The Apulia region of south-eastern Italy has quite a story to tell, having been in the hands of the Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans, the Spaniards and other colourful peoples, each which have contributed to the region’s dialects, flavourful cuisine, and distinctive architecture. This is Italy’s best kept secret for outstanding cycling. From Monopoli, crossroads of culture, to the charming Alberobello, enjoy superlative rides through sparsely inhabited ancient olive groves, Mediterranean Mache and invigorating coastal roads with views that make you fall in love.
Arrive in the glorious coastal town overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Get lost in the labyrinth of streets amidst whitewashed houses. Visit the main church, and the stunning, Fortress overlooking the deep sea.
Today you cycle along quiet back roads that wind through rolling hills dotted by endless olive groves. Nearing the town of Locorotondo, vineyards start to dominate the countryside as this is an area where sublime white wines are produced. The name Locorotondo means 'round place' and this is exactly what the shape of the old town is like. It is listed as one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy and its heritage includes several beautiful churches and a labyrinth of whitewashed alleys.
From Alberobello you ride to the Adriatic coast. The route leads you through the beautiful scenery of ochre coloured fields dotted with gnarly olive trees and trulli of all kinds and sizes. Cycle along a panoramic coastal road that is a natural balcony overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic. Descend on winding roads, feeling the sea air to arrive at the town of Conversano. The coastal planes are cultivated with a variety of crops and dotted with elegant 'masserie' farmsteads. Cycle on to reach Monopoli, a bustling fishing town, with splendid white-washed houses and narrow alleyways and our charming accommodation positioned in the heart of the old town.
34 km, 290m ascent, 705m descent
The trip and our services end after breakfast. You may have booked extra nights in Lecce or a transfer to the airport.
Daily from March 1 till November 27.
|Single room, breakfast||2020-03-01 - 2020-03-25||443.00|
|2020-04-29 - 2020-05-28||458.00|
|2020-05-29 - 2020-06-27||481.00|
|2020-06-28 - 2020-07-25||496.00|
|2020-09-01 - 2020-09-30||481.00|
|2020-10-01 - 2020-11-27||443.00|
|Double room, breakfast||314.00|
|Bike helmet||per piece||10.00|
Monopoli - Albergo Diffuso Monopoli
Alberobello - Hotel Cuor di Puglia
4 nights included
3 Star Hotels
Tourist information on all the places of interest
The possibility of renting our bikes
7-days a week service-hotline
Luggage transport to your next hotel
Monopoli Train station
The nearest airports are Bari (BRI) and Brindisi (BDS).
Arrival in Polignano a Mare
From Brindisi (BDS) or Bari (BRI) airports, you need to reach the relative city stations. Train connections are available to reach Polignano a Mare.