The biking tour company, Ciclismo Classico, is stacking up kudos from Outside and National Geographic Traveler magazines, and from such media as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bicycling, and Forbes.
Among their many bike tour choices in Europe for next year, “La Bella Puglia” features a route that meanders through idyllic vinelands, ancient towns, olive groves and the rugged coastline, on a culture-focused itinerary that includes:
- The UNESCO World Heritage Site and Baroque architecture-rich town of Lecce
- In the Trulli region, spin by 1,000 cfantastic conical dwellings in Alberobello, another UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Stay overnight at a restored agricultural estate in Selva di Fasano
- Matera “The City of Stone” is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Stay overnight in a magical, medieval-era Locanda, carved out of rock in this charming town.
- Egnazia, the ancient Messapian town
Sag wagon? Of courseFood? it’s Puglia, after all. Everything is homemade and locally sourced, from bruschetta with roasted peppers to grilled calamari to artisan cheeses, breads baked in wood-burning ovens, myriad fresh seafood, burrata di Andria, orecchiette con le cime di rapa, minestrone di fave, roasted local lamb . . .
Bikes? New 27 or 30 speed Bianchi road bikes; 24-speed Ciclismo Classico hybrid
Tour leaders were born and raised in Italy and Europe and live there year-round––they are fun and passionate about show showing off vera Italia, their authentic Italian culture.
A cultural tour curator, Karen Misuraca is the author of several guidebooks, including Backroads of the California Wine Country; Backroads of the California Coast, and Fun with the Family Northern California. Check out Karen's newly updated iPhone app, California Coast North.