Posted By: Pierre Campana-Jourda | Mar. 2 2016
Puglia. Pronounced Poo/lyah. Go on, get it out of your system. Laugh at the word poo. Better to laugh now than be laughed at when you are traveling in Italy asking how to get to Pug lee yah.
It’s in Italy but where exactly is Puglia?
Named as one of National Geographic’s Best Trips, the Puglia region spreads over 250 miles through the boot heel of Italy and along the romantic Adriatic Coast. While central Tuscany has lots of hills and curves and other parts of Italy are nothing but flat terrain, Puglia has enough flat terrain to make it accessible to a broader audience but enough rolling terrain to keep it interesting. Puglia offers dramatic coastal riding, cycling through high plain wheat fields and olive groves, and remnants of ancient civilizations seen from town to town.
Puglia boasts of several World Heritage sites including:
Our Puglia bike tours, as always, offer different styles of lodging and one authentic Puglia experience means staying at the local masserias – ancient farmhouses that have been preserved and reinvented as guest housing for travelers.
We are in the process of finalizing our itineraries and would love to add you to our list…we’ll let you know when they’re ready for you and send a sample.