Rating in Italy
$ 1157

Puglia: Self-Guided Cycling in the Heel of Italy

Self-guided cycling
Self-guided cycling
min $ 1157
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Matera, Lecce
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1157
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Cycle through UNESCO historic towns
At a glance
7 nights in comfortable en suite hotels
Cycle from the spectacular UNESCO town of Matera along an idyllic coastline to Lecce
In the heart of the Mediterranean lies Puglia, a unique landscape sandwiched between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. We explore the very best of this captivating region and begin by cycling through two towns that both possess UNESCO world heritage sites. The region is mainly flat, which lends itself perfectly to the self-guided cycle ahead; filled with spectacular views; beautiful coastline and mouth-watering cuisine.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 70.0km/43.5miles
Day 3 45.0km/30.0miles
Day 4 50.0km/31.0miles
Day 5 50.0km/31.1miles
Day 6 50.0km/31.0miles
Day 7 55.0km/34.0miles

Number of days cycling:
Leisurely: 10-13km/6-8miles an hour
Low altitude; 90% tarmac, 10% easy gravel roads


Day 1
Start Matera. Make your own way from Bari or Brindisi to Matera by train.

Day 2
Ride through the historic 'Sassi' houses of Matera before heading to the town of Alberobello.

Day 3
Cycle through the lush Valle d'Itria, past the picturesque fairy-tale trulli houses to hilltop-town of Ostuni.

Day 4
Train to Lecce; cycling through the countryside; to Gallipoli on the Ionian coast with its old town situated on a rocky island.

Day 5
Reach the most southerly point of Salento at Santa Maria di Leuca.

Day 6
Follow the south coast of the Adriatic Sea to the ancient town of Otranto.

Day 7
Continue along the shoreline through innumerable olive groves to the Baroque city of Lecce.

Day 8
End Lecce.

Why not enjoy some independence, with the flexibility of a self-guided holiday? You'll benefit from our quality research and support, but you can pace your holidays as you wish.
Activity level
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 10 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sat 24 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 24 Sep 16 - Sat 01 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 01 Oct 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sat 15 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,085
Sat 15 Oct 16 - Sat 22 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,085
Sat 22 Oct 16 - Sat 29 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,085
Sat 25 Mar 17 - Sat 01 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,055
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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