Bike tour in Puglia - 8 days/7 nights

The transmurgiana tour between Puglia and Matera

Guided bike tour to discover the flavors, aromas and enchanting places between the Alta Murgia National Park and the Adriatic coast, favoring off-road itineraries to experience the thrill of the wildest but slow nature.


Day 1 Bari:
Arrival in Bari, check-in, bike delivery and travel briefing. It's possible to request a bike tour in the historic center. Overnight in Bari.
Day 2 Bari / Altamura / Matera:
Breakfast and transfer by train/private bus from Bari to the Pescariello Railway Station where the journey begins with pedals with destination Matera crossing the Alta Murgia National Park and passing through Altamura.
Cycling route length: 41 km (Easy stage level)
Check-in and overnight in Matera.
Day 3 Matera:
Relaxing day in Matera. It is possible to choose one of the following 3 optional activities:
  • ring route by bicycle
  • guided walking tour of Matera
  • Self-guided trekking with lunch in the Masseria
(choose one for the whole group)
Overnight in Matera
Day 4 Matera / Gravina in Puglia / Castel del Monte:
Breakfast, transfer to Gravina in Puglia by train/private bus. Before riding, it is possible to visit "Gravina Sotterranea".
The pedal stage involves crossing the entire National Park, from south to north, ideally combining two UNESCO heritage sites: Matera and Castel del Monte.
Length of the route by bicycle: about 54 km (Level of the medium / easy stage).
Arrival in accommodation in the late afternoon and dinner. Check-in and overnight stay near Castel del Monte.
Day 5 Castel del Monte / Ruvo di Puglia / Bisceglie / Trani:
Breakfast and check out. Before riding, you can visit Castel del Monte with a local tour guide.
From the Castle to the ancient city of Ruvo di Puglia and then descend on the Adriatic coast of the town of Bisceglie and after riding through its waterfront in a short time you'll be in Trani. Check-in and overnight in Trani.


Day 6 Trani:
Relaxing day in Trani. It is possible to choose one of the following 3 optional activities:
  • Ring route that connects Trani to Andria (35 km) where you can visit the Confetto Museum and taste the famous “tenerelli.
  • Ring route in the Trani countryside (20 km)
  • Walking Tour in Trani
(choose one for the whole group)
Overnight in Trani.

Day 7 Trani / Giovinazzo / Santo Spirito:
Breakfast and ride to the nearby Bisceglie (7 km). Take the train / bus to Trinitapoli for a ride on a "Trinitapoli-Mare" route.
Passing by the coastal town of Margherita di Savoia where numerous beaches await you and where you can enjoy a free lunch based on fish. Then return to Trinitapoli and take the train / or use the private bus to reach Giovinazzo. From Giovinazzo you will cycle to the nearby coastal town of Santo Spirito (7 km). Return by train / private bus to Trani from Santo Spirito. Overnight in Trani
Day 8 Trani / Bari:
Return of the bikes and all the rented equipment.
Transfer by private train / bus from Trani to Bari Central Station and from there to Bari Airport.

Itinerary: Bari-Altamura- Matera-Gravina in Puglia- Castel del Monte- Ruvo di Puglia- Trani-Bisceglie- Giovinazzo- Santo Spirito
Recommended period: March, April, May, June, September, October
Difficulty level: Moderate
Groups: from 8 to max 20 participants
Services included:
  • 7 overnight stays + 7 breakfasts
  • GPS with preloaded itinerary tracks (only one GPS for those who book in groups)
  • Tour guide
  • Road Map for a self-guided trek in the Parco della Murgia Materana
  • Information document on the main points of environmental and monumental importance of the itinerary and on the best services available on the spot (restaurants, museums, etc.)
  • Guided tours, tastings and lunches where indicated
  • Private bus
  • Luggage transfer
  • Online support 24h / 24h
  • Bicycle and helmet rental and / or E-bike

Services not included with the possibility of supplement:

  • Baggage medical insurance
  • How much not specified