In April we head south to the “heel” of Italy, and the province of Puglia. Sunny and warm, we’ll spend time on the coast, with its beautiful azure water, as well as ride inland, through the quiet and serene countryside, seeing the famous sights of this area. We will spend 3 nights in Matera, 2 nights in Locorotondo and 2 nights in Polignano a Mare, with unique rides in each area to discover the highlights of this quiet and largely undiscovered region.
We’ll visit Alberobello, famous for its Trulli houses,Ostuni, a unique village of all white structures, Matera, the third oldest city in the world, filled with ancient history and famous for its natural rock caves and rock churches, and Polignano along the coast, to see the sea caves. We will ride in Gravina in Puglia and Ginos near the Basilicata region, both filled with an ancient rock settlements and underground passages.
Our rides will be moderate in distance and climbing, with about 30-60 miles per day and not more than about 3000 feet of climbing. You can easily conquer the rides on your choice of a Pinarello Grevil Nytro that will easily take you over the hills, or the Grevil, the perfect bike for the rugged roads of Puglia, and feel secure knowing van support is always available.
Our hotel selections put you in 4- star hotels throughout the trip, so you will rest very comfortably, with luxurious rooms, amenities, and surroundings.
Meals are included, and you will be delighted with the local cuisine of Southern Italy. Puglia is well known for its delicious food, specializing in a variety of seafood, orecchiette pasta, and high-quality olive oil. Spumoniand pasticiotti pastry are in plentiful supply for those with a sweet tooth, and of course, there is local wine, including Primitive and Salice Salentino.
For more information: https://www.andiamocycling.com/granfondo-strade-bianche-andiamo-cycling/