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Puglia Family Bike + Adventure Tour

A Beachside Haven Hidden in Italy's Heel

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $4,495Collection: Family, +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle along Italy’s most stunning coastal road to the village of Tricase Porto
  • Spend a night in Alberobello in our friend Mimmo’s trullo—a UNESCO-listed conical stone dwelling unique to Puglia
  • Taste fresh mozzarella right where it’s made at a local farmhouse
  • Snorkel through the ruins of the ancient city of Egnazia
  • Ride horses at sunset through the countryside near Otranto


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 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: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 771 feet / 235 meters
    Shorter Option: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 597 feet / 182 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 a longer, more challenging ride to the lighthouse and sanctuary at the southeastern tip of Italy. 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: 846 feet / 258 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 2,034 feet / 620 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 and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. Then, head to a local farmhouse to see how mozzarella is made and taste the fresh-pulled cheese (along with other products grown onsite) for lunch. After, we’ll 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. In the town of Cisternino, lunch is served at a traditional rosticceria, a butcher shop-and-restaurant hybrid 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: 522 feet / 159 meters
    Longer Option: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 833 feet / 254 meters
    AccommodationsMasseria Salamina or Masseria Marzalossa

  • Day 5

    Snorkeling the Ruins

    This morning, head to the city of Egnazia to explore the ruins and perfectly-preserved stretches of the Via Traiana, an ancient Roman road. But we haven’t seen the whole city yet: put on your masks and fins to snorkel around the crumbling structures submerged at Egnazia’s ancient port. Back on dry land, we’ll bike to lunch through the ancient olive trees of this coastal plain. Spend the rest of the day as you choose—either enjoying a lazy afternoon at the masseria or heading to the beach at the nearby Coastal Dunes Park. This evening, we head to our favorite local restaurant for a final Pugliese feast.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Savelletri, Egnazia, Dune Costiere
    Optional Ride: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 781 feet / 238 meters
    AccommodationsMasseria Salamina or Masseria Marzalossa

  • 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, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Rome or Brindisi, Italy Pick-Up Location: Brindisi Airport Pick-Up Time: 10:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Rome or Brindisi, Italy Drop-Off Location: Brindisi Airport Drop-Off Time: 11:15 am
Younger Travelers
  • Children must be age 9 and older to join a scheduled departure
  • 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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