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Italy - Puglia - The Heel of Italy - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Ostuni – the White City and its Arab influenced architecture
  • Ride around the Heel of Italy along from Otranto to Gallipoli
  • Enjoy the sights at Alberobello famous for its Trulli houses
  • 3 UNESCO heritage sites: Lecce, Alberobello & Matera
  • Savour the deep reds of Salento and the crisp whites of Locorotondo
  • Superb regional cuisine, savoured after a day’s ride

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Bari Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto 34 Miles / 55 Kms Approx. 300 Metres approx. B L  
3 Otranto to Lecce 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. 500 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Visit Lecce Ostuni to Alberobello 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. 500 Metres Approx. B  
5 Alberobello Loop Ride 37 Miles / 60 Kms Approx. 300 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Alberobello to Matera 46 Miles / 75 Kms Approx. 750 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Matera Loop Ride 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. 600 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Bari Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Brand new for 2017 we are bringing you the opportunity to explore the Puglian region of Italy on 2 wheels. Puglia is located in the southeast in what is commonly known as the heel of Italy’s boot, and also its best kept secret...until now!.
This interesting and eclectic region is steeped in history and has been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their own distinctive mark, from local dialects and flavoursome cuisine to unique architecture.
Our route starts in Ostuni, in the heart of the Trulli region, before heading to Lecce, the 'Florence of the South'. From here we head south along the Adriatic coast and the heel of Italy then looping back up north along the Iolian coast and cross country through ancient olive groves, whitewashed hilltop villages toward Alberobello, a town made up of ‘Trulli’ houses.
Our final destination for this week is Matera, just over the border into Basilicata, but famous for the 'Sassi', a whole town's houses carved out of the soft rock where people have lived for over 9,000 years!

For more information download our trip notes

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Price:
€1,665
Estimated flight price
€150

Optional

Bike Hire
€200
Single Room Option
€180

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotels & masserie

6 days riding

Breakfast and lunch

Guided and vehicle support

Airport transfers

Luggage transfers

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Cycling Puglia: Italy’s best kept secret

Starting in Ostuni, in the heart of the Trulli region, before heading to Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’, our cycling holiday explores the best parts of Puglia. Our very own road cycling expert, Jacky, was only too happy to head here…

The post Cycling Puglia: Italy’s best kept secret appeared first on Skedaddle Blog.

Last Updated: 22/08/2017

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