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Coastal Towns & Villages Self-Guided Tour (7 Nights)

Tour code: PUG7A

Tour Overview

This is a beautiful self-guided cycling trip through the region of Puglia, a region that offers access to the freshest seafood, crowd-free open spaces, irresistible desserts and pastries, distinct wines, and the 50 million olive trees that make Puglia the world's leading producer of olive oil. Curious pointed houses dot the countryside around Puglia's bucolic, hilly central region of Valle d'Itria. These are the trulli, so peculiar to the region.

You will visit the Valle d'Itria area, whose delightful old towns, including Locorotondo, Alberobello and Martina Franca sit amongst and on top of a series of gently rolling Arcadian hills carpeted with olive groves and vineyards. To the east lie the sandy beaches of Marina di Ostuni and the fabulous Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, a naturalist's paradise combining unspoilt woods, Mediterranean maquis, several miles of sandy beach and a protected marine reserve. While there you may well come across a flock of flamingos, just one of the dozens of species of migratory birds who stop off here.

See the Regional Details page for further information on the scenery and attractions.

Trip highlights

  • A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello
  • Polignano a Mare
  • Cave of the Trullo
  • San Marco Church
  • Conversano’s Norman Castle
  • Locorotundo
  • Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve


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  • Shuttles from/to Bari or Brindisi airport or train station
  • Hotel upgrades
  • Rental of prepaid local cellular phone
  • Cooking classes

Outline Itinerary

Day Start Stay Core route Options En Route
→ km ↑ m longer shorter
1   Monopoli - - - -  
2 Monopoli Monopoli 39 313     Capitolo, Ruins and Museum Egnazia, Lamalunga Crypt
3 Monopoli Conversano 32 452     Polignano A Mare, San Vito bay, Norman castle of Conversano
4 Conversano Alberobello 41 549     Cave of the Trullo, Putignano, Noci
5 Alberobello Alberobello 48 559     San Marco Church, Locorotondo, Basilica di San Martino
6 Alberobello Ostuni 42 492     Norman tower of Cisternino, Sanctuary of Saint Oronzo
7 Ostuni Ostuni 41 390     Madonna della Grata church, Carovigno, Ceglie Messapica

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
Basic cost per person sharing 795*
Single accommodation supplement (if applicable) 225
Optional Costs
Bicycle rental Hybrid 135
Road 205

Carbon Road Bike 265

E-Bike 265
luggage transfers Total for one or two people 275
Each additional person 20
Pannier rental per pair 25

* Prices for solo travellers are on request

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