8-Day Southern Italy E-Bike Journey from Alberobello’s Trulli to Lecce’s Baroque Architecture

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Gallipoli’s harbor with castle and boats

Day 1: Welcome to Alberobello🏡

Land in Bari and travel to the quaint town of Alberobello, the poster child of Puglia, where you’ll get your first taste of those famous trulli houses. These ancient, cone-roofed stone wonders are not just super cute, they’re a big deal – we’re talking UNESCO World Heritage status since 1996! So, after you’ve settled into your cozy stay, take it easy and soak up the vibes of this charming village. Kick off your shoes, relax, and let the Italian journey begin!’

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the town of Alberbello with bicyclists

Day 2: Bike from Alberobello to the Chill White City, Ostuni 🚴

Hit the road for a laid-back 22-mile trip from Alberobello to Ostuni, with some killer countryside scenes on the way.

Ostuni, or the White City, is where you’ll find streets full of white-washed buildings that look straight out of a dream. Just cruise around, take in the cool vibes, and enjoy the slow pace of this cute town. It’s all about taking it easy and soaking in the sights.

About Ostuni

Ostuni, or the “White City” as everyone calls it, is this super cool spot in Puglia, Italy. It’s famous for its bright white buildings that practically sparkle in the sun. Perched on a hill, Ostuni gives you awesome views of olive groves and the sea. It’s got that old-world Mediterranean vibe that’s just irresistible.

This place has been around since the Greek times, but it really got its charm in the Middle Ages. Strolling around Ostuni, you’ll find yourself in narrow streets that twist and turn, each corner popping with history and cool little spots to check out. The buildings are all painted white to beat the summer heat, which makes the whole town shine.

The big standout in Ostuni is the cathedral, sitting up high and mixing Gothic and Romanesque styles. Plus, the town is packed with quaint cafes, little shops, and places to grab some amazing local food.

Hanging out in Ostuni is all about chilling and soaking up the vibes of a place that’s got layers of history but feels totally laid back. It’s one of those must-see places if you’re cruising through Southern Italy, perfect for anyone who loves a good mix of history, scenic views, and tasty bites.

Day 3: Ostuni to Avetrana Adventure 🚴‍♂️

Kick off from Ostuni and hit the road for a 34-mile trek to Avetrana. You’ll be cruising through fields and miles of olive groves, so expect some epic scenery. Thinking about a little side trip? You might want to check out Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve. It’s a gorgeous spot with untouched beaches that’ll make you wanna take a million photos.

Once you roll into Avetrana, take some time to explore the local scene. Don’t miss the Castle of Avetrana – it’s pretty cool and packed with history. And hey, you’ve gotta try the local eats while you’re there. The food in this town is something else, perfect for refueling after a day on the bike.

About Aventrana

Avetrana is super laid-back, like a hidden gem in Puglia where life’s in slow-mo. Picture wandering through streets where every house has a story, bumping into locals who always have time for a chat. It’s the kind of place where you can really chill and soak up the vibes.

The castle in town? It’s ancient and awesome, with tons of tales from the past. It’s this massive old fortress that’s pretty much the heart of Avetrana, and exploring it feels like stepping into a history book.

The area around the town is just fields of olive trees and vineyards stretching out everywhere. The food here is amazing – think super fresh, straight-from-the-farm kind of meals that are out of this world.

Basically, Avetrana is all about kicking back, enjoying the quiet life, and eating great food. It’s not flashy, but it’s got a charm that’s totally irresistible.

Gallipoli’s harbor with castle and boats

Day 4: Avetrana to Gallipoli Journey 🚴‍♀️

Gear up for a scenic 28-mile ride from Avetrana to Gallipoli, where you’ll pass through lush olive groves and ride along the stunning Ionian Sea coast. The views? Totally Instagram-worthy!

Gallipoli is this cool coastal town with a ton of history and gorgeous spots to check out. Once you get there, dive into the old town’s narrow streets, peek into the old churches, and walk along the ancient walls. It’s like wandering through a living history book, with the bonus of sea breezes and the sound of waves. Gallipoli’s got that perfect mix of history, beauty, and chill coastal vibes.

