From Matera to Lecce: among trulli, vineyards and olive trees

A tour starts from Matera, a unique city famous for the buildings carved into the rocks; the town has been designated as ‘European Capital of Culture’ for 2019. Among rolling hills and olive groves you will arrive in the Valle d’Itria: land of the ‘trulli’ – unique stone buildings with conical roofs, reminiscent of goblins’ homes. As you  continue further south, towards Salento, the land flattens out and becomes increasingly more arid, and you will cycle through vineyards bordered by dry stone walls. You will have a possibility to visit the most beautiful beaches of the region, in the province of Taranto. Along the way you will stop to taste the best cheeses, wines and bakery products of this area. Finally, you’ll arrive in Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’, that will enchant you with its baroque architecture and the hospitality of its inhabitants.

Destination: Apulia, Italy

Self Guided

Duration: 8 days

Departure: every Sunday 24/03 - 23/06 (last departure) and 01/09 - 03/11 (last departure)

Price: from 600,00 eur per person in dbl room

Prices Include:
  • 7 overnights in farmhouse, 3/4*** hotels or B&B
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 tastings of wine, cheese and local products
  • GPS guide with tracks
  • Road book with cultural information and tips about the route
  • 24 hrs english speaking assistance
Prices Do not Include:
  • costs of transportation for getting to Matera
  • lunches and dinners
  • bike rent – trekking bike 21 gears 80,00 eur / e-bike 170,00 eur
  • insurance
  • anything not mentioned under “the price includes”

***The itinerary is only indicative, detailed description and any other information will be available at the moment of confirmation.


Day 1

Individual arrival in Matera

Day 2

From Matera to Goia del Colle (40 km)

Day 3

From Goia del Colle to Alberobello
/ 35 km

Day 4

The surroundings of Alberobello
/ 45 km

Day 5

From Alberobello to Avetrana / 80 km

Day 6

The surroundings of Avetrana / 55 km

Day 7

From Avetrana to Lecce
/ 60 km

Day 8

breakfast and departure

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