Only with us, you can cycle through the Alta Murgia National Park (Puglia), the only pseudo-steppe in the Italian mainland and aspiring UNESCO Global GeoPark!
Fill your eyes with the dazzling colors of the blooms and smell the sweet scents of the thousands of wild plants that find a welcoming home in these places… if you love nature, unspoiled itineraries, and are looking for dreamy natural landscapes, this is the trip for you!
The Guided version of Transmurgiana will be confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of 10 people booking.
Road surface: you can choose whether you want to experience the 3-day guided Transmurgiana on the dirt route with an Electric Mountain Bike (E-MTB) or on mainly asphalt roads with very little traffic that can be pedaled comfortably with a Hybrid Bike (ROAD).
Our guided tours start on Fridays from April until the end of October.
When choosing the departure date from the booking form, check if MTB or ROAD is indicated next to the date, to choose the type of route you like best!
Length of daily itineraries: 50 km
Ask for an e-bike.
Technical organization: AuthenticPugliaTours.
For travel terms & conditions click here.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VERSION:
The Guided version of Transmurgiana will be confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of 10 people booking
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VERSION:
• First day overnight in Bari or Matera (€ 50 more on the travel fee, in a double or triple room)
• Additional final overnight in Ruvo di Puglia or Trani (€ 50 more on the travel fee, in a double or triple room)
If you are interested in one or all the options, specify it in the Special request section, in the registration form, accessible by clicking on BOOK NOW!
WHAT TO DO IN THE OPTIONAL DAY in Bari or Matera
Independent arrival in Matera (you can easily take a train from Bari that will take you to Matera in 1 hour and a half), or you can decide to spend the first night in Bari.
Accommodation and relax. If you want you can ask us for a guided tour of the Sassi or of the Bari historic center
MATERA: Did you know that Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world? It has been constantly inhabited from prehistoric times to the present day. Today this small center of Basilicata region is rich in cultural ferment and, despite the world media prominence derived by the Hollywood productions that have chosen it as a location, it remains a sincere city, inhabited by simple people who know how to welcome visitors with incredible generosity.
BARI: Walking around the historic center of Bari you will immediately connect with the “Apulian”, their ways of doing things and gesturing their gastronomic habits, and the historic charm of their origins.
Gravina in Puglia – Altamura
Meeting with the guide at the Gravina in Puglia station, bike delivery and… let’s go!
Our travel menu today proposes the first course to lick your mustache:
Technical details on the first day’s ride.
Distance 43.37 km
Positive difference in height 390 m
Positive difference in height: 552 meters
Overnight: Glamping bell tent (equipped bed with sheets, blankets and towels included)
Altamura – Poggiorsini
On this day the second course of the travel menu includes:
The next step of the ride will be the Agriturismo Coppa, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Technical details on the second-day ride.
Length: 80 km
Positive difference in height: 715 meters
Castel del Monte – Ruvo di Puglia
The third course of the travel menu includes a ride on the First Cycle Route of the National Park, visiting an ancient necropolis and the most famous manor in Puglia: Castel del Monte, UNESCO site.
Optionally if the group wishes we can do 25 km more to visit the Bauxite Mines.
From the Castle we will move downhill through the countryside, between vineyards and orchards, arriving to the city of Ruvo di Puglia, where we will stop for a wine tasting in the vineyard to conclude the Transmurgiana with a final food&wine tasting. From Ruvo you can take a direct train to the Bari airport or to Bari Central Station.
Those who want can option an additional overnight stay in the beautiful city of Ruvo di Puglia or continue the ride independently to the coast, reach the city of Trani and spend there the overnight. (Trani is very well connected with Bari).
Technical details on the third-day ride.
Length: 52 km
Positive difference in height: 310 meters
On Friday in April, May, June, September, and October (in March and November on demand).
You can find upcoming dates or request a tour for your preferred dates in the registration form.
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