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Puglia Family Bike + Adventure Tour

A Beachside Haven Hidden in Italy's Heel

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price from: $3,995Collection: Family, +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle along Italy’s most stunning coastal road to the village of Tricase Porto
  • 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 right where it’s made at a local farmhouse
  • Explore the beachy coast and sea caves during a snorkeling and kayaking excursion
  • Ride horses at sunset through the countryside near Otranto

Eat

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

Drink

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

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Puglia

    Our guides meet you at the Brindisi airport and transfer you to the enchanting seaport of Otranto where our adventure begins. After we cover the essentials at a safety talk and bike fitting, we’ll set out for our first ride. As you pedal past endless olive groves, you’ll quickly understand why Puglia is the biggest olive oil-producing region in Italy. After passing through a series of small towns, our ride leads us back to the coast. Swim to your heart’s content in the bright, clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, then get settled into our elegant hotel which was once a monastery. Tonight we’ll experience the famous local flavor during our first Pugliese dinner.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Otranto, Minervino, Uggiano la Chiesa
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 165 meters
    Shorter Option: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 85 meters
    Accommodations: Masseria Tenuta Centoporte

  • Day 2

    Sea Coast, Sanctuaries, and Seafood

    Today we ride on one of Europe’s most stunning coastal roads punctuated by breathtaking views of cliffs, bays, and the endless sea. Pass through fishing villages like Porto Badisco and Santa Cesarea Terme and explore sea caves before stopping for lunch at our friend’s seaside restaurant. Dive into the Adriatic for a swim or opt to take an additional ride back to Otranto. This afternoon, experience the Pugliese countryside as it has been seen for centuries: on horseback. Gallop off at sunset, then head into Otranto this evening for dinner on your own. Your guides will be happy to recommend their favorite local restaurants for a special family dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Porto Badisco, Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro, Tricase Porto
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 281 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 544 meters
    Accommodations: Masseria Tenuta Centoporte

  • Day 3

    Exploring the Sea

    Trade your pedals for a paddle on today’s kayaking adventure. We begin near Otranto, exploring the rocky coastline dotted with sea caves. After a lunch break ashore, return to the sheltered waters for an afternoon snorkeling expedition then transfer north to Alberobello, famous for its unique conical stone buildings called trulli. We’re greeted by our friend Mimmo and his family who welcome us to stay in their renovated trullo at the heart of the historic town center and serve us a home-cooked meal highlighting the best of Southern Italian hospitality.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Otranto, Alberobello
    Accomplished: Kayaking; snorkeling
    Accommodations: Trulli e Puglia

  • Day 4

    Mazes and Masserie

    Back on our bikes, we ride through the whitewashed Itria Valley on quiet country lanes to the village of Locorotondo. The picturesque, narrow streets are a real-life labyrinth that lend themselves to our signature high-speed scavenger hunt. Once you’ve found the treasure, we move on to the town of Cisternino. Lunch is served at a traditional rosticceria, a combination butcher shop and restaurant that is a beloved Italian experience in itself. After lunch, keep riding or opt for a lift in the shuttle to our final farmhouse hotel. Our hosts Filippo and Laura are passionate about local agricultural traditions and organic farming, making them the perfect teachers for our cooking class. We’ll pick fresh produce from the garden, mill our own flour, then dine on the fruits of our labor!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Alberobello, Locorotondo, Cisternino
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 159 meters
    Longer Option: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 228 meters
    AccommodationsMasseria Salamina

  • Day 5

    Mozzarella and Ostuni

    No trip to Puglia is complete without a taste of fresh-pulled mozzarella. Head straight to the source at our friend’s farmhouse to see how mozzarella is made, then sample the fresh cheese while it is still warm. Once we’ve had our fill, we head to the nearby hilltown of Ostuni, known as the “White City” for its idyllic bleached-white architecture. Eat lunch inside the city walls, then spend the afternoon as you choose—either take a final bike ride back to the masseria or head to the beach at nearby Coastal Dunes Park. This evening, we toast to our final night together over a Pugliese feast.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Ostuni, Dune Costiere
    Optional Ride: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 74 meters
    AccommodationsMasseria Salamina

  • Day 6

    Goodbye to Puglia

    After breakfast, use your last morning in Puglia for a leisurely stroll on the masseria grounds, a morning swim, or a trip to the beach. Your guides will then transfer you back to Brindisi and send you off to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

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

Younger Travelers
  • This tour is recommended for children age 9 and older
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 7 years old to ride their own bike; trailers and tag-along bikes are available for younger children
  • Safety triangles provided to all children on tour
  • Must be 7 years old to participate in horseback riding, kayaking, and snorkeling
Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Rome or Brindisi, Italy
Pick-Up Location: 10:30am at the Brindisi Airport

Depart

Airport City: Rome or Brindisi, Italy
Drop-Off Location: 11:15am at the Brindisi Airport

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • 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 wines with every meal

Gear

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

Support

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

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