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- Duration: 4h
- Difficulty: medium
- Ground: mixed asphalt dirt roads
- Route: 70 km loop
ExcursionHello! Are you ready to go By mountain bike to the Ravines Park . If you are a mountain biker, Puglia offers many opportunities to discover its natural beauty by bike. I can help you plan a MTB tour through the paths of the countryside of Gioia del Colle and the ravines of Taranto Castellaneta and Palagianello. The tour could start in Gioia del Colle, a town located on the Murgia of Bari, famous for its medieval castle and for the production of fine wines. From here, you can cycle through the surrounding countryside, along dirt roads and paths surrounded by nature. Along the way you can admire breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, covered with olive groves, vineyards and almond groves. Afterwards, you could proceed towards Laterza, Castellaneta, where you will find the famous ravines of Taranto, incredible canyons carved by the erosion of the water. This stretch of territory is characterized by spectacular landscapes, including the famous Ravines di Laterza, Castellaneta, Palagianello and Ginosa that connect to the Materana, a protected area that offers a rich biodiversity and many opportunities for hiking and climbing. The itinerary could include a stop at a typical farm in the area, located in a strategic position to enjoy the best natural beauty of the area. Here you can enjoy typical Apulian cuisine, accompanied by local wines, and relax in the rural atmosphere of the Apulian countryside. In conclusion, a MTB tour through the paths of the countryside of Gioia del Colle and the ravines of Taranto is a unique experience for mountain bikers and for those who love nature and the beautiful scenery of Puglia.
WhereParco delle Gravine
InclutedBikes,Helmet, Civil liability insurance, Assistance, gpx tracks
More InfoSuitable for people aged 14 and over in good physical shape, and rear bike seats are available for children up to 4 years old. Make sure to bring enough water and appropriate clothing for the activity and season.
- Meeting point: Gioia del Colle train station (how to get: BY CAR About 30 minutes from Bari, Matera and Taranto or BY TRAIN About 40 minutes via the Bari Taranto line)
- Meeting time: 8.30 (short briefing);
- Departure of the tour: 9.00;
- The tour ends at our headquarter (near the station)
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We organize your experience
- ITINERARY 1: Bike tour of the ravines
Take advantage of the trains to be transported close to the ravines. You can explore and deepen on the mysteries that hide the ravines and return by train to the starting point. Program Departure from Gioia del Colle by train to Castellaneta Tour of the ravines from Tra Castellaneta, Laterza and Palagianello Return by train from Palagianello to Gioia del Colle Intermediate lap of about 40 km with a good training in the legs. Every hour you can find an available train. (Train times to consult the website Trenitalia.it)
- ITINERARY 2: Bike tour from Gioia del Colle to the ravines
Departure from Gioia del Colle by bike for a flat path on the paths of the Apulian countryside. There will be the sight of flora and fauna of our land and fortified farms. Arrived in Laterza and the national park of the ravines, continues our tour cycling close to the ravine observing them closely. Following the ravines the ride continues to Palagianello, a delightful and characteristic village where we will take the train back. Take advantage of the trains to be transported close to the ravines. Departure from Gioia del Colle by bike towards Laterza Tour of the ravines from Laterza to Palagianello Return by train from Palagianello to Gioia del Colle Intermediate lap of about 50 km with a good training in the legs. Every hour you can find an available train. (Train times to consult the website Trenitalia.it)
- OTHER ITINERARIES ON MORE DAYS INCLUDING MATERA
- Typical light lunch at a typical structure of the place near the ravines
- Basket Pic Nic
- Tasting of typical food and wine
- Guided tour
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