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Puglia Family Bike + Adventure Tour

A Beachside Haven Hidden in Italy's Heel

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,695Collection: Family, +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle along Italy’s most stunning coastal road to the village of Tricase Porto for a lunch of fresh seafood and a dip in the sea
  • Visit the garden with a local chef to gather ingredients for a hands-on cooking class
  • Snorkel the glittering Mediterranean Sea from a private boat in the picturesque environs of Polignano
  • Pedal to Alberobello for lunch served in our friend Mimmo’s trullo—a UNESCO-listed conical stone dwelling unique to Puglia
  • Spend three nights in a boutique resort in the heart of the verdant 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 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: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 771 feet / 235 meters
    Shorter Option: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 597 feet / 182 meters
    Accommodations: 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 a longer, more challenging ride to the lighthouse and sanctuary at the southeastern tip of Italy. This evening 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: 846 feet / 258 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 2,034 feet / 620 meters
    Accommodations: 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 and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. Work up an appetite and savor freshly pulled local mozzarella at lunch, then transfer north to the Val d’Itria to check into our final hotel. The design of the property is anchored by its restored trulli, the conical stone structures unique to Puglia. Meet the chef this evening for an immersive cooking class, highlighting the flavors of Southern Italy. Later, throw off your aprons and sample the fruits of your labor while dining al fresco on the stunning grounds.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Otranto
    Accomplished: Kayaking; snorkeling
    Accommodations: Ottolire Resort

  • Day 4

    Locorotondo and Alberobello

    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 lends themselves to our signature high-speed scavenger hunt. Then continue riding to Alberobello where we’ll meet our friend Mimmo to learn about the trulli. We’ll savor a home-made lunch cooked by his mother and served in their private garden. After lunch opt to head straight back to the hotel to enjoy the pool or challenge yourself with a longer ride.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Alberobello, Locorotondo
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 886 feet / 270 meters
    Longer Option: 27 miles / 43 km, elevation gain: 1,624 feet / 495 meters
    Accommodations: Ottolire Resort

  • Day 5

    Polignano and Monopoli

    This morning we’ll head to Polignano, one of Puglia’s most picturesque seaside villages. Board a private boat bound for our favorite snorkeling spot, stealing glimpses back at Polignano’s whitewashed dwellings perched on the sea cliffs. After a morning on the water, tuck into the port of Monopoli for lunch, then explore the town’s tantalizing warren of narrow streets. After lunch, opt to spend the afternoon at the beach or take a final bike ride, following the coast back to the hotel. This evening we gather at our favorite local masseria (fortified farmhouse) for a final Pugliese feast.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Polignano, Monopoli, Savelletri
    Optional Ride: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 1,834 feet / 559 meters
    Accommodations: Ottolire Resort

  • Day 6

    Goodbye to Puglia

    After breakfast, use your last morning in Puglia for a leisurely stroll on the grounds or a morning swim. Your guides will then transfer you to the Bari Airport and send you off 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
Younger Travelers
  • This itinerary is designed with children age 9 and older in mind. The itinerary can be customized for your family’s needs. 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 are provided to all children on tour

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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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Synapse 2 RLE

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Included in trip price

Quick 1 Disc

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Included in trip price

Roadmachine AMP TWO

Manufacturer: BMC

Type: Road E-Bike

$400 supplement, subject to availability

Turbo Vado SL 4.0

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid E-Bike

Included in trip price

Street Kids

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Kids

Included in trip price

Quick 3

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Included in trip price