8 days tour

Cycle Puglia

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Tour Leaders are quite simply the glue that holds our tours together. They are chosen for their travel experience and people skills and are thoroughly trained by Explore, widely acknowledged as some of the best training in the industry. A Tour Leader's ultimate aim is to ensure everyone is well looked after and have a fantastic trip. They are there to ensure that the tour logistics run smoothly, that health and safety is adhered to and provide comprehensive briefings at the beginning and throughout the tour.


A key facet of our responsible approach to tourism is that we encourage our groups to eat in local restaurants that prepare locally grown food. We give customers choice as to their meals and do not use rather bland and impersonal hotel restaurants or all- inclusive options 7 Breakfasts


All accommodation, activities and meals that are shown in the itinerary are included in the total cost of your trip You will also receive a complimentary transfer to and from the airport if you arrive on day 1 of the trip and depart on the last day and have provided your international flight information.


Bus, Bicycle


7 nights standard hotel

Not included:


Any visa costs, spending money and tips are not included in the trip price. You can also book extra nights’ accommodation at the beginning and end of the trip and the cost of this accommodation along with any transfers would be quoted separately.


International flights not included in the tour cost


Travel Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Cycle Puglia

  • Day 1 Day 1: Tour Starts In Altamura
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Tour Starts In Altamura

      Our trip starts in Altamura - a small town located on the Murge plateau, renowned for its cartwheel size bread, Gothic Cathedral and for the nearly intact skeleton of the Altamura Man that was found here dating back 400,000 years. Our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Bari International Airport - Karol Wojtyla (BRI), which is around 50 minute drive from the Altamura. Should you miss the welcome meeting, your Leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up. If your flight arrives earlier in the day, perhaps you might choose to Explore the old town and maybe try the local PDO-protected bread - perfect for a bruschetta!

  • Day 2 Day 2: Visit A Traditional Bakery In Altamura; Cycle South To Matera
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Visit A Traditional Bakery In Altamura; Cycle South To Matera

      Before leaving Altamura this morning, we pay a visit to a bakery for a guided visit to learn all about the local art of bread making and to taste their various products. Afterwards we head south into the wide-open countryside on remote roads, crossing grassy meadows and wheat fields as we ride to Matera. Along the way, we will enjoy marvellous panoramas of endless fields and immense blue skies dotted with small white clouds above. The remote back roads lead us to a natural balcony with commanding views before this grand emptiness subsides and literally, the first forms of civilization reappear as we approach Matera. The ancient town of the 'sassi' (stone dwellings) originates from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, thought 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 caves, and the streets in some parts of the 'sassi' are often located on the rooftops of other houses. Our total cycling distance today is approximately 30 kilometres and the route is graded as leisurely (total ascent 330 metres and descent 450 metres).

  • Day 3 Day 3: Choice Of Optional Morning Rides; Free Afternoon To Discover The Sassi Of Matera
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Choice Of Optional Morning Rides; Free Afternoon To Discover The Sassi Of Matera

      This day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the magnificent sites of Matera. Until the late 1980s, this was considered an area of poverty, since these houses were, and in most areas still are, mostly uninhabitable. Current local administration has become more tourism-orientated and has promoted regeneration with the aid of the European Union, the government, UNESCO and Hollywood with several films made here including Mel Gibson's Last Temptation of Christ. Sit down on the terrace of one of the bars for a cappuccino and soak up this magical atmosphere. Your Tour Leader will organise a guided optional ride in the morning for anyone interested and will dicuss the two options. The shorter one is a loop ride to the Torre Spagnole Belvedere with a view over the Sassi district. The longer alternative ride heads out into the countryside surrounding Matera to the San Giuliano Lake. Our total optional cycling distance today is approximately 30-40 kilometres and these routes are graded as moderate (total 300-600 metres of ascent and descent).

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 16 / Max: 85

Age range allowed for this experience.

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