Take a magical Italian adventure, Cycling Puglia in Southern Italy, with award-winning bicycle tour operator, ExperiencePlus!, to explore three UNESCO World Heritage sites including Alberobello, famous for its exceptional 14th-Century structures known as Trulli.
Trulli are ancient conical-shaped limestone dwellings unique only to the region of Puglia, which is situated along Italy’s enchanting southern Adriatic Coast. Traverse rolling country roads and olive-dotted landscapes before arriving in Italy’s showcase Trulli colony, Alberobello, revered as one of Europe’s most remarkable examples of vernacular architecture. Originally used as storage sheds for farmers, these fairytale-type structures have been creatively repurposed and are enjoyed today as cozy, whimsical retreats pleasantly outfitted with comfortable modern amenities.
Puglia is equally renowned for its hearty cucina povera ~ simple and delicious cuisine prepared with Italian, Greek, and Middle Eastern influences. Daily cycling feats are celebrated Pugliese-style highlighting the creamy goodness of fresh Burrata (cow’s milk mozzarella), rich and tangy ricotta (try your hand at our recipe, Homemade Ricotta Cheese: So Easy a Child Could Do It), savory Taralli crackers, and sweet-crumbed bread, all washed down easily with a selection of robust local wines.
Don’t miss the warm hospitality of Southern Italy's friendliest people on this two-wheeled discovery of ancient Italian and Greek culture! Choose between May or October 2015 departures starting at $3,450.
Bicycle tour specialist, ExperiencePlus!, has been family-owned since 1972. The first U.S. based tour operator to offer bicycle tours in Italy, ExperiencePlus! Has since expanded to include tours in 22 countries blending true cycling expertise with innovative routes and off-the-beaten-path immersion.