Puglia Matera Bike Tour

Puglia Matera Bike Tour

Discovering Puglia starting from Matera pedaling in Salento!!

Puglia Matera bike tour will take you to discover two parts of southern Italy that you must visit in your life!!

This bike tour will take you to discover the beauties of Puglia, Matera and Salento.

The city of stones is known worldwide for the historic Sassi districts, which make it one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

The Sassi were recognized in 1993 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The first site in southern Italy to receive this recognition.

Walking along the alleys of the city you have the sensation of living where time seems to have stopped.

Salento also known as the Salento peninsula is a sub-region of southern Puglia. Located between the Ionian Sea to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Figuratively it constitutes the Italian heel and is the easternmost area of Italy.

The Puglia Matera Bike Tour is awaits modern adventurers.

You will pass small and large castles and ancient stone Trulli.

You will swim in the Adriatic and Ionian seas and see the Strait of Otranto. You’ll sleep in ancient masserie.

Fortified country houses transformed into elegant inns – and explore cities with histories dating back thousands of years.All this accompanied by fantastic local food and wine.

Puglia Matera Bike Tour is the best cycling way for discover the Salento land

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Day One – arrival in Bari and transfer to Matera

Arrived in Matera and settled in the hotel after the bike fitting guided tour of the city.
Matera also known as the city of stones. it is one of the oldest cities in the world whose territory preserves evidence of human settlements starting from the Paleolithic and without interruption up to the present day. It represents an extraordinary page written by man throughout the millennia of this very long history.
The Sassi of Matera are the 6th site in Italy in chronological order, the first in the south.
On the occasion of this inscription, for the first time UNESCO uses the concept of Cultural Landscape in its criteria and motivations.
welcome dinner.

Day Two – from Matera to Ostuni

Leaving behind the Sassi we enter Puglia in the direction of Alberobello, a city famous for its Trulli.
Perfect stop for lunch and a walk in the centre. Then continue towards Ostuni, the white city, pedaling through secondary roads bordered by stone walls until you reach the “San Francisco road” of Puglia – eat and drink –
Dinner in a typical restaurant
Distance 106 km altitude 1032 meters

Day Thee – from Ostuni to Lecce

Departing downhill from Ostuni today you pedal in the direction of Salento. The route is mostly flat today. Through secondary roads surrounded by centuries-old olive trees we cycle towards Baroque-style villages. To visit the Curtipitrizzi wood and the Al Bano estate. From here we will continue to Lecce. Main city urban center of Salento. The ancient Messapian origins and the archaeological remains of the Roman domination place it among the cities of art in Italy [7], so much so that it is called the “Lady of the Baroque”
Distance 91 km altitude 297 meters

Day Four – from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca

Leaving behind the Sassi we enter Puglia in the direction of Alberobello, a city famous for its Trulli.
Perfect stop for lunch and a walk in the centre. Then continue towards Ostuni, the white city, pedaling through secondary roads bordered by stone walls until you reach the “San Francisco road” of Puglia – eat and drink –
Dinner in a typical restaurant
Distance 107 km altitude 835 meters

Day Five – from Santa Maria di Leuca to San Pietro in Bevagna

We go up the Salento in the direction of Gallipoli, whose historic center develops on the peninsula connected by a bridge with the mainland and characterized by alleys animated by typical shops. Continuing along the coast we will be attracted by the crystalclear waters of the Marina di Nardo, nicknamed the four gems. The view of the sea will accompany us to our destination.

Dinner in a typical restaurant
Distance 115 km altitude 395 meters

Day Six – from San Pietro in Bevagna to Lecce

We have reached the end of the tour. Today you cycle in the direction of Lecce through the Salento countryside and the villages that characterize it. A few kilometers today so we have the opportunity to visit the center of the city also known as the “Lady of the Baroque”.
Distance 53 km altitude difference 150 meters
Farewell dinner

Day Seven 

Transfer from Lecce to the airport

Price & Inclusions


€ 3350 per person based on double occupancy

€ 450 single supplement


7 nights’ accommodation

6 dinners, 7 breakfasts

Van support, guides, snacks and refreshments

Not Included

Airfare to Italy, lunches,alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.

