Day by Day Itinerary

Italy: Basilicata & Puglia Bike

Countries   Italy
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, May 4, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided)
Price $3,655 (Self-Guided - US $3295)
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
Total Trip Mileage    325 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    54 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 62 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,655
Single Supplement $565
  • 8 days
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • snacks
  • guide and van support
  • maps and route notes
  • luggage handling
  • taxes
  • maps and route notes
  • taxes
  • set your own pace

This quiet and peaceful region remains seemingly untouched by mass tourism, and is an insight into ways of life that have been maintained in Southern Italy for centuries. The terrain is bicycle-friendly, and the climate is perfect for spring and autumn visits. The inns are welcoming, and the dining divine! The adventure takes you first to Matera where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Sassi – century old caves, carved from rock cliffs and lived in up until the 1950’s. From there you will ride into the lush Val d’Itria to stay among olive groves at a converted farm, then to Otranto, whose castle inspired the first Gothic novel. The last ride is along a gorgeous coast road overlooking the Adriatic Sea. As you ride your bike through this calm and mysterious region, and sample its exquisite cuisine, you will often feel as if you are traveling back in time, experiencing an Italy that is very different from the well developed and busier tourist routes found in the northern parts of the country.

Day 1   Meeting Day.
Day 2   66km (41 mi.)
Day 3   65km or 95km (41 or 60 mi.)
Day 4   65km or 95km (41 or 60 mi.)
Day 5   33, 75 or 100 km (20, 46, or 62mi.)
Day 6   65km (40 mi.)
Day 7   50 or 100km (31 or 62 mi.)
Day 8   Farewells.
Countries Visited  
  • Italy
Cities Visited   Matera, Pezze di Greco, Lecce, Otranto.
Returning Guest and Referral Discount

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


• Cost: US $3295 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, one transfer, luggage handling, maps & route notes, taxes).
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.


Hybrid $225


25-75 miles/day, with some hills. Relaxed riders may be encouraged to rely on some van support. Advanced riders can enjoy longer options.

Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
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