Bicycle Vacation Puglia – Cycling in Italy

Italy, what more beautiful place to visit by bike, among breathtaking views, cities of art, delicious food.
Today we present to you a fantastic destination like Puglia, little known by cyclists, wild, elegant and fascinating, cited by the international newspaper The Guardian as the one of the revelations for nature lovers.

Bike vacation in italy, discovering Puglia

Puglia is a wonderful tourist destination, known for its villages, the beautiful coast, the variety of landscapes, the tasty food.
Puglia is also famous for its temperate climate in spring and autumn, ideal periods for bike enthusiasts, with water temperatures that allow for a relaxing swim after a “ride on the bike”.

A stop for a swim? Is it a good idea?

Here are some ideas for organizing your cycling holidays in Italy.

Among the most beautiful destinations to visit by bike in Puglia for nature, history and landscapes we mention:

– Bicycle Vacation in Italy, Gargano National Park

The Gargano National Park is considered the green lung of Puglia due to its biodiversity
A cycling holiday in the Gargano National Park will allow you to visit one of the greatest varieties of landscapes in Europe concentrated in a small space.
Suffice it to say that around 90 spontaneous species of orchids grow on the Gargano in spring, a record in the world.

Cycling holiday in Puglia

Small coves overlooking the sea with crystal clear sea, mountains, plains, the two lakes of Lesina and Varano, the Umbra Forest (UNESCO site), enchanting towns full of history such as Vieste, Peschici and Monte Sant’Angelo (UNESCO site) and many others.

Rione Junno, UNESCO site in Monte Sant’Angelo

If you choose the Gargano for your cycling holiday in Puglia you will be able to count on itineraries of various levels, capable of satisfying the expectations of every type of cyclist.
It will also be possible to combine routes on asphalt roads with routes on white roads and/or paths.

Amazing Panorama of Mattinatella Bay, Gargano

The Gargano is a true paradise, suitable for those who love getting lost in uncontaminated nature.
The champions of the Giro d’Italia often compete on these super panoramic roads.
The Gargano was recently cited by the Guardian newspaper as “Greener breaks on Italy’s Gargano peninsula”. Discover more (click here).

One of the unique characteristics of the Gargano is due to the presence of the sea, mountains and the Umbra Forest, within a few km.
This incredible variety of landscapes will allow the use of the bike even on the hottest summer days.

The Umbra Forest in Puglia

In the Umbra Forest there are hundreds of kilometers of asphalt and/or path roads always in the shade, a stone’s throw from the sea.
Truly incredible, don’t you think?

Bicycle Vacation in Italy, Valle d’Itria

The Valle d’Itria is famous for its “enchanted” white villages.
A cycling holiday in this part of Puglia allows you to create numerous itineraries to visit these villages.

Visiting Puglia by Bike

The most famous village in the Valle d’Itria is Alberobello, famous for its trulli.
These are ancient buildings, unique in the world, present in the historic center of Alberobello (UNESCO site) and in the countryside of the Valle d’Itria.
The characteristic of these typical houses is the limestone with roofs made of dry-laid slabs, without the use of cementitious materials.

Bike tours in Puglia, customizable for individuals or groups

Contact us on +39 328/9559567 (WhatsApp) and it will be possible to organize fully customizable tours for individuals and small groups, with a guide or in self-guided mode (supported by our GPX tracks).

Join our fun group tours

We have agreements with Bike Friendly accommodation facilities, functional for your cycling holiday in order to make your stay relaxing and pleasant. Contact us, we’ll take care of the rest!

The Services offered to our customers for cycling holidays

  • Rental and delivery of MTB, E-Bike and other types of bikes;
  • Mobile workshop for assistance;
  • Luggage transport between hotels;
  • Shuttle service to/from the airport, bus and train stations;
  • Accessories included in the rental such as helmet, safety kit, safety padlock;
  • Accessories not included (to be ordered separately) such as roof racks, waterproof bags, child seats and much more;

If you have other needs, don’t delay in contacting us and we will be happy to help you, here is the contact +39 328/9559567 (WhatsApp)

Bike itinerary in Puglia, discovering UNESCO sites

This bike itinerary includes the discovery of the UNESCO sites of Puglia, supported by an expert guide.
It is a program totally flexible and customizable.

– Day 1

Arrival at Bari airport and shuttle to the Itria Valley.
Luggage delivery to the hotel and cycling among the Trulli with itinerary Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello (UNESCO site).
Overnight in the Valle d’Itria.

