5 days/4 nights, with 4 days of cycling

Can start any date between March and 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

Classic Accommodation:   US$1325  

Luxe Accommodation:   US$1950
Single supplement: Classic: US$325
Luxe: US$450

  • 4 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Cooking class
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with pump, handlebar bag etc. 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 Classic trip starts from Hotel Masseria Donnaloia, 7 km south of Monopoli. Our luxe trip starts from Masseria Torre Coccaro, 20 km south of Monopoli.

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

Taking the train to Monopoli from Rome:

There are five daily departures from Rome’s Termini station to Monopoli. The 7:38 a.m. train from Rome’s Termini station arrives in Monopoli at 12:51 p.m.. (train schedules are subject to change-please check the train schedules before departing).

Flights from Rome to Bari are also available and taxis are available from Bari.  The distance between Bari airport to Monopoli is 60 km.

Randonnée Tours


Puglia Cycling 5 Days

Puglia is an enticing region to cycle in Italy, combining moderate cycling, quiet roads, charming towns, delicious food and wine. Beginning in Monopoli and finishing 5 days later in Ostuni you’ll see the best of this region, all the while enjoying distinctive lodging and exquisite meals. Buon appetito!

Day 1


The meeting time is usually at 1pm at the first hotel, which allows you to arrive from Rome by train in the morning. Our area manager will fit your bike and answer any questions you may have. The ride on this day is a loop ride to Egnazia, a Roman port city dating to the 5th century, where remnants of the ancient road to Rome, a beautiful Acropolis and other monuments still exist. For dinner, dine at the hotel or take a taxi into Monopoli. Ride distance: 27 km

Day 2


Today’s ride is along the Adriatic to the vibrant fishing village of Polignano a Mare, where white-washed buildings appear built out of the limestone cliffs and the winding streets are adorned with flowers and plants. Enjoy one of the lively cafes here before continuing on to Conversano for lunch. You’ll have an option to return directly back to Monopoli from Conversano or take a longer route via Castellana Grotte where underground caves can be explored. Ride distance: 42 km or 70 km

Day 3


Cycle to the Unesco World Heritage site of Alberobello which boasts over 1500 trulli, distinctive round stone buildings with conical slate roofs.  Visit artisanal shops selling knitted goods, linen tablecloths and delightful handmade story dolls. The short option will take you directly to Locorotondo. A longer option will take in the Bosco delle Pianelle Nature Reserve. Either way, we recommend allowing time for a wine tasting in town before dinner as this region is well-known for its white DOC wines. Ride distance: 42 km or 65 km

Day 4


Start your day cycling to Martina Franca, an ancient city with stone walls, stunning piazzas and tiny winding streets. You’ll pass through olive groves, vineyards, and forested lands on a road with very little traffic. Enjoy a picnic in Cisternino or sample one of the specialities of this city, bombettes, a type of roasted meatball in one of the many restaurants. We’ll finish the day in Ostuni, known as the “white city” with its Arab influenced architecture and a labyrinth of streets designed to confuse invaders. Don't miss a visit to a local hand made ceramic shop. Tonight, we have arranged a cooking class at a local trattoria where you will enjoy eating the local specialities you have learned how to make. Ride distance: 36 km or 64 km

Day 5

Depart for onward travel. There is a train station in Ostuni.


Spokes and the City


"We were very pleased with the accommodations- wonderful locations and high standards. We loved the destination- 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 trip with Randonnee!” - S & M Colomby

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