Istrien Sternfahrt

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy/middle
Distance: approx. 252 -310 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 730,- €


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:

Anreise nach Alberobello

Day 1: Arrival at Trani

Visit the Romanesque Cathedral on the sea & Swabian Castle;

Alberobello - Ostuni

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

The Castle of Frederick II among the UNESCO world heritage;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 3: to Gravina in Puglia (approx. 47 km)

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

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 4: to Altamura and Matera (approx. 46 km)

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

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 5: Day of rest at Matera or possibility to bike trip

Visit the museums and the rock churches;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 6: Alberobello (approx. 69 km)

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

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 7: to Ostuni (approx. 45 km)

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

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 8: Departure

Departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2018

Self-guided tour
Package price for person, double room with breakfast 730.00 €
Single room surcharge per person 170.00 €
Additional services
Rental bike  80.00 €
E-Bike, road bike 150.00 €
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 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday from 15/03/2018 (first available date) to 25/10/2018 (last available date).
    (Not recommended in August)

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: We can organize a start on every other day only on request and depending on the availability.

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By Train: Trani and Ostuni are well connected to the national railway service | Timetabel on: www.trenitalia.com

    • By flight: airport Bari (approx. 50 km)

  • Accomodation: 
    Hotels in a 3***star category and a 4****-star category, B&B and holiday farms. 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; to be paid on the spot.
    Transfer Bari Airport – Trani: € 40.00 per person, with a minimum of 2 persons.
    Transfer Ostuni – Bari Airport: € 50.00 per person, with a minimum of 2 persons.

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

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