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Apulia & Basilicata: Matera to the sea
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Sep Oct
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Apulia & Basilicata: Matera to the sea
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Apulia & Basilicata: Matera to the sea


Bike Tour: Apulia & Basilicata: Matera to the sea - 5 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: Cycle from Alberobello to Monopoli
Day 5: 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).

36 km, 284m ascent, 175m descent

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.

33 km, 215m ascent, 168m descent 

Day 4:    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.

 32 km, 150m ascent, 516m descent

Day 5:    Arrivederci Monopoli!

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

Prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from March 1 till November 27.

Price pp
Double room, breakfast 483.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 65.00
E-bike 100.00
Extra services
Bike helmet per piece 10.00

Bell is included


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

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 included

Matera (Return from Monopoli)

GPS-tracks available

Arrival info

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