Puglia, located in the heel of Italy, is a great destination for cycling tours. With its beautiful coastline, rolling hills, and historic towns, Puglia offers a mix of stunning natural beauty and cultural attractions. The territory of Puglia is mainly flat and with hills and mountains concentrated mostly in the Northern part of Daunia Mountains and Gargano spur.
The best months for a cycling holiday in Puglia are from March to June and from September to October. July and August are hot months and outdoor sports are limited to early mornings or late afternoons. There are many bike tours available in Puglia that can cater to different interests and skill levels.
Bike tours ideas
Here are some ideas for specific bike tours that you may find interesting:
- The Valle d’Itria route: this route takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Valle d’Itria, dotted with ancient trulli houses and historic towns like Alberobello, Locorotondo, and Martina Franca. This route offers a mix of stunning natural beauty and cultural attractions.
- The Salento Coastline route: this route takes you along the scenic coastline of the Salento peninsula, with its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and charming fishing villages like Otranto and Gallipoli. This route offers a mix of coastal scenery, stunning beaches, and charming fishing villages.
- The Gargano National Park route: this route takes you through the rugged and wild landscape of Gargano National Park, with its ancient forests, limestone cliffs, and stunning coastal views. This route is recommended for experienced riders, as the terrain is more challenging.
- The Taranto to Brindisi route: this route takes you along the Ionian Sea coast, passing through the historic towns of Taranto and Lecce, and ending in the port city of Brindisi. This route takes you through the charming historic city of Lecce and the surrounding countryside, passing through olive groves, vineyards, and other beautiful scenery. The tour offers a mix of cultural and natural attractions.
- The Bari province route: This route takes you along the Adriatic Sea coast, passing through some of the most beautiful sea town in Puglia such as Trani, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli and of course the bustling city of Bari, with its rich cultural heritage and delicious local cuisine.
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Bike tours maps
Conclusions and links
These are just a few examples of the many bike tours available in Puglia. Be sure to research the different tours available to find the one that best suits your interests and skill level. And to help you find the tour that best fits you, check the links here below that we have selected for you with some of the best companies offering bike tours in Puglia
No matter which route you choose, be sure to take your time and soak up the beauty and culture of Puglia. Happy cycling!