About Gallipoli

Gallipoli is this super cool spot down on Italy’s heel, with a vibe that’s all about sun, sea, and history. The Greeks kicked things off here, calling it “beautiful city,” and honestly, they nailed it. Since then, it’s been like a who’s who of history with the Romans, Byzantines, and Normans all dropping by and leaving their mark.

The old town is the real gem, sitting on its own little island connected by an ancient bridge. It’s like a mini-maze of twisty streets, old-school churches, and houses that are just bursting with character, all wrapped up in these massive defensive walls.

The sea’s been Gallipoli’s BFF forever, making it a happening port throughout the ages. These days, the harbor’s still lively, with boats of all sorts hanging out, keeping the maritime spirit alive and kicking.

And there’s this rad underground scene, literally – old olive oil mills carved out beneath the streets, where they used to squish olives into liquid gold. It’s a cool, underground peek into the past.

In short, Gallipoli’s got it all: beaches, history, and a laid-back charm that makes you want to dive in and explore every corner.

Santa Maria di Leuca

Day 5: Cruise from Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca 🚴

Today’s ride is a chill 34 miles from Gallipoli down to Santa Maria di Leuca, right at Puglia’s tip, where the Adriatic meets the Ionian Sea. Expect killer views of the sea and some epic cliffs along the way.

Once you hit Santa Maria di Leuca, don’t miss the famous lighthouse—it’s got some of the best views going. Then, just mosey along the promenade, soaking up the relaxed beach vibe. It’s the perfect spot to unwind, catch your breath, and just enjoy being at the edge of Italy’s heel, with the sea stretching out on both sides.

About Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca is this cool little town right where Italy’s heel dips into the sea, mixing the Adriatic and Ionian waters. It’s super laid-back, with a vibe that’s all about soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach life.

The place is pretty famous for its awesome lighthouse, which gives you killer views of the sea mixing and mingling. The town itself is dotted with fancy old villas and buildings that show off its ritzy history.

And if you love the beach, you’re in luck. Leuca’s got these amazing clear waters and sweet little coves perfect for hanging out, swimming, or just lazing in the sun. The marina is buzzing with boats, and there are plenty of quiet spots to explore around town.

Food-wise, it’s all about the seafood here, fresh and delicious. There are loads of great places to grab a bite and enjoy the local flavors.

In Santa Maria di Leuca, everything’s chill, and it’s the perfect spot to unwind, catch some rays, and just live the beach dream.

Boats on land in the port of Otranto Italy with dark dramatic sunset

Day 6: Roll from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto 🚴

Gear up for a laid-back 31-mile journey from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto. You’ll zigzag through olive groves and zip past some killer coastal towns that are straight-up Instagram gold.

Otranto’s the spot at the end of this ride, and it’s packed with cool history. Hit up the Norman cathedral when you get there; it’s ancient and has some epic stories to tell. The Aragonese Castle is also a must-see, with its big old walls and towers that scream medieval times. And definitely take time to get lost in the narrow streets of the historic center – it’s like a little adventure with surprises around every corner.

Otranto is chill but fascinating, with tons of history, gorgeous views, and that classic Italian coastal feel. It’s the kind of place that’s just fun to explore and soak in the vibes.

About Otranto

Otranto is this chill little town right on Italy’s coast, and it’s got a vibe that’s both relaxed and kind of exciting. It’s famous for its big, old cathedral with some seriously cool floor designs and a bunch of history packed inside.

Then there’s this massive castle, the Aragonese Castle, which is pretty much the centerpiece of the town. It’s not just for history geeks; anyone would get a kick out of exploring its huge walls and towers.

The town itself is full of life, especially in the narrow streets where you can shop, grab a coffee, or just watch the world go by. It’s the perfect spot to get a feel for local life and maybe pick up some unique finds.

And, oh man, the beaches! Otranto is surrounded by some stunning coastline with super clear water, making it ideal for swimming, sunbathing, or just chilling with a view.

