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  • Writer's pictureFilippo Milano

Cycling in Puglia

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

Visit Puglia Today by bicycle among ancient seaside villages, peasant landscapes, cities of art, natural parks and lots of crystal clear sea.


Discovering Puglia by bicycle among ancient seaside villages, peasant landscapes, cities of art, natural parks and lots of crystal clear sea will make your trip an unforgettable experience. Pedalling slowly among its gently undulating landscape you will grasp the essence of all the nuances, scents and beauty that this land offers.


Cycling in Puglia, you'll explore vineyards, coves and stunning coastline along the way.


So saddle up and let yourself be captured, for example, by the immense beauty of the Mediterranean steppe preserved in the Alta Murgia National Park and between jazzi and fortified farms, you will reach the imposing Castel del Monte, a UNESCO site since 1996.

For history buffs just follow the ancient Via Traiana to discover the Archaeological Park of Egnazia and its beautiful coastline.

A little further south, among farms and centuries old olive trees, you will find the landscape of the Dunes Coastal Park with both a wet area and a barren area characterised by blades to welcome you.


Cycling in Puglia is a little like riding through a cliché. Pedalling your way past Puglia olive trees, cellar-door wine tastings on the Puglian coast, tracing the gentle curve of the Murgia, Valle d’Itria and Salento or climbing switchbacks in the hills of the Murgia and Valle d’Itria Pianura – it’s easy to feel like you’ve cycled onto some faded postcard from the 50s. What you will experience? Authentic food and wine, singing bluebirds and breathtaking landscapes.


That’s the beauty of a Puglia cycling tour.


Puglia lies in southern Italy, in what’s often referred to as the heel of Italy’s boot. One of Italy’s best-kept secrets, this striking coastal region is well worth a visit to learn more about its rich history. Cycling in Puglia, you'll explore vineyards, coves and stunning coastline along the way.

Puglia has previously been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their distinctive mark. Look out for their influence in the flavoursome cuisine and unique architecture as you explore the area.

Our tailored-made cycling routes in Puglia are some of the best. Starting in the port city of Bari, the region’s capital, our Puglia cycling tours take you south through lush olive groves and vineyards via Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’. Continue on to Santa Maria di Leuca on the southern tip of Italy.

Popular pit stops for many tourists are Locorotondo, Alberobello, Martina Franca and Cisternino.

Photo: Gianvito Gatti


In a bid to become more inclusive, all region has opened new bicycle and climbing routes with diverse levels of difficulty, and developed a special circuit suitable for people with disabilities. Please check out the location/event before travelling.


Puglia Cycle Tours


On this self-guided e-bike tour, you'll explore the heel of Italy's boot and one of Europe's trending destinations.

We love the spectacular towns of Matera, Alberobello and all the area aroud the Murgia Barese.

What's included:

  • Delightful hand-picked hotels

  • Delicious evening meals on 3 nights

  • High-quality electric bikes as standard

  • GPS navigation tracks provided via 'Ride with GPS'

  • Personalised bike fitting and detailed briefing

  • Luggage transferred between your hotels

  • 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL

For more info contact Ten Puglia




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