Adriatic Cycle Route – 5 days Cycle Tour

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Adriatic Cycle Route – 5 days Cycle Tour

Days / Nights
5 / 4

Level 1: Easy

For those looking for relaxed cycling, ideal for beginners or those who haven’t ridden their bike in a while and prefer plenty of time to go at their own pace and explore the destination. Only 3 days of cycling on mostly flat terrain is a perfect way to give cycling holidays a try and start discovering Puglia.

Cycle Holiday in Puglia Italy – Adriatic Route

Self-Guided Tour- 5 days

A bike tour for everyone: easy and spectacular, along the southernmost stretch of the Adriatic Cycle Route, along the coastline between Bari and Brindisi, with incursions into the countryside dominated by the sea of ancient olive trees and the white city, Ostuni, perched on its gentle hill. You will have no trouble getting to the initial stage of the tour by plane, train or ship – the only problem will be to be able to leave, but not for lack of means of transport!

This tour is available in reverse with a supplement (see extra).


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Arrival and accommodation in Bari.



+/- 50 km

The starting point is Bari, Puglia’s capital and bridge between East and West of the Mediterranean. Bari is also the city of St. Nicholas, one of the most important saints of the Christianity, which is venerated in the wonderful white-stone Basilica overlooking the sea. You will ride in the old town, along the city walls and after that along one of the longest and most fascinating waterfronts of Europe. You will pedal a step away from the sea all the time: first to reach the beautiful town of Mola di Bari, then the little harbour and the imposing abbey of San Vito; and then you’ll finally enter Polignano a Mare, one of the most charming towns you will come across on the Adriatic Cycle Route and the hometown of “Mister Volare” Domenico Modugno. A few kilometres more between the deep blue sea, the red land, and the green olive trees and you will get to Monopoli, the final stop of the first stage.

+/- 300 meters of climbing

Basilica of San Nicholas – Polignano balconies overlooking the sea – ice cream and fish paninis in Polignano



+/- 52 km

You will be struck by Monopoli. Year by year, the town is becoming one of the most beautiful and dynamic places of the Southern Adriatic coast. You’ll have the possibility to appreciate its charm by bicycle, starting your tour from the old harbour and riding along the medieval walls. You will then ride out of the town along the coast, admiring lots of enchanting coves until you will get to Savelletri, where you will have the chance to visit the ancient Roman town of Egnatia and the archaeological excavations lapped by the sea.
You will get sight of imposing masserie (typical farmhouses) often transformed in fascinating resorts.  As you will be riding inland, you will come across an expanse of century-old – or even thousand-year-old in some cases – olive trees. Then, you will take a step even further back in time when you will visit the dolmen of Montalbano, a megalithic tomb from the Bronze Age. From there, you will notice a hill covered with white houses: that’s Ostuni. You will get there after a short uphill ride to end the second stage.

+/- 400 meters of climbing

Monopoli old town and harbour – Egnatia archaeological excavations – plain of century-old olive trees – dolmen of Montalbano – sea urchins in Savelletri



+/- 54 km

Ostuni, also known as “the white city”, is an elegant and shining lookout over two seas: the blue sea touching the horizon and the – even bigger – green sea of millions olive trees, the symbol of Puglia. You will have the chance to admire the labyrinthine old town of Ostuni, a veritable Mediterranean Kasbah made of limestone. After that, you will ride back to the coast after a short stop in the amazing courtyard of the “Dentice di Frasso” castle in Carovigno. Here you will ride on roads surrounded by imposing olive trees, which will become fewer and farther between when you will get to the State Natural Reserve of Torre Guaceto. The Reserve has both a great environmental importance, due to its marine flora and fauna and to the bird migrations, and an unquestionable historical and architectural value, because of the imposing mediaeval tower after which “Torre Guaceto” (Guaceto tower) takes its name. But above all, it is a location with an extraordinarily beautiful landscape.
From Torre Guaceto you will ride the last kilometres to get to Brindisi and end your cycling tour.

+/- 250 meters of climbing

The white old town of Ostuni – the Castle of Carovigno – the Nature Reserve of Torre Guaceto



After breakfast, end of services.

March and November: from € 690 per person
April: from € 750 per person
May-June-September-October: from € 820 per person

*July and August on request

March and November: from € 690 per person
April and October: from € 750 per person
May-June-September: from € 820 per person

*July and August on request

  • 4 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
  • Cultural and gastronomic advice along the way
  • Briefing and bike fitting in english with PCT staff

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.

  • Trekking bike rental*: € 75,00
  • E-bike rental*: € 175,00
  • Road bike rental*: € 200,00
  • Additional smartphone with GPS Navigation App: € 20,00
  • Side bag rental: € 25,00 each
  • Single room supplement: cost varies depending on availability
  • Extra nights: on request
  • Private Transfers: on request
  • Tip
  • Tour in reverse (from Brindisi to Bari): € 60,00 one time

*Helmet, front bag (4l), water bottle, spare tube, levers, pump and lock included in the bike rental

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. Here are the typologies:

  • Bari: 4-star Design Hotel in the city centre
  • Monopoli: 4-star hotel in an historic palace in the old town
  • Ostuni: 4-star hotel in the centre of the “white city”
  • Brindisi: a comfortable and fine 4-star hotel in the city centre

On request and upon availability we can offer 5-star accommodations, too.

Find out what makes our Self Guided tours different and unique by clicking here.

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.

The route is almost totally level, except for a short uphill ride to get to Ostuni. The stages are between 40 and 50 km long. The tour has no particular difficulty and is suitable for anyone who is relatively used to cycling.

There are many low-cost flights to get to Puglia landing in Bari. A metro and several shuttles (but also trains, taxi and hire cabs) let you get to Bari central train station in a few minutes.
Anyway, a private transfer service with driver from all Apulian airports, stations and ports is also available on request.

On-line Assistance
We provide customers with a 24-hours-a-day active telephone number. According to the problem, the assistant shows by phone the closest bicycle repair shop or suggest how to get to the hotel as easily as possible. He can intervene to personally assist the clients only in exceptional cases. On the day of arrival, there is a meeting to explain route features to the clients and supply them with the equipment (maps, GPS device, etc.). The briefing is set up to show how the GPS device works too.

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