Puglia's Salento to Matera Easygoing E-bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,799 - $7,049 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Puglia's Salento to Matera Easygoing E-bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Apr-Jun, Aug-Oct

From $5,799 - $7,049 /person

Dolce Tempo Journey among Coastlines, Hill Towns & World Heritage Sites

Whitewashed towns. Majestic sea views. Prehistoric cave dwellings. Tour the little-known roads of Puglia on an e-bike to experience Italy’s pristine landscapes. The aroma of olives and orecchiette pasta call you to slow down and relish this moment, and as you relax in your elegant getaways, it will feel like time stands still.

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Highlights

  • Drink in dramatic views of the Adriatic Sea as you ride along the coast, taking the opportunity to break for coffee and gelato
  • Discover Puglia's history from the locals on tours of two World Heritage sites, the troglodyte settlement of Matera and picture-perfect Alberobello
  • Taste the region’s delicious wines and classic Pugliese dishes, learn how mozzarella is made and stay in luxurious hotels
  • Learn about traditional trulli during a walking tour, visit the historical site of Egnazia and ride up the Murgia plateau for stunning views
Italy Puglia Salento to Matera Easygoing E-bike Tour map

Italy

Start Lecce

End Bari

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Wind through quiet country lanes around lakes and beaches on your e-bike and enjoy a delicious lunch at a masseria (fortified farmhouse) Luxuriate by the pool or head into Otranto for some shopping and gelato After a satisfying lunch with a coastal view, drink in panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and perhaps even dip your toes in the water Experience an epic ride on your e-bike along the eastern coast of Salento Enjoy some of the region’s finest wines and cuisine at a local winery.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Palazzo Ducale Venturi
Minervino di Lecce
Premiere Hotel

An oasis of elegance in the heart of Salento, this aristocratic 16th-century palace features a spa, Lecce stone vaults and ancient chianche (stone) floors. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

After a peaceful cycling route through acres of sunlit olive groves, take a break to enjoy local specialties at the “White City” of Ostuni Discover the age-old techniques of making mozzarella Ride an ancient Roman road on your e-bike, taking a break to admire the historical site of Egnazia Ascend the Murgia plateau for stunning views of the Alberobello countryside Immerse yourself in the local history of Alberobello and its 1,500 trulli (round, stone buildings) on a walking tour At your own pace, explore the winding medieval streets of Monopoli.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Hotel La Peschiera
Capitolo
Premiere Hotel
Set on the rural heel of Italy, this intimate getaway overlooks the turquoise Adriatic Sea. With seven pools and a private beach, it’s a paradise for anyone wanting to soak in the Apulian sun or experience thalassic water therapy. (pool, spa)
Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Ride up the limestone plateau of Murgia inland toward the picturesque countryside of Basilicata Eat like the locals at an agriturismo (Italian farmhouse) Find artisan treasures down quaint market streets Discover prehistoric caves in the World Heritage city of Matera.

Accommodations

Night 5

Sant'Angelo Resort
Matera
Premiere Hotel

Set in the extraordinary amphitheater of Sassi di Matera, the Sant’Angelo Resort offers sweeping views of labyrinthine houses and staircases and of the rugged Gravina Canyon.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in Puglia

Roads in Puglia and most of southern Italy are not always as well maintained as those found in other parts of Italy. Although our routes are quiet and picturesque, you can expect some rough patches of road along the way. Also, litter can occasionally be part of the landscape, especially when approaching small villages. For most, these challenges are offset by Puglia's beautiful countryside and warm hospitality.

Service Standards

The slower pace and relaxed approach to life in Puglia is one of the highlights of this spectacular region and is reflected in the hotels and restaurants on this trip. This said, service can lack a sense of urgency when compared with the service found in other parts of Europe.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Palazzo Ducale Venturi
Minervino di Lecce

Premiere Hotel

An oasis of elegance in the heart of Salento, this aristocratic 16th-century palace features a spa, Lecce stone vaults and ancient chianche (stone) floors. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-4

Hotel La Peschiera
Capitolo

Premiere Hotel

Set on the rural heel of Italy, this intimate getaway overlooks the turquoise Adriatic Sea. With seven pools and a private beach, it’s a paradise for anyone wanting to soak in the Apulian sun or experience thalassic water therapy. (pool, spa)

Night 5

Sant'Angelo Resort
Matera

Premiere Hotel

Set in the extraordinary amphitheater of Sassi di Matera, the Sant’Angelo Resort offers sweeping views of labyrinthine houses and staircases and of the rugged Gravina Canyon.

From $5,799 - $7,049 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $5,799 - $7,049 /person

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