Those who venture to Apulia will discover centuries’ worth of riches: ancient ruins half-buried near castles, towering coastal citadels, grand palazzi, fresco-covered churches and other sunbaked stone edifices. Unique to Apulia are 9,000-year-old troglodytes and the upside down ice cream cone-like huts called trulli.
Nature has been kind to Apulia, too, which boasts pristine beaches and colorful landscapes, not to mention a hot Mediterranean climate! Olives, tomatoes, artichokes and mushrooms grown here play a huge part in the region’s popular rustic cuisine.
Riding in Apulia is fairly flat and traffic is light. Summer months can be exceedingly hot, so be prepared to carry lots of water with you on your ride.
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Located in southern Italy (also known as the heel of the boot), Apulia (Puglia in Italian) is a great destination for cyclists. Cycling in Apulia offers virtually traffic-free country roads over mostly flat terrain, some of which follow the coastline while others cover the lush inland plateaus. Apulia is considered one of the few remaining Read more…»