Puglia Basilicata cycling holiday

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy/medium
Distance: approx. 300 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 740,- €

Trani Ostuni bike map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:


Cycling by the sea and through the hills of the Alta Murgia, among the UNESCO world heritage sites of Apulia and Basilicata. Visit Trani, with its port and splendid cathedral and Castel del Monte, with its mysterious, octagonal-shaped castle built by Frederick II. After crossing the Bradano Valley, on roads surrounded by hills of corn, head for Matera, with its ancient Sassi, dwellings dug out of the rock. The journey ends in the Itria Valley, among the trulli of Alberobello and Ostuni, the “white town”.

Characteristics of the route:

The tour unwinds largely on secondary roads with little traffic. Mainly on asphalt that is suitable for road bikes. The area is predominantly hilly with short, easy climbs near some of the towns.

A day by day account of the route:

Trani Puglia Basilicata cycling holiday

Day 1: Arrival at Trani

Visit the Romanesque Cathedral on the sea & Swabian Castle;

Castel del Monte Puglia

Day 2: Trani - Castel del Monte/surroundings (approx. 45 km)

The Castle of Frederick II among the UNESCO world heritage;

Gravina in Puglia

Day 3: Castel del Monte/surroundings - Gravina di Puglia (approx. 47 km)

Don’t miss a visit to the underground town and historical centre;

Matera cycling holiday

Day 4: Gravina di Puglia - Altamura and Matera (approx. 46 km)

Famous for the old part of the town called: „Sassi di Matera“;

Matera bicycle trip

Day 5: Enjoy a rest day….or enjoy a bike trip (approx. 29 - 58 km)

Visit the museums and the rock churches;

Alberobello Trulli, cycling

Day 6: Matera - Alberobello (approx. 69 km)

The city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage - Trulli;

Ostuni, bike path

Day 7: Alberobello - Ostuni (approx. 45 km)

An architectural jewel, commonly referred to as“the White Town”;

Ostuni cycling trip

Day 8: Departure

Departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2020

Self-guided tour
Package price for person, double room with breakfast 740.00 €
Single room surcharge per person 190.00 €
Additional services
Rental bike  80.00 €
E-Bike 170.00 €
Additional nights in Trani
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 60.00 €
Surcharge single room per night on request
Additional nights in Ostuni
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 60.00 €
Surcharge single room per night on request

Starting dates 2020, self-guided tour:

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday from 15/03/2020 (first available date) to 25/10/2020 (last available date).


General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By Train: Trani and Ostuni are well connected to the national railway service, timetable on: www.trenitalia.com,
      ferrovie locali Apullo Lucane https://ferrovieappulolucane.it/
      By plane: low cost flights available to the airport Bari (approx. 50 km away)

  • Accomodation: 
    3*** and 4**** hotels, Agritourist farm, B&B
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested - has to be paid directly on the spot!

  • Transfer:
    Transfer on request and as there are limited places, a reservation is necessary
    Transfer airport Bari – Trani, minimum 2 pax , € 40.00 p. p.
    Transfer Ostuni – airport Bari , minimum 2 pax, € 50.00 p. p.

  • Rental Bikes:
    27 gears women's or men's bicycle
    Electric bicycle (unisex bike, on request, limited availability)


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