7 days/6 nights, with 6 days of cycling


Can start any date between March to November


Level of Activity: Moderate D1: 27 km; D2 42 km or 70 km; D3: 42 km or 65 km; D4: 36 km or 64 km; D5: 70 km; D6: 60 km or 110 km;

You spend two nights in two locations, so you can take time off from cycling on some days


Classic Accommodation:   US$1790                    
Luxe Accommodation:   US$2660
                                 Single suppl. classic: US$445
Single suppl. Luxe: US$650


  • 6 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Cooking class and dinner included
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

Getting there: Our trip starts in Monopoli:

If you stay in Bari the night before the trip begins, you can take a 12:27 train from Bari Centrale station to Monopoli, arriving at 12:51 p.m.

Taking the train to Monopoli from Rome, Milan or Florence
From Rome: There are five daily departures from Rome’s Termini station to Monopoli. We recommend arriving in Bari or Monopoli a day early, but if you choose to leave Rome on the day the trip begins, the 7:38 a.m. train from Rome’s Termini station arrives in Monopoli at 12:51 p.m. and we’ll arrange for the Area Manager to meet you on arrival. (train schedules are subject to change without warning-please check the train schedules before departing).

From Milan or Florence: Train travel from Milan or Florence is also an option, but it is a long trip. Average travel time from Milan to Monopoli is 9 ½ hours; average travel time from Florence to Monopoli is 8 hours. There is one overnight train from Florence to Monopoli, arriving in the early morning, but otherwise to travel from either of these destinations, you need to plan on arriving in Monopoli the day before the trip starts.

Randonnée Tours

Italy

Puglia Cycling 7 Days

“Puglia is the new ‘in’ place to cycle in Italy. The region combines  moderate cycling, quiet roads, wonderfully charming towns including the Unesco Heritage Site of Alberobello, food and wine that is drawing rave reviews from food lovers and last but not least, exquisite hotels. Beginning in Monopoli and finishing 7 days later in Otranto you’ll see the best of this region, all the while enjoying distinctive lodging and exquisite meals. Buon appetito!


 

Masseria Donnaloia

Capitolo di Monopoli

Not far out of Monopoli, in the village of Capitolo, the Masseria Donnaloia boasts outstanding views of the sea, 200 m away. It is a historic property, with beautiful rooms, many with sea views. There is a spa on site, swimming pool, excellent restaurant, and beach club nearby that guests can utilize in high season.

 

Hotel Le Cummerse

Locorotondo

This hotel comprises a group of historic apartments or casas, each unique and distinctive in the old town center.

La Terra Hotel

Ostuni

Occupying a 13th century palace, and adjacent to St. Peter’s Benedictine monastery, this family run hotel sits in the center of Ostuni; there is a wonderful restaurant here and a charming bar built quarried out of stone.

 

Masseria Bandino

Otranto

This former 17th century manor house sits in 5 ha of park and features an outdoor pool and large comfortable rooms. The surrounding area is rich in olive trees, citrus plantations, and the Salentine beaches are only a few kilometres distance.

   
 

Masseria Torre Coccaro

Monopoli

Set in a historic fortified masseria, this luxurious hotel boasts an Aveda spa, Turkish bath, gym, large outdoor pool and guests have access to a private beach club.

 

Il Palmento

Locorotondo

This 4 star masseria has been built in the trulli style, typical of the region. The rooms are elegant and comfortable and the hotel boasts two swimming pools.

La Sommita

Ostuni

Built around an historic 16th century Palazzo, with Moorish-styled walled gardens with citrus trees, a dipping pool and parapets that look out to the shimmering Adriatic. There is a one-star Michelin restaurant in the hotel. Please note, there are no twin rooms here; the 10 doubles each have king-size beds.
 

Masseria Montelauro

Otranto

Located just outside of Otranto, this wonderful luxurious masseria was built in 1878, originally as a monastery. Lovingly restored with attention to its historical significance, and surrounded by orchards with a large pool in its courtyard, this is a lovely hotel to finish our journey.

Spokes and the City

"The overall experience: It was a good tour for a couple with a variety of cycle touring experience. It got us to a part of Italy that we would not have seen had it not been for a suggestion from Eve Cabanel. We would definitely do it again."

- S. Danno & M. McNeill
"“Very pleased with the accommodation!! Wonderful location and high standards. We loved the destination, perfect choice of town and cities, would not have changed a thing. We had the trip of a lifetime! It was the perfect mixture of natural beauty, culture, food, exercise and elegance. We are counting down the days until our next summer with Randonnee!” - S & M Colomby


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