Mountain Bike Tour of the Altamura “Pulo”


An itinerary through the heart of the Murgia steppe, with a basic technical level of difficulty.
It takes place on a rural road, focusing on three points of interest:

1. The Altamura Pulo
2. Lamalunga
3. Altamura old town and its antique bakeries

Holiday Type
Bicycle Excursion, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Min People

Mountain Bike Tour of the Altamura “Pulo”

1. A Pulo is an ellictic sinkhole with an axe of over  m.550 and a maximum depth of m.92, probably generated by a natural collapse of the top rocks.
On the north side there are plenty of caves, certainly inhabited by prehistoric people.

2. Nearby the pulo ,in a cave in the charming area of Lamalunga, was found the skeleton of a pre-neanderthal man (Pleistocene, between  50000 and 300000 years ago), called “Ciccillo” by the locals.

3. In the old town of Altamura we find a majestic cathedral,  and bakeries where we will taste the DOP bread, baked on stone, and plenty of other culinary products.


DEPARTURE POINT:  Pescariello train station (coming from Bari, The Pescariello Station is the previous train stop before Altamura Station, – FAL railway)

DURATION:  about 3 hours (break times included)
LENGTH: about 25 KM (but we can enlarge or cut the itinerary on demand)
ROAD SURFACE: 80% Rural road



The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Bike and helmet
  • Nature guide
  • Insurance (RC)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.


  • Visit of the “Man of Altamura” Visit Center


– Wear sport clothes;
– k- way and a change of clothes
– If you have bike shorts, use it!
– hat
– Water supply
– Sun glasses