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Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast
Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast
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Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast
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Apulia: Alberobello and the Coast

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

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.

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 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.

 

Day 2:    From Monopoli to Alberobello
41 km

Ride inland through the distinctive Apulican landscape, including a visit to the enchanting caves of Castellana. Continue to the Trulli capital of the world: Alberobello. The trulli, or white washed stone houses with conical roofs, are exceptionally intriguing and comfortable, as you will experience tonight when you sleep in one. The 1,000 trulli surround you such that you truly feel transported into another world. 

41 km, 500m ascent, 100m descent

 

Day 3:    Loop ride via Locorotondo and Cisternino
53 km

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.  

53 km, 600m ascent, 600m descent

 

Day 4:    Ride from Alberobello to Monopoli
34 km

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

 

Day 5:     Arrivederci Monopoli!

The trip and our services end after breakfast. You may have booked extra nights in Lecce or a transfer to the airport.

prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from March 1 till November 27.


Price pp
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
Rental bike
Hybrid 33.00
Ebike 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

The possibility of renting our bikes

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 Brindisi (BDS) or Bari (BRI) airports, you need to reach the relative city stations. Train connections are available to reach Polignano a Mare.

Touroperating

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

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