CYCLING 2016-17 p096-097

exodus Cycling2016

Puglia: Cycle the Heel of Italy 5 6 7 1 2 3 Nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, lies the captivating region of Puglia, also known as the 'heel of Italy's boot'. From the UNESCO town of Matera, famous for its cave-style Sassi houses, your ride will pass through the lush Itria Valley, dotted with quirky Trulli houses and countless ancient olive trees stretching as far as the eye can see. The remainder of the journey takes you to the Salentinian Peninsula, a favourite among Italians for its idyllic coastline, crystal clear water and the beautiful Baroque town of Lecce. Dates & Price Guide Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Start any Saturday from 26 March to 18 June and 27 August to 22 October 2016 • Start any Friday from 06 May to 03 June and 09 to 30 September • 2017 dates and prices available online • Starting 23 April to 18 June and 27 August to 06 October £799 • All other dates £749 • Prices are land only and do not include travel from London • Compulsory single supplement £150 • Low cost direct flights available to Brindisi and Bari with Ryanair and Easyjet • Land only start Matera day 1, end Lecce day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 27 speed customised touring bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 I T A L Y BASILICATA PUGLIA Gulf of Taranto P PFremium departure SPolo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call SELF-GUIDED • ITALY 97 8 days land only from £749 The crystal waters of Otranto, Puglia Italy Activity Level LEISURELY/MODERATE Trip Code LSI At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Start Matera. Make your own way from Bari or Brindisi to Matera by train or bus. 2 Ride through the historic 'Sassi' houses of Matera before heading to the town of Alberobello. 3 Cycle through the lush Valle d'Itria, past the picturesque fairy-tale Trulli houses to the hilltop-town of Ostuni. 4 Train to Lecce; cycle through the countryside to Gallipoli on the Ionian Coast with its old town situated on a rocky island. 5 Reach the most southerly point of Salento at Santa Maria di Leuca. 6 Follow the south coast of the Adriatic Sea to the ancient town of Otranto. 7 Continue along the shoreline through innumerable olive groves to the Baroque city of Lecce. 8 End Lecce. Fantastic coastal rides l Beautiful architecture l Fine food and wine • 6 days cycling with luggage transfers • 99% tarmac, 1% unpaved roads • Gentle undulations throughout • Self-guided holiday. Min age 12 yrs • 7 nights comfortable hotels • All breakfasts included Santa Maria di Leuca Bari Lecce Ostuni Otranto Matera Brindisi Alberobello Gallipoli Adriatic Sea Ionian Sea ACCOMMODATION We use comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels throughout the trip, often in renovated, locally run, traditional buildings of the region. All rooms have en suite facilities and are generally close to the coast. Daily Distance (km) 2 70 3 45 4 50 5 50 6 50 7 55 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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