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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.”
The Magic of Old Italy
The heel of Italy’s boot retains the true magic of old Italy where families are celebrated and children are welcomed with open arms. Pedal through fields of sun-ripened tomatoes, artichokes and eggplants and delight in the musical Italian language as local mammas encourage the children to “mangia, mangia”, as they fill their bellies of the earthy flavours of the local cucina povera. We’ll explore the sun-baked coastline by bicycle and by boat, taking in the rocky coves and translucent water of the azure seas, visit the UNESCO-protected trulli, and ride through glorious secular olive groves, and get our hands dirty making delicious local specialties. Join us for a fun-filled adventure your family won’t soon forget.
*The activities on our Puglia Family Adventure trip are recommended for children age 8 years and older.
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Day by Day
Ride past ancient stone villages, prehistoric menhirs and crypts into the picturesque seaside town of Otranto. After, kids take the shortcut to the hotel for an afternoon archery lesson while the adults continue biking for incredible views of the Azure Sea!
Head out for a morning bike ride towards the picturesque bay of Porto Badisco. Enjoy a casual picnic lunch before the kids head to the sea for a delightful afternoon of kayaking in the crystal blue water while parents continue on two wheels.
Bike past the Alimini Lakes and through the Graecia Salentina, famous for its charming villages and the distinctive local dialect, finishing in Lecce. The kids are off to visit a local artisan in his workshop to learn how to make their own paper mache.
Head to an adventure park just outside of Ostuni where the kids will test their swinging and climbing skills. The adults embark on a scenic bike ride on the plateau of the Valle d'Itri leading into town for lunch. Tonight, learn how to make orecchiette!
Ride along agricultural fields and then down to the sea along the coast to Polignano al Mare. After lunch, board a catamaran and sail to Monopoli while taking in the views of the natural grottoes and caves that dot its coastline.
After breakfast, we bid each other arrivederci and shuttle to the Bari airport according to your departure time.
Family trips that hit the bulls-eyeRequest a Detailed ItineraryPuglia Family Adventure
Naturalis Bio Resort, Salento
The Naturalis Bio Resort & Spa is a charming residence situated amid the Salento countryside. The elegant rooms, unique Italian cuisine, and attentive staff are all perfectly appointed, making for an authentic and truly memorable stay. 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 »
This 17th C Masseria is located on a vast estate just outside of Monopoli and is surrounded by olive and fruit groves. The luxurious rooms have been recently renovated and the extensive grounds, pool and spa will make your stay very comfortable.View hotel website »
We chose Puglia for all the reasons B&R promoted it--the biking, the food and wine, the hospitality of the people, the fascinating culture, and history; the experience exceeded our expectations in every way.— Peggy Mandell
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
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
We bike primarily on rolling coastal and flat interior roads winding through olive groves and vineyards. Where possible we avoid the steepest climbs. Daily distances Average 32 km (19 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, four 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: Puglia Off The Beaten Track
In Deep: A Brief History of Ostuni, “The White Pearl”
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
More Trip Inspiration
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