La Bella Puglia

​Discover the charms of Italy’s rustic southern region

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Our comprehensive itineraries are a one-stop-shop for all the delightful details of our carefully crafted tours, including:

  • A thorough daily itinerary
  • Details for exact accommodations
  • What to expect
  • Travel planning tips

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Biking on the La Bella Puglia tour
Lunch in La Bella Puglia

Once you have a trip confirmed, we will feed you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information that includes: How to train, prepare, pack and all the wonderful, inspirational and practical things you want and need to know before you go! Our Travel Advisors will be available to help plan your pre- and post-tour travel.

  • Van support
  • Service of 2 bilingual and professional guides throughout the program
  • Traditional folk music – Pizzica
  • Guided walking tours of Alberobello and Matera
  • Food stroll of Lecce
  • Acaya castle visit
  • “Ape” sightseeing tour of Ostuni
  • 1 wine tasting and 1 olive oil tasting
  • Shuttle from San Cataldo to Lecce, Lecce to Savelletri, Santeramo in Colle to Matera, and the start of the hike in Matera (and back)
  • Group shuttles at the beginning and end of the tour

What’s Included

  • Use of our exclusive carbon road bike, La Classica Ribelle (or Equivalent Carbon Road Bike)
  • Garmin Edge Explore GPS loaded with the GPX tracks of your rides
  • Two water bottles
  • Saddle bag with repair kit
  • Optional: Map holder on handlebar 

Pedal Options

  • Flat pedals
  • Half-toe pedals (without straps)

What’s Not Included

  • Helmet
  • Optional: clipless/SPD pedals with shoes
  • Optional: your own saddle
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 dinners

The gently undulating route of this bicycle trip is an ideal introduction to the irresistible Basilicata and Puglia regions. Destinations on our journey of discovery include the Città Bianca (white city), Ostuni, the beaches of Savelletri, and Matera, the “City of Stone.” Here, medieval monks “dug in” to the hills to create individual cells, tiny chapels, and even spacious churches, and today, Matera’s 156 cave churches range from primitive to exquisite. We stay in the magical Sassi – an entire area carved into the rock and located in one of this ancient settlement’s most panoramic and charming areas. The circular town of Locorotondo, known for its white wine, and Serra, with its fascinating panorama of the valley of the Itria, are also on our cycling tour’s itinerary. Join us and experience the haunting landscapes, welcoming people, and exquisite cycling on this incomparable bicycling adventure.



Sep 15-23
Sep 28-Oct 6
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Oct 8-16
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Apr 22-30
May 3-11
May 29-Jun 6
Sep 20-28
Oct 1-9
From $6,645 PP 9 days / 8 nights
From $6,695 PP 9 days / 8 nights
$1,575 Optional Single Supplement
Any of our tours can be made private. Contact us to learn more.

Confirmed tours are dates that have been selected by us that have a very high probability of reaching the minimum group size for us to run the tour and for you to receive the best Ciclismo Classico experience. These tours are confirmed as much as a year in advance, compared to our regularly scheduled tours which are confirmed around 90 days prior to departure.  When you place your deposit for a confirmed tour, you have the green light to make your pre and post travel plans and even book your flight with our personal guarantee that your tour will run!

Optional Single Supplement

If you are traveling alone, this optional single supplement will guarantee you a room to yourself at each hotel. The cost of a single room is often more than half the price of a shared room, so this additional supplement reflects that increased cost for each night over the course of the trip.