Tour is for two and includes bike rentals. Flights to and from Italy are not included.
You will spend 8 days and 7 nights in magical Puglia, a stunning region that stretches along the heel of Italy and in neighboring Basilicata. The region is filled with stone-walled farms and vineyards and giant olive trees and produces some of Italy’s best food and wine and olive oil!
You will also ride into neighboring Basilicata home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera, an ancient cave city. This tour with accommodations is worth more than $8000.
This is one of our easier tours. You do need to know how to ride a bike, but the tour is fully supported, and you can ride in the van whenever you want. A hybrid or road bike is included in the cost. Electric bikes available at an additional cost. Additional miles could be available on some days for stronger riders.
Bianchi bike rental with Garmin GPS
All breakfasts, three lunches, and six dinners
Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support,
Tastings of olive oil, mozzarella, and local specialties
Guided tour of Matera and Alberobello
Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
Logistical support during the tour and luggage transfer
Commemorative cycling jersey
Shuttle at the beginning and at the end of the tour
All activities mentioned in the day-by-day description
what’s not included
Pre-tour hotel stays and post-tour hotel stays
Personal expenses such as laundry and cell phone
Optional tour extension
Want more details about the tour? Visit Tourissimo for more highlights, a day-by-day itinerary, hotel details, packing lists, and more!
enter for your chance to win!
Only 1 entry per person. No purchase necessary. Must be a legal resident of Colorado. See official rules.
This giveaway has now ended. We are excited to announce the randomly selected winner – Marie Cilek from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“We love watching Dream of Italy on PBS12,” said Marie when notified of her win. “We love Italy. We are celebrating a milestone birthday and 25 years of marriage next year and this is an absolute dream come true.”
don’t miss out
Can’t get enough of Italy? Watch Kathy’s newest special, airing throughout the summer on PBS12, and check out other Tourissimo tours.
This special explores how Italy can change your life – whether adapting to the Italian lifestyle at home, traveling to Italy in a more meaningful way, or deciding to move there.
Host Kathy McCabe – a Denver local – travels through Italy visiting with Sting & Trudie Styler, Hollywood Director Francis Ford Coppola, Under The Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes, and others who were so taken with the Italian lifestyle, they now live in Italy part-time.
These stars help Kathy present the 11 essentials of the Italian lifestyle – the land, food, family, art & culture, beauty, pace of life, passion, movement, community, celebrations and sense of home – and reveal how the power and beauty of Italy have transformed their lives.
other Tourissimo tours
If these tour dates don’t work for you, visit the Tourissimo website or call them at +1 (857) 997-0051 to see other tours on offer. Tourissimo is all about active travel in Italy. They focus on small group sizes and slow travel, creating vacations in Italy that are full of intense, meaningful experiences.