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8 Day Self-Guided Matera and The Best of Puglia Cycling Tour in Italy

Residence Casal Nuovo, Matera, Matera Province, Basilicata, Italy

Exciting Cycling Tour in Italy

Puglia is one of the best destinations in Italy for cycling. Join this amazing cycling tour, spend two nights in Matera, another two nights in Alberobello, and one night each in Monopoli, Ostuni, and Lecce, and enjoy the beautiful Italian landscape which is a perfect setting for your cycling activities. The beautiful Italian culture will surely take your breath away, with UNESCO sites, charming towns, and mesmerizing buildings.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Mostly asphalt
  • Starts in: Matera
  • Ends in: Lecce
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally you will ride on unpaved terrain or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 248 miles / 400 kilometers
  • Type of bike: Road bike, hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 100 EUR per bike
  • Private tour
  • Minimum 2 participants
  • Maximum 15 participants


  • Bike rental included
  • Luggage transfer provided
  • GPS Garmin Navigator and phone assistance
  • Visit Matera, Alberobello, Monopoli, Ostuni, and Lecce
  • Welcome briefing meeting and bike fitting
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts included


7 days with instruction
Group size: 2-15 participants
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You will be accommodated in the best beautiful four-star hotels, located in the old center of the towns or really close to it. You will stay in Matera for two nights, Alberobello for two nights, and Monopoli, Ostuni, and Lecce for one night each.


You will spend two nights in Matera, two nights in Alberobello, and one night in each Monopoli, Ostuni, and Lecce. You will also get to see Polignano.

The baggage transfer service will help you ride light and you will find your bags directly at your accommodation. They move the luggage in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. To move the luggage they use a private vehicle. They can also deliver bicycles. In this case, you must inform Puglia in Movimento in advance.


You will see Matera (UNESCO site) which will be the capital of European culture in 2019, then the best towns of Puglia, like Alberobello (UNESCO site famous for its trulli), Polignano with its beautiful balconies at 30 meters above sea level, the old center of Monopoli, a real jewel, Ostuni, called the white city on the hill, and Lecce, named the Florence of South Italy.


During the tour, you will be provided with daily breakfasts.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

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

What's included

  • Bike rental (Specialized brand)
  • Luggage transfer
  • GPS Garmin Navigator
  • Phone assistance
  • Welcome briefing meeting and bike fitting
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare

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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This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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