Rating in Italy
$ 1579

Cycling Puglia & Matera - Premium

min $ 1579
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Sassi di Matera, Ostuni, Alberobello, Gallipoli
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1579
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Explore idyllic coastal regions along the Adriatic and Ionian seas
At a glance
7 nights in comfortable charming hotels
Cycle from the UNESCO town of Matera along an idyllic coastline to Lecce
In the deep south of Italy, nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, lie the captivating regions of Puglia and Basilicata. This extensive itinerary explores the very best selection of all the cultural and natural treasures found here. Matera’s fascinating ‘Sassi’ houses and the UNESCO 'Trulli’ houses of Alberobello set the scene for the journey to come. After passing through idyllic countryside and the stunning 'white city' of Ostuni, the route veers towards Gallipoli and the dramatic Ionian coastline. While riding across the famous Salento Peninsula, we immerse ourselves in the charming laid-back Italian way of living and explore a stunning landscape made of olive orchards, limestone cliffs, crystal waters and Baroque towns.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 70.0km/43.5miles
Day 3 45.0km/28.0miles
Day 4 56.0km/34.8miles
Day 5 65.0km/40.4miles
Day 6 73.0km/45.4miles
Day 7 50.0km/31.1miles

Number of days cycling:
Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour
Low altitude; 99% tarmac, 1% gravel path


Day 1
Start Matera.

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

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

Day 4
Ride through quaint villages and country lanes to a typical Masseria - a renovated farmhouse - where we spend the night.

Day 5
Cycle to the coast and swim in the crystal clear sea before continuing towards Gallipoli with its old town situated on a rocky island.

Day 6
Follow stunning stretch of coastline leading to the ancient town of Otranto.

Day 7
Continue along the shoreline to the beautiful Baroque city of Lecce.

Day 8
End Lecce.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most 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 10 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,445
Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sat 24 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,445
Sat 01 Oct 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,445
Sat 15 Oct 16 - Sat 22 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,405
Sat 08 Apr 17 - Sat 15 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,415
Sun 09 Apr 17 - Sun 16 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,415
Sat 29 Apr 17 - Sat 06 May 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,415
Sun 30 Apr 17 - Sun 07 May 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,415
Sat 13 May 17 - Sat 20 May 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,415
Sun 14 May 17 - Sun 21 May 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,415
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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