Cycling & Cooking in Puglia

7 Days, Multiple Departures

Cycling & Cooking in Puglia
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In this food and wine bike tour you will enjoy and learn how to cook regional specialties with a local chef: nothing matches the handmade Orecchiette.
Dishes are enlivened with seafood, fruity green olive oil together with fresh green vegetables and huge, bursting tomatoes, considered one of the most enviably healthy diets in Europe!! Cycling creates appetite and perhaps nowhere else in Italy it is produced a food as fresh and good as it is here.
What about wine? You will find the Primitivo di Manduria, a distant cousin of California’s Zinfandel grape, another amazingly successful red wine is Salice Salentino, a powerful red wine made primarily with Negro Amaro … you will taste in the cellar!
Discover the unique trullo dwellings in the Itria valley, roaming the rural countryside, where you will see the whitewashed houses with conical stone roofs and will realize how they blend with the well-tended orchards and vineyards of the vast landscape. You can get a sense of what it might have been like to live in a Trullo hundreds of years ago.

Foodie Adventure Highlights

Unbeatable views of ancient olive groves, whitewashed villages and age-old farmhouses
Ride on quiet one-lane orchard roads, cooled by sea breezes, under big blue skies
A sommelier-led tasting of full-bodied primitivo and other notable Pugliese vini
The World Heritage sites of Alberobello with 1,500 trulli and overnight in authentic Trullo

About The Host

Marco– Technical Director

I was a sound technician in Milan in my former life.
My authentic passion for cycling led me to the quiet roads and rolling hills of Tuscany where I live and have been leading bike tours since my arrival.
I know the region extremely well and love to share my knowledge of Tuscany’s secret corners and off-the-beaten-path places. I love solo travel with my gravel and I just back from my trip from Santiago del Chile to Buenos Aires.

Giuliana– General Manager

In my “first life” in Milan I worked in the TV industry, in the graphic area.
Since I was a child I have tried to practice any kind of sport, and that has saved me! Then sport outdoors has become my must-to-do. That’s why I was so enthusiastic to move into the beautiful countryside in Val d’Orcia and take care of cycling tours full time, follow the logistics, be a bike guide, and last but not least scout new tours.
I love Food&Wine and I am an official Sommelier with AIS: many wine bike tours are coming.


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