Cycling Puglia & Matera

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5 Based on 58 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7763
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Matera, Italy
  • Ends Lecce, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Ride from the stunning Unesco town of Matera
  • Enjoy gentle cycling through olive groves and past conical trulli houses
  • Sample fine seafood and wine from the Salento coast
  • Stay in accommodation bursting with character
The "Cycling Puglia & Matera" tour starts from Matera and ends in Lecce. It is a bicycle trip that takes 8 days taking you through Gallipoli, Lecce, Avetrana and 4 other destinations in Italy. "Cycling Puglia & Matera" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

Cycle the captivating region of Puglia, riding through olive groves and along the winding coast to stay in some of the most spectacular cities and towns in Italy. The adventure begins in the cave town of Matera, officially in the Basilicata region and beloved by film directors for its ancient beauty, before progressing to the fairytale trulli houses of Alberobello, the White City of Ostuni, and seaside Gallipoli. It ends in Lecce, known as the Florence of the South for its extraordinary collection of baroque landmarks.  
  • Day 1: Start Matera
  • Day 2: Ride past the historic Sassi houses of Matera before heading to Alberobello
  • Day 3: Cycle through the lush Valle d'Itria, past the fairytale trulli houses to the hilltop town of Ostuni
  • Day 4: Ride through quaint villages and country lanes to a typical masseria (renovated farmhouse) where we spend the night
  • Day 5: Cycle to the coast and swim in the crystal-clear sea before continuing towards Gallipoli with its old town on a rocky island
  • Day 6: Head towards the Adriatic Sea and the ancient town of Otranto
  • Day 7: Continue along the shoreline to the beautiful baroque city of Lecce
  • Day 8: End Lecce
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local city taxes (approximately €10)
  • E-bike hire
5 - Excellent
Based on 58 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 19 2024
5 - Excellent
Fantastic Trip
A superb cycling adventure in Puglia in hot and sunny weather in June 2024. Our leader Manni was excellent in every way making sure everyone had a wonderful trip and was kept safe at all times. Mostly quiet undulating back... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 07 2024
4 - Very Good
Cycle Puglia and Matera
Overall very enjoyable trip
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 07 2024
5 - Excellent
Cycling Puglia and Matera
Excellent tour through the heel of Italy's boot. Beautiful scenery cycling on country lanes, coastlines and walled cities. Delicious food and wine along the way.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 21 2024
5 - Excellent
Enchanting Puglia
A most charming part of Italy, well worth exploring by bike. Passing through picturesque villages and ancient towns laden with history, every place has something unique to offer. Architecturally impressive churches, cathedrals... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling Puglia & Matera tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling Puglia & Matera tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Cycling Puglia & Matera tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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