A get away from it all cycling holiday in southern Puglia, discovering the back-roads, small villages and sublime beaches of serene Salento. Olive groves, dry-stone walls, turquoise seas, scrumptious cuisine and charming accommodation characterise this laid-back holiday.
On this holiday you will get to know the beautiful region of Salento in southern Puglia. Daily rides along quiet country lanes will lead you through ancient olive groves to sleepy villages and small towns. Each route will also unveil different sections of coastline, providing multiple opportunities for swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Besides its spectacular scenery, Salento also enjoys a deserved reputation for it’s superb cuisine so besides some wonderful cycle rides can also look forward to some delicious food along the way too.
The holiday starts in the ancient baroque town of Lecce with its butter-coloured limestone buildings. From here you follow a meandering route southwards through a countryside shaped by hot Sirocco and cool Tramontane winds towards the historic coastal town of Otranto. Olive groves and traditional dry-stone walls are your constant companions, giving way every now and then to charming little villages, wetland nature reserves, rugged coastlines and gorgeous beaches.
The route mainly follows secondary country roads with some unpaved sections along the way. It’s mostly level with some short climbs here and there.