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Apulia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast
Apulia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast
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Duration :
7 days
Cycling days :
 5
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period:
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct Nov
Code:
ITBT230
Families Gastronomy Nature Seacoast
price from € 566
Apulia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast
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Apulia & Basilicata: Matera, Alberobello & the coast

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

Route
Day 1: Arrival in Matera
Day 2: Cycle from Matera to Gioia del Colle (40 km)
Day 3: From Gioia del Colle to Alberobello (35 km)
Day 4: Alberobello Loop via Locorotondo ( 50 km)
Day 5: Cycle from Alberobello to Monopoli (35 km)
Day 6: Monopoli loop via Egnazia (44 km)
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 (40 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).

 

Day 3:     From Gioia del Colle to Alberobello (35 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.

 

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.

 

Day 5:    Cycle from Alberobello to Monopoli (35 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.

 

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!

 

Day 7:    Arrivederci Monopoli!

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

 

prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from March 1 till November 25.


Price pp
Single room, breakfast 2020-03-01 - 2020-03-26 777.98
2020-03-27 - 2020-05-26 794.00
2020-05-27 - 2020-06-25 816.02
2020-06-26 - 2020-07-21 831.98
2020-09-01 - 2020-09-30 816.02
2020-10-01 - 2020-11-25 777.98
Double room, breakfast 566.00
Season surcharges
2020-03-27 - 2020-05-26 15.00
2020-05-27 - 2020-06-25 39.00
2020-06-26 - 2020-07-21 54.00
2020-09-01 - 2020-09-30 39.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 38.00
Ebike 135.00
Extra services
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
accommodation

Matera - Hotel Sassi

Alberobello - Hotel Cuor di Puglia

Monopoli - Albergo diffuso Monopoli

Bikes
Bell

Bell is included


Pannier

Package holder on request


Atala B Tour PVW

  • Frame: Alu custom tubing, 700C, Internal routing
  • Crankset: FSA Metropolis, chain ring 18T
  • Transmission: Shimano Acera
  • Controls: Shimano Tourney SL-RS45, Revoshift, 8speed
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-M315, rotor SM-RT10, 180/180mm
  • Motor: Bosch Active MY2017 36V, 250W, Battery Powerpack 300

BBF Trekking lady

  • Fame: Alu Trapez
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore Triple
  • Transmission: Shimano Deore, 24-speed
  • Controls: Shimano Deore, 8-speed
  • Brakes: Alu V-Brake
  • Fork: Custom Suntour V-Brake
  • Saddle: Gel

 

 

Specialized Crosstrail

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully-manipulated butted tubing, IS disc mount, fender/rack mounts
  • Crankset: Specialized Stout, forged alloy, 48/38/28T, w/ chainguard
  • Transmission: Shimano Altus, 8-speed
  • Controls: Shimano SL-M310, RapidFire Plus, 8-speed
  • Brakes: Tektro Aries, mechanical disc, organic pads, 160mm rotor
  • Fork: Custom SR Suntour i-NEX, custom Multi-Circuit Damping, custom coil spring weights, 63mm travel, hydraulic lockout, preload adjust, 1-1/8? steerer, alloy lowers, Hi-Ten 28mm stanchions, post disc mount
practical info

6 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

Matera (Return from Monopoli)

GPS-tracks available

Touroperating

S-Cape Countryside Travels srl
Via dei Giraldi 8R
50122 Firenze FI
VAT No. 05227330486

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