Puglia En liberté

Zero stress

The few who know are glad they do: the secret of the Italian boot lies in its heel! Puglia: bathed by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, this unsung region, a great olive oil producer, is known as the pantry of Italy. You will be amazed by its unique architecture, which includes the sassi — troglodytic dwellings —, trulli — round huts with conical roofs — as well as Baroque and Roman masterpieces like the cathedrals and basilicas in Gallipoli, Otranto, Brindisi and Alberobello. Many civilizations have left their mark in Puglia, but its slow pace and chromatic beauty remain untouched.

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $3,400 / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 13 days / 12 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+

VQV 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

Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Rome-Fiumicino airport and transfer to Gallipoli (6.5 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Nardo, Galatone, Sannicola (44 km).
Day 3 - Gallipoli, Marina di Mancaversa, Capilungo, Torre San Giovanni, Torre Mozza, Torre Pali, Torre Vado, Santa Maria de Leuca (51 km).
Day 4 - Free day.
Day 5 - Santa Maria de Leuca, Marina Serra, Tricase Porto, Castro, Santa Cesarea Terme, Porto Badisco, Otranto (50 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via Borgagne, Carpignano, Bagnolo del Salento, Palmariggi,  Giurdignano, Casamassella (50 km).
Day 7 - Otranto, Torre Dell’orso, San Foca, San Cataldo, Casalabate, Brindisi (88 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Mesagne, Posticeddu, Case Bianche, Brindisi (57 km).
Day 9 - Brindisi, San Vito dei Normanni, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Alberobello (72 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Castellana Grotte, Gorgofreddo, Fasano, Alberobello (52 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Noci, Putignano, Alberobello (54 km).
Day 12 - Transfer from Alberobello to Rome (5.5 hrs).
Day 13 - Transfer to Rome-Fiumicino airport.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 12 nights in three or four-star hotel (double occupancy);
  • 12 breakfasts and 2 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and electronic maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Not included: air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle; equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

The land portion price indicated is for double occupancy. For further information, including the possibility of reserving a flight, please contact us.

Start/Finish: Rome-Fiumicino Airport

 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.

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