So, Otranto? It’s that kind of place where you can mix up learning some history, shopping, and beach time all in one day, and it all feels totally laid back.

Lecce Italy Square with two people and a bicycle

Day 7: Cruisin’ from Otranto to Lecce 🚴

On this last leg, you’re biking about 28 miles from Otranto to Lecce, rolling through the gorgeous Salento countryside with its endless olive trees and killer views.

Lecce is where you’re heading, and it’s seriously impressive. They call it the “Florence of the South” because it’s packed with some jaw-dropping Baroque architecture. When you hit Lecce, definitely stroll through the old town. It’s full of stunning buildings, from fancy palaces to super ornate churches.

Ending the trip in Lecce is a big win. It’s got all the art and history vibes you could want, plus that cool, easy-going southern Italian feel.

white bike on a trail in the forest

Day 8: A Fond Farewell and New Beginnings

As you wake up in Lecce, the Puglian sun marks not just a new day, but also the close of an extraordinary Italian journey you’ll carry in your heart forever. After a sumptuous breakfast at your accommodation, it’s time to say “Arrivederci” to this magnificent chapter of your Italian adventure.

Independent Departure: Lecce as Your Finale

Your tour officially concludes in Lecce, leaving you free to chart your own course to your next destination or back home. From this point, you’re responsible for your own transfer to either a train station or the airport.

Optional Transfer Service: An Elevated Ending

For those seeking a seamless transition, we offer an optional private transfer service to other parts of Italy or  to the Bari airport or train station. It’s an excellent way to bid goodbye to Italy with the same comfort and style that you’ve enjoyed throughout your journey.

As you make your way to your next destination, whether it’s back home or another corner of the world, carry with you the memories, tastes, and experiences of a land that has been, for centuries, the epitome of art, culture, and breathtaking beauty. Until we meet again, Italy will be waiting to welcome you back for another chapter of exploration and wonder.

Departure Dates

Departure Days:

  • April to October:

We invite you to join us on this exquisite journey, where each day is a blend of classic allure and modern comfort, all framed by the unparalleled beauty of Italy.

biker on a trail with a mountain view behind her


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The airport for this tour for arrival and departure is BARI (BRI) airport code.

Ready for an 8-day bike adventure through Southern Italy? We’re talking a laid-back ride from the cool trulli in Alberobello to Lecce’s swanky Baroque streets. This trip is more than just pedaling; it’s a cruise through some of Puglia’s most gorgeous spots, nestled between two sparkling seas and into the heart of Salento’s gems.

History’s everywhere here, with ancient Greeks, Romans, and a bunch of other old-time groups leaving their stylish mark. But, honestly, the real stars are the local peeps – they’re the kind of friendly that makes you feel like family.

And after a day on two wheels, you get to kick back with the tastiest local grub and wines that are just *chef’s kiss*. The biking? No sweat, really. It’s mostly flat, super smooth, and just a touch hilly for a bit of fun, without getting all technical on you.

We’ve planned this trip for the quieter times, so you can have the roads mostly to yourself, making it all about the chill vibes and epic views. So, if you’re down for a biking holiday that’s as chill as it is beautiful, this 8-day jaunt from Alberobello to Lecce is your go-to.

Ride Details:
Duration:7 nights/8 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate with E-Bikes or Standard (your choice)
Total Distance: About 167 miles (269 km)
Daily Distance: 22 to 34 miles (35 to 55 km)
Ride Time per Day: 2-5 hours

Get ready for an 8-day biking escape where taking it easy is the name of the game. We’re talking a sweet ride through Southern Italy, with a total distance of around 167 miles spread over the week. Each day, you’ll cruise through 22 to 34 miles, which means you’ll have about 2 to 5 hours of ride time. This gives you the perfect balance between riding and free time to explore or just kick back and relax.

This laid-back pace lets you fully absorb the stunning landscapes and local culture without the rush. You’ll have loads of time to check out the sights, grab a gelato, or unwind in a cozy spot. It’s all about enjoying the journey, with plenty of moments to take in the views and make the most of your Italian adventure. So, saddle up for a chill ride that’s as breezy as a Mediterranean sunset!

