Average daily distance: 54km (33 miles)
No. of cycling days: 6
Vehicle support: 60% - luggage transferred between hotels and vehicle supports group on the later stages of rides.
Terrain and route: most of the cycling is along flat and hilly, mainly traffic-free, tarmac roads. There are a few gentle ascents and descents along the way.
All hotels have been specially selected for their location, character and comfort. They are classed as premium, based on these specifics in addition to the star rating. We stay in 3 and 4 star hotels, often renovated traditional buildings. All rooms are en suite and some hotels feature a swimming pool and spa facilities. Room upgrades are available on request.
7 breakfasts are included and consist of a continental-style buffet. However, please note that the typical Italian breakfast served in the hotels is just a cup of coffee and a cream-filled or jam-filled croissant.
In Puglia you will find genuine regional cooking that has strong links to the land and the sea. To give you just a small list of the types of food on offer in Puglia: Bread from the Murge, durum wheat pasta, vegetables such as aubergines, peppers and courgettes, which are grown just a few steps from the sea, then olives, broad beans and chicory, all used to prepare simple, tasty dishes such as the pasta delicacy “orecchiette” served with a sauce of turnip-tops or fresh tomato and sheep’s ricotta-cheese, “cavatelli” with pulses, aubergine and parmesan bake, roasted peppers, courgettes “alla poverella” - marinated in oil, garlic, mint and vinegar, etc., to accompany grilled fish, seafood, horse-meat chops, lamb, “burrata” (soft mozzarella and cream cheese), mozzarella and “caciocavallo” sheep’s cheese... plus excellent wines. This region is a food lovers paradise!
This Cycling in Puglia trip is classified road and graded A/B. 6 days cycling, average 54 km/day (33 miles). Vehicle supports group on the later stages of rides.
Most of the cycling is along flat and hilly tarmac roads (mainly traffic-free), with a few gentle ascents and descents along the way, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Please see the introductory pages of the Cycling Brochure for more important information on classification and grading. If you have any queries about the difficulty of the trip please do not hesitate to call us.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16, plus cycling leader. Minimum age 14.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate cycle holiday grading system, where a cycling trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide to your cycling holiday only. In all cases you should refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Cycling: Our cycling holidays come in all shapes and sizes; from gentle self-guided trips in the Veneto, to tackling the High Atlas in Morocco, or exploring the length of Vietnam.
Where you stay is a crucial part of a holiday, and we have gone to great lengths to find accommodation that provides extra comfort, character, convenience and value. Five-star hotels won’t feature on the agenda, but itineraries guarantee a greater degree of comfort after your day’s efforts.