9 days/8 nights, with 8 days of cycling


Can start any date between March to November


Level of Activity: Moderate


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


Classic Accommodation:   US$2390     

Single Supplement:

US$595

    
Luxe Accommodation:
US$3540
Single Supplement
US$805

 

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  • 8 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Luggage transfers
  • Cooking class included
  • Guided Walking tour in Lecce
  • Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
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  • We require that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
  • Area manager available on call throughout the tour
  • Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Getting there: Our trip starts in Monopoli

If you stay in Bari the night before the trip begins, you can take a train from Bari Centrale station to Monopoli (25 minutes).

Taking the train to Monopoli from Rome, Milan or Florence

From Rome: There are several 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, you could take a train from Rome’s Termini station around 7:30 am arrives in Monopoli just before 1 p.m. and we’ll arrange for the Area Manager to meet you on arrival.

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.

 

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Randonnée Tours

Italy

Puglia Cycling 9 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 9 days later in Lecce you’ll see the best of this region, all the while enjoying distinctive lodging and exquisite meals. Buon appetito!


 

Masseria Donnaloia, Capitolo di Monopoli

The 5-star 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 4-star hotel sits in the center of Ostuni.

 

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.

 

L'Orangerie D'epoque, Lecce

Located In the heart of Lecce, L'Orangerie d'Epoque offers elegant accommodation in a 19th-century palazzo next to the old walled city. The building encloses an enchanting garden filled with orange trees and the rooms are furnished with beautiful family antiques.

 

 

Masseria Torre Coccaro, Monopoli

Set in a historic fortified masseria, this luxurious 5-star 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, located in the countryside 6 km north of Locorotondo has been built in the trulli style, typical of the region. The rooms are elegant and comfortable and the hotel boasts two swimming pools. Straight Talk- there is a restaurant in the hotel, but there are better options in Locorotondo which the hotel can arrange a taxi to reach.

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 2.8 km 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 an exquisite hotel.


Patria Palace, Lecce

A 4-star hotel in the centre of town, with great ambience, individually decorated rooms and a roof-top solarium with great views of the city. Frommers Guide top choice in Lecce. Note in Lecce, you can choose between this hotel or the Risorgimento Resort (see below).

 

Risorgimento, Lecce

A 5-star hotel in the historical center that was totally renovated in 2007, now with a contemporary interior that would wow any design-savy visitor. The roof-top deck is sublime.

 

 


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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