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.

May 6 to 21, 2022
Price (taxes included) : starting from $4,595 / person
May 22 to June 6, 2022
Price (taxes included) : starting from $4,595 / person
September 23 to October 8, 2022
Price (taxes included) : $4,795 / person
October 11 to 26, 2022*
Price (taxes included) : $4,695 / person
* Contact us to find out what is available.
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+

EN LIBERTÉ Formula also available

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
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 Donato 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 and GPX datas;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

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

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy: supplement of $580 (for May 6 and Oct. 11 departures)
                              supplement of $685 (for May 22 and Sep. 23 departures)

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): 
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.
$3720 (May 6) / $3755 (May 22) / $3815 (Sept. 23) / $3770 (Oct. 11)

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.

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.