Puglia – Matera

PUGLIA - MATERA

WHERE NATURE PERFECTLY MERGES WITH CULTURE

7-8 Days Open Scheduling Apr 10 - 27 / Sept 30 - Nov 15

The heel of Italy’s boot

Puglia is also known as the heel of Italy’s boot, thanks to its shape characterized by its marvellous coasts. From sandy beaches to rocky shores, Puglia has many different landscapes that overlook both Ionian and Adriatic seas. But its nature also stirs with historical buildings from churches to Trulli, which allow people to combine sport, relax and culture.

The Sassi of Matera

A unique city on the Basilicata’s mountains characterized by its ancient buildings that bring back memories of their people culture. Matera achieved UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status and has been signed as one of the 2019 European Capitals of Culture, thanks to its fascinating and breathtaking landscape.

The Fascinating Puglia

Arrival at Bari airport, then transfer to Ostuni and cycle tour to Ceglie Massapica. The journey will continue to Alberobello, famous for its singular stone houses called Trulli. Then moving to Monopoli and lastly to Polignano a Mare by bike.

Professional Guide

Rodolfo Massi, assisted by his staff, personally follows all cyclists pedalling with them, providing his professionalism, services and advice that come from his great experience and infinite passion for cycling.

Unique Matera

The Journey will continue moving from Puglia to enter Basilicata. After the accommodation in Matera the cycle tour will continue to Altamura, famous for its typical bread, and then back to Matera, where people will choose between bike tour or hike tour.

Easy Cycling

If you're not trained, don't worry, we might offer two bike types, choosing between mtb and racing bikes, between the lightweight carbon model (weight 11 kg) with a little help and standard e-bikes (20-23 kg) with more thrust and power.

Trip Itinerary

ROUTE CHARACTERISTICS
Flat and wavy, suitable for everyone. Wavy, climbs (5-15 km) with greater slopes.

What to eat in Puglia

Eating in Puglia is always a pleasure for the palate. Apulian cuisine is an example of cucina povera in the way that its recipes are characterized by simplicity as their ancient traditions want. Some examples are: Orecchiette with turnip tops, Barese Focaccia, Tiella with rice, potatoes and mussels, fried Panzerotti, Brasciole, Ciceri and Tria, Cartellate, Scapece, Cacioricotta puglise and Altamura’s Bread.

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