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).
DAY 1: BARI
Arrival and accommodation in Bari.
DAY 2: BARI – MONOPOLI
+/- 45 km
The starting point is Bari, Puglia’s capital and bridge between East and West of the Mediterranean. You will ride in the old town and you will pedal a step away from the sea all the time: first to reach Mola di Bari, 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. A few kilometres more between the deep blue sea and the green olive trees and you will get to Monopoli, final stop of the first stage.
+/- 300 meters of climbing
DAY 3: MONOPOLI – OSTUNI
+/- 40 km
Your today cycle starts through the courtyards and arches of the old town, then continues along shores and little coves, arriving in a marvelous scenario: an expanse full of century and thousand-year old olive trees. Little by little, you will spot a white outline amid the hills: it is Ostuni, known as “the white town” because of its whitewashed houses and walls. To perfectly end the day, indulge a stroll in its old town, a sort of Mediterranean Kasbah of narrow alleys and white stairs, getting lost in the light of sunset.
+/- 400 meters of climbing
DAY 4: OSTUNI – BRINDISI
+/- 50 km
You will have the chance to admire the labyrinthine old town of Ostuni, 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, 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
DAY 5: BRINDISI
After breakfast, end of services.