Puglia Discovery

3rd June 2018 - 10th June 2018
23rd September 2018 - 30th September 2018
14th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
8 Days

300 Km
Metres Climb
1200 metres
Places Available

Puglia Discovery

    Terms & Conditions

    Reservation & payment details:

    To reserve your place on a Italy Bike Tours holiday please visit our website www.italybiketours.co.uk. On choosing the package you wish please contact us using the form located on the contact us page. Your reservation is only confirmed upon receipt of your deposit.

    Final and full payment is due no later than 60 days prior to trip start date. Direct bank transfer or cheque or PayPal (fees may apply) payments are accepted.


    Italy Bike Tours will not be liable if any additional expenses are incurred through delay, accident or disruptions of planned itineraries beyond our control, e.g, terrorist activity, strikes, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire, technical problems of transport, closure of ports or airports, cancellation or changes of schedule by scheduled airlines, or similar events beyond our control. Such expenses are the responsibility of the customer.

    Instructions for bicycle use is assumed and not provided, and all customers assume all risks associated with the activity they have booked. Customers affirm they are familiar with the operation of a multi speed bicycle. By booking a package with Italy Bike Tours you affirm that you are in good health and are physically capable of engaging in the activity you are booking. Helmet use is essential and not optional.

    Italy Bike Tours are not liable for personal injury, death, damage to property or other loss whether arising from accident, cancellations, delays or any other situation that may arise. Italy Bike Tours clients should insure against all such possibilities.


    All clients travelling with Italy Bike Tours must have adequate travel insurance which must include cover for medical expenses arising from accident or personal injury, cycling abroad, loss of luggage and cancellation. A copy of your insurance certificate must be sent to Italy Bike Tours no later than one week prior to your tour commencing. Italy Bike Tours reserve the right at any time to substitute alternative accommodation or to make any other alteration to the tours which become necessary due to circumstances beyond their control and undertake to inform participants as soon as possible.

    Cancellation Policy

    90+ days prior to trip start date: full refund, less 100% of deposit

    61-90 days: 50% refund of trip cost, less 100% of deposit

    31-60 days: 25% refund of trip cost, less 100% of deposit

    0-30 days: no refund

    Italy Bike Tours is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled trips, such as airline tickets. we recommend confirming your trip with Italy Bike Tours before making rail/air arrangements that might be non-refundable. Italy Bike Tours reserves the right to make route and hotel modifications as needed.Italy Bike Tours reserves the right to cancel any private custom trip at any time if there are fewer participants than originally specified.

    On the rare occasions when Italy Bike Tours must cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances, natural disaster or civil unrest, all payments received to date will be refunded, less the deposit, which constitutes full settlement.

    A valid passport is required to gain entry to Countries outside your country of residence. Clients are responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid and also for ensuring they have the correct visa required to enter the country of the trip. Foreign nationals are advised to contact their local embassy to check their visa requirements.


    Very rarely Italy Bike Tours may be forced to cancel a trip. We reserve the right to cancel a trip for any reason up to 30 days prior to the date of departure. In these circumstances, you will be entitled to either book any other available tour from our website. If the cost is less, you will be refunded the difference, but where the cost is more, you will be expected to pay the additional cost, or alternatively, Italy Bike Tours will provide a full refund of money already paid.

    In the event that it is necessary for Italy Bike Tours to cancel a specific tour, Italy Bike Tours will not be liable for any flight costs incurred. Refunds are paid by direct bank transfer.

    Ride Difficulty

    No cycling holiday can be enjoyed without the right amount of challenge and the right amount of coffee breaks. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients and have a range of different packages that cater for all levels of ability and cycling aspirations. Of course one rider’s ‘easy’ is another rider’s ‘medium’ but we hope with the information we have given in our itineraries and support and advice we give before booking, that everybody finds what they are looking for.

    Below is how we categorise our cycling breaks. If you are unsure about anything then we will be delighted to answer your questions.

