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Cycling Puglia & Matera

Puglia
8 Days from USD 2,700

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Cycle from the UNESCO town of Matera through Italy's heel to Lecce

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Walking in Puglia & Matera

Puglia
8 Days from USD 2,167
USD 1,840

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Fairytale trulli houses, picturesque farmland, and quaint villages

Walking & Trekking

Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy – Reverse

Alberobello
8 Days from USD 2,695

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover Puglia's traditional farmland, coastline and Baroque cities

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Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy

Alberobello
8 Days from USD 2,545

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover Puglia's traditional farmland, coastline and Baroque cities

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Journey through Puglia to Matera

Puglia
8 Days from USD 2,195

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Journey from the sweeping coastline of Puglia to UNESCO Alberobello and onto the ancient city of Matera.

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Italy Coast to Coast by E-bike: Puglia to Amalfi Coast

Puglia
8 Days from USD 4,200

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Cycle by e-bike through the heart of southern Italy from Puglia to the Amalfi Coast

Cycling
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Paths of Puglia & Matera – Premium Adventure

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Puglia, Italy
8 Days from USD 4,348
USD 4,140

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Explore the picturesque landscapes of Puglia and ancient history of Matera in style

Walking & Trekking

Contrasts of Puglia Cycling

Puglia
8 Days from USD 2,795

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Explore Puglia's unspoilt villages, gently rolling hills with a backdrop of the clear, emerald Adriatic

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Highlights of Puglia Cycling

Puglia
11 Days from USD 3,920

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Explore Puglia's unspoilt villages, gently rolling hills with a backdrop of the clear, emerald Adriatic

Cycling

Top 5 Puglia Tours

1. Cycling Puglia & Matera
Pedal your way through a captivating cycling adventure through Southern Italy, starting in Matera, where you’ll explore the UNESCO-listed Sassi district. Cycle past charming trulli houses in Alberobello and through the lush Valle d’Itria to reach the hilltop town of Ostuni. Continue your journey to the coastal town of Gallipoli and onward to the ancient town of Otranto before concluding in the baroque masterpiece of Lecce. This tour offers a perfect blend of culture, scenery, and cycling in one of Italy’s most enchanting regions.

    2. Walking in Puglia & Matera
    Embark on a cultural walking adventure through the charming towns of Alberobello, Ostuni, and Matera, nestled in the picturesque countryside of Puglia and Basilicata. Explore the fairytale trulli houses of Alberobello before wandering through the rolling hills of the Itria Valley. Discover the enchanting white city of Ostuni and delve into the ancient cave dwellings of Matera, all while immersing yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes of southern Italy.

      3. Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy
      Explore the enchanting heel of Italy, Puglia, where whitewashed hill towns, traditional farmland, and exquisite cuisine await discovery. Delve into the rich tapestry of art, architecture, and local traditions as you explore Matera’s UNESCO-listed cave dwellings and Ostuni’s elegant white streets. From the medieval charm of Otranto to the baroque splendor of Lecce, immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and cultural richness of this hidden gem in the Mediterranean.

        4. Paths of Puglia & Matera
        On this premium adventure, you’ll explore the captivating towns of Ostuni and Matera, where whitewashed streets and ancient cave dwellings await. Wander through olive groves and archaeological parks, indulge in beachside lunches, and savor the elegance of Lecce’s baroque architecture. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich history of Puglia and Basilicata, culminating in unforgettable hikes through the Murgia plateau and prehistoric caves.

          5. Italy Coast-to-Coast by E-Bike: Puglia to Sorrento
          Cross the Beautiful Country from east to west on two wheels on this trip that combines highlights from our most popular Italian cycling trips, this itinerary offers the challenge of riding right across southern Italy, with the added support of an e-bike. Starting from the coastal city of Monopoli, we take quiet routes through the mountainous Basilicata and Campania regions, finishing at Sorrento on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The trip includes time in the Unesco-listed city of Matera, home to ancient cave dwellings, plus lesser-known (but no less beautiful) attractions, including Castelmezzano, a postcard-ready mountainside village where we stay for a night. Our journey ends with a memorable ride along the scenic Amalfi Coast all the way to Sorrento.

