Tour description

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Italy's enchanting Puglia region with our captivating bicycle tour. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty as you pedal along ancient olive groves, picturesque coastal roads, and charming historic towns.

Discover Charming Towns and Villages

Our meticulously crafted itinerary invites you to discover the hidden gems and timeless beauty of Puglia's quaint towns and villages. From the whitewashed trulli houses of Alberobello to the labyrinthine streets of Ostuni, known as the "White City," each stop promises to captivate you with its unique charm and character. Explore the historic centers, indulge in authentic local cuisine, and mingle with friendly locals as you soak in the ambiance of these enchanting destinations.

Savor Authentic Culinary Delights

Puglia is renowned for its delectable cuisine, and our tour ensures you savor the very best of it. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including handmade pasta, succulent seafood, and fragrant olive oil. Enjoy wine tastings at family-run vineyards and sample the region's acclaimed wines, such as Primitivo and Negroamaro, as you toast to unforgettable moments shared with fellow travelers.

Pedal Through Breathtaking Landscapes

Cycle through Puglia's breathtaking landscapes, where the azure Adriatic Sea meets rugged cliffs and golden beaches. Ride along tranquil country roads lined with centuries-old olive trees, vineyards, and wildflowers, pausing to take in panoramic views of the rolling countryside and sparkling coastline. Feel the gentle sea breeze on your face as you pedal past historic masserie (farmhouses) and ancient watchtowers that dot the landscape, offering glimpses into the region's fascinating past.


Arrival in Lecce

Show day
1 Day
In the late afternoon you will meet our staff for a briefing on your trip and the delivery of bicycles and GPS. Then we recommend a wander - by bike or on foot - around the historic centre of Lecce, the 'Florence of the South' that will win you over with it´s Spanish-style baroque architecture and its Roman ruins.

From Lecce to Martano

Distance 26 KmShow day
2 Day
Completely flat route and on secondary roads. First stop is in Cavallino, where we’ll visit an open-air museum on the Messapian civilization (the people who lived here before the arrival of the Greeks and Romans). Continue then, through olive groves bounded by dry stone walls, up to Calimera. Here you can visit a nature museum, where you’ll discover the distinctive flora and fauna of the region. Final destination is Martano, the capital of the “Salentine Greece”

The ‘Salentine Greece’

Distance 23 KmShow day
3 Day
During the Middle Ages in Salento, people spoke Greek, thanks to the presence of the Byzantine monks. The 'Grecìa Salentina' is a small region of 9 municipalities where a version of this language is still spoken. You will visit some of these municipalities: Zollino, Sternatia, Mar-tignano. In their charming historical centres you will dis-cover some of the most delicious gastronomic special-ties, such as 'sceblasti', a soft bread seasoned with toma-toes, courgettes, onions and peppers. Just this on its own is a worthy lunch!

From Martano to Galatone

Distance 35 KmShow day
4 Day
The first part of the journey is still in the Grecìa Salentina: we will will pass through Castrignano de Greci where, among other things, you can admire the 'pozzelle', an an-cient system of public rainwater collection. Then on to Corigliano D'Otranto, with its majestic castle. You can do an optional visit to before continuing to an organic farm near Cutrofiano - which is also an educational farm. A cheese producer and a honey producer.

Around Galatone: Galatina

Distance 30 KmShow day
5 Day
You can start the day by picking vegetables in the farm's vegetable garden, or you can decide to take a cooking class with Anna, who will host you in her large country house with swimming pool. Learn how to make orecchiette (typical pasta of the place, in the shape of an ear) and the "pitta di patate", a pizza made with potatoes. The house has a large swimming pool, so before and after lunch you can relax with your family. Then we’ll set off in the direction of Galatina, where you can admire the church of Santa Caterina, whose walls are completely covered with frescoes in Giotto style, and wan-der around the beautiful historical centre of the city. Galati-na is the centre of 'tarantismo', a ritual in which sick peo-ple (supposedly bitten by a taranta, a spider) were treated through music (the famous 'pizzica'). The ritual itself is no longer pursued but the traditional music is still very much alive and performed everywhere. Do not miss the 'pastic-ciotto', a typical dessert of the locality, filled with a creamy custard. Preferably eaten hot!

From Galatone to Gallipoli

Distance 25 KmShow day
6 Day
Today we’ll continue to ride in the countryside, among olive trees and "pajare" (typical dry stone buildings, which dot the countryside). In Galatone you can visit the castle of Fulcignano (built by our Norman antecedents), in Alezio the museum of the Messapian civilization. If you want, you can take a detour to Tuglie for a visit to the Radio Museum (where you can find a history of radio communication with dozens of ancient examples all working).

Around Gallipoli - to Porto Selvaggio

Distance 28 KmShow day
7 Day
A relaxing day by the sea. After a short ride along the coast (quite deserted outside the peak season), you get to the Natural Park of Porto Selvaggio: a wooded area of more than 1000 hectares close to the sea. The calm sea here is fed by spring waters, and you can swim and relax for your last day of travel. On the way back, you really must stop in Santa Caterina, a very small town, where the inhabitants seem to know no other activity than that of eating ice cream!

Onward travel

Show day
8 Day
In the morning you can walk around the historic center of this fishing town, among whose narrow streets you can still breathe life as it would have been lived decades ago. Do not miss the wine served at the underground mill, where olives used to be processed when Gallipoli was the world capital for the export of olive oil. Transfer to Lecce / Brindisi / Bari.