    Barbaro – Packages designed by people who enjoy pain! If you are a rider that gets a thrill from hours in the saddle and riding uphill on a regular basis then these trips are for you. An excellent level of fitness is needed as the demands placed on you and the bike from riding one of these packages is savage! 

    Difficile – It is too easy to say that these packages are for club cyclists. However they are for club cyclists along with riders who take cycling and training seriously. An appetite for long distances and riding uphill are needed as the rides will be long, challenging and at times fast.

    Medio – Designed with the average cyclists in mind these packages offer the rider the chance to experience flats, rolling hills and the odd mountain top finish. If you have realised your days in the pro peleton are over but you still love cycling, then these holidays are for you.

    Facile – If you are booking on one of our ‘Easy’ packages then prepare yourself for plenty of flat riding and flat white coffees. These steady paced and enjoyable weeks are designed to appeal to those looking for a holiday with cycling.


    What's Included?
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    Whats’s included?

    • 3 nights accommodation

    • Breakfast and 2 evening meals

    • Priority Race entry, briefing and guidance

    • Transport to and from race

    • Private Airport pickup/dropoff

    • Mechanical team and full support team.

    • 2 Beautifully planned rides.

    • Guided rides


    What is included?


    * Bike Hire £250-  $300

    ** Single Supplement £330 –  $450

    4* Hotel Santa Chiara


    Suite Santa Chiara is a 4-star boutique hotel located in Lecce’s historical centre, 100 metres from the cathedral. The roof garden on the 4th floor has a bar, outdoor seating and views of the historic centre. The perfect place to relax, unwind on your first evening on our Puglia Discovery week.

    4* Relais Valle dell'Idro

    We love this hotel and our friends at Relais Valle dell’ Idro love our clients! The hotel is located 5 minutes walking from Otranto old town and from local beaches,  it is an exclusive hotel where you can appreciate design and details attention. Its convenient location allows you to enjoy a breathtaking view of Valle dell’Idro, old town and Adriatic Sea. 



    4* Montirò Hotel

    We are delighted to be working with Alex and his team at the Montirò Hotel. Less than two years old the accommodation offers clients the chance to enjoy a truly unique oasis. Each of the 6 buildings has been built with the highest levels of expertise and clients can look forward to a authentic Puglia welcome from staff. The pool area, bar and restaurant are sure to be popular with clients wanting to ‘sample’ local products!


    4* Relais Corte Palmieri

    Our friends at Relais once again are our hosts in their beautiful Corte Palmieri hotel. The hotel is a wonderful historical house dating back to 1700 situated in the dense maze of alleys, streets and squares of the famous fishing village of Gallipoli. 

    Characterized by sunny terraces and walls covered by colorful bougainvillea, this beautiful unique building, evocates a Moroccan Riad. Prickly pear, Jupiter’s beard and citrus trees paint the terraces in the warmer months, where every morning a good morning is given with a buffet breakfast characterized by a wide range of products.




    4* Trulli and Puglia Resort


    This really is something very very special. At Italy Bike Tours we pride ourselves on giving our clients the opportunity to discover real Italy. There is nothing that says Puglia more than Trulli’s! The Trulli e Puglia Resort offers a unique accommodation in the traditional stone buildings typical of Alberobello. The beautifully restored houses include a kitchenette and air conditioning. .


    4* Hotel Covo dei Saraceni

    Our final destination of the week and what a treat. Hotel Como dei Saraceni is 1 minute walk from the beach. Set in Polignano a Mare, Covo dei Saraceni boasts a panoramic cliff-top location above a pebble beach. This 4-star hotel features a traditional restaurant and air-conditioned rooms and suites.


    Masseria Genovese

    In this beautiful, history-rich region, the Masseria Genovese stands out as one of the oldest farmhouses in the area. The structure dates back to 1500 when Ceglie was ruled by the Count Don Ferdinando Sanseverino. Thanks to recent renovations made by its young owner, the property’s original dry-stone structure has escaped deterioration and abandonment, and its original soul still emanates through the beautiful stone buildings.

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