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!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
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
Tell the kids you’re are going to Puglia and they’ll ask “where-ya?” Tell them you’re going to snorkel in the sparkling Adriatic, fling arrows in archery lessons, make pasta by hand, and zipline over olive groves and they’ll ask a different question: “when-ya!?”
Note: 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 and prehistoric crypts to Otranto. Kids take a shortcut to the hotel for an 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, we gather for a hands-on pasta making lesson before sitting down to a fabulous dinner.
Bike past the Alimini Lakes and through the Graecia Salentina, an area famous for charming villages and the local dialect. Wrap up the day in the gorgeous city of Lecce.
Parents set out on a ride into the centre of Ostuni, while the kids test their climbing skills in the nearby adventure park. Tonight, we explore the "City of trulli", followed by a Slow Food dinner in town.
Pedal towards the seaside town of Polignano and board your vessel, setting sail for Monopoli. Tonight, we fire up the hotel’s wood-burning oven for a hands-on pizza making lesson for our final night celebration!
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel, then we say 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
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
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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