The Italian region of Puglia is yours to discover on this 6-day cycling tour. Forming the heel of Italy's "boot," Puglia lies tucked between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea in southern Italy and boasts over 800 km of stunning coastline.
With 4-star accommodations in Lecce as your base, you'll set out with an expert guide cycling to the surrounding coastal areas. Discover the cities of Otranto and Gallipoli and the charming small village of Acaya.
Discover the splendour of the historic Baroque city of Lecce, wandering its narrow streets, elegant piazzas, and ornate churches, discovering why it's sometimes called the "Florence of the south." Beyond being a city of historical importance, Lecce is also an agriculture center of the region, producing local olive oil and wine, making it an ideal location to enjoy many a meal on the tour.
Explore the ancient island-like city of Gallipoli, its old town accessible only via an 18th-century bridge. Marvel at a Byzantine fresco contained within a castle in Acaya, learning about this fortified village and its fascinating history. Visit Santa Maria in Cerrate, where you'll be swept back in time by an encounter with a medieval abbey.
Enjoy cycling the roads lined with olive trees, rolling pastures, and crystalline sea as you discover the best of Puglia's coasts by bike.