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Puglia, the heel of the boot

Day by Day

DAY PROGRAM (with highlights) NIGHT
1 Arrival in Bari Airport or Train station
Van transfer to Matera (journey time 1 hr)
Matera
2 Guided walking tour of 'I Sassi di Matera' (@ 2.30 hrs)
Unesco Heritage site
Matera
3 1st ride: Matera-Fasano 75km - 600mts tot climb
Le Murge, Gioia del Colle, Noci
Fasano
4

2nd ride: Fasano-Alberobello-Fasano 64km - 700mts tot climb
Itria Valley, stroll among the 'Trulli' in Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cisternino

Fasano
5 3rd stage: Fasano-Ostuni-Fasano 58km - 400mts tot climb
walking tour of Ostuni 'la Città Bianca'
Adriatic Coast: Roman ruins of Egnatia, Torre Canne, Villanova Castle
Fasano
6

4th stage: Fasano-Cellino S.Marco 80km - 400mts tot climb
drive to Otranto (60k)
wine taste and walking tour in Lecce
Ceglie Messapica, Francavilla Fontana, Oria

Otranto
7 5th stage: Otranto-S.Maria di Leuca 53k - 800mts tot climb
return by van
walking tour of Otranto
Salento Coast: Porto Badisco, S.Cesarea Terme, Castro Marina
 
Otranto
8 Van transfer to Bari Airport (journey time 2.30 hrs) - Departure
Total riding distance: 330km, 66km/day - tot climb 2900mts, 600mts/day

 

Puglia Biketour: cycling among the olive trees