            Good and well planned itinerary. Good restaurants for group meals. Good and interesting standard of accommodation – it was really interesting staying in the trullo in Alberobello and the Sassi Hotel (cave hotel) at Matera

            Joanna Sowerby Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy

            A superb cycling adventure in Puglia in hot and sunny weather in June 2024. Our leader Manni was excellent in every way making sure everyone had a wonderful trip and was kept safe at all times. Mostly quiet undulating back roads with 2 quite hilly days, we visited some spectacular towns in this lovely region – for me the highlights were Matera, Alberobello, Gallipoli and Otranto., staying in ‘Cave Room’ and ‘Trulli’ hotels, not forgetting a fantastic Masseria where the wine and olive oil were produced on site – with a beautiful bedroom and super swimming pool. But one thing was unforgettable, and that was the opportunity to swim several times in crystal clear Ionian and Adriatic seas, including a pre-breakfast 6.30am swim in Otranto. Thank you Manni for all your hard work making this a special trip

            Robert Pratt Cycling Puglia & Matera

            What is Puglia known for?

            Puglia, the sun-kissed region in southern Italy, is renowned for its enchanting whitewashed hill towns, where narrow streets wind through historic centers adorned with quaint architecture. But it’s not just about the stunning scenery– Puglia’s fertile lands also yield a bounty of fresh produce, from juicy tomatoes to robust olives, shaping its famed culinary scene. Imagine savoring freshly caught seafood by the sparkling Mediterranean shores or indulging in hearty pasta dishes bursting with local flavors. Puglia’s cuisine embodies simplicity and authenticity, reflecting the rich agricultural heritage and vibrant coastal lifestyle of this incredible region.

            What is the best time of year to visit Puglia?

            The best time to visit Puglia is generally during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October) seasons. During these months, the weather is pleasantly warm, with fewer crowds compared to the peak summer season. Springtime brings blooming flowers and lush landscapes, perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. In the fall, you can enjoy harvest festivals and culinary delights, as well as comfortable temperatures for exploring the region’s charming towns and stunning coastline. These shoulder seasons also allow you to experience Puglia’s beauty without the summer crowds.

            FAQs on Puglia Tours

            How long should I spend in Puglia?  

            Our Puglia tours are all 8 days long. Each itinerary is designed to immerse you in the very best this region has to offer, and whether you choose to hike, cycle, or focus on the culture of the area, our expert guides will help you make the most of your time in the region.

            How do I plan a trip to Puglia?

            Planning a trip to Puglia can be an overwhelming task, especially if you’ve never visited before. Small group tours of Italy can be a great way to travel with confidence, knowing that all the logistics are being taken care of by experts and that you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. Whether you are looking for a hiking tour, cycling trips in Italy, a family adventure, or a cultural trip, Exodus has the perfect itinerary for you.

            What is unique about the culture of Puglia?

            Puglia’s strategic location in the Mediterranean has made it a crossroads of civilizations, resulting in a rich tapestry of traditions, architecture, and cuisine. The region’s Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Norman, and Aragonese heritage is evident in its archaeological sites, historic towns, and cultural practices. Puglia’s agricultural roots are deeply ingrained in its culture, with olive oil production, wine-making, and traditional farming practices playing central roles. Furthermore, the region’s proximity to the sea has shaped its culinary traditions, emphasizing fresh seafood dishes and a Mediterranean diet. Festivals, such as the Tarantella music and dance festival, also reflect Puglia’s vibrant cultural heritage, showcasing its unique blend of influences in a lively and dynamic celebration.

            Is it easy to tour Puglia on your own?

            While Puglia is considered a safe and tourist-friendly destination, traveling anywhere on your own comes with its fair share of challenges. Joining small group tours of Puglia can be a great way to travel solo but not alone, as you’ll be in the company of like-minded adventurers. With an expert local guide leading the way, you’ll feel safe and at ease throughout your travels. It’s the easiest way to tour Italy without having to take on the tedious planning or any of the risks of traveling alone.

            What is the currency in Italy?

            The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR). While you can change your currency on your trip, you might find it cheaper and easier to exchange your money before you go.

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