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Sassi and Trulli Cycling Tour in Basilicata and Puglia


Itinerary for Sassi and Trulli Cycling Tour in Basilicata and Puglia





Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Matera
Arrival in Matera and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is not included but we suggest you have dinner at one of the Sassi’s typical restaurants.
Trip suggestion (not included in self-guided option): guided tour around the Sassi – a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993 – with its small streets and squares, caves, rock churches and cellars. Two districts built from the Medieval age through to the last century.
Meals included: none (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Matera


Day 2: From Matera to Alberobello
Distribution of bicycles, briefing and departure for Alberobello. You will pass through the small villages of Gioia del Colle and Noci and on to Alberobello, the capital town of “trulloes” and a UNESCO world heritage site. Accommodation in the historical center in a trullo dating from 1600.
By bike: approximately 69 kms. Grade: Easy to moderate
Meals included: Breakfast (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Alberobello


Day 3: Alberobello Loops
Today, you can choose to do either the Itria Valley loop to Locorotondo and Cisternino (option 1) OR a cycling trip to the underground world of the Castellana Caves (option 2).
By bike (option 1): approximately 45 kms. Grade: Easy
By bike (option 2): approximately 40 kms. Grade: Easy
Meals included: Breakfast (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Alberobello




Day 4: The land of ravines
Heading south into the Taranto province, you will pedal through deserted roads and vineyards. You will cross the Land of the Ravines and the villages of Mottola and Palagianello. The Ravines are deep precipices, often more than 100 metres deep, similar to canyons.
By bike: approximately 70 kms. Grade: Easy to moderate
Meals included: Breakfast (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Farm not far from the Bradano River


Day 5: The Bradano Valley
Today you will continue pedaling along the Bradano River through vineyards and orange trees. After a light ascent on the Montescaglioso hill (a visit to the Benedictine Abbey is a must), back to the valley again and overnight stay at a holiday farm specialized in producing vegetables. Relax in the swimming pool.
By bike: approximately 55 kms. Grade: Easy to moderate
Meals included: Breakfast (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Farm not far from the Bradano River


Day 6: Rest day or Via Appia
Today you can enjoy cycling loop in the valley or relax by the swimming pool.
Cycling along the ancient “Via Appia” (an old Roman road), you will pass through the charming medieval village of Miglionico, with a nice view of the valley.
By bike: approximately 35 kms. Grade: Easy to moderate
Meals included: Breakfast (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Farm not far from the Bradano River


Day 7: Back to Matera
Back to Matera with a climb skirting the Park of Rock Churches again. Free afternoon for visiting museums, walking in the Sassi and enjoy your dinner in a cave restaurant.
By bike: approximately 25 kms. Grade: Moderate
Meals included: Breakfast (if you choose half-board option: dinner)
Overnight in Matera


Day 8: Departure day
Breakfast and end of tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Sassi and Trulli Cycling Tour in Basilicata and Puglia
Tour Code: ZZ-BK-FV02
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,020.00
Dates: March- October

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Lamezia Terme, Salerno, Bari, Naples
Activities:
Cycling, Sightseeing

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