Road to Matera Gravel Bike Tour
This beautiful, relatively unknown corner of Italy, with historical links to Greece (just across the Adriatic from Puglia), possesses unexpected delights such as the Baroque splendor of Lecce, the dazzling mosaics of the Otranto Cathedral, the ancient Trulli, and the dwellings of Matera. This land nested within two seas still preserves roads and paths that were first traced by the Romans. Our routes take full advantage of roads surrounded by nature and filled with the unique colors of the Mediterranean Sea.
The food is another of the outstanding features of the Puglia experience. The flavors of this ancient land and the traditions are unforgivable and a new generation of local chefs will excite you with the modern twist they give to the great classics of the tradition or with the original use of the local ingredients. Also, the wines of Puglia recently switched from the tradition to a new wave of small refined producers that we will introduce to your taste buds.
At a Glance
Roads type: 60% Gravel – 40% Tarmac
Bike required: gravel bike
Every day 2 different itineraries to choose from.
You are free to mix them to create your personal itinerary.
Total ride distance, 240 miles (380 km)
Total climbing, 11,260 feet (3.420 m)
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate Cyclist
Total ride distance, 360 miles (570 km)
Total climbing, 17,350 feet (5.230 m)
Gravel Bike Tour Description – Road to Matera
May 1st – May 7th
May 8th – May 14th
May 15th – May 21th
October 23th – October 29th
October 30th – November 5th
November 6th – November 12th
7 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Rides
DAY 1 Welcome to Apulia, warm-up ride to Ostuni the White Town
DAY 2 Across Salento peninsula, down up to “Finis Terrae”
DAY 3 South Murge Hills crossing
DAY 4 Itria, the “Trulli” valley (UNESCO site)
DAY 5 Alta Murgia Hills and Castel del Monte (UNESCO site)
DAY 6 Matera, the “Sassi” town (UNESCO site)
DAY 7 Greetings and see you soon with us on the Italian routes