About the Puglia Region and the towns of Alberobello and Lecce

Puglia: Italy’s Cozy Corner 🍇
Puglia’s like that underrated spot where everything’s just easy and breezy. Picture yourself meandering through olive groves, sipping some fantastic wine, and chilling by the sea. It’s all about the good life, with a splash of history for extra flavor.

Alberobello: Quirky and Cute 🏡
Ever heard of Alberobello? It’s this adorable place with tiny houses called trulli, sporting pointy roofs and looking like something out of a storybook. They were built ages ago to dodge some old-school taxes, but now they’re just insanely photogenic and fun to explore.

Lecce: Dressed to Impress 🌟
And then there’s Lecce, the show-off of the south, all decked out in Baroque bling. It’s got the nickname ‘Florence of the South’ because it’s just that fancy, with buildings that sparkle in the sun and intricate designs that’ll make you stop and stare. Top spot? The Basilica di Santa Croce. Total eye-candy.

History in Puglia isn’t just for textbooks. It’s right there in the open, from ancient ruins to those grand old castles. And those olive trees you see everywhere? They’ve been around, watching the world change.

The Puglia Experience: Downright Delightful 🌺
So, diving into Puglia is like uncovering Italy’s secret garden. With the enchanting trulli of Alberobello and Lecce’s grandeur, it’s a place where past and present mingle effortlessly. Every corner has a story, and every meal’s a feast. Trust me, Puglia’s got a vibe that’ll make you want to stay forever.

Fitness Disclaimer for E-Bike Tour

Please note that while electric bikes (e-bikes) are available for this tour, a baseline level of fitness is still required. Participants must be capable of riding an e-bike for extended periods and manage daily rides with a minimum distance of 20 miles. E-bikes provide pedal assistance, which can help ease the physical strain of cycling; however, the ability to maintain balance, navigate varying terrain, and handle the bike for several hours each day is essential. We encourage all participants to assess their fitness level and biking skills to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on this tour.

What's Included


What’s Included in Your Grand Southern Italy Biking Adventure

To ensure an unforgettable experience, Italy4Real has meticulously curated a selection of services and offerings for your 8-day biking adventure through Southern Italy

Inclusive Services and Offerings:

  • Personalized Local Support: Full access to our local staff in Italy via phone, text, or WhatsApp. We’re here to assist you in real-time throughout your journey.
  • Curated Accommodations:
    • All of our accommodations are fully inspected, situated in historic city centers, and offer private bath and daily breakfast.
  • Comprehensive Touring:
  • Effortless Transportation:

Digital Companion: Complimentary electronic city guides to enhance your urban explorations.

Not Included

What’s Not Included: For Your Information

  • Airfare to and from Italy. However, we offer free research and pricing services for finding the best airfare—an exclusive service only for Italy4Real customers.
  • Travel insurance, which we strongly recommend for your peace of mind.
  • City taxes to be paid directly at the hotel.
  • Bike Rental

Pricing Transparency: Our Euro-Centric Approach

We place a premium on offering extraordinary value in concert with exceptional services, hence all our package prices are stated in Euros. Here’s why this matters:

Clarity in Financial Dealings

By presenting prices in Euros, we ensure you receive the most straightforward and competitive rates, devoid of hidden costs that often lurk in U.S. Dollar quotations due to ever-changing exchange rates.

Staying Ahead of Currency Trends

Our team of Travel Specialists is perpetually monitoring the value of the Euro against other principal currencies. This proactive approach enables us to guide you on the ideal moment to lock in your payment, thereby maximizing your financial well-being.

Billing Made Clear

Each invoice you receive is meticulously crafted to display the current exchange rate, ensuring absolute clarity in your financial transactions. With Italy4Real, what you see is what you get—no hidden fees or unanticipated charges.

Payment Flexibility Tailored For You

We solidify the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro solely at the time of your concluding payment, allowing you the leeway to capitalize on favorable exchange rates as they arise.

Your choice of Italy4Real as your European tour partner is deeply valued. We consider your satisfaction and the value we provide to be the cornerstone of our service.

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