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Italy - Puglia 7 Nights Cycling Tour (from Conversano to Lecce)

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Conversano
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Puglia
Ends
Lecce
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Start in Conversano and end in Lecce! With the bicycle tour Italy - Puglia 7 Nights Cycling Tour (from Conversano to Lecce), you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Conversano, Italy and 10 other destinations in Italy. Italy - Puglia 7 Nights Cycling Tour (from Conversano to Lecce) includes meals and more.
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  • R
    Written on September 10, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very enjoyable tour with beautiful scenery and charming towns. Probably a bit more difficult than the "moderate" listing. Not particularly pleased with the bicycles (could use more gears for this terrain) but the local guides were very helpful and responsive to our needs. The particular cue sheets needs to be updated as there are several old instructions that no longer apply, and for a significant part of the trip the cue sheets do not sync with the GPS provided. Someone should re-ride the route on a bicycle as the GPS would very often take one through fields and be frequently "off course".
    Pure Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments Richard! We have been speaking with our support team about this.
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  • AB
    Written on November 9, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Pure adventures organized a great self guided cycling trip in Puglia with the assistance of local travel company Southern Visions. Contact we had with both organizations was efficient, courteous and helpful. The itinerary set was easy to follow and fun. The bikes provided were exactly what we requested, although knowing how heavy they are might go with a lighter bike in the future. We loved exploring this part of italy, and would return again. The hotels we were housed in were comfortable with helpful staff, but nothing spectacular for the money that we paid. We stayed in a town called Alberobello for two nights, which in our opinion was two nights too long. It is quite a touristy town and we would have rather have stayed at an Agrotourismo outside of town. This was the second self guided bicycle trip I have done with pure adventures and I would have them arrange a trip for me again. They are very responsive to requests as far as tailoring itineraries to meet your desires.
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  • KL
    Written on September 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful time on our Puglia 7 day adventure. Everything was perfect - the destinations, the routes, the scenery and the food & wine. Even though the trip was self-guided it felt like there was a guide with us from the moment we booked to our trip to help with pre-planning to our departure pickup because everything went so smoothly. Twice when we were arrived in a destination town, trying to get our bearings and looking for our hotel/lodging, seemingly (and magically) out of nowhere someone appeared shouting out names and shepherded us to the proper location.
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  • CG
    Written on October 3, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    My wife and I signed up for the Pure Adventures Puglia 7-Night Cycling tour in September 2016. We paid USD 3276 for 8 days / 7 nights of: bike rentals, detailed ride map; hotels; luggage transfer; and support. Overall, it was a fun trip; Puglia is an amazing region, and it's great for cycling. However, a few things could have gone better. First, the bikes themselves. We had paid for the upgraded quality bikes; but the ones which were delivered were (without telling us) the standard-quality ones. The person delivering the bikes extolled their virtues, but honestly, they were pretty standard lower-end $600 aluminum-frame cyclocross bikes with carbon forks. The bikes were dropped off as-is with no opportunity to properly fit and test them out, and without helmets. I had to later contact them about the helmets (which they dropped off, but wanted to charge a rental fee until I pointed out they were supposed to have been included per their description), and also that these didn't seem to be upgraded bikes. Without saying "oops! Our bad" they just dropped off Bianchi road bikes. Those were significantly better, but still are pretty medium-end road bikes; but whatever, it was an improvement. But this experience certainly didn't make us feel valued, it was annoying, and there never was an apology. Second, the routes. The paper directions were incredibly hard to follow; there were often turns every 100 meters, and only occasionally were there named roads. The only map was a very high-level print-out. But in certain places, the directions were just wrong; the first day, it was clear that two different routes had been copy-and-pasted together, but didn't meet in the middle - you could verify this by comparing a color print-out which showed a different overall route than the black-and-white map showed. Some road signs with key "turn when you see x..." details were no longer correct, and some intersections had changed since the directions were written. When we compared notes with people doing other bike company's tours, it seemed we were much more on back-roads and winging it. Without a mobile phone connected to Google maps, we would have been lost dozens of times; as it is, sometimes we threw out the directions and picked out a route ourselves. Pure Adventures needs to update its directions; and I'd strongly suggest they also provide a google maps route people could follow on their phones, too. The hotels were overall quite good, with the exception of the last day. Relais Valle dell'Idro in Otranto gave us a pretty bad room with a leaking shower, and was unable to fix the problem. Moreover, it's not in a great location, and certainly didn't "wow" us. The support was good (and necessary). One of our bikes broke a spoke, and the staff was able to drive out a new wheel to us in two hours. While it certainly wasn't a bad experience, I do think Pure Adventures could do better, especially given the price. Update the directions to be accurate (and also provide a digital map); take more care to drop off the right bikes; always include a helmet; carefully ensure the bikes are a good fit for clients when dropped off; and maybe consider a different Otranto hotel.
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  • DB
    Written on October 23, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was great and the experience of cycling through such a beautiful part of the world was fantastic. Our only complaint would be that the accommodations our first night were pretty poor. We met up with another couple on the same tour as us but staying at a much nicer hotel. I guess the better hotel must have been booked full. Other than that, the other accommodations were great and all of the people from Pure Adventures and their Italian partner were marvelous!
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  • E
    Written on August 12, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    We loved our Puglia tour - a great combo of farmland and quaint old inland towns, the historic Alberobello, and beautiful Mediterranean Italian coastline.
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  • A
    Written on August 10, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    maggie as always was patient and informative as we chose our tour this year! also helpful in peripheral travel plans in rome, to and from the south etc. Loved antonello. He was so informative and just radiated hospitality and love for his home - from food to biking - he gave us great tips...

  • A
    Written on June 22, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Map directions did not use rd names but rather landmarks which at first was difficult and lead to second guessing on directions, in comparison to other Pure Adventure tours we found them a bit confusing. As noted above, road names were never used even in the city, but rather it relied on landmarks which on some occasions were no longer valid.

  • A
    Written on June 16, 2015
    3.0 - Average

    we found the directions very frustrating. We spoke to them about the directions before we left and I am not sure that they were concerned. I am not sure when the bikes were last tuned and our bike lock failed on the third day. They were there to replace equipment.. However, the guides were very friendly and anxious to please.

  • A
    Written on May 10, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is our 6th Pure Adventures trip and Maggie was excellent as usual

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Conversano
  2. Day 2: Ride from Conversano to Alberobello (38 km)
  3. Day 3: Locorotondo & Martina Franca loop (49 km)
  4. Day 4: Ride from Alberobello to Ostuni (39 km)
  5. Day 5: Loop tour: Carovigno & Ceglie Messapica (42 km)
  6. Day 6: Squinzano to Otranto (68 km)
  7. Day 7: Otranto to Santa Maria de Leuca loop (55km or 110km)
  8. Day 8: Departure day

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 281 km.
  • Conversano (Italy)
  • 23 km
  • Alberobello (Italy)
  • 8 km
  • Locorotondo (Italy)
  • 6 km
  • Martina Franca (Italy)
  • 20 km
  • Ostuni (Italy)
  • 8 km
  • Carovigno (Italy)
  • 14 km
  • Ceglie Messapica (Italy)
  • 50 km
  • Squinzano (Italy)
  • 50 km
  • Otranto (Italy)
  • 40 km
  • Santa Maria di Leuca (Italy)
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