but you will still be surrounded by a lush countryside while cycling down to your daily destination Grottaglie, the famous Apulian town of the ceramics.

Trulli and masserie – The historic town of Cisternino – Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto – The Ceramics district of Grottaglie – the typical almond biscuits

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DAY 4: GROTTAGLIE – MANDURIA

+/- 55 km

During this route you’ll explore the plateau of the Murge Tarantine, in the east side of the province of Taranto: you will cross little villages like Monteparano, Roccaforzata (on the top of Serra Sant’Elia, the highest hill of the area) and Faggiano (at the foot of the hill): enjoy the view and smell the scents of the Mediterranean scrub, all your way down to the Ionian coast! You will be surrounded by lots of vineyards that announce your imminent arrival to Manduria, the town of the Primitivo DOC wine, where you will stay for the night.

The Plateau of the Murge Tarantine – The Primitivo DOC vineyards & wine

5

DAY 5: MANDURIA - GUAGNANO

+/- 60 KM km

From Manduria to Guagnano town, plunged in the most famous wine production areas of Puglia region. This area is known as capital of “Negroamarowine, as well for the “Salice Salentino” production: here you can find a huge number of vineyards and the most important wine labels of this region. By the way, if you need to cool off along the way, take advantage of the sandy shores of Punta Prosciutto and Torre Lapillo, very famous among locals!

The Negroamaro and Salice Salentino vineyards and Punta Prosciutto beach.

6

DAY 6: GUAGNANO – GALLIPOLI

+/- 52 KM km

Starting from this charming area you will be cycling again between vineyards, countryside and the Ionian Sea: a stunning shoreline with crystal-clear waters will wait for you before reaching your destination. After few kilometres along the beautiful seaside you will reach the pearl of the Ionian Sea, Gallipoli.Take a walk and enjoy its lovely historic centre, or sit in a canteen or restaurant for a good glass of wine, enjoying the sunset over the deep blue sea.

The Salento vineyards – the old town, the castle and the harbour of Gallipoli – Salento rosé wine

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DAY 7: GALLIPOLI – LECCE

+/- 60 KM km

The last stage is a farewell to the sea and to Puglia through the authentic Salento hinterland: fields and groves, small towns and villages with ancient origins, bright colours, and strong flavours will make up the multisensory postcard you will take home. Have a stop in Galatina to admire the frescos of the Romanesque Basilica dedicated to Santa Caterina d’Alessandria. From there, continue past olive groves and small villages, cycling all the way to Lecce. The elegant baroque town, also known as “the Florence of the South”, will be waiting for you!

Grecìa Salentina – Lecce Baroque – “pasticciotto leccese” (typical Salento pastry)

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DAY 8: LECCE

Breakfast, check out, and end of services.

Prezzi generali
  • March, November: € 690,00
  • April, October: € 810,00
  • May, June, August, September: € 910,00

Tour available all year from March to November. Write to us and ask for a customized quote.

  • 7 nights in typical guest houses or 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS device rental with uploaded tracks
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance

City taxes to pay on site, where required.

Below are some extra services you can add to your tour. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.

  • Hybrid bicycle rental: € 90,00
  • E-bike rental: € 210,00
  • Road bike rental: € 250,00
  • Pannier rental: € 25,00 each
  • Helmet rental: € 10,00
  • Single room supplement: € 30,00 per night
  • Half board supplement (dinners): on request
  • Extra nights: on request
  • Private Transfers: on request

We have selected for you the best typical guest houses or 4-star hotels (depending on availability), bike-friendly accommodations equipped with all the comforts a bicycle traveller may need.

This is a self-guided tour, i.e. you are free to ride at your own pace. We will book your hotel, we will provide assistance and the Garmin GPS Edge Touring navigators with which you will be able to follow the path that we have planned for you.

During the tour, you will probably meet other guests lodging in the same accommodations for the same tour or similar. Aside from the pleasure of getting to know other bicycle lovers, you will always be free in departure and arrival times.

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