CYCLING HOLIDAYS IN ALBEROBELLO: WHY VISIT APULIA BY BIKE?
Apulia Bike Tours offers cycle trips from Matera to Lecce and in the Itria Valley, discovering nature, culture and food.
Thanks to its huge cultural and artistic heritage, its coast and crystal clear sea, its extraordinary food and wine tradition, its heterogeneous landscape and pretty small villages, Apulia is really waiting to be discovered.
A trip to Apulia is a fantastic experience, but by bicycle it becomes an unforgettable adventure!
A ride along the dry-stone walls, surrounded by olive trees and trulli, or along the coast, breathing the scents of the sea, evokes intense emotions.
Authentic Puglia has to be experienced slowly and a cycling tour is the best thing to doo in order to see places from a different perspective and explore the hidden and less known corners.
The Apulian white towns bike tour is exactly this: a dive into the Itria Valley to explore Alberobello, the "Capital of trulli" and Ostuni, passing through Locorotondo, land of great wines, and Cisternino, home of the typical butcher shops specialized in roasted meat.
However, the recommended itinerary is definitely the bike tour from Matera to Lecce, available in 9 day version via Manduria, hometown of the famous Primitivo red wine, and a shorter 8 day version.
Starting in Basilicata from Matera, well-known for its 'Sassi' (cave dwellings), this trip passes through Alberobello and the Itria Valley in order to reach Ostuni, the 'white city', and then go southwards to the Salento area: here the ride continues along the Ionian and Adriatic coasts, crossing Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca and Otranto, and finishing in Lecce, 'The Florence of the South', characterized by a peculiar architectural style known as 'Lecce Baroque'.
So, why a cycling holiday in Apulia? Because a bike trip is the perfect combination of exercise and discovery, because it is a form of sustainable and responsible tourism that offers emotions and a lot of fun, because Apulia is mostly flat, so perfect to visit by bike.
And, last but not least, because riding a bicycle everyday will allow you to indulge in the delicious local food and wine.
Further information ---> www.apuliabiketours.com