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Gay Group Trip: Puglia Cycling Adventure

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Puglia is home to some of the most beautiful places in Europe - from ancient Roman towns and cities to stunning coastlines and seaside locations all waiting to be explored. This gay group trip encompasses the best of the Puglia region of Italy in this gay cycling tour that allows you to cycle through the most scenic parts from place to place, see all the sights and enjoy the famous Italian gastronomy whilst in the company of other gay cyclists.

time difference


1 hours ahead of the UK

flight time


2-3 hours direct from UK

Available Dates : 12th May 2018

Day 1 - Arrival

Today you'll arrive in Bari, Puglia where you'll be picked up and transferred to Villa Cappelli - a classic Italian villa located on the Appian Way (an ancient Roman road) just a mere few kilometres from the Adriatic Sea. After getting comfortable you will enjoy a light lunch, depending on what time you arrive. In the afternoon you will check out your bikes, get them fitted and adjusted ready for the next day. Your afternoon will be at leisure, free to explore the grounds. In the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner at the villa, sampling the locally produced olive oil and food.

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Day 2 - Ruvo di Puglia Necropolis & Molfetta

Today you'll explore more of the local area by bike, visiting a few nearby towns. Firstly you'll start off with a ride through the idyllic countryside, past many orchards and vineyards, to the ancient cemetery of Ruvo di Puglia and the Jatta Museum where you'll find lots of Grecian Urns. Many of these Urns are on display at the Greco-Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

From here you'll cycle on to Molfetta where you can take a dip in the Adriatic if you wish to. You'll enjoy lunch all together at a favourite local seafood restaurant right on the water. After lunch, you'll cycle on to the coastal town of Giovinazzo and explore the beautifully restored medieval town centre and the charming seaport. Dinner will be served at the Villa.

Day 3 - Gravina

Today will be a longer ride than the one before, taking you all the way to the practically unknown town of Gravina. This town is full of history, from its castle, cathedral and old cave dwellings all to explore. The surrounding areas are full of fields of grain due to trulli and Gravina itself features a wide ravine with an ancient Roman bridge that juts out across it making it look like something from a postcard. After exploring Gravina, you will ride back to the villa with a picnic lunch halfway and dinner later on at the villa.

Day 4 - Castel del Monte & Terlizzi

Today you'll be driven to Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that can be found imprinted on the back of the Euro penny. This 13th-century castle was built by the Swabian Emperor, Frederick II and can be found on top of a hill where it overlooks all of the Puglia region and out to the Adriatic sea. After a look around the castle, you'll cycle back to the villa, stopping every now and then to take in the sights and scenery along the way. Lunch will be served at the villa whilst dinner will be at your own leisure as you explore the town of Terlizzi.

Day 5 - Polignano a Mare & Bari

Today you'll be able to give your bodies a rest from cycling as you travel by minibus on a day trip to the coastal town of Polignano a Mare and Bari, the latter of which is the capital of Puglia. You'll be able to roam the ancient streets of Polignano a Mare and admire the natural beauty of the ocean before heading to the capital. In Bari, you'll be able to grab some lunch and see sites such as the burial place of Saint Nicolas (aka. Santa Claus). In the evening, relax at the villa before enjoying a traditional Italian favourite dish - pizza!

Day 6 - Matera

Today you'll venture to the ancient city of Matera - one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, having been inhabited from around the 10th millennium BC. The ancient streets and buildings are so atmospheric the historical centre of 'Sassi' has been used multiple times in films for ancient Jerusalem. From here you'll ride back to the villa via biking through some of the beautiful Italian countryside. 

Day 7 - Trani

Today is your final day of cycling and so one of the most beautiful places has been saved till last - the lovely seaport of Trani. Cycling through the olive oil tree-lined backroads and admire the blue Adriatic sea and seaboats once you have arrived. You'll even tour the giant cathedral that sits right on the sea and enjoy lunch here. In the evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner with the rest of the group.

Day 8 - Departure

Today marks the end of your trip. A morning group transfer will be offered for flights departing from Bari airport.

Travel Info

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