Puglia is genuine. Untouched. And there's no better way to experience it than by bike. Cycle past olive trees and seaside towns. Ride through a sunny paradise between the blue waves of the Adriatic and the flawless green of Basilicata. Share a table with the kindest people on the Italian peninsula. Welcome to Italy less traveled. Welcome to Puglia.
1-2 Bike past fields of fennel and a sea of shimmery olive trees | Wander the sun-bleached fishing town of Polignano a Mare, with winding streets and limestone cliffs | Join a cooking demonstration and sommelier-led tasting of well-known Pugliese wines at a traditional masseria (fortified farmhouse).
3 Explore Alberobello, a World Heritage site with 1,500 cone-roofed trulli, on a walking tour with a local guide and learn about these intriguing and unique structures | Pedal rolling country roads through the fertile Val d'Itria | A mozzarella master in a typical trullo shows us how this cheese is made.
4 A peaceful route leads to Ostuni, crowned by a Gothic cathedral | Enjoy a refreshing espressino freddo in Cisternino, an enchanting 7th-century town | Discover charming Monopoli while you stroll its seafront promenade and maze of narrow lanes.
5-6 Journey to the World Heritage site of Matera | Humans inhabited the canyon's caves 9,000 years ago in what UNESCO calls the most outstanding example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean | Soak up the ancient town, with its intriguing history and sublime views | Cap off your trip with a ride or a walk through Matera with a local expert.