BIKE OIL TOUR
It’s a sensory tour among thousand-years old olive threes and oil mills to discover the cultivars of the area, the methods of olive harvesting, the production of extra virgin olive oil and the sensory analysis of different extra virgin olive oils. The bike tour starts from Monopoli old town. Following old paths we will cross monumental olive groves where it’s possible to admire some of the oldest plants in the area. First we will visit a modern oil mill where we will taste a multivarietal oil obtained from the cold pressing of the Cima di Mola, Leccina e Picholine cultivars. Then we will ride till another oil mill built next to an ancient cave used during the Middle Age to make oil. Since several years, a family business run by three sisters has been dedicated to the production of monovariety olive oils from the Coratina, Picholene and Cima di Mola cultivars. Cima di Mola’s oil is made by a selection of millennials olive threes typical of Monopoli countryside, that are still productive. So the sensory analysis of the three kind of extra virgin olive oil is considered a journey through the time and into the world of local olive growing. Finally we will ride back to our store in Monopoli old town.
PERIOD: throughout the year
DURATION: 4-5 hours aboout
DISTANCE: About 20 km
PEOPLE: min. 4 (over 14 years old)
The price includes bike rental and accessories, assistance, assurance, the English guide, tickets, tasting of typical Apulian products. It does not include anything not expressly mentioned.
Note: the guide can delete the tour or change the program in case of bad weather conditions.
It’s necessary to book the tour in advance.