- 8 days/ 7 nights
- Soft Adventures
- Matera - Lecce
Our passionate team of experts is on hand to design your dream trip to Southern Italy.
This is a beautiful Southern Visions self-guided cycling trip through the region of Puglia, Italy, which lies in the heel of the boot, along the sun-drenched Adriatic Sea. Puglia offers access to the freshest seafood, crowd-free open spaces, irresistible desserts and pastries, distinct wines, and the 50 million olive trees that make Puglia the world’s leading producer of olive oil. Come to Puglia and hear the voices of the past call out over the trulli houses…we promise, once you discover it, Puglia will leave a lasting impression.
- Exceptional cycling routes that pass through fishing villages, country lanes, ancient olive groves and vineyards, hidden coves, golden beaches, and the unparalleled Itria Valley
- A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Matera & Alberobello
- Insider look at the region’s hidden treasures
Day 1Arrival & Bike fit
At the beginning of your trip, a Southern Visions team member will meet your flight arriving at Bari Airport and shuttle you to Matera. After you to check into your hotel, we will have a briefing, custom fit you to your bikes, and provide you with proprietary, exceptional maps and route notes to help you navigate your way along the countryside and find special hidden gems to stop, explore, and dine.
Day 2Cycling: Matera to Alberobello 70km/43mi
Day 3Cycling: Alberobello-Locorotondo loop 34km/21mi
Day 4Cycling: Alberobello – Cisternino – Ostuni 39km/24mi
Day 5Cycling: Squinzano to Otranto 68km/42mi
Day 6Cycling: Otranto-Santa Maria de Leuca loop (optional) 55 or 110km/34 or 68mi
Day 7Cycling: Otranto to Lecce 37km/23mi
You will depart for your flight home or next destination. The Southern Visions team will shuttle you back to Bari or Brindisi. We are sure that your time in this region will have changed your life for the better, as it has all of ours
From the Sassi of Matera to Baroque Lecce