The Transmurgiana: a bike travel in Apulia through the Alta Murgia National Park
(Self Guided)

from 720,00440,00

Bike journey discovering the wildest side of the Alta Murgia National Park, slow rhythm, good for everybody.

High – Season: €  720 euro  per person (up to 4 travellers) – € 670 per person (5 and 6 travellers) – € 630 per person (over 6 travellers)

Off-Season price (March, November):  €  620 euro  per person (up to 4 travellers) – € 570 per person (5 and 6 travellers) – € 540 per person (over 6 travellers)




      € 440  per person (up to 4 travellers) € 360 per person (from 5 travellers and over)
      (ALL HOSTELS AND CAMPING except for the first night in B&B
      – no breakfast included)
      More info in the OFFER DETAILS session below


Holiday Type
Bicycle travel, Self - guided tour
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Min People

The Transmurgiana: a bike travel in Apulia through the Alta Murgia National Park
(Self Guided)

If you want to discover the wildest part of Apulia, by bike, you need to live this adventure in the heart of this unique biodiversity cradle of Italy, fulfill your eyes with its bright colors, your nose with the scent of thousands of wild plants and spoil your mouth with the local food, renowned all over the world!<br>
Go through the “Parco Nazionale dell’alta murgia”, visit the historical centres of Altamura, Gravina in Puglia, Ruvo di Puglia and two of the best U.N.E.S.C.O. sites: The fascinating Matera (European Capital of Culture 2019) and the mystical castle of Federico II, Castel del Monte.<br>
Get to the coast and visit Trani, one of the most beautiful cities of Apulia, called “The pearl of the Mediterranean”, and the precious historical centers of Giovinazzo and Santo Spirito.<br>
A journey of freedom: you can manage the speed and timing of every visit enriching the program as you like with the local experiences we selected for you.





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.


  • 7 night (b&b and Agriturism)
  • 7 breakfast
  • Road map of the itinerary of the self-guided trekking in the Murgia Materana Park
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS with preloaded tracks of the itinerary (1 GPS device if group booking)
  • Information document about the Highlights of the travel (restaurant, monuments and traditions)
  • On-line Assistance 24h/24h


  • AVAILABLE: from the 1st of May to the 30th of July and from the 1st of September to the 30th of October
  • this offer is available only for customers who travel renting our bicycles
  • when the camping accommodation is planned, we supply the tent and set up it for you, included in the price
  • for this low-cost offer the single traveler version is not available


What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • City taxes to pay on site, where required

OPTIONS Booking in advance:

Visit a Winery and wine and food taste in a farm near Ruvo di Puglia or Trani [ at least 2 persons] (ask to verify availability):20 euros per person
Lunch + Cooking class of Apulian kitchen (learn how to make a perfect “panzerotto” and “orecchietta” with a real local teachers): (booking in advance) (at least two people): 37 euros per person
Lunch in the old farm after the self-guided trekking in the Murgia Materana Park (wine or other drink included):30 euros per person
Bike Hire + Helmet: 80 euro
E-bike: (high-level motor): 140 euro
Single traveller extra:110 euro
Single room extra:240 euro
Medical and luggage insurance: On-demand


Day 7: Visit an oil mill with food and wine tasting:  € 5,00

Private exclusive transfer from Trani to Bari Airport (book in advance, pay on-site):

–          Up to 4 people 70,00€;

–          from 5 to 8 people 90,00€;

–          from 9 to 20 people: 180 euro

(all prices must be divided among the passengers)

Private exclusive FAST transfer from Matera to Gravina (book in advance, pay on-site) (suggested!)

