This quiet and peaceful region remains seemingly untouched by mass tourism, and is an insight into ways of life that have been maintained in Southern Italy for centuries. The terrain is bicycle-friendly, and the climate is perfect for spring and autumn visits. The inns are welcoming, and the dining divine! The adventure takes you first to Matera where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Sassi – century old caves, carved from rock cliffs and lived in up until the 1950’s. From there you will ride into the lush Val d’Itria to stay among olive groves at a converted farm, then to Otranto, whose castle inspired the first Gothic novel. The last ride is along a gorgeous coast road overlooking the Adriatic Sea. As you ride your bike through this calm and mysterious region, and sample its exquisite cuisine, you will often feel as if you are traveling back in time, experiencing an Italy that is very different from the well developed and busier tourist routes found in the northern parts of the country.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Guided Cost: $3795 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, 6 light picnic lunches, 7 dinners, guide and van support, maps and route notes, luggage handling, transfers on Days 1 and 8, taxes)
Self-Guided: $3295 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, transfer from Bari airport to Matera, essential transfers, welcome briefing, emergency support, luggage transfers, detailed maps and route notes, taxes)
Single Occupancy: $595
Bicycle Rental: Hybrid: $225
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