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- Duration: 3 days, 2 night
- Difficulty: Medium
- Ground: Soft
- Route: 102 km
ExcursionA bike adventure from the sea to the city of the Sassi: 3-day bike tour in Puglia from Monopoli to Matera, Puglia welcomes you for an authentic bike trip. Day 1: From Monopoli -Alberobello-Noci (about 34 km) The tour starts from the hotel in Monopoli and with the e-bikes we will cross its charming historic center close to the coast, immediately after we pedal in the direction of Alberobello. (approx. 90 minutes) The first stop is the town of Alberobello, famous for its characteristic trulli, where you can take a stroll through the picturesque streets and enjoy the delicious homemade ice cream. (approx. 180 minutes) After the bike tour, it sets off again through rural landscapes, olive groves and vineyards typical of the famous Valle d’Itria, offering an authentic view of the Apulian countryside in the direction of Noci (about 50 minutes) In Noci, participants will have the opportunity to relax in a cozy hotel and enjoy a refreshing break, while waiting for the unforgettable dinner time. (Dinner and Overnight Stay) Day 2: From Noci to Gioia del Colle (about 30 km) After a briefing on the route, you will set off along paths in contact with nature and grazing animals until you reach the town of Gioia del Colle.(approx. 90 minutes) Gioia del Colle is famous for its mozzarella and you won’t miss a visit to an authentic local cheese factory, where you can watch the process of making milk pasta and taste a selection of fresh and tasty dairy products, such as mozzarella, burrata and ricotta. (approx. 120 minutes) We recommend a short visit to the Archaeological Park of Monte Sannace, one of the most important indigenous sites of pre-Roman Peucetia. The settlement has yielded evidence relating to a very wide chronological period ranging from the Iron Age to the Roman Empire. As well as a visit to the castle of Frederick II, Roman emperor in the early 1200s. (info and costs on request) Option 2 might interest you! Gioia del Colle is famous for the production of “primitivo” wine and there will be a visit to an authentic local winery, where the sommelier will explain the secrets of the grape and the production of this fine wine that you will taste together with the wines of the cellar accompanied by typical gastronomy. (approx. 150 minutes) After the stop, you will resume your journey to the hotel, located a few kilometers from Gioia del Colle, surrounded by nature. You will have time to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this picturesque village. (approx. 30 minutes) In the structure you will find the shopping with the ingredients and the recipe to prepare an extraordinary typical dinner. (Dinner and Overnight Stay) Option 2 might interest you! In the afternoon, you’ll take part in an exciting Apulian cooking class. With the assistance of a local chef, you’ll learn how to prepare a traditional recipe that celebrates the authentic flavors of Puglia. From fresh pasta to typical sauces, you’ll be involved in every step of the culinary process.” (approx. 120 minutes) Day 3: From Gioia del Colle to Matera (about 33 km) The third day begins with waking up in nature and after a hearty breakfast you will return to pedaling by e-bike and the rural path will take you to the exciting city of Matera. (approx. 45 minutes) Halfway through, you will stop for a short refreshment, at a cozy farm dedicated to donkey breeding and practicing “milk milking”. (approx. 120 minutes) Option 2 might interest you! Halfway through, you will stop for a short refreshment, at a cozy farm dedicated to the breeding of the powerful Apulian horse “Murgese”. There will be the opportunity to get up close to the animals and listen to curiosities and stories about the horse told by the locals. (approx. 120 minutes) You will then continue to Matera, where you will leave your ebike to take a guided tour of the “stones”. (approx. 60 minutes) At the end of the bike tour, you will have the opportunity to eat the typical dish of Matera, where you can relax and reflect on the unforgettable ebike ride you have just concluded. (approx. 60 minutes) Matera is a place rich in history and culture, after lunch we recommend a visit to the points of interest together with the local guides and they will show you the secrets of the city carved into the rock, telling you anecdotes about its fascinating history. In summary, this 3-day Puglia bike tour from Monopoli to Matera will allow you to discover some of the hidden gems of Puglia and Basilicata, immersing yourself in the nature, culture, and history of these fascinating Italian regions. A memorable experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a unique perspective on these beautiful destinations.
WhereStart from Monopoli arrival in Matera
- 2 nights in a hotel
- 2 dinners
- 1 lunch
- bicycle with helmet and harness
- first aid kit
- visit to the dairy and tasting
- donkey milking and snack
Not Inclutedeverything that is not included
More InfoThe tour is customizable according to the options in the right column. The tour starts from Monopoly, the meeting point is to be established. All facilities in which you will be hosted will be communicated only upon confirmation of the tour. The structures can be b & b, farms or hotels of good categories. Lunches and dinners will be organized with typical products of Puglia according to the availability of season. The local accompagantori are available to accompany you on trails that are often not easy to discover on classic gpx maps and away from the car traffic, but also to make the trip more pleasant and relaxing. We try to organize a unique experience on our territory.
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We organize your experience
- Transfer to Monopoli
- Dinner in Monopoli on arrival
- Overnight in Monopoli
- Local Guide
- Guided tour to Alberobello
- Wine tasting with a visit to the celler to Gioia del Colle
- Cooking Class in Gioia del Colle
- Overnight and breakfast in a tent at the valley of donkeys
- Ecursion in the farm of the horse murgese
- Visit of Matera, Transfer from Matera
- Dinner and overnight in Matera
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