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Matera to Monopoli Cycling

Matera to Monopoli Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
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  • Activity level
  • From $2479per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Selected Saturdays, Mondays & Wednesdays from 21 Mar '20 to 24 Oct '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Tandems available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Room upgrades
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, solo travellers, couples, coastal routes

Italy: Puglia

Matera to Monopoli Cycling

  • Two nights in the UNESCO town of Matera
  • Cycling through the Alta Murgia National Park, the largest natural park in Italy
  • Charming hotels, all full of character

This seven night, self-guided cycling holiday takes in some of the highlights of Basilicata and Puglia in Southern Italy. Starting in the UNESCO-listed Matera, known for its rock churches and Sassi houses, you'll have a free day here to explore before setting off on your bike to head to the neighbouring region of Puglia. You'll ride to Gravina, one of the most important Roman cities along the Appian Way and continue on through the Alta Murgia National Park (the largest natural park in Italy) with a stop at Castel del Montewith its iconic castle. Your cycle route then heads to the Adriatic coast, to Trani, one of the oldest and liveliest cities along this stretch of coastline. Follow the coastline for the last two days stopping in Bari and Monopoli.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Matera

Arrive in Matera, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, with an overnight stay at Palazzo Viceconte.
Stay overnight at Palazzo Viceconte

Day 2: Free day exploring

Enjoy the stone city of Matera, named the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Situated in the Basilicata Region, stroll through its beautiful Palaeolithic cave dwellings, intricate cathedrals and museums.
Meals included: Breakfast
Stay overnight at Palazzo Viceconte

Day 3: Matera to Gravina 43km/26.5mi

Leave Matera and cycle a few kilometres to enter the beautiful region of Puglia. Ride on gentle slopes towards Gravina, one of the most important Roman cities along the Appian Way, and Altamura, located on the hills of the Murge plateau.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at B&B Le Stanze del Console

Day 4: Gravina to Castel del Monte 42km/26mi

Today, our route winds across the largest natural park in Italy - the Alta Murgia National Park. Our final destination is an iconic castle in the southern region, commissioned by Frederick II, with its unique octagonal structure making it worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
Overnight at Hotel Montegusto

Day 5: Castel del Monte to Trani 43km/26.5mi

Today's ride continues though the Alta Murgia National Park, with a pleasant descent towards the Adriatic Sea and Trani, one of the oldest and liveliest cities on the Apulian coast. Known as the 'Pearl of Pugila', the city is characterised by its breath-taking cathedral that sits right on the water's edge. Afterwards, wander around its Jewish quarter, hidden between it's glossy limestone streets.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Maré Resort

Day 6: Trani to Bari 55km/34mi

Explore the historic town centres of Bisceglie, Molfetta and Giovinazzo, admiring their Romanesque style architecture. Arrive in Bari, a bustling, coral-fringed port town, and ride along one of the longest promenades in the Mediterranean to the old city.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Imago

Day 7: Bari to Monopoli 50km/31mi

Ride towards the metropolitan city of Mola and continue on a narrow path between its towering fortified castle and the Adriatic Sea. Reaching the turquoise shores of Polignano a Mare, you move on through the historical centre towards Monopoli's picturesque harbour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Albergo Diffuso

Day 8: Leave Monopoli


Meals included: Breakfast

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Palazzo Viceconte, Matera

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Palazzo Viceconte is a historical building set in the Matera Sassi UNESCO site area. It offers free WiFi throughout.

The Viceconte's rooms feature antique furnishings, free wired internet access, digital TV, and air conditioning. Most rooms boast panoramic views, while some overlook the Palazzo's quiet internal 17th-century courtyard.

The Palace features beautiful frescoed halls that come with original furniture, and a collection of paintings ranging from the 17th to the 20th century.


Room upgrades and extra nights: Contact us for details.


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B&B Le Stanze del Console, Gravina

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Set just outside the historical centre of Gravina in Puglia, this B&B offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. Santa Maria Assunta Basilica is 550 yards away.

Rooms at Le Stanze del Console have classic style furnishings and fully equipped private bathroom. Each includes a TV and minibar.

Homemade cakes and pastries feature at breakfast, along with fruit juice and a choice of hot drinks. Restaurants, bars and cafés are a short walk away.

Set in a 17th century town house, Stanze del Console is a 5-minute walk from Hammam thermal baths. The property is 7.5 miles from Altamura and a 25-minute drive from the UNESCO site at Matera.


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Hotel Montegusto, Castel del Monte

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Located in Castel del Monte, 23 miles from Molfetta, Montegusto provides a restaurant and free WiFi.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet and a hairdryer.

The bed and breakfast offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Montegusto offers a children's playground.

Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.


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Marè Resort, Trani

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Mare Resort is an elegant, luxurious property a 5 minutes' walk from Trani's harbour. It is located in Palazzo Telesio, an 18th-century building with a top-floor terrace. Bike rental is free.

The Resort Mare features modern interiors. Rooms come with a free minibar, an LCD satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and Nespresso machine. The en suite bathroom has a double shower.

Set on the rooftop, La Terrazza restaurant is open all year and offers views of the harbour. It serves regional cuisine, vegetarian options and gluten-free food. Occasionally, the property organises events and dinners with music on the terrace.


Room upgrades: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Imago, Bari

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The Imago is a design hotel located in the heart of Bari, a 7-minute walk from Bari Q. Sella Metro Station and 15 minutes' walk from the cathedral. It offers free WiFi and air-conditioned rooms.

Each elegant room at the 4 star Imago hotel will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a dining area and an electric kettle. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer.

Other facilities offered at the property include a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge. A terrace is available in summer.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Albergo Diffuso Monopoli, Monopoli

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This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Set in various locations around the historical centre, just a stroll from Monopoli's seafront and its beautiful beaches, Albergo Diffuso Monopoli offers elegant rooms, all air-conditioned rooms either have a terrace or balcony.

Accommodation has exposed Tuffo-stone walls and quality furniture. There is free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom with bath or shower.

Breakfast in the hotel's central cafe and dinner will be in a good local restaurant.

Local tourist tax not included (pay hotel locally)


Room upgrades and extra nights: Contact us for details.

Travel

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Bari Airport at 11:15 and back to Bari Airport at 09:10

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels

All breakfasts and 1 evening meal

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Selected Saturdays, Mondays & Wednesdays from 21st Mar 2020 to 24th Oct 2020, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts and 1 evening meal

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £215 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tandems
It is possible to hire tandem bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £292 per bike. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Other details
Airport transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Bari Airport at 11:15 and back to Bari Airport at 09:10

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.



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