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Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast
Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast
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5 days
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Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast
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Bike Tour: Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast - 5 days

The south-eastern region of Apulia has quite a story to tell, with eras of prosperity under the Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and Spaniards, just to name a few! This criss-crossing of cultures over time contributed to the region’s dialects, flavourful cuisine and distinctive architecture. Currently Italy’s best-kept secret for outstanding cycling, Apulia ranges from the crossroads of Monopoli to enchanting Alberobello, offering superlative rides through sparsely-inhabited areas. Ancient olive groves, Mediterranean flora and invigorating coastal roads provide supreme views and, 'Amore', one cannot help but fall in love!

Route
Day 1: Arrive in Monopoli
Day 2: From Monopoli to Alberobello
Day 3: Loop ride via Locorotondo and Cisternino
Day 4: Ride from Alberobello to Monopoli
Day 5: Arrivederci Monopoli!

Day 1:    Arrive in Monopoli

Arrive in Monopoli, a glorious coastal town overlooking the Adriatic. Get lost in a labyrinth of lanes among white-washed houses. Stumble upon the main church and traipse over to the stunning fortress for views to the sea.

Day 2:    From Monopoli to Alberobello
41 km

Head inland into a picture-perfect landscape, stopping to visit to the enchanting Castellana Caves. Continue onward to Alberobello, the “trulli” capital of the world, where white-washed stone houses and conical roofs are the order of the day. So spend the night in one! And feel you truly have been transported into another world. 

41 km, 500m ascent, 100m descent

Day 3:    Loop ride via Locorotondo and Cisternino
53 km

Pedal along quiet country lanes through rolling hills carpeted in olive groves. As you near  Locorotondo, vineyards  suddenly begin to dominate  the  landscape, a testament to the sublime white wines produced here.  Stretch your legs and wander through this 'round place' with its perfectly circular old  town. Listed as one of Italy’s most beautiful hamlets, the local treasures include several beautiful churches and a bright-white maze of narrow streets. 

53 km, 600m ascent, 600m descent

Day 4:    Ride from Alberobello to Monopoli
34 km

From Alberobello, roll on out to the Adriatic Coast. Your route is a patchwork of ochre-coloured fields, dotted with gnarly olive trees and “trulli” in all shapes and sizes.  Cycle the panoramic coast road, a natural  balcony  against the deep blue, and enjoy the sea breeze as you wind downhill to Conversano.  Here, the  coastal  plains  are home to a  variety  of  crops and dotted with elegant 'masserie' farmsteads.  Ride onward to reach Monopoli, a bustling fishing village where narrow lanes twist among brilliant white facades.

34 km, 290m ascent, 705m descent

Day 5:     Arrivederci Monopoli!

Your cycling trip comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Airport transfers may be arranged in advance and extra nights in Lecce can be booked to extend your visit.

Prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from March 1 to November 27.


Price pp
Double room, breakfast 313.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 33.00
E-bike 100.00
Extra services
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
Accommodation

 

Monopoli - Albergo Diffuso Monopoli

 

Alberobello - Hotel Cuor di Puglia

 

Bikes

E-BIKES RENTAL

  • Model:       Atala Bfree E-bike
  • Gearbox:   Shimano Tourney TX-35, 7 v
  • Controls:   Shimano Tourney SL-RS36, Revoshift
  • Brakes:      Shimano TX-805 mechanical disk, rotor SM-RT56 160mm
  • Frame:       TKK 700c aluminum
  • Fork:          Hi-Ten Tig TKK 700c
  • Wheels:     Double chamber aluminum with compasses, Quick release
  • Suspension:  Yes
  • Assistance modes: ECO, TOUR, SPORT and TURBO
  • Motor:         Brushless BOSCH 36 v, 250 W, on the bottom bracket
  • Battery:       BOSCH Lithium Ion 36V, 300 WH, under the roof rack, weight 2.4 kg
  • Autonomy:   Up to 145 km in Eco, up to 85 km in Tour, up to 70 km in Sport, up to 65 km in Turbo (with charged battery and up to 75 kg load)
  • Charging time: Up to 2.5 hours (300wh)
  • Maximum assistance speed: 25 km / h
  • Power:         Walk assist: 0-6 km / h without pedaling
  • Recharge mobile devices via USB on board
  • Sizes:         XS - S - M

 

HYBRID RENTAL BIKES

Longo Hybrid

  • 27 gears
  • male frame size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL / female frame size: S, SM, M, ML, L
  • suspension: Vibration damping Carbon fork
  • Shimano V-brake
Practical info

4 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

Tourist information on all the places of interest

Rental bikes available

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

Monopoli Train station

GPS-tracks available

Arrival info

The nearest airports are Bari (BRI) and Brindisi (BDS).

Arrival in Polignano a Mare

From the airport in Brindisi (BDS) or Bari (BRI), you travel into the city centre and connect by train to reach Polignano a Mare.

Touroperating

S-Cape Countryside Travels srl
Borgo Allegri 16R
50122 Firenze FI
VAT No. 05227330486

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