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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Adventure awaits on the Adriatic
Smitten with coastal riding? Then say buongiorno (good morning) to Puglia, your beautiful new seaside paramour, featuring sun-soaked villages, glorious secular olive groves, delicious all-organic food and mile upon mile of soul-stirring biking. After an intimate dinner at a 12thC castle, an exclusive guided walking tour of Baroque Lecce, a visit to the UNESCO-protected trulli and a glass (or two) of prosecco in the shadow of a famous cathedral, you’ll receive the experience you seek—and then some.
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Day by Day
Ride past ancient stone villages, prehistoric menhirs and crypts into the picturesque seaside town of Otranto, then dinner by the sea in this former Byzantine stronghold.
Explore a scenic cliff-side grotto and cycle along the coast to the southern tip of western Europe with views all the way to the Balkans on a clear day.
Bike past the Alimini Lakes and through the Graecia Salentina, an area famous for its charming, historic villages and the distinctive local dialect, and end the day in the gorgeous city of Lecce.
Explore the town of Ostuni and hop on your bike for a short ride to our exclusive lunch spot, set amidst ancient olive groves. Bike through rolling vineyards and alongside the aquamarine Adriatic before arriving at our luxurious home for the night.
Arrive in Locorotondo, a city surrounded by Puglia's distinctive trulli, ride to beautiful Alberobello before experiencing a mid-morning mozzarella-making demonstration. Dinner in one of the region’s undiscovered seafood restaurants.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel in Fasano, then arrivederci in Bari.
Masseria Montelauro, Otranto
Located just outside of Otranto, this recently restored masseria incorporates styles from around the Mediterranean. The main building is an old original fortified farmhouse, while the furnishings are an appealing blend of Moroccan and Italian. The hotel is family owned, and we are bound to feel like guests in a southern Italian home, where hospitality is paramount. View hotel website »
Il Risorgimento Resort, Lecce
Situated in the heart of historic Lecce’s old town and vibrant shopping district, this newly restored 18thC property has maintained its historic splendor which is visible throughout the building's magnificent façade and interiors. With beautifully appointed spacious rooms, fitness centre and the luxurious Salus per Aquam Spa you will feel cared for and right at home. View hotel website »
Masseria Torre Maizza, Savelletri di Fasano
The charming Masseria Torre Maizza is an oasis among the olive groves with its 26 spacious rooms, tranquil pool and panoramic rooftop bar. Aside from the splendid and relaxing common areas of the main masseria, an Aveda spa is available for those seeking extra pampering, while in finer weather visits to its private and relaxing beach club are only a short shuttle away. View hotel website »
The bike ride from Otranto south to the southern tip of Italy is one of the most extraordinary days of biking I've had in my life. Additionally, Judith and Alex are simply phenomenal guides and great people.— Noah Harlan
It was all unimaginable for me. Just outstanding and beyond my greatest expectations. Gail and I were awarded the champagne saber and will enjoy it forever.— James Kneebone
With 13 others we’re biking Puglia’s back roads. Starting in Brindisi, we’ll log 40-100km a day, weaving through sleepy seaside towns before venturing inland to whitewashed hilltop villages and the historic cities of Lecce and Alberobello. Cycling must be the most rewarding way to see Italy. The mix of fresh air, exercise, decadent meals and breathtaking countryside is unbeatable.Luxury Travel Magazine
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— George Butterfield
Our first three days of biking are on rolling coastal and flat interior roads winding through olive groves. Our last two days are along rolling terrain through vineyards and groves. Daily distances range from 46 to 80 km (29 to 50 mi.).
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
In Deep: A Brief History of Lecce, “The Florence of the South”
My Ride Through Puglia
There Are Things To Do At Francis Ford Coppola Resorts Pallazo Margherita… Or Just Do Nothing
15 Incredible Biking Tours around the World
The B&R Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola
Puglia or Bust
From Puglia, with Love: Our 2014 Guide Gathering
Benvenuti in Puglia
Trip Tales: Chef Roberto to the Rescue!
In Pictures: A Day (or Two) in Puglia
Reading for the Road: Books About Puglia
The Trulli of Alberobello
Ode to Puglia
Puglia and B&R:
From Folly to Visionary
Recipes from the Road: Orecchiette Recipe
Immersion Kit: What to Know About Puglia
Vines 101: Puglia Wine
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