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Pedalling Through Puglia Cycle
Pedalling Through Puglia Cycle OverviewDiscover the unspoiled landscapes and spectacular coast of one of Italy's lesser known and more traditional regions – Puglia, in the heel of Italy.
- self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling, luggage transported
- leisurely routes on quiet roads, including spectacular coastal rides
- fascinating culture and cuisine
- stay in traditional masserie (farmsteads)
- explore historic Lecce
The gently rolling plains of Salento form the heel of Italy, a bucolic landscape of ancient olive groves, drystone walls and traditional masserie – Roman villa estates that have survived the turmoil of centuries, and which still maintain the countryside in time-honoured fashion.
This land, sandwiched between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, was first settled by Greeks – indeed, in some areas, the ancient language ‘Grika’ is still spoken – then conquered by the Romans, and later still by the Normans. All have left their mark across the plains and along the coast, where crumbling watchtowers stand in decaying splendour.