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 20 to June 4, 2017
> Price (taxes included) : $4,145
September 12 to 27, 2017
> Price (taxes included) : $4,395
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+

General Conditions


From day to day




Short route: 423 km • Long route: 673 km

Day 1 - Puglia 1: Arrival in Rome and transfer to Campomarino (7.5 hrs).
            Puglia 2: Arrival in Lamezia and transfer to Campomarino (4 hrs).          
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Mariggio, Torricella, Truglione (46 km).
Day 3 - Campomarino, San Pietro in Bevagna, Porto Cesareo, San Isidoro, Santa Caterina, Santa Maria al Borgno, Rivabella, Gallipoli (64 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route via Nardo, Galatone, Sannicola (43 to 56 km).
Day 5 - Gallipoli, Marina di Mancaversa, Capilungo, Torre San Giovanni, Torre Mozza, 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 (50 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Borgagne, Curzi, Casamassella (50 km).
Day 8 - Otranto, Torre dell Orso, Roca Vecchia, San Foca, Àcaia, Lecce (50 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped via Vernole, 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 (69 km).
Day 13 - Free day or looped route via Parco Arceologico delle Chiese, Ginosa (48 to 54 km).
Day 14 - Puglia 1: Transfer from Matera to Rome (5.5 hrs).
               Puglia 2: Transfer from Matera to Lamezia (3.15 hrs).
Day 15 - Puglia 1: Transfer to Rome airport and flight back to Montréal.
               Puglia 2: Transfer to Lamezia airport and flight back to Montréal.

The package includes:

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): $ 3,365 (May 20 to June 4); $3, 425 (September 12 to 27)
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.


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