Apulia
Apulia

Cycling holidays in Apulia

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Whichever direction you want to ride, from the Gargano and Daunia areas – north of this region – to Salento, cycling in Puglia is mostly hilly and flat. The highest peak is Monte Cornacchia which reaches 1152 metres above sea level and is located in the province of Foggia.

The best way…

Whichever direction you want to ride, from the Gargano and Daunia areas – north of this region – to Salento, cycling in Puglia is mostly hilly and flat. The highest peak is Monte Cornacchia which reaches 1152 metres above sea level and is located in the province of Foggia.

The best way to discover this part of Italy is with a Gravel Bike: the routes are mostly on dirt roads or on well-used roads. The level of difficulty is easy-moderate with gentle gradients.

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Food

ORECCHIETTE WITH TURNIP GREENS
It is impossible to go to Puglia and not try the orecchiette with turnip greens. This dish is the symbol of Apulian cuisine and has existed since 1500. A simple and healthy dish: flour and water for the orecchiette and tasty vegetables for the topping.

FRISE
The friselle are dry and need to be soaked in water and then seasoned with olive oil and cherry tomatoes. They can be served at dinner or also as an appetiser.

PANZEROTTO
Some call it a calzone, others fried or panzerotto…what matters is that it is typical Pugliese street food. Mezzelune made from leavened dough filled with tomato sauce and mozzarella. They can be fried or baked.

CHEESE
Cheese with strong flavour such as cacioricotta, canestrato, ricotta, or some typical dairy products such as mozzarella, stracciatella or burrata.

PASTICCIOTTO
The typical Salento dessert originated in Galatina in the province of Lecce in 1745. The traditional one is made with shortcrust pastry baked and filled with custard. Besides custard, you can have cream of cacao, jam, cream of gianduia, pieces of chocolate and any other kind of filling as well as savoury.
It is ideal to eat it warm with a hot cup of Cappuccino.

History & Culture

From Romanesque to Baroque, cathedrals and monuments adorn the squares in the shadows of Imposing castles and noble buildings.
From Gargano to Salento, Puglia is a treasure trove of priceless treasures and architectural wonders and its sites have been included in the list of UNESCO heritage at least 5 times.
Beautiful cities for art such as Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli with charming historic centres full of Romanesque and Gothic churches, or Baroque noble buildings, castles and towers. Not forgetting inland, where there are charming villages perched on the hills or almost hidden in the expanse of olive groves and vineyards. And the capital of the region Bari, which boasts one of the longest promenades in Italy along with wonderful prestigious buildings. Convents, churches and artisan boutiques, one after another in the old village, Bari Vecchia, the heart of the city.

Bike hotels in Apulia

Barion Hotel

Bari - Torre a Mare, Apulia

all year round

from € 64 per night per person

The best cycling routes in Apulia

A balcony overlooking the Apulian sea
ApuliaBike touring & E-Bike52 KmEasy - Moderate
Mountain Bike in the Umbra Forest
ApuliaMTB & E-MTB55 KmModerate
The magic of the Valle d’Itria
ApuliaBike touring & E-Bike55 KmEasy / Moderate