FROM TRULLO-HOUSES TO THE COAST IN WINTER TIME
Are you ready to live new adventures with Apulia-La finestra sul mare? There’s a new bike tour for the tourist offer for 2019. It is an itinerary that will take you to discover Alberobello, the capital of trullo-houses, churches and farms in Monopoli countryside, riding among dry stone walls and old olive trees.This tour is longer and more difficult compared with the others, but the effort will be rewarded by the possibility to have lunch in a farm, tasting the typical dishes of our tradition and above all it will be possible to see how we make the local pasta called orecchiette as well as the well-known mozzarella cheese. What are you waiting for to book your bike tour? Moreover, for groups of 6 people who book it in from November to March, we offer a free 3-day stay in Monopoli in Apulia la finestra sul mare apartment. This video is just a small preview about what you will live…
TRULLO HOUSES, SEA AND FARMS: RIDING A MOUNTAIN BIKE FROM ALBEROBELLO TO MONOPOLI
From Alberobello to Monopoli we ride a mountain bike in one of the most spectacular roads in Puglia. The tour starts visiting Alberobello, the capital of trullo-houses declared Unesco Heritage, with its museum of farming culture in Trullo Sovrano and the Santi Medici Cosma and Damiano church. After a quick coffee break, we continue on the bicycles riding in picturesque narrow roads among trulli. The way to Monopoli is full of ups and downs, but our struggle is rewarded with the wonderful landscape that is characteristic in this area of Murgia hills: Fortified farms – so called Masserie – wheat fields, vineyards, cherry trees and oak woods. Half way we will stop in a masseria for a light lunch based on local products, and it will also be possible to see how we make the local pasta called orecchiette as well as the well-known mozzarella cheese. Next stop on the bike tour is the little simple and beautiful church called San Michele in Frangesto (XI century) with its fantastic view on the plain of centuries old olive trees. The route down to the sea is really relaxing. Five kilometers downwards following old paths to one of the most authentic masseria in the area. This will be the last stop before riding back to Monopoli’s old town center on the Adriatic Sea, where we will have a nice tasting of typical Apulian products.
Duration: 9 hours about
Distance: 30 km about
People: 6 adults (16+ years)
Price: 150 €/person
The price includes 3 nights at Apulia la finestra sul mare apartment, transfer by car or minivan from Monopoli to Alberobello (or vice versa), bike rental and accessories (helmets, bags), assistance, the guide in Italian/English, Trullo Sovrano ticket, coffee break, light lunch in a farm and finally tasting of typical Apulian products. It doesn’t included the final cleaning of the house (€50) and the city tax (€1 per person a night).
Note: Participants need a good physical condition and an open mind.
The guide can cancel the tour or change the program in case of bad weather.
It’s necessary to book the tours in advance.