Discover Puglia tour

make memories that will last a lifetime

Bike and e-Bike rental

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Wine Making and Tasting

7-cucina Raia

Cooking Class

NOW ONLY $3,960 

ACCOMODATION RATING -
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tour description

PRICE: $4,950 per person based on double occupancy ($800 supplement for single room occupancy)

DEPARTURE DATES: 5/13/2019 – 5/20/2019 – 6/3/2019 -9/15/2019 – 9/24/2019 -10/6/2019

DURATION: 5 Nights / 6 Days

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate 

Discover Puglia tour offers our guests the opportunity to experience unforgettable moments in contact with the most uncontaminated nature of the Puglian landscapes. Our daily bike tours are about 50 kilometers each, offering a journey through the enchanting historical-landscape views of Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Putignano, Alberobello, the “Valley of the Trulli”, Valle d’Itria and Murgia. As you cycle along the typical small streets of Puglia, you will discover the architectural beauties that characterize our land as well as breathtaking landscapes. Moreover, you can enjoy moments of absolute relaxation. The region that we invite you to discover, offers a varied landscape that alternates relaxing flat paths to the most characteristic ups and downs decorated with stretches of centuries-old olive trees. 

The Masseria where you will be stay was originally a farming village dating back to the 17th Century. Here you will be able to experience the best of “Vita Pugliese” which includes fresh organic food from the local farms, excellent wine and the tranquility of the hillside. The Masseria sits on 148 acres of farmland used for olive farming and has 28 rooms and apartments

highlights

  • Less-traveled, scenic country roads
  • No need to pack and change hotel everyday
  • • Exceptional dinners at Masseria Sanata Teresa where local products are showcased
  • Ride on a journey through the enchanting historical-landscape of Valle d'Itria

What's included

  • Road bike rental or e-bike(at additional fee)
  • Personal tour leader with car support
  • 5 nights at a unique Masseria where you will stay for the entire duration of the trip. No need to pack every day and change hotels
  • All meals during your stay- breakfast, on-the-road lunches, and dinners
  • Wine tasting and educational tour
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Cooking class
  • Bike ' n Wine cycling uniform
  • This tour does not have transfer to and from the airport

 ARRIVAL AND HOTEL CHECK-IN

Arrive in Masseria with your own transportation, check into your rooms, presentation of the tour with the guides and bike fitting.

Dinner at farmhouse

 

Distance: 31 miles

Terrain: Rolling hills

MASSERIA ST. TERESA – CORREGGIA – LOCOROTONDO – ALBEROBELLO – GORGOFREDDO – MASSERIA ST. TERESA

Departure 10.00 am from Masseria Santa Teresa (Monopoli).

This route, about 50 kilometers long, is certainly one of the most evocative itineraries of the Valle d’Itria: we will be immersed in nature among olive trees, Trulli style homes and wonderful landscapes that are unique in the world. These are the true ingredients of this cycling experience.

The first part of the route, characterized by a panorama of ancient olive trees, leads to the town of Coreggia. Along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli, a small climb of about 5 kilometers, it is possible to enjoy a wonderful view between the intense blue of the sea and the panorama of olive trees that stretches from the coast to the hills of Murgia. At the end of the slight slope we will enter the district of Monopoli, bounded by dry stone walls and Trulli, and from there we we reach Locorotondo.

Locorotondo is a small town in the Valle d’Itria, between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. It is defined as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and is characterized by a breathtaking view. Positioned on a hill, it owes its name to the particular roundish morphology of its inhabited center. It is pleasant to visit the historic center and take a short break and enjoy the view. After Locorotondo, continuing for about 10 kilometers along the districts, we will cycle towards Alberobello, “capital of the Trulli and UNESCO world heritage”.

You will be surprised by the peculiarity of the houses of Alberobello: you will have the opportunity to visit the quaint streets of the village, full of souvenir shops and dining options where you can taste the local delicacies, allowing yourself a relaxing lunch break.

After lunch, we will cycle for about 25 kilometers along the districts of Valle d’Itria and then return to Masseria Santa Teresa.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

Distance: 37 miles

Terrain: Rolling hills

MASSERIA ST. TERESA – CASTELLANA GROTTE – CONVERSANO – POLIGNANO – MASSERIA ST. TERESA

Departure 10.00 am from Masseria Santa Teresa (Monopoli).

This itinerary, about 60 kilometers long, will lead you to the historic centers of Castellana Grotte and Conversano and ends in the wonderful town of Polignano a Mare.

Along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli we will cycle towards Castellana Grotte for about 17 kilometers to arrive in the small historical center of the town. Immediately afterwards, we will continue to Conversano, an ancient agricultural center, built on a high ground of the south-eastern Murge, famous above all for the production of excellent cherries. We will visit its historic center where we can admire the castle of Norman origin, the cathedral and the convent of San Benedetto.

In the beautiful Piazza we can also take the opportunity to have a coffee break. We will get back in the saddle and, covering about 10 kilometers – mainly downhill, we will approach the sea and visit one of the most fascinating points of Puglia; Polignano a Mare.

Polignano a Mare is a point of attraction for the fans of the “Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series” and it is a village on the cliff. Once we enter the old city, we can admire the typical architectural and narrow streets that lead to the characteristic panoramic balconies.

Continuing along the coast we will return to the Masseria Santa Teresa.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

Distance: 31 miles

Terrain: Rolling hills

MASSERIA ST. TERESA – CAPITOLO – SAVELLETRI – SCAVI DI EGNAZIA – MONOPOLI – MASSERIA ST. TERESA

Departure 10.00 am from Masseria Santa Teresa (Monopoli).

 

This itinerary, about 50 kilometers long, will lead us to the discovery of the typical colors and scents of Puglia …. the Adriatic Sea will be the frame.

After a morning bike ride of approximately 12 kilometers,we will arrive in the fraction of Capitolo, a well known local bathing area. Cycling further along the coast, we will head for the excavations of Egnazia, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of Puglia which those interested may optionally visit. After the break, in a few kilometers, we will arrive to Savelletri, mainly known for its characteristic port and for the presence of ancient buildings on the cliffs called the “White Houses”. Along the costline, after about 12 kilometers, we will arrive in Monopoli: where we will visit the historic center of high medieval origin.

We will cross the high perimeter walls, to discover its fabulous architecture, until we reach the suggestive “Giuseppe Garibaldi” square which is full of places where you can have a local snack. After enjoying the stop and the delights of Monopoli, we will return to the Masseria along the last 8 kilometers.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

Distance: 37 miles

Terrain: Rolling hills

MASSERIA ST. TERESA – CASTELLANA GROTTE – PUTIGNANO – NOCI – MASSERIA ST. TERESA

Departure 10.00 am from Masseria Santa Teresa (Monopoli).

This itinerary, about 60 kilometers long, will lead you to discovery of Puglian traditions and will be a also good opportunity to taste our dairy specialties.

After cycling along the “Panoramica” of Monopoli, we will enter a dense network of historical districts and from there pedal for about 20 kilometers to arrive in Putignano. Putignano is known for its manufacturing companies and for karstic caves. Yet, its main reputation comes from the the historic Carnival during which period the senior paper-makers showcase their art. Along the alleys and the typical narrow stone streets we will take the opportunity to make a short break. Continuing for about 7 kilometers, crossing a fascinating stone bridge, we will reach the town of Noci that rises on the southern Murge hills. Noci is particularly famous for its dairy products – mozzarella cheese, burrata cheese, ricotta cheese etc. – which you will be able to taste. At the end of the visit and the break, we will return to the Masseria Santa Teresa.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

DEPARTURE

 

That feeling of freedom