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6 Days The White Cities Sightseeing and Cycling Holiday in Italy
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Guided Cycling Holiday Italy

Bicycle touring is the best way to get in harmony with the region of Apulia, Italy. Explore its landscapes and its cultural heritage and rural areas as the extensive network of cycling routes allows you to reach the monuments and the cultural sites with complete independence and freedom. By choosing Apulia Bike Tours, you will be in good hands with expert, local trip leaders that will guide you along the way making you discover the best of this wonderful region.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Mostly unpaved, rocky, hilly, mountainous, flat, paved, mostly flat
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day) to moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 105 miles / 170 kilometers
  • Vacation type: Leisure cycling
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent at 500 EUR


  • Scenic bike tour
  • Visit to the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto
  • Discover crafts, castles, and picturesque villages
  • Knowledgeable, English-speaking tour leader
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast


4 cycling days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 4-15 participants
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During the tour, you will be provided five nights of accommodation. On the first night, you will stay in San Vito Dei Normanni, and on the second night, you will stay in Ostuni. The third night will be spent in Alberobello, while the fourth and fifth nights will be spent back in San Vito dei Normanni.


Day 1: Arrival in San Vito Dei Normanni

You will arrive and then get transferred to San Vito Dei Normanni. Overnight stay will be at the San Vito Dei Normanni.

Day 2: San Vito dei Normanni and Carovigno (40 kilometers / 24 miles)

After breakfast, you will meet your tour leader and after the presentation of the itinerary and delivery of the bikes, you can start your tour. After a short ride through the historic center of San Vito dei Normanni with its beautiful square and castle, you will cycle towards the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto.

The reserve contains a remarkable diversity of habitats and landscapes ranging from the marine reserve inhabited by turtles, to wetlands and marshes inhabited by amphibians and birds. The area is also characterized by the presence of sandy dunes and beaches. From here, you will continue towards Carovigno.

The stage ends in Ostuni, the white city. Distance is about 40 kilometers. Overnight stay will be in Ostuni.

Day 3: Itria Valley to Alberobello (30 kilometers / 18 miles)

On this day, you will ride over the hills dominating the Itria Valley: wooded slopes, vineyards, and endless olive groves punctuated by the coned roofs of Trulli. Crossing the white town of Cisternino and Locorootondo, you will finally get to your destination: Alberobello, capital of Trulli, universally-known for the distinctive, small, dry-stone buildings with a conical roof.

You have the possibility to sleep in one of these typical houses. Distance is about 30 kilometers. Overnight stay will be in Alberobello.

Day 4: Martina Franca (40 kilometers / 24 miles)

In the morning, you will cycle first to Martina Franca, and then to Cegliie Messapica, the Apulian capital of gastronomy. You will continue this pleasant route until you reach San Vito Dei Normanni, about 40 kilometers. Overnight stay will be in San Vito dei Normanni.

Day 5: Oria and Mesagne (60 kilometers / 37 miles)

You will leave San Vito on bikes and get soon to Oria and Mesagne. Both towns are dominated by the impressive beauty of Frederick's castles. On your way back to San Vito dei Normanni, you will stop at the crypt of San Biagio, about 60 kilometers. Overnight stay will be in San Vito dei Normanni.

Day 6: Departure

This day marks the end of the tour.


This tour will be held in Italy. It will cover places including San Vito Dei Normanni, Carovigno, Torre Guaceto, Ostuni, Itria Valley, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cegliie Messapica, Oria, Mesagne, and San Biagio.


Puglia is a warm region in Southern Italy. The eastern tip of Italy, Cape of Otranto in Salento, lays about 80 kilometers off the coast of Albania. The territory is a blend of hills and plains. From Peschici to Bari, from Otranto to Vieste, from Taranto to Tremiti Islands, Puglia is a region of a thousand faces to be discovered every day.

A journey in Puglia is not only a holiday but a chance to learn the spirit, the traditions and soul of this land which is a cradle of ancient craftmanships and civilization.

Apulia, land of ancient conquest and domination knows how to win the discerning tourist with its masterpieces of architecture, palaces, villages which are among the most beautiful in Italy, scenic squares, and museums that collect its millenary history. The ancient Puglia’s art-shops saw the development of artistic movements within Renaissance and Baroque.

Nowadays, they accommodate major libraries, museums, and art galleries. In Puglia, the land of faith and shrines and cathedrals and the signs of devotion are still alive in local festivals and suggestive pageants. Puglia, land of ancient crafts, yet alive in the hearts of small villages and large cities.

Famous terracotta whistles of Rutigliano, laces of Gargano, ceramics of Grottaglie. Salento’s crafts are made with the typical local stone, wrought iron and papier mache. Apulia is a flavor of land and sea with a traditional cuisine and renowned chefs researching new tastes. Puglia, washed by the sea for 3/4, offers sandy beaches, coves and enchanting islands.


Daily breakfast is included in the cost of the tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All bike tours
  • All sightseeing tour
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bike rental (hybrid bike)
  • Luggage support
  • Transport service
  • Services of an English-speaking tour leader

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Health and luggage insurance
  • Tourist taxes
  • Everything else not listed in inclusions
  • E-bike charge for 110 EUR

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) or at Brindisi Airport (BDS).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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