Enjoy stunning bike rides along Salento’s coastline and explore the city on this wonderful gay group trip. Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine and appreciate Italian culture at its finest. Head out on a Kayak tour where you will paddle along the wild coast of Porto Selvaggio. This trip is a great way to meet like-minded people and make friends for life.
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- 5th October 2019 Saturday
Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1: Lecce
Once you have arrived at your accommodation and have checked in, you will be greeted by the group leaders who will gather the group and discuss the coming week’s agenda. In the evening you will be invited for an aperitif on the rooftop along with your fellow bikers.
Day 2: Giannocaro
After breakfast, you will meet and make sure your bike is correctly adjusted and safe. Today’s route will take you to Giannocaro. This was the main agriculture villas during the second world war. You will be given the opportunity to sample the local bread and homemade pastries. After your break, you will cycle to the Adriatic sea. Those who wish can take a dip in the sea, and it is a perfect place to take pictures of the beautiful coastline. The last stop will be at the Abbey of Santa Maria di Cerrate. Admire the Roman-inspired architecture. The group will then cycle back to Lecce for the evening.
You are free to do as you please. Visit the Baroque centre of the city or stop off at its chic bars such as ‘Quanto Basta’ for world-class cocktails created by trendy Italian Barmen. You have the option to join the group for an evening meal at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Cooking Class
After breakfast, you will be transferred to a farmstead in Salento. Here you will put your culinary skills to the test where you will undergo a cooking class and learn how to prepare some traditional Salento dishes. Tasting is an essential part, so after you will enjoy your freshly prepared food with the group!
You will then jump back on your bike and head to Cesine. Enjoy the long cycle route which will take you through the countryside, passing olive tree fields and beautiful scenery. You will finally reach the sea, where you are free to enjoy a swim in the ocean or rest your legs and bathe in the glorious sunshine.
Day 4: Otranto To The East Coast
After breakfast, you will take a private transfer to Lago Azzurro which is also known as The Blue Lake. After spending some time here you will then head back along the coastline where you can admire the beautiful scenery.
You will then reach Otranto where you will spend some time exploring before heading to see the beautiful creeks of Salento where you will see the cliffs of Sant’Andrea and the hidden caves of poetry. You will then head back to Lecce for dinner.
Day 5: Lecce To Gallipoli
Today you will complete the longest ride of the trip, starting in Lecce and ending in Gallipoli. The route takes you inland where you will cycle through Copertino which is known for its wine cellars and historic city. You will finally reach the city of Gallipoli.
The town is scattered with baroque styled architecture and the city is a network of alleyways and cobbled streets. You will check into your hotel and will have the rest of the day to explore the city or head to the beach.
Day 6: Gallipoli
Today is at your leisure to explore the beaches in Gallipoli. Head to the gay beach or head into town for a spot of sightseeing.
Day 7: Gallipoli
Today is your last bike ride of the trip, you will head to the beautiful town of Santa Maria al Bagno. From here it’s time for another adventure as you will begin your kayak trip along the coast of Salento. You will be paddling in the nature reserve of Porto Selvaggio. After some splashing around, it’s time to head back for a farewell pizza and beer at a local restaurant.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, say your final goodbyes as you depart for the airport for your return flight.
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