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Eat, Drink, Cycle, Repeat: New Foodie Bike Tour in Puglia

Puglia, Italy
Puglia, Italy

On the new tour offered by Ride and Seek, guests will be able to bike the back roads of Puglia averaging about 40 km per day, and spend their evenings at luxury hotels and fine restaurants dining on gourmet cuisine

Bicycle tour company Ride and Seek, in partnership with active travel tour company Tourissimo, has announced a new culinary cycling tour around Puglia, Italy as part of its new PLUS tours series.

Situated between the Adriatic Sea and the forests and mountains of Basilicata, Puglia offers a landscape of beguiling views, ancient olive groves, and UNESCO World Heritage sites that have seen the destination’s popularity boom in the past few years. The new tour highlights two of these UNESCO sites – Alberobello and Matera – known for their ‘trulli’ – whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs, and cave dwellings.

The trip starts in Savelletri with fig trees, blooming cacti, and herb gardens offering delightful fragrances. Guests will then ride through one of the gems of Puglia, the Valle D’Itria, where wooded slopes, vineyards, and endless olive groves are punctuated by the coned roofs of trulli.

“While many regions of Italy boast of having the best food in the world, Puglia could [truly] claim this title due to its simple preparations that allow the true flavours of the food to stand out,” said Beppe Salerno, Co-Founder of Tourissimo. “There are vineyards all over the region producing some excellent wines including full bodied reds like Salice Salentino, Primitivo, and Nero di Troia, and refreshing white and rosé wines.”

Guests will be able to bike the back roads of Puglia averaging about 40 km per day, and spend their evenings at luxury hotels and fine restaurants dining on gourmet cuisine and sipping wines.

The tour is scheduled for October 10-17, 2019 with rates from USD $4,195.

Tour highlights include:

  • Touring Matera where the 2016 remake of Ben-Hur was filmed
  • Discovering the white-washed town of Ostuni and the beaches near the fishing village of Savelletri
  • Visiting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Alberobello & Matera
  • Riding among the trulli of Valle d’Itria
  • Attending a demonstration by a master cheesemaker
  • Exploring the Greek Ruins of Egnazia
  • Lodging in the award-winning Sextantio Hotel

For more information or to book your tour visit rideandseek.com

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