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8-day Mountain bike tour of Puglia and Salento, Italy

Spend 8 days riding, snorkeling and exploring villages and beautiful areas in the south of Italy on this mountain biking tour around Puglia and Salento. AIGAE certified nature guide Cristina will be glad to take you there!

Duration8 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy 8 days of mountain biking and snorkeling in Italy.

  • Enjoy riding along the Adriatic Coast and exploring natural spots.

  • Visit the easternmost city in Italy as well as lovely villages.

Description

On this opportunity, I would like to invite you to explore the south of Italy on two wheels. Follow me on this mountain bike tour in Puglia and Salento!

On this adventure, we’ll visit Alberobello, the city of Lecce, the Adriatic Coast and the easternmost city in the country, among several villages and areas in the south of Italy. We’ll start and end our adventure in Brindisi. Also, apart from mountain biking, we’ll have the pleasure to enjoy snorkeling.

Take a look at the bottom of the page for a detailed description of each day’s activities. However, consider that the itinerary might vary according to weather conditions or other events.

As for the requirements, keep in mind that it’s important to have an intermediate mountain bike level as well as a to be fit. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way. 

So, do you find this tour attractive? Then all you have to do is send the request and make your reservation to join this exhilarating adventure!

For more adventures in Italy, make sure to check out this 7-day seaside hiking and kayaking adventure in Finale Ligure!

Accommodation

Hotels and huts.

Meeting point

Brindisi Airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Brindisi

We’ll pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Then, we’ll go to the city of Alberobello and visit the Trulli, an old and traditional construction. We’ll share a welcome drink and have dinner in a typical restaurant. Night in the hotel.

Day 2: Mountain biking in Trulli

On day 2, we’ll have our first biking tour across a beautiful valley and visit the villages of Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Cisternino and end in Ostuni. From here, we’ll drive to the city of Lecce, enjoy a typical dinner and have a nice night walk around the city. Night in the hotel.

Mountain biking: 40 kilometers, 4 hours.

Day 3: Otranto

On this day, we’ll depart from Lecce to the Adriatic Coast and enjoy riding by the sea to Otranto, the easternmost city in the country. On the way, we’ll have the chance to go snorkeling and visit the Cave of Poetry. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Otranto.

Mountain biking: 44 kilometers, 4.30 hours.

Day 4: Porto Badisco

From Otranto, we’ll go south and explore both the sea and the countryside. A mandatory stop will be Porto Badisco, where we’ll find a wonderful creek to practice snorkeling. Dinner and accommodation in Santa Cesarea.

Mountain biking: 35 kilometers, 3.30 hours.

Day 5: Leuca

With the sea at our side, we’ll continue our ride to the south until the the end of the boot of Italy, where the Adriatic Sea meets the Ionian Sea. We’ll also visit a farm and taste the delicious local wine and olive oil. Dinner and accommodation in Leuca.

Mountain biking: 35 kilometers, 3.30 hours.

Day 6: Torre Suda

An unforgettable day. We’ll enjoy snorkeling and on the coast of the Ionian Sea. Dinner and accommodation in Torre Suda.

Mountain biking: 35 kilometers, 3.30 hours.

Day 7: Porto Cesareo

On this day, we’ll head north to the town of Gallipoli and cross the Porto Selvaggio Natural Regional Park to end the journey in Porto Cesareo, where we’ll have dinner and our accommodation.

Mountain biking: 45 kilometers, 4 hours.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, we’ll spend the day in Porto Cesareo and transfer you to Brindisi by minibus. End of the program.


About the guide

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I am Cristina Puppo, a mountain guide, traveler and sportswoman.

I love both the sea and the mountains: intact wilderness areas are the environments I enjoy.

On every opportunity I have, I like to take my time and explore slowly, whether close to home or around the world. I also enjoy practicing my favorite sports and activities: hiking, skiing, rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking or sailing, as well as discovering the underwater life while snorkeling. But it is human encounters that make the experience even more unique, anywhere you go!

I have a degree in Forestry and Environmental Sciences and chose it because I wanted my office to be in the wilderness. At first, I dreamed about the beautiful forests of northern Europe. One day, I missed my flight and found myself in Mali! In the end, I stayed in Africa for about 7 years and organized environmental and humanitarian projects for small NGOs.

At this moment, I live between Italy and France. In Grenoble, I obtained a Master in Economic Strategies in Sport and Tourism. In addition, I worked in the Ailefroide area at the Guides des Ecrins office.

My job is to organize trips for small groups in both popular and lesser known locations. I am interested in choosing the perfect time and place so we can live exciting experiences from start to finish. Are you fit? Together, we will discover the most beautiful and unusual places while hiking, kayaking, mountaineering, snorkeling or climbing.

Choose the activity that you love! I will take care of the accommodation and offer you delicious picnics and dinners prepared with local and healthy products. And if you come with your family, I will organize itineraries that allow you to combine the pleasure of being with your loved ones and the adrenaline of your favorite sports!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1573 each

Group of 2

EUR 1573 each

Group of 3

EUR 1573 each

Group of 4

EUR 1573 each

Group of 5

EUR 1573 each

Group of 6

EUR 1573 each

Group of 7

EUR 1573 each

Group of 8

EUR 1573 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Prices are per person to join a group of minimum 6 people. Not included in the price: flights, lunch on day 1 and 8, drinks, personal expenses, tips and taxes.


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