At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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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 Mediterranean!
Kids explore the Porto Badisco by kayak, while the parents cycle along the stunning coast. Tonight, gather for a hands-on pasta making lesson at our Salento hotel before sitting down to a fabulous dinner al fresco.
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.
Parents set out on a scenic ride into the centre of Ostuni, while the kids test their swinging and climbing skills in the nearby adventure park. This evening, we fire up the hotel’s wood-burning oven for a pizza night accompanied by local craft beer.
Pedal towards the quaint town seaside of Polignano and board your vessel, setting sail to Monopoli. Tonight, we explore the curious "city of trulli" with a local guide, followed by a magical final night dinner celebration.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel, then arrivederci in Bari.
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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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Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Extend your trip in Rome
Chances are that you will pass through Rome at some point during your trip. From ancient to medieval to Renaissance to modern, Rome offers it all. It is an extremely walkable city and home to many great sites, restaurants and hotels. We would be happy to organize some activities or a day tour, courtesy of our Rome-based guides.
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