Bike rental tour

Road carbon bicycle € 280

Hydrid bicycle € 240

E-bike € 280

Trip Details


Guided Bike Tour


Cycling along the sea

Rolling hills

Best Time



Go Private

Custom groups anytime


Hotel 4 Stars and Masseria






April 21-27

May 16-22

June 23-29

Sept 19-25

Oct 21-27

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Based on 96 reviews
Manuel König
Manuel König
I rented the Canyon Gravel bike for the Strade Bianche and felt I had made the optimal choice. The booking process was very easy, Luigi is extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful, the bikes are beautiful, perfectly maintained and adjusted to your needs and the price is more than fair compared to competitors. 5/5 stars. I would come back any time.
Silvia Dagnoli
Silvia Dagnoli
Top! Professionalità e disponibilità al 100%. Ho preso una Canyon Gravel a noleggio, mi sono trovata molto bene.
Very friendly, speaks good english. The bikes themselves are great. The bikes are nog insured by default.
Matthew Ng
Matthew Ng
We had 5 excellent days of gravel riding (self guided Tuscany tour). The routes that Luigi provided us were a good mix of paved and gravel, and of course hills! The bikes (Canyon Grizl) were very nice and the luggage was always waiting for us at the next hotel. Luigi was accomodating, modifying the routes based on my requests. I would definitely recommend doing a trip with this company.
Robert Head
Robert Head
The route was wonderful, with amazing scenery and history at every turn. Our guides, Sarah and Gigi were the best. They are both very accomplished and personable riders, provided interesting history of Tuscany during the tour, and emphasied safe riding while keeping everyone within sight. They are also great dinner companions!
James Twidale
James Twidale
Luigi and BikeRiding Tuscany were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The bike was in incredible condition, delivered to my hotel and Luigi even arranged for a local mechanic to help with a small mechanical issue after my first ride. The experience from start to finish was brilliant. The communication friendly and quick. Simona was equally helpful on collection of the bicycle. I would love to join Luigi for a cycle tour as he seems very knowledgeable about the area and a good rider. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to explore Tuscany or Siena.
Mark Gatha
Mark Gatha
Exceptional self guided tour. I highly recommend for all levels (but especially for a road cyclist). This is the tour company to book with! Bikes - excellent high end bikes. I rode a Canyon Ultimate CF SL Ultegra - light and fast and we'll tuned with new tires. My wife road the e-mountain bike which she really enjoyed. Routes - beautiful. We did 50-60km a day. Rapolano de Terme, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena and Castellini in Chianti. Varied terrain, vineyards, great climbs and beautiful medieval towns. Extremely well thought out. All on quiet roads. Hotels - all 3 and 4 stars with loads of character. The ones with pools were our favourites. All of the hotels were able to let us check in very early (it was hot so we rode as early as we could manage). Hotels all came with breakfast. Really great. Service - Luigi was a gem. Easy to contact, quick to communicate (before we came and during the tour) and passionate about cycling. He gave us a lot of great recommendations to help maximize our tour. I cannot say enough positive things about this trip and Bike Riding Tuscany. This was truly memorable. Highly recommended.
Bruce Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
I was on a trip around the world and stopped in Italy. A friend recommended BikeRidingTuscany to me for an unforgettable experience and it didn’t let down. They planned a custom 1 day gravel ride for me that took us from Rapolano Terme to Sienna and back. The pace was perfect and they were gracious with any requests for breaks or stops for water/food. I enjoyed myself so much that I extended my stay to do a run on the gravel amongst the beautiful sunflowers. If you’re adventurous, and seeking some safe fun riding, this is your team
greg luckos
greg luckos
Great rental service! Nothing is a problem for Luigi. All bikes are set up tubless. Thank you

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