Walking in Puglia

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5 Based on 8 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20480
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lecce, Italy
  • Ends Matera, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • View the red earth of Salento and olive groves by the sea
  • Discover Lecce and its historic centre, and the seaside town of Otranto
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage trulli of Alberobello and the Sassi of Matera
  • Stay in atmospheric hand picked hotels and guesthouses
Starting in Lecce and ending in Matera, the "Walking In Puglia" trip is a guided walking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Otranto, Locorotondo, Valle D'Itria and 4 other destinations in Italy. "Walking In Puglia" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Discover the historic heel of Italy on this walk from Lecce to Matera. Puglia is a land forged in history by a mixture of civilisations and cultures. This enriching walking trip combines archaeological and architectural treasures, with hiking through valleys and along coastal paths surrounded by landscapes of red earth, olive groves and vineyards. See the unique dry stone cottages known as Trulli in intriguing Alberobello and the cave houses known as Sassi in Matera. Explore the enchanting maze of narrow streets in the 'white city' Ostuni, the seaside village of Otranto facing the Adriatic and visit the elegant Baroque city of Lecce.
  • Day 1 : Arrival in Lecce for sightseeing in Salento's Baroque style regional capital
  • Day 2 : Visit Otranto and hike along the Adriatic coastline, overnight in Lecce (4hrs)
  • Day 3 : Transfer to the charming whitewashed hilltop village of Ostuni, explore on foot (2hrs)
  • Day 4 : Explore the countryside of Ostuni, transfer to Alberobello, renowned for its 'trulli' (3hrs)
  • Day 5 : Discover the Itria Valley and Locorotondo (3.5hrs)
  • Day 6 : Transfer to Matera, guided visit of the 'Sassi' area (2hrs)
  • Day 7 : Hike to discover the Murgia plateau and its 8th century rock churches (3hrs)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
  • 5 nights in charming B&Bs or 3 star hotels and 2 nights in a typical Trullo (subject to availability) on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €10-15)
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Private transfers as noted (public transportation is not included)
  • Sassi Matera entry and guided visit, tasting of typical products
  • Information pack including route notes and maps per room booked (by email), GPS Tracks are available
  • Luggage transfer (max 20 kg pp) except on Day 3 from Lecce to Ostuni, when you take your luggage with you on the train
  • Wine and product tasting at Alberobello
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Lecce and from Matera
  • Meals not listed as included
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide - this is a self guided walking holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included, Public transportation (train and bus) allow €40
  • Hotel taxes (allow EUR10-15)
  • Optional arrival transfer Brindisi airport to Lecce, optional return transfers between Lecce and Otranto
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Printed documents - supplement applies
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 26 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Great accommodation, transfers worked very well (always on time and as notified)
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 18 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent accommodation and transport arrangements
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 13 2024
5 - Excellent
Loved our trek through Puglia. Easy walking and comprehensive directions. Accommodation was superb - thank you!
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 17 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We enjoyed our self-guided Walking in Puglia trip with lots of memorable scenery and sights. The majority of accommodation was good with perhaps Ostuni needing some reassessment. The trip organisation was very good with baggage... 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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Puglia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 03 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 October 2024, a deposit of 194 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in Puglia 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 Walking in Puglia 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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