Ancient History on Bikes in Puglia


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Puglia On Bikes with Ciclismo

Puglia On Bikes with Ciclismo

Cycling Around Puglia

Among their many bike tour choices in Europe, “La Bella Puglia” features a route that meanders through idyllic winelands, ancient towns, olive groves and the rugged coastline. Greek, Norman, and Arab history and architecture are on the itinerary, including three UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Baroque architecture in Lecce
  • In the Trulli region, 1,000 conical dwellings in Alberobello
  • Matera the “City of Stone” with 155 cave churches
  • Restored agricultural estate in Selva di Fasano
  • Rustic coastal town of Savelletri, white-washed town of Ostuni
  • Greek ruins in the ancient Messapian town of Egnazia

Tour leaders were born and raised in Italy and Europe and live there year-round––they are fun and passionate about showing off vera Italia, their authentic Italian culture.

Getting to know the locals on a Ciclismo bike tour of Puglia

Getting to know the locals on a Ciclismo bike tour of Puglia

Food? it is Puglia, after all

Homemade and locally sourced traditional food, from bruschetta with roasted peppers to grilled calamari to artisan cheeses, breads baked in wood-burning ovens, fresh seafood, burrata di Andria, orecchiette con le cime di rapa, minestrone di fave, roasted local lamb . . .


Your choice of a 30-speed Bianchi road bike with aluminum frame, carbon fork, and Campagnolo or Shimano Components OR an ultra-performance, 24-speed Ciclismo Classico exclusive hybrid with aluminum frame (women’s hybrid also available)

“La Bella Puglia” is 9 days June – October 2019, from $5,195 pp, athletic beginner level, lightly rolling terrain. Sag wagon? Of course! Accommodations, breakfasts, some lunches, most dinners.

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