Up to 4 people: 50 euro

(this price must be divided among the passengers)

+ 5 euro for each bike

Train ticket from Bari to Pescariello Station: 3,20 euro

(duration= from 1 h to 1:20  h, it depend on the train)

Train ticket from Matera to Gravina in Puglia: 2,5 euro

(duration= 1 h about)

Train ticket from Trani to Bari:3,6 euro

(duration= 0:45 h about)

Train ticket from Bari to the Airport: 5 euro

(duration= 0:17 h about)

Train ticket from Santo Spirito to Trani:2,5 euro

(duration= 0:30 h about)

Train ticket from Trani to Giovinazzo:1,80 euro

(duration= 0:20 h about)

GUIDED VISIT TO “GRAVINA UNDERGROUND” (duration 1:30 h):10 euro per person

Booking in advance (ask to verify availability) – at least 2 pax

  1. Giorno1 Arrival to Bari

    Arrival in Bari, accommodation, bike, tour briefing
    Bari is the regional county seat, a city on the sea, full of life both day and night, with a historical centre, a cathedral and a castle, you can’t skip visiting while tasting some of the many typical street foods (panzerotti, sgagliozze, popizze) with a nice and cold Peroni beer…a must if you really want to be an Apulian!
    Overnight stay in bari

    Optional (not included in the tour price) guided tour in the historical center with street food-tasting, with a Peroni

  2. Giorno2 Altamura - Matera

    LENGTH: 1km (Level: easy)
    Train transfer from Bari To Pescariello train stop (1 hour: the stop before Altamura on the Bari/Matera “Appulo Lucane” line):
    This bike tour crosses the Parco Nazionale dell’ Alta Murgia and let’s be submerged by the colors and the scents of this biodiversity nest; visit one of the biggest sinkholes of the south of Italy and then get to Altamura, the perfect place to stop, visit one of its old bakeries and try the “focacce” and the d.o.p. bred:
    Next stop: Matera, one the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age.
    It is the European capital of culture 2019 and it will leave you breathless of its lifestyle and for the uniqueness of its houses dug in the stone: the famous “Sassi di Matera”.
    Overnight stay in Matera.

  3. Giorno3 Matera

    A day of relaxation in Matera. We offer two options:
    1) Do you want to pedal? Ring path (41 km; medium level) with a visit to the belvedere of the “Parco della murgia Materana” with the possibility to add a light lunch in a farm, on the way (lunch not included in the price of the tour)
    2)You do not want to pedal? You can have a walk exploring the fascinating “Parco della murgia materana” and its ancient rock churches with a self-guided tour. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of this corner of Basilicata, really close to Apulia, from the most unusual possible spots; you can add lunch on a farm on the path. (lunch not included in the tour price)
    Overnight stay in Matera

  4. Giorno4 Matera - Gravina in Puglia (by train) - Gravina - Castel del Monte (by Bike)

    LENGTH: 54km (Level: medium/hard)
    Breakfast; train transfer to Gravina in Puglia
    We suggest requesting a private car transfer (bike included, for e50 to share with the other passengers + e5 per bike), it’s more comfortable and, most of all, it’s FASTER than the train. Once in Gravina in Puglia, in can choose to visit the Subterranean Gravina (this visit is not included in the tour price) which is almost” a second city” dug right under the ancient buildings of the historical centre. The fascinating thing of Gravina, as much as for Matera, is the position it was built, on the edge of a deep canyon (from where its name “gravina”, derives).
    The path consists of crossing the entire National Park, south to north, ideally joining the two U.N.E.S.C.O. world heritage beauties: Matera and Castel del Monte. You’ll be entirely surrounded by the pseudo-steppe unique landscape (in Italy, the only other place where you can find such a thing, is Sardinia). The National Park is also a Rural Park because it was created to protect both the biodiversity and the relationship between humans and nature; this is why you will find many ancient agro-pastoral structures (old farms, tanks and many kilometers of drywalls), in perfect harmony with the natural environment.
    In the late afternoon, you can reach the structure where you will have dinner and spend the night.
    Overnight stay in a structure near Castel del Monte.

  5. Giorno5 Castel del Monte - Ruvo di Puglia - Trani

    LENGTH: 57 km (Level: easy)
    Before starting this 5th bike tour you can visit the marvelous and mystical Castel del Monte, a symbol of the strength of the empire of Federico II.
    The castle still keeps the attention of the scholars around all the mysteries of its function and symbolisms, starting with its characteristic octagonal shape.
    From the Castle, you’ll move to Ruvo di Puglia and then all the way down to Bisceglie on the Adriatic coast and then, in a few minute-ride, you’ll be in Trani, “the pearl of the Adriatic”, famous for its white marble stone used to built many precious buildings, the castle and the Apulian-romanesque cathedral overlooking the sea.
    Before getting to Ruvo you can visit a winery: the wine cellar, the vineyards with the tasting of three wines (a white, a red and rosé with some “farmer” finger-food (this visit is not included in the tour price)
    Overnight stay in Trani.

