Transmurgiana: cycling in the heart of Apulia! (3 days Guided)

Guided Bike trip

26th, 27th , 28th of April
3 days
Prezzo:
325,00 

Only with us, you can cycle through the Alta Murgia National Park (Puglia), the only pseudo-steppe in the Italian mainland and aspiring UNESCO Global GeoPark!

Discover an unconventional, but amazing Puglia, far from the usual itineraries

Fill your eyes with the dazzling colors of the blooms and smell the sweet scents of the thousands of wild plants that find a welcoming home in these places… if you love nature, unspoiled itineraries, and are looking for dreamy natural landscapes, this is the trip for you!

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Features of the track

Guided mode

  • Our staff of guides will guide you throughout the trip, telling you about the Murgia and offering you support.
  • You will participate in experiential workshops, cooking class and show cooking
  • We will move your luggage from stage to stage to make you pedal lightly.

The Guided version of Transmurgiana will be confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of 10 people booking.

Road surface:on mainly asphalt roads with very little traffic that can be pedaled comfortably with a Hybrid Bike (ROAD).

Length of daily itineraries: 50 km

Ask for an e-bike.

Technical organization: AuthenticPugliaTours.
For travel terms & conditions click here.

Discounted price: 325,00 €  (for booking by 12th of February)

Full Price: 370 euro € (after the 12th of February)

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VERSION:

  • 2 overnights1 inB&B and 1 in Agriturismo (in double room and double tent).
  • 1 cooking class (pasta making)
  • 1 Dinner in Agriturism
  • 1 Mozzarella show
  • 1 picnic and 1 typical products tastings, 1 packet lunch
  •  Nature guide as Tour Leader for the whole trip (AIGAE certified).
  • Luggage transfer (you will cycle without your luggage and you will find them at the accommodation).
  • Guided tours: Castel del Monte from the outside. During the trip, the guide will tell you all about the area.

The Guided version of Transmurgiana will be confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of 10 people booking

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VERSION:

  • Anything not explicitly specified in the “what’s included” section.

OPTIONS:

  • Hybrid Bike rental: € 50
  • E-Bike rental: € 70
  • Pannier rental:  € 25,00 (each)
  • Helmet rental: € 10,00
  • Visit to Gravina Underground

• First day overnight in  Matera (€ 50 more on the travel fee, in a double or triple room)

• Additional final overnight in  Trani (€ 50 more on the travel fee, in a double or triple room)

If you are interested in one or all the options, specify it in the Special request section, in the registration form, accessible by clicking on BOOK NOW!

WHAT TO DO IN THE OPTIONAL DAY in  Matera
Independent arrival in Matera (you can easily take a train from Bari that will take you to Matera in 1 hour and a half).
Accommodation and relax. If you want you can ask us for a guided tour of the Sassi or of the Bari historic center
MATERA: Did you know that Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world? It has been constantly inhabited from prehistoric times to the present day. Today this small center of Basilicata region is rich in cultural ferment and, despite the world media prominence derived by the Hollywood productions that have chosen it as a location, it remains a sincere city, inhabited by simple people who know how to welcome visitors with incredible generosity.

Every Friday on April, May, June, September, October (in March and November on demand).

DAY 1
Matera – Altamura – Gravina in Puglia 

Meeting with the guide at the Gravina in Puglia station, bike delivery, and… let’s go!

Our travel menu today proposes the first course to lick your mustache:

  • Starting from Matera we will jump to the city of Altamura, one of the most important centers of the National Park, with its imposing Apulian Roman Cathedral built by Emperor Federico II. The historic center is made up of an intricate maze of alleys and “claustri” (small squares);
  • Leaving the urban center we will continue towards the Pulo di Altamura, one of the most important geosites of the National Park. You may be wondering: what is Pulo? When you see it, you will immediately think of the huge crater of a meteorite, but no! We don’t anticipate anything, you will enjoy the discovery!
  • Going down in the direction of Gravina in Puglia, we will make a stop at the friends of Masseria la Calcara where we will have the opportunity to appreciate the skill of the cheesemaker in the production of mozzarella and knots. Light tasting for lunchNext, we will arrive in one of the oldest and most significant cities: Gravina in Puglia. Characterized entirely by the presence of calcarenite, a local light yellow stone, the houses overlook a canyon, forming a spectacular combination of human work and nature. This urban center boasts remarkable historical buildings, was the birthplace of a Pope and hides under the surface another city carved into the rock, the Underground Ravine. (the visit to the Underground Ravine is optional).

Technical details on the first day’s ride.
Distance 43.37 km
Positive difference in height 390 m

DAY 2
Altamura – Poggiorsini

On this day the second course of the travel menu includes:

  • we ride to the small village of Poggiorsini, and there we will meet a beer producer and we will taste the craft beer of “Birrificio degli Ostuni”;
  • Later we will move towards the “invisible” Castle of the Garagnone; why invisible? You will be in a mystical and ancient place. Follow our story, and you will see what is no longer there…
  • Afterwards, we will move again to reach the Masseria which will welcome us for the second evening. Once you reach your destination, those who want can try to make handmade pasta (of course we are talking about the “orecchiette” from Puglia that we will have the pleasure of enjoying during dinner ;))

The next step of the ride will be the Agriturismo Coppa, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Technical details on the second-day ride.
Length: 40 km
Positive difference in height: 515 meters

DAY 3
Castel del Monte – Corato – Trani

The third course of the travel menu includes a ride on the First Cycle Route of the National Park, visiting an ancient necropolis and the most famous manor in Puglia: Castel del Monte, UNESCO site.

From the Castle, we will move downhill through the countryside, between vineyards and orchards, arriving at the city of Corato and continuing the ride to the coast, reach the city of Trani Trani, better known as “the Pearl of the Adriatic”, embellished by its Romanesque cathedral on the sea, one of the most beautiful in Europe!

(Trani is very well connected with Bari).

IMPORTANT: If you have a return flight or a train at a departure time that does not allow you to ride with us until the afternoon, after the passage from Castel del Monte, we can give you a ride to the Trani station with our van

Technical details on the third-day ride.
Length: 74 km
Positive difference in height: 310 meters

Guided Bike trip

26th, 27th , 28th of April
3 days
Prezzo:
325,00 

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