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Puglia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast
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Puglia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast
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Puglia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast


Bike Tour: Puglia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast - 7 days

Day 1: Arrival in Matera
Day 2: Cycle from Matera to Gioia del Colle
Day 3: From Gioia del Colle to Alberobello
Day 4: Alberobello Loop via Locorotondo
Day 5: Cycle from Alberobello to Monopoli
Day 6: Monopoli loop via Egnazia
Day 7: Arrivederci Monopoli!

Day 1:    Arrival in Matera

The ancient town of the 'sassi' (stone dwellings) originates from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement that is suspected to be one of the first human settlements in Italy. Roaming through its maze of narrow allies, up and down the stone stairs you will find yourself transported to a distant past. Many of the houses you encounter are really only caverns, and the streets in some parts of the 'sassi' are often located on the rooftops of other houses.


Day 2:    Cycle from Matera to Gioia del Colle
36 km

After the short steep descent out of Matera, the rest of the way till Gioia del Colle is on very secondary country roads with hardly any traffic, wheat fields and small patches of woods you will find many of the roads lined by the typical dry stone walls of the area. Gioia del Colle has an imposing Svevian castle (worth a short visit).

Challenge: 36 km

Day 3:     From Gioia del Colle to Alberobello
33 km

Cycle to your next destination - Alberobello. On tiny hidden back roads bordered by stone walls we cycle through the quiet countryside passing by 'masserie' (fortified farmsteads), grain fields, olive groves, and encounter many 'trulli' as you near Alberobello. These curious dry stone huts with their cone shaped roofs scattered throughout the countryside seem to belong to the world of elves.

Challenge: 33 km

Day 4:    Alberobello Loop via Locorotondo
50 km

A beautiful ride through gently rolling farm land on very secondary country lanes lined with stone walls. Ancient trully farm houses and centuries old Olive trees are everywhere to see. In the area around Locorotondo there are many vineyards and wine tasting is at the Cantina sociale. Stop to vist Locorotondo and Cisternino, two wonderful whitewashed old towns bursting with character and lunch is at a traditional olive mill.

Challenge: 50 km

Day 5:    Cycle from Alberobello to Monopoli
32 km

You cycle along a panoramic coastal road that is a natural balcony overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic, then 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. Monopoli - a bustling fishing town, with splendid white-washed houses, narrow alleyways and our charming accommodation positioned in the heart of the old town.

Challenge: 32 km

Day 6:    Monopoli loop via Egnazia
44 km

Mostly a coastal ride passing by the Roman archeological site of Egnazia then continuing on to the lighthouse at the tip of the bay in Torre Canne and returning the way you came, passing the San Domenico gold course.The route is compleatly flat on narrow country lanes lined with stone walls, ancient and inmense olive trees and vegetable gardens. There are several nice swiming spots along the way so bring your swiming things!

Challenge: 44 km 

Day 7:    Arrivederci Monopoli!

Trip ends after breakfast unless you have other services booked with us.



Bell is included


Available on request


Front and rear lights included


Padlock included


Front bag with map holder and 1 odometer included. 
Rear bags available on request


Repai kit included (1 each 2 rented bikes)

Atala B Tour PVW

  • FrameAlu custom tubing, 700C, Internal routing
  • ControlsShimano Tourney SL-RS45, Revoshift, 8speed
  • BrakesShimano BR-M315, rotor SM-RT10, 180/180mm
  • MotorBosch Active MY2017 36V, 250W, Battery Powerpack 300

BBF Trekking lady

  • FameAlu Trapez
  • ControlsShimano Deore, 8-speed
  • BrakesAlu V-Brake
  • SaddleGel


Specialized Crosstrail

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully-manipulated butted tubing, IS disc mount, fender/rack mounts
  • Controls: Shimano SL-M310, RapidFire Plus, 8-speed
  • Brakes: Tektro Aries, mechanical disc, organic pads, 160mm rotor
Practical info

6 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

Bike rental available

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport included

Matera (Return from Monopoli)

GPS-tracks available

Medical and luggage travel insurance

Arrival info

The nearest airport to Matera is Bari (BRI) airport. 
The nearest airports to Monopoli is Bari (BRI) airport.

From Bari airport to Matera you can take a bus. For further information about timetables and bus tickets, click here: www.aeroportidipuglia.it

From Monopoli to Bari airport: take a train from Monopoli to Bari Centrale, then take a bus from Bari Centrale to Bari airport. For further information about timetables and tickets, click here: www.trenitalia.com | www.ferrovienordbarese.it


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