Cycling Puglia & Matera

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Cycling Puglia & Matera - Exodus Travels
Cycling Puglia & Matera - Exodus Travels
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Start and end in Bari! With the bicycle tour Cycling Puglia & Matera, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Bari, Italy and 7 other destinations in Italy. Cycling Puglia & Matera is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  • AL
    Written on October 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    We thoroughly enjoyed our cycle tour. Most hotels were comfy and we had great nights out for supper where Antonio Desantis booked when we arrived in a new place. Antonio was a friendly, sincere young man who had a lot of responsibility taking care of us. He... Read more

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  • Cycling Puglia & Matera reviewer 2
    Written on October 16, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Lovely villages especially Matera and Otranto.  It was an expensive holiday as there were no lunches/dinners provided.  According to the Exodus write-up you would only need approximately

  • Cycling Puglia & Matera reviewer 3
    Written on October 9, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Generally good trip with excellent and thoughtful guide. However due to the size of the group two guides may have been more appropriate, considering the rather expensive cost of the trip in total. beautiful scenery good company and the right level of... Read more

  • Cycling Puglia & Matera reviewer 4
    Written on May 26, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a fabulous trip that really exceeded my expectations. I knew that the region would be very nice but it was just stunning and the countryside was beautiful to cycle through. The accommodation was really lovely also...especially in MateraWhat was the... Read more

  • Cycling Puglia & Matera reviewer 5
    Written on May 12, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    This was a really enjoyable cycling holiday:  the roads chosen were predominatly little trafficked by cars, the countryside was a lush green, with roadsides and fields covered in masses of wildflowers, the villages and towns presenting aspects ranging from... Read more

  • Cycling Puglia & Matera reviewer 6
    Written on May 10, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Perfect spring cycling, beautiful scenery, wonderful foodWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Visiting the caves (sassi) in Matera, cycling through the countryside around Alberobello with fields of red poppies surrounding white trullis and... Read more


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Matera.
  2. Day 2: Ride past the historic 'Sassi' houses of Matera before heading to Alberobello.
  3. Day 3: Cycle through the lush Valle d'Itria, past the picturesque fairytale trulli houses to the hilltop-town of Ostuni.
  4. Day 4: Ride through quaint villages and country lanes to a typical Masseria - a renovated farmhouse - where we spend the night.
  5. Day 5: Cycle to the coast and swim in the crystal clear sea before continuing towards Gallipoli with its old town situated on a rocky island.
  6. Day 6: Follow stunning stretch of coastline leading to the ancient town of Otranto.
  7. Day 7: Continue along the shoreline to the beautiful Baroque city of Lecce.
  8. Day 8: End Lecce.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


  • Exodus People - Marinella's Story
  • Exodus People - Marinella
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
Exodus People - Marinella's Story

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can we visit any of the caves?

      We do not offer a visit to the Caves on this itinerary.

    • What are distances per day?

      Daily distance in km/miles below:
      Day 2
      Day 3
      Day 4
      Day 5
      Day 6

    • What is included in the tour price?

      What's included:
      All breakfasts
      All accommodation
      All transport and listed activities
      Tour leader throughout
      Local bike hire - a 27 speed bike included in the trip price

      7 nights in comfortable charming hotels
      6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support
      99% tarmac, with one very short section of gravel
      Quiet roads with a few ascents and descent
      All breakfasts included

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    • Amanda15th May 2018
      Booking was really easy! The options were displayed clearly and I was able to filter. I especially liked that they recommended a travel insurer because I've never had to get travel insurance. No hassle experience and now I'm ready for my tour!



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    Start and end in Bari.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 February 2019 the full payment of $1,785 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1785 for Cycling Puglia & Matera, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 441 km.
    • Bari (Italy)
    • 55 km
    • Matera (Italy)
    • 55 km
    • Alberobello (Italy)
    • 8 km
    • Locorotondo (Italy)
    • 21 km
    • Ostuni (Italy)
    • 83 km
    • Gallipoli (Italy)
    • 44 km
    • Otranto (Italy)
    • 36 km
    • Lecce (Italy)
    • 140 km
    • Bari (Italy)

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