Matera to Puglia Self-Guided Biking

Self-guided trips combine the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (think excellent hotels, amazing local connections and expertly planned routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

See Puglia at your pace

Vineyards, grottos, and whitewashed villages set against the Adriatic: myriad landscapes await you in Puglia, the historic hunting grounds of marauding royalty and occupying forces (who clearly come for the nosh). Foodies, get ready to swoon for fresh, local ingredients and rich wines in Puglia and Basilicata, the gardens of Italy.

Trip Type: Self-Guided | Activity Level: 2

Experience designed by B&R travel expert Ernesto Fucci

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Starting from

$5,395 USDBased on 2 people

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6 Days / 5 Nights

Bari to Brindisi

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Welcome to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient city carved into a cave. Unwind in your cave hotel with sprawling views in the heart of the Sassi, then meet your local guide who will lead you through the main quarters of the city. See what makes this Paleolithic city so magical as you venture through its intricate cobblestone alleys, caverns and archways.

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Level 2

This trip is rated Recreational. Daily biking distances usually vary from 35 to 50km (19 to 31 mi.), with options on some days as far as 66 km (40 mi.). The terrain is generally flat, with a few hills along the way in the Ostuni area and along the coast. The difficulty of the ride often depends on which way the wind is blowing.