Puglia Bike Tour

The Breadbasket of Italy: the Beginning of Something Delicious

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,695Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle along Italy’s most stunning coastal road to the lighthouse of Leuca at the tip of the Italian peninsula
  • In the UNESCO-listed town of Alberobello, visit our friend Mimmo for lunch at his family’s trullo—the conical stone dwelling unique to Puglia
  • Taste fresh mozzarella at a family-run farm
  • Take a cooking class at our friends’ masseria and learn to make orecchiette pasta
  • Sleep in a restored trullo at a hip new boutique hotel in the heart of the Valle d’Itria


Artisanal olive oils, fresh seafood, orecchiette pasta, mozzarella cheese, grilled lamb and vegetables, and hand-crafted breads


Light, refreshing whites like Fiano and powerful regional red wines including Salice Salentino and Primitivo

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Puglia

    Our guides meet you in Lecce for a transfer to the start of our Puglia tour near the enchanting seaport of Otranto. After a bike fitting and safety talk, we’ll set off on our bikes through a sea of olive trees. You’ll soon realize why Puglia is the biggest olive-producing region in Italy as you cycle through this stunning landscape. Stop in Otranto to explore the town before completing the loop back to the hotel. Tonight, head to a small winery to experience the legendary hospitality of Southern Italy during our first Pugliese dinner.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Otranto, Minervino, Uggiano la Chiesa
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 731 feet / 223 meters
    Shorter Option: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 377 feet / 115 meters
    AccommodationsPalazzo Ducale Venturi or Le Capase

  • Day 2

    Seacoast, Sanctuaries, and Seafood

    Today we’ll ride one of the most stunning coastal roads in Europe with breathtaking views of cliffs, bays, and the endless sea. Pass through fishing villages like Porto Badisco and Santa Cesarea Terme. Our destination is Leuca, a lighthouse and sanctuary that has drawn pilgrims for centuries. Here the land ends as we reach the heel of the Italian boot. This afternoon, take a swim, challenge yourself with some extra miles and stop for a seafood lunch at our friend’s restaurant overlooking a small fishing port. This evening, explore historic Otranto; your guides are happy to recommend their favorite local restaurants for dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Porto Badisco, Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro, Tricase Porto, Santa Maria di Leuca
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 49 km, elevation gain: 1,637 feet / 499 meters
    Longer Option: 60 miles / 96 km, elevation gain: 3,411 feet / 1,040 meters
    AccommodationsPalazzo Ducale Venturi or Le Capase

  • Day 3

    Locorotondo and the Valle d’Itria

    This morning we’ll transfer north to the stunning Itria Valley. Our first destination is a small farm that produces mozzarella: before we begin biking, we’ll taste some life-changing cheese and other farm-fresh products. Today’s ride takes us to the picturesque village of Locorotondo, known for its maze of white-washed streets and considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Stop for lunch at our friend Davide’s local trattoria, then ride through the rolling hills and stunning green farmland of the Valle d’Itria to our trulli hotel, created from the restoration of an abandoned rural hamlet or borgo. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool before we regroup for dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Locorotondo, Itria Valley, Cisternino
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 1,430 feet / 436 meters
    Shorter Option: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 991 feet / 302 meters
    AccommodationsBorgo Canonica

  • Day 4

    Alberobello, Mimmo, and Masserie

    Ride across the Itria Valley through pastures and vineyards, past Puglia’s trulli houses on our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello. Here, our friend Mimmo will show us around his town before inviting us to a home-cooked lunch in his family’s trullo. After lunch, transfer or cycle with spectacular views of the coast to our final hotel, a countryside masseria, or fortified farmhouse, that has been transformed into a five-star luxury resort. Tonight, we dine alongside locals at an unforgettable traditional restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Savelletri
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 1,430 feet / 436 meters
    Longer Option: 37 miles / 60 km, elevation gain: 1,797 feet / 548 meters
    Accommodations: Masseria San Domenico or Borgo Egnazia

  • Day 5

    Cooking and the Canali

    Cycle along the coast through the quaint fishing village of Savelletri, past the Roman ruins of Egnazia, and down tiny roads that wind through endless, centuries-old olive groves. We’ll visit the beautiful masseria of our friends Chiara and Filippo where we’ll taste their olive oil and prepare our own lunch at a cooking class. After lunch opt to go directly back to the hotel, or bike up the ridge for a stunning view of this colorful canvas: the bright blue Adriatic set against the rich brown and vibrant olive green hues. This evening we’ll celebrate this amazing region with a farewell dinner at our hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Savelletri, Torre Canne, ruins of Egnazia, Pezze di Greco
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 991 feet / 302 meters
    Shorter Option: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 315 feet / 96 meters
    Accommodations: Masseria San Domenico or Borgo Egnazia

  • Day 6

    Goodbye to Puglia

    After breakfast on the terrace, enjoy a stroll on the grounds of the masseria or take a morning dip in the pool, play some tennis, or visit the beach. Your guides will then transfer you to the Bari Airport as you head on to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Bari or Brindisi, Italy Pick-Up Location: Patria Palace in Lecce or Lecce Train Station Pick-Up Time: 10:45 am (Patria Palace), 11:00 am (Lecce train station)
Departure Details

Airport City: Bari, Italy Drop-Off Location: Bari Airport Drop-Off Time: 9:30 am

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2023Single Supplement From: $1,300
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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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