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Cycling the Coast of Puglia

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7 Days & 6 Nights
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Cycling the Coast of Puglia

  • Easy-going cycling around Puglia's southern Salento coastline
  • Start and finish in Lecce, an architectural Baroque masterpiece
  • Relax on the whites sands of Torre dell Orso
  • Explore the coastal towns of Gallipoli, Leuca and Otranto
  • Dine on freshly grilled swordfish and orecchiette pasta
Beginning in the heart of southern Puglia, explore the town of Lecce and its wealth of baroque buildings, which flourished between the 16th and 18th centuries. From Lecce, cycle through a patchwork of olive groves to the charming ancient walled city of Gallipoli overlooking the Ionian sea. Pedal along the coast, hopping between sandy beaches to the southern tip of Puglia, where the Adriatic and Ionian seas meet. Ride along the dramatic rock formations of the Adriatic coastline to the ancient Greek port of Otranto. North of Otranto, relax on the golden beaches of the Cesine Coastal Nature Reserve before returning to Lecce, where you may wish to enjoy one last dish of Puglia’s fresh orecchiette pasta!


Day 1 Arrive Lecce and overnight Day 2 Cycle Lecce to Gallipoli via Galatina 33 miles / 53 km Day 3 Cycle Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca 32 miles / 51 km Day 4 Free Day in Santa Maria di Leuca Day 5 Cycle Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto 32 miles / 51 km Day 6 Cycle Otranto to Lecce via Cesine Coastal Nature Reserve 30 miles / 49 km Day 7 Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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