Apulia and Basilicata Bicycle Tour: Trip Report by Jim Johnson BikeTours.comSeptember 19, 2011August 10, 2015 The Staff Traveler No Comments Facebook0Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0I just returned from a tour in Apulia and Basilicata, and cycle tourists who visit the area are in for a treat! I was impressed on all levels. The routes were well-selected for scenery with low (or no) traffic and generally easy to follow (other than some quickly corrected wrong turns in a couple cities). It had its share of rolling hills but nothing especially long and steep, and your route should generally be a tad flatter than mine. The overnight locations were all interesting and, for a tour in a fairly small area, remarkably varied. We rode through vineyards and olive groves, through small towns and villages, remote countryside, deep forests and along the Adriatic Coast. Likewise, the lodging was varied–living in sassi (renovated millennia-old caves) in Matera, in centuries-old traditional trulli (traditional stone “huts” with all the comforts of home) in Alberobello, in a medieval hotel in Ostuni and in a renovated farmhouse in Otranto. The food was fantastic. We had one meal pre-ordered and included, and course after course of appetizers, pasta dishes and main meat courses came out family style, followed by delightful desserts. That was at the beginning of the tour, and it only got better! Rentals bikes were high-quality and well-maintained. The tour company, Bike Basilicata, was responsive, attentive and professional. I have posted several (unedited) videos from my tour at www.youtube.com/biketoursdirect. Apulia and Basilicata tours are listed on our site under the Italy tours. Please contact us for further information! See all of our Apulia tours >> See all of our Italy tours >> Share this:PinterestFacebookLinkedInRedditGooglePrintTwitter Related posts: Matera Named Top World Destination–as Italy bike tour clients already know Staff trip diary: Richie in London Staff trip diary: The Singletrack Fix: Riding in the Cairngorms National Forest 5 Reasons why your honeymoon should be a bike tour adventure travel, europe, italy ← Find the Perfect Bike Tour! Download our New “How to” Guide! USA Today Features our Mexico Bike Tour Expansion → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.