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Puglia Bike Tours


Puglia lies in southern Italy, in what’s often referred to as the heel of Italy’s boot. One of Italy’s best-kept secrets, this striking coastal region is well worth a visit to learn more about its rich history. Cycling in Puglia, you’ll explore vineyards, coves and stunning coastline along the way.

Puglia has previously been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their distinctive mark. Look out for their influence in the flavoursome cuisine and unique architecture as you explore the area.

Our Softies cycling routes in Puglia are some of the best. Starting in the port city of Bari, the region’s capital, our Puglia cycling tours take you south through lush olive groves and vineyards via Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’. Continue on to Santa Maria di Leuca on the southern tip of Italy.

To find out more about our Puglia cycling holidays, call our cycle experts. And remember, all our cycling holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected.

Why Book With Us?

  • 40 years' creating tailor-made holidays
  • Crafted by experts who love cycling
  • Boutique hotels and gourmet dining
  • Local support in destination
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • Fully serviced hybrid and e-bikes
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

Our Top Tours in Puglia

A true hidden gem, discover the beautiful, sun-drenched towns of coastal Puglia. Our cycle experts have hand crafted these leisurely tours for perfect pedalling and exceptional experiences. Explore this wonderful region by bike and discover its charm and beauty for yourself.

Our Top Accommodation in Puglia

Explore our boutique and hand-picked accommodation in this wonderful region. Rest assured you’ll sleep like royalty on our leisurely cycle tours.

Trulli houses

Things to Do in Puglia

Food and wine on a Puglia cycling holiday

Wine in Puglia

The sunny climate in Puglia, paired with the influence of the hills and coast, makes this a fantastically successful wine producing region. Puglia is best known for its full-bodied reds, produced from local grapes such as Primitivo and Negroamaro, which in Italian means ‘black bitter’. The region also produces some of Italy’s best extra virgin olive oil and tastings are available at many of the producers olive oil estates, where you can buy a bottle to take home right from the source. A perfect way to relax after cycling Puglia.

Trullo on a Puglia cycling holiday

Cycling in Puglia

Our Puglia cycling tour will give you a flavour of the region’s rich history, taking in UNESCO sites such as the Sassi caves in Matera – the European Capital of Culture in 2019 – and the unique Trulli houses in Alberobello. Cycle past Trulli houses, specific to Puglia; they are traditional, white-painted homes with conical roofs. The small town of Alberobello has been made a UNESCO site for its unusual Trulli neighbourhoods. Our cycle experts are on hand to talk you through the best cycling routes in Puglia.

Cycling in Puglia
Cycling for Softies Experts: Steven


Head of Cycling
What our experts say

I am delighted to bring you some fantastic cycling tours in Puglia, which will give you a real feel for the region as you cycle your way down to the southern tip of Italy.

Cycling Tours in Puglia

Inspiration for Cycling Holidays in Puglia

FAQs About Our Puglia Cycling Holidays

Cycling in Puglia has an amazing combination of lovely vineyards and stunning coastline views. The cycling routes on the tour have low traffic and excellent cycle paths. It also has flat and gentle terrain so you’ll breeze through to each landmark.

Our Puglia bike tours run from April through to October. This is to guarantee the best weather for your holiday and to make sure all the landmarks, cafes and restaurants are open during your stay.

Our expert team will make your Puglia cycling holiday as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

We have picked the best Puglia guesthouses and hotels along each route of our cycling tours. Not only are they convenient in location but they also offer a fantastic service and facilities. A great way to unwind after a day on the bike.

We Can Tailor-make
a Holiday to Suit You…

We have a team of experts on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday. From a luxury cycling holiday weekend in Tuscany to a big adventure in through the Loire Valley, we’re whatever you want your holiday to be.