Services and prices

Base price
Kids until 13y.o./13-16y.o.500€/450€
trolley bike95
Rental e-bike (available just for adults)200€
Rental bike 90
bike trailer60
Single supplement185
Cooking class with lunch included adults/children60/35
High season (14.6 -14.9) supplement
From Brindisi airport to Lecce hotel 1 pax/2pax/3,4 pax/5and more pax70/45/40/35
from Bari airport to Lecce hotel 1 pax/2pax/3,4 pax/5and more pax190/100/85/70
from Gallipoli to Brindisi 1 pax/2,3pax/4 and more pax90/50/40
from Gallipoli to Bari 1 pax/2pax/3,4 pax/5and more pax210/110/90/70
Extra nights
Lecce, single room90

Tour datesAny scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

Fully guided terms
15. 03. 2024-23. 03. 2024Request now!

Our rental bikes

At Europe Bike Tour, we understand that a high-quality bicycle is key to an enjoyable vacation. That's why we ensure all our bikes are regularly serviced to maintain their perfect condition. For additional equipment, please refer to the "Bike Equipment" section where you'll find items included in the bike fee or available for rent/purchase at an extra cost.

Our diverse fleet includes bikes for men and women in various sizes, electric bikes, tandem bikes, children's bikes, and even recumbent bikes upon request. If you have any special requirements or wishes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to meeting your needs and ensuring you have the best experience possible!

What is included and what notOn self guided idividual tours

  • Individual pre-tour meeting at appointed time at client's hotel on the first day of the tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions (city standard/premium)
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Day by day description with altitude profiles, places to visit and local tips
  • Official biking maps with highlighted routing (per room)
  • Detailed tailor-made cycling maps (per room)
  • Detailed town maps with highlighted routing to/from hotel (per room)
  • Step by step route description (per room)
  • Train tickets and train timetables (for tours where train transfer is part of a tour schedule)
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels between 9-17:00 (for option including luggage transfers only!)
  • Practical bike ride and safety information
  • 24-hour hotline assistance service
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air tickets) to/from starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague Airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on departure day
  • Meals (except for breakfasts)
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

On fully guided tours

  • Specialized Bike Holidays bicycle tour leader during all biking days
  • Pick-up from any Prague hotel on the first day of the tour at an appointed time
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Dinners without drink on specific number of biking days (usually every other day but for more info, please contact your tour coordinator)
  • Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit)
  • Water for bike-flasks
  • Welcome briefing on the first day
  • Maps of towns of accommodation on the tour (per room)
  • Detailed cycling maps (on request)
  • Program and detailed day-by-day description (per room)
  • Practical bike ride safety training
  • Technical service on the route
  • First aid service on the route
  • Support vehicle
  • All transportation of participants and their luggage and bicycles during the tour
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air-tickets) to/from Prague – starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on the departure day
  • Other meals than mentioned in "What is included"
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

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We at Europe Bike Tour do know, that a good bike is the most important part of a nice vacation. So we let all our bikes serviced regulary so they stay in perfect condition. Under "Bike Equipment" you can find other aditional equipment that is either in the bike fee included or you can rent/buy it for adittional funds.

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Why with us?

With a rich 12-year history, Europe Bike Tours offers more than just cycling trips; we provide immersive "Culture Biking" experiences across the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Our tours blend the thrill of biking with cultural exploration, taking you from charming local eateries to ancient, hidden castles. We handpick the most captivating locations, ensuring each bike, family, or wine holiday is an adventure in itself. Catering to diverse preferences, our tours come in various formats, from self-guided to fully guided, with options for luggage transfer and different accommodation levels. For those seeking something unique, we're always ready to craft a tailor-made tour that perfectly fits your vision of a cycling holiday.

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Who we are

Lukáš SvárovskýManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, German

Guide since 2008

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Vitek ProchazkaManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, French, German, Slovak, Spanish

Guide since 2012

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Our self-guided tours

Accommodation is one of the most important parts of each trip that strongly influences the final look of it. We make our best to offer you the best possible accommodation in the prefered category. The hotels we offer are either comfortable small hotels or quite guesthouses both in 3* quality, all of it rather small and with personality than big chain. All the tours have accommodation in or near the town/village centres so you can spend the afternoon and evening after biking exploring the town itself or simply enjoy the peace of the place.

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TestimonialsWhat our clients say about us

22 May

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Emanuelle Grandaud

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Mr. and Mrs. VanderVelde

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Overall we were very happy. I put 2 for most things because there is always room for improvement , I suppose. But we were pleasantly surprised how good everything was and how well the biking went. Lots of variety each and everyday. And with 12 different hotels all being very nice except one, we couldn’t ask for anything moreIron curtain was a highlight. But also all the towns we ended up in. It...

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01 May

Nielsen group

Tour Prague-Dresden

Arrived Dresden today. The trip has gone very fine.

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01 Aug

Mark and Nicola Fleming - June 2023

We found the Prague to Vienna Greenways trip to be a great way to discover the peace and tranquilty of the Czech Republic after having enjoyed the bustle of Prague. The attention to detail from Lukas was excellent and we were most impressed by the selection of hotels and pensions along the way. The bikes were well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

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30 Jul

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