Puglia

Secret of the Italian Boot 

Few know it, but those who do feel fortunate: the secret of the Italian boot lies in its heel! Puglia: bathed by the Adriactic and Ionian Seas, this unsung region, a great olive oil producer, is known as the pantry of the country. You will be amazed by its unique architecture, which includes the sassi — troglodytic dwellings —, trulli — round huts with conical roofs — and Baroque masterpieces like the Basilica di Santa Croce, in Lecce, nicknamed “The Florence of the South”. Many civilizations have left their mark in Puglia.  However, its slow pace and chromatic beauty remain untouched.


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May 16 to 31, 2020

May 16 to 31, 2020
> Price (taxes included) : $4,295
September 25 to October 10, 2020*
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October 10 to 25, 2020*
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Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+
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EN LIBERTÉ Formula also available

General Conditions

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Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day




Short route: 412 km • Long route: 670 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome and transfer to Campomarino (7.5 hrs).     
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Maruggio, Torricella, Truglione (45 km).
Day 3 - Campomarino, San Pietro in Bevagna, Porto Cesareo, Sant’ Isidoro, Santa Maria al Bagno, Rivabella, Gallipoli (64 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route via Nardo, Galatone, Sannicola, Neviano, Túglie, Alézio (43 à 56 km).
Day 5 - Gallipoli, Marina di Mancaversa, Capilungo, Torre San Giovanni, Marini, Torre Pali, Torre Vado, Santa Maria de Leuca (50 km).
Day 6 - Santa Maria de Leuca, Marina Serra, Tricase Porto, Castro, Santa Cesarea Terme, Porto Badisco, Otranto (51 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Borgagne, Carpignano, Cursi, Palmariggi, Giurdignano, Casamassella (50 km).
Day 8 - Otranto, Torre dell’Orso, Roca Vecchia, San Foca, Àcaia, Lecce (50 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped route via Lizzanello, Vernole, Melendugno, Calimera, San Donate di Lecce (51 km).
Day 10 - Lecce, Casalabate, Stazione di Tuturano, Brindisi (52 km).
Day 11 - Brindisi, San Vito dei Normanni, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Alberobello (75 km).
Day 12 - Alberobello, Putignano, Gioia del Colle, Viglione, Matera (70 km).
Day 13 - Free day or looped route via Parco Arceologico delle Chiese, Ginosa. Looped route via Montescaglioso (50 to 56 km).
Day 14 - Transfer from Matera to Rome (5.5 hrs).
Day 15 - Transfer to Rome airport and flight back to Montréal.
Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, bagage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in three- or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • bus transfer on day 14;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish : Montréal-Trudeau/Rome-Fiumicino > Rome-Fiumicino/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included):  $3395 (May 2020)
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.



Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.