Trulli of Alberobello, UNESCO site

– Day 2

Shuttle service to arrive on the Gargano, luggage delivery to Monte Sant’Angelo (UNESCO site) and afternoon tour of Bosco Quarto, Sitizzo valley with return to Monte Sant’Angelo.

Bosco Quarto and Sitizzo

We will cycle in an area famous for the production of cheese and wheat, which is used to produce artisanal pasta of the highest quality.

The cave of San Michele Arcangelo

Ovenight is in Monte Sant’Angelo, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the South Italy, famous for its Basilica of San Michele, the place where the apparitions of San Michele Arcangelo took place.
Discover Monte Sant’Angelo (click here).

– Day 3

Route of the Monte Sant’Angelo – Manfredonia – Mattinata route with stay in Mattinata.
The route is panoramic and reaches numerous coves, as well as allowing a visit to the Daunian necropolis of Monte Saraceno.

Historical naturalistic route of Monte Saraceno

The overnight stay is in Mattinata, the city of oil and orchids. Discover Mattinata (click here).

– Day 4

Route of the coastal route from Mattinata to Vieste with overnight and luggage transport in Vieste.
It is a coast with breathtaking panoramic views, faraglioni, not to be missed.

Breathtaking panorama of the Gargano

The overnight stay is in Vieste, the pearl of the Gargano, famous for the trabucchi, the giants on the sea.
Trabucchi are ancient fishing machines, still functioning today.
You can decide to take part in a fishing trip if you want.

Vieste, the pearl of the Gargano

Vieste is a town overlooking the sea, rich in history and tradition.
Discover Vieste and its secrets (click here)

– Day 5

Route of the Vieste, Peschici and Lake Varano.
It is a day of “coastal cycling” in which you will visit Peschici, Rodi Garganico and Lake Varano, famous for the cultivation of mussels including the famous San Michele oysters.

Lake Varano and mussel cultivation

The overnight stay is in Cagnano Varano, famous for its lake and the San Michele cave.

– Day 6

Route of the section from Cagnano Varano to Monte Sant’Angelo.
This is a stage with continuous ups and downs. In the middle of the route you will be able to enter the Umbra Forest, whose name derives from shadow. Discover the Umbra Forest (click here).

The beech woods of the Umbra Forest

It is a UNESCO site forest, dominated by beech forests up to 50 meters high.
The day ends in Monte Sant’Angelo where there will be transport of luggage and overnight stay.

The Basilica of San Michele (UNESCO site)

– Day 7

Visit to Monte Sant’Angelo (UNESCO site) and shuttle to Bari airport.
The seventh day may include a shuttle and a view of Castel del Monte (UNESCO site) and then continue to Bari airport

The tour can depart from/to Foggia airport or from other points, all with maximum flexibility.

This is just one example of the many tours that can be built together, starting from the customer’s requests.
It will be possible to organize road tours and mixed routes on white roads and/or paths.

Puglia, Land of food and wine excellence

Puglia is famous for its many food and wine excellences.
During the bike tours you can visit farms, cellars and oil mills and taste excellent wines and EVO oil.
Puglia is famous for the production of fruit and vegetables, some of which grow wild.
These are at the center of the typical Apulian diet, good and healthy.

Orecchiette and cime di rapa

A Bicycle vacation in Italy in Puglia will also allow you to taste 0 km excellences such as fresh and mature cheeses (Caciocavallo podolico del Gargano, Burrate, Stracciatella, etc.), cured meats (among all Martina’s capocollo) and fine meats, coming from grazing animals.

Tasting of typical 0 KM products

Exceptional typical products abound, even better after a nice ride in nature.
See you in Puglia, at a slow pace, that of 2 wheels.
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Other options to add for your cycling holidays in Puglia

Puglia offers numerous possibilities for activities immersed in nature.
You can decide to integrate the itineraries of your cycling holidays with visits to farms, oil mills and cellars or take part in one of the many tours.

Fishing on the Trabucco on the Gargano

In addition, you will be able to take part in numerous experiences, among which we mention Fishing on the Trabucco, an ancient fishing machine made of wood that is still functional.
Discover the many other proposals you can take part in and set off on your cycling holidays (click here).

It will also be possible to take part in individual stages of the planned itineraries and/or create new, personalized ones.
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