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APULIA – BASED IN ONE HOTEL

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General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: approx. 240-285 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 699,- €

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Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

Apulia, the heel of the boot, is an enchanting region, a strip of land in the sea with a large selection of enchanting coasts for every taste. If you want to immerse yourself in the past, Puglia offers a multitude of historical sites that tell of its ancient culture: from prehistory to the Magna Graecia and the Roman Empire to the Renaissance and the splendour of the Baroque. The starting point of the journey is Alberobello, home of the "Trulli", ancient stone houses built without mortar and with a conical roof. They are so unique that they were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996. For fish lovers, this region with its 800 km of coastline on two seas offers a rich choice. You are spoilt for choice because there is something for everyone here: raw, marinated, as delicious fish soups and also with cheese.

  
Characteristics of the route:

Easy touring, apart from a few slight ascents and descents along the route, most of this tour is along flat, tarred roads. As you are travelling out of the main season, most of the roads are mainly free of traffic.
The tour is suitable for children over 14 years.

A day by day account of the route:

Anreise nach Alberobello

Day 1: Arrival at Alberobello

The city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, because of the "Trulli" stone constructions;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 2: Alberobello and surroundings (approx. 50 km)

Noci - a small town with a historic centre;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 3: Grotte di Castellana (approx. 45 km)

The stalactite cave with a labyrinth of caves is the largest underground tourist attraction in Italy;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 4: Locorotondo – Cisternino - Ostuni (approx. 35 km)

Ostuni - the „white city“ with breath-taking view over the sea;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 5: Rest day or cycling tour to Martina Franca (approx. 45 km)

Palazzo Ducale; Basilica di San Martino;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 6: Monopoli – Polignano a Mare (approx. 45 km)

The pearl on the southern Costa di Bari, it clings picturesquely to the edges of a steep coast and offers fantastic views of the emerald green sea;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 7: Matera, Capital of Culture 2019 and UNESCO World Heritage Site (approx. 65 km)

Matera - also known as city of Sassi (stone houses);

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2020

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. half board, season A* € 699,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. half board, season B** € 799,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 169,00
Additional services
Rental bike € 85,00
E-Bike € 190,00
Extra nights in Alberobello
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 59,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 20,00

*Season A: from 12/04/2020 to 30/05/2020 (incl.) and from 07/09/2020 to 08/11/2020 (incl.).
**Season B: from 31/05/2020 to 21/06/2020 (incl.) and from 23/08/2020 to 06/09/2020 (incl.)

We suggest travel insurance.
Changes in the offer as well as errors, printing errors and arithmetic errors reserved!

 


Starting dates 2020:

  • ARRIVAL: every Wednesday and Sunday, from 12/04/2020 (first available date) to 21/06/2020 (last available date) and from 23/08/2020 (first available date) to 08/11/2020 (last available date)

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 5 persons upon request!.

General information:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    8 days / 7 nights
     
  • Distance:
    Approx. 240-285 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Alberobello
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: directly to Alberobello.
    • By train: train station Lecce, Monopoli or Alberobello; timetables on: www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: airport Bari or Brindisi.
       
  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in a Masseria, a large farm complex typical of the Puglia region, now transformed in comfortable hotel with swimming pool, wide garden where relax and restaurant where taste the local dishes
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Parking at the starting hotel in Alberobello.
     
  • Transfer: by shuttle bus on request (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
    Transfer Monopoli train station–Alberobello and back: € 25.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
    Transfer Bari/Brindisi airport/train station – Alberobello and back: € 40.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
    Transfer Lecce – Alberobello: € 55.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
     
  • Rental bikes:
    21-gears UNISEX bikes
    E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km, limited availability)
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German - English
 

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