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Puglia: Alberobello and the Coast
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Puglia: Alberobello and the Coast
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Puglia: Alberobello and the Coast


Bike Tour: Puglia: 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!

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.


Nights in 3-star hotels with breakfast

Monopoli - Albergo Diffuso Monopoli


Alberobello - Hotel Cuor di Puglia



Available on request


Front and rear lights included


Padlock included


1 rear bag, 1 phone holder and 1 odometer included


Repair kit included

Silence eRide 20 

  • Frame: Alloy Frame 700c / 6061 Alloy custom butted tubing integr
  • Motor: Yamaha PW motor 250W, 36V
  • Battery: Bosch Battery / internal cable routing / slanted Motor
  • Gears: SRAM NX1 11-Speed

Silence 30 

  • Frame: Silence Alloy / 700C / disc only 
  • Gears: Shimano Acera RD-T3000 8 Speed Black
  • Breaks: Shimano BR-M315 Disc


Practical info

4 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

Tourist information on all the places of interest

Bike rental available

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport included

Monopoli Train station

GPS-tracks available

Medical and luggage travel insurance

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.

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