  6. Giorno6 Trani

    A day of relaxation in Trani. You can choose between two possible bike paths:
    1) ring path (35 km, level: medium)_ TRANI-ANDRIA-TRANI
    In Andria you can choose to add an optional walking tour of the city+ a tasting of the famous “burrata” (cheese and sweet confetti of Andria. If you want to leave your bike, the city is 15 minutes away, by bus).
    LENGTH of the walking tour: 2 hours.
    Tour departure: 10 AM (every day)
    Meeting point: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele- Andria (near the bank)
    Price per person: €35 (English language)
    -Visit the Cathedral and its crypt
    -Burrata of Andria sampling with bruschetta tasting with DOC Extra Virgin Olive oil
    -Visit of the “Museo del confetto” with tasting
    The tour is guaranteed every day with at least two participants (booking 48 hours in advance)
    (the tasting is not included in the price of the tour)

    2 )Ring pah in the countryside of Trani (20 km)
    On the way, you can choose to add a visit to the winery and a food and wine tasting:
    4 different wines with local snacks (Tarallini, olives, mozzarella) and almond cantucci with the passito wine, “Villa Schinosa Moscato di Trani DOC” (the visit is not included in the tour price).

    3) If you don’t feel like pedaling we propose a walking tour of Trani (not included in the tour price).
    LENGTH of the walking tour: 2 hours
    Tour departure. 10 AM (every day)
    Meeting point: Piazza Re Manfredi – Trani (near the Castello Svevo)
    Price per person: €35 (English language)
    -Visit the cathedral
    -A walk in the “giudecca”, the Jewish district
    -Visit the ancient synagogue
    The tour is guaranteed every day with at least two participants (booking 48 hours in advance)

  7. Giorno7 Trani - Giovinazzo - Santo Spirito

    1. You’ll reach Bisceglie (7km) by bike and can choose to add a tasting of extra virgin olive oil and a visit to the olive oil mill or complete lunch prepared with many different kinds of flavored oils (info and costs of these two options, in the details).
    After the visit or the lunch, you can reach Giovinazzo by train (15 minutes) and visit its fascinating, tiny harbor and the wonderful fortified seafront.
    From Giovinazzo you can ride to Santo Spirito (7 km).
    In Santo Spirito we suggest to eat the “puccia” (local style fish sandwich) with a cold beer, of course, in front of the sea!!!!!

    In the afternoon return to Trani from Santo Spirito (30 minutes- ticket: €2,50)
    2. Take the train to Trinitapoli (about 30 minutes – ticket: 2.20 euros) and then cycle on a ring route that in the first part insists on the ”Trinitapoli-Mare” cycle path (connected by a series of cycle paths also to the Centre of environmental education ”Ramsar house” that you should visit also book a guided tour inside the natural area – for bookings call the following numbers: +39 0,883,636,030 / +393339028972 ). passing by the coastal town of Margherita di Savoia where you will find many beaches and where you can enjoy a lunch of fish and then return to Trinitapoli . take the train back to Trani. (if you like, along the return path you can go down to the town of Barletta, just before Trani, for a ride in the historic center, between the Cathedral and the Swabian Castle and an aperitif at sunset without forgetting to pass underneath the mysterious monument of Antiques: the Colossus of Heraclius It will be easy, after this stage, to take the train back to Trani, the two cities are very well connected and so there are plenty of trains ).

  8. Giorno8 Trani - Bari - Palese Airport (by train)

    Restitution of the rented bike and eventual equipment.
    Train transfer from Trani to Bari (42 minutes- ticket: €3,20) and then to Bari Airport, by another train (15 minutes)

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