|Self-guided trip: Starts any day year-round in 2017
3 nights/4 days
Daily mileage: From 49 km (30 miles) to 61 km (38 miles) on easy terrain
Trip starts from Bari and ends in Brindisi
Accommodation in 3- or 4-star properties
From per person sharing a double room
A minimum of 2 riders is required for this trip
A Short Escape in Apulia: From Bari to Brindisi — 3 nights/4 days
|Day 1: Arrival in Bari
Arrive in Bari at the time of your choosing. History lovers may wish to pass their time in Bari Vecchia, the old medieval town center. We recommend arriving before dinner so you can kick off your tour with a taste of Bari’s renowned cuisine.
|Day 2: Bari — Alberobello (61 km/38 miles, 709 meters/2,326 ft of climbing)
After your briefing and bike outfitting this morning, the countryside of Apulia awaits you! You'll ride past the groves of olive trees to Conversano, an ancient town dominated by a castle fortress. Since this is a self-guided tour, you can stop to explore if you’d like, or ride on to Castellana Grotte, an impressive network of caves. You’ll conclude your ride through nature in Alberobello, one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Its trulli — huts with conical roofs — are what earns the city its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.
|Day 3: Alberobello — Ostuni (49 km/30 miles, 644 meters/2,113 ft of climbing)
Ride up to the old section of Albero called Rione Monti, where over a thousand trulli are clustered. Then it’s time to wheel through the Itria Valley. Locorotondo, one of Italy’s ‘most beautiful villages’ is home to more trulli, but it’s best known for its unusual circular city center and the local white wine. Cisternino, another village, is covered with various piazzas offering unsurpassed views of the countryside. Martina Franca is the last village on the route — make sure to save enough camera battery for the old town center! Or, if you prefer to pedal straight to Ostuni, the hilltop citadel and dramatic coastal views will be waiting for you.
|Day 4: Ostuni — Brindisi (59 km/37 miles, 262 meters/860 ft of climbing) and Departure
Say arrivederci to Ostuni as you set out on a scenic cycling route to Carovigno and San Vito dei Normanni, two towns boasting azure shorelines and imposing castles. Pedal on through olive groves to Torre Guaceto, a World Wildlife Fund nature reserve along the coast. Truly a safe haven (it’s accessible only by bike or on foot!), it’s the perfect place for sunbathing or swimming. Dry off in the sunshine and ride to Brindisis, where your luggage will be waiting for you at the railway station.
|Booking & Pricing|
|From 305 euros per person sharing a double room
Two options are available for this trip:
Option A: 3 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
Option A+: 3 nights in 4-star hotels
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