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5 Days Relaxed Cycling Holiday in Salento, Italy
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Leisure Cycling Holiday Italy

Apulia On Bike offers bicycle lovers the discovery of the suggestive Apulian landscapes, offering the opportunity to experience unforgettable moments in contact with the most uncontaminated nature. The tours of about 50 kilometers each offer a journey through the enchanting historical-cultural-landscape views of Salento and the Costa Otranto Regional Natural Park - Santa Maria di Leuca and Bosco di Tricase. Pedaling along the Apulian districts, it turns to discover the architectural beauties typical of the territory and breathtaking landscapes that can offer moments of absolute leisure and relaxation.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Hilly, mostly flat
  • Starts and ends in: Cerfignano in Santa Cesarea Terme(LE)
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 87 Miles / 140 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: CityBike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 30 EUR per week

Highlights

  • 3 days of cycling
  • City bike rental with helmet and under helmet
  • Cycle through three different routes in Salento and Panacea
  • Daily delicious breakfast, snack and dinner
  • Free Fitobios supplements
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Injury insurance

Styles


3 cycling days in Italian
The organizer also speaks: English, German
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

The Panacea Residence B & B is located in Cerfignano (a hamlet of Santa Cesarea Terme) just two kilometers from the sea, surrounded by olive trees, in a large and rich garden of about 14,000 square meters, which will be the natural setting for your stay with numerous variety of plants, fruit trees lovingly looked after by the owners, who for years are dedicated to organic cultivation and handpicking.

The rooms, surrounded by nature, are equipped with all comforts. Each room opens onto a patio table and chairs, sink and clothesline.

Program

Route 1

  • Departure 10 a.m. from Panacea Residence B & B.
  • You will travel about 50 kilometers.
  • Head towards “Santa Cesare Terme” and, after passing through its center, you will cover about 16 kilometers of coastal road during which it will be possible to enjoy a breathtaking view, and in particular of the famous and suggestive cave “Zinzulusa”.
  • Then visit the village of “Castro” and its port, the “cala dell’Acquaviva” until you get to “Tricase Porto”, where you will stop for a break immersed in a beautiful marine scenery.
  • Continue away from the coast until you reach “Tricase centro” where you will visit the most characteristic part of the village. You will continue for about eight kilometers inland, you will reach the village of “Andrano” and will head again towards the sea.
  • You will travel the last kilometers to return to the facility.

Route 2

  • Departure 10 a.m. from Panacea Residence B & B.
  • You will travel about 50 kilometers.
  • In the first part of the route, characterized by an evocative panorama of ancient olive trees and the typical Salento countryside, you will skip the town of “Uggiano” and then reach, through typical streets, the town of “Otranto”, the most eastern municipality in Italy, famous for the turquoise waters and the wonderful white sand beaches.
  • After a break, covering eight kilometers, you will reach the “Alimini lakes” where you can admire one of the most evocative landscapes of Puglia.
  • Continue for about 25 kilometers along the jagged coastline, surrounded by the sea, the towers and the Mediterranean scrub, until you reach “Porto Badisco”, a town known for its small harbor and its crystal clear waters.
  • You will travel the last 11 kilometers to return to the facility.

Route 3

  • Departure 10 a.m. from Panacea Residence B & B.
  • You will travel about 40 kilometers.
  • Cycle along the typical narrow streets of the Salento countryside, characterized by an evocative panorama of ancient olive trees, to reach the town of “Porto Badisco”, famous for its small harbor and crystal clear waters.
  • You will stop for a break and then leave again for “Santa Cesarea Terme”.
  • Pedal again along the coast road until you reach the town of “Castro” and then head towards the hinterland, plunging back into the Salento
  • countryside, and then return to the structure.

Tour information

Each tour starts from Panacea Residence B & B. On the day of arrival at the property, you will be welcomed by the owner of the structure, Mario, and his staff. After the accommodation in the room, the owner of Apulia on Bike, Daniele, will meet you in the breakfast room to show you more closely the characteristics of the bike tours and to deliver gadgets and security guards.

The bikes

320 FS Alivio Disk 27S (Man)

  • Frame: Alu 6061 Hydroformed
  • Fork: Suntour alu NEX lock out 700c
  • Transmission: Shimano Alivio 27s
  • Crankset: Suntour XCM 48-36-26
  • Brakes: Shimano BRM315 Disk
  • Rims: Raxe TL 20 disk
  • Covers: TRK 700×38
  • Sizes: 48 / 52
  • Colors c91 gray red
  • Weight: kg 14,800 s.p

320 FS Alivio Disk 27S (Woman)

  • Frame: Alu 6061 Hydroformed
  • Fork: Suntour alu NEX lock out 700c
  • Transmission Shimano Alivio 27s
  • Crankset: Suntour XCM 48-36-26
  • Brakes: Shimano BRM315 Disk
  • Rims: Raxe TL 20 disk
  • Covers: TRK 700×38
  • Sizes: 44 / 48
  • Colors: Grey
  • Weight: kg 14,800 s.p

Location

Puglia is an enchanting region in southern Italy. It is one of the richest places in the world for the variety of its landscapes, hilly villages, flavors, traditions, and cultures. Hundreds of kilometers of coastline are the setting for centuries-old olive groves, caves, ravines, trulli, Saracen towers and monuments.

Puglia has always been a crossroads of different cultures and today the region presents itself to its guests as an open book to be discovered. However, nature is the true protagonist, an explosion of shapes, colors and flavors throughout the year. A land that can only excite its guests.

Food

During this tour, you will be provided with daily breakfast and dinner with drinks included as well as packed snacks. Cycle tourism in Puglia also means tasting food and wine delicacies, getting to know the most ancient culinary and wine traditions, experiencing the territory through the discovery of authentic flavors that enhance the taste of the finest raw materials from the sea and the land.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Have a swim in Porto Badisco
  • Get a coffee in Castro
  • Stroll through the streets of Santa Cesarea Terme
  • Visit the cathedrals of Otranto
  • Visit the Tricase Marina and its historic center

What's included

  • 3 days of cycling
  • Services of a tourist leader
  • Predefined paths
  • City bike rental
  • Helmet and under helmet
  • Bottle
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, snacks and dinner with drinks (wine included)
  • Packed snacks
  • Free Fitobios supplements
  • Injury insurance
  • Support

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Tourist taxes

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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