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Internationale groepsreis Puglia - Cycling the Heel of Italy

Cycle at your own pace through UNESCO historic Italian villages and idyllic coastline
8 dagen vanaf € 1.449,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • 7 breakfasts are included and consist of a continental-style buffet. However, please note that the typical Italian breakfast are generally light; usually a cup of coffee and a cream-filled or jam-filled croissant.In Puglia you will find genuine regional cooking that has strong links to the land and the sea. To give you just a small list of the types of food on offer in Puglia: Bread from the Murge, durum wheat pasta, olives, the pasta delicacy Orecchiette served with a sauce of turnip-tops or fresh tomato and sheep's ricotta-cheese, Cavatelli with pulses, aubergine and parmesan bake, grilled fish and seafood, burrata (soft mozzarella and cream cheese), plus excellent wines. This region is a food lovers paradise and the abundance of delicious vegetables makes it a perfect destination for vegetarians! On this trip there will be many opportunities to taste the best local specialities.Suggestions of what to do for lunch and dinner are given in the cycling route notes.
  • 7 breakfasts are included and consist of a continental-style buffet. However, please note that the typical Italian breakfast are generally light; usually a cup of coffee and a cream-filled or jam-filled croissant. In Puglia you will find genuine regional cooking that has strong links to the land and the sea. To give you just a small list of the types of food on offer in Puglia: Bread from the Murge, durum wheat pasta, olives, the pasta delicacy Orecchiette served with a sauce of turnip-tops or fresh tomato and sheep's ricotta-cheese, Cavatelli with pulses, aubergine and parmesan bake, grilled fish and seafood, burrata (soft mozzarella and cream cheese), plus excellent wines. This region is a food lovers paradise and the abundance of delicious vegetables makes it a perfect destination for vegetarians! On this trip there will be many opportunities to taste the best local specialities. Suggestions of what to do for lunch and dinner are given in the cycling route notes.

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Road Cycling
  • Self-Guided Cycling
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8 dagen vanaf € 1.449,-

Route 8 daagse groepsrondreis Puglia - Cycling the Heel of Italy

In the heart of the Mediterranean lies Puglia, a unique landscape sandwiched between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. We explore the very best of this captivating region and begin by cycling through two towns that both possess UNESCO world heritage sites. The region is mainly flat, which lends itself perfectly to the self-guided cycle ahead; filled with spectacular views; beautiful coastline and mouth-watering cuisine.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Matera. Make your own way from Bari or Brindisi to Matera by train or bus
  2. Dag 2 - Ride through the historic ‘Sassi’ houses of Matera before heading to the town of Alberobello
  3. Dag 3 - Cycle through the lush Valle d'Itria, past the picturesque fairy-tale Trulli houses to hilltop-town of Ostuni
  4. Dag 4 - Train to Lecce; cycle through the countryside to Gallipoli on the Ionian Coast with its old town situated on a rocky island
  5. Dag 5 - Reach the most southerly point of Salento at Santa Maria di Leuca
  6. Dag 6 - Follow the south coast of the Adriatic Sea to the ancient town of Otranto
  7. Dag 7 - Continue along the shoreline through innumerable olive groves to the Baroque city of Lecce
  8. Dag 8 - End Lecce
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