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Apulia: Horseback Riding Trip in Parco Dune Costiere

1. Apulia: Horseback Riding Trip in Parco Dune Costiere

Horseback riding through the Mediterranean vegetation and coastal dunes in the regional Park of Dune Costiere. Along a short stretch of coast, close to the sea, and in the middle of olive oil trees and typical Apulian dry-stone walls. After a short theoretical and practical lessons, horseback riding on the beach: galloping free on the endless sandy expanse, crossing along paths and breathtaking landscapes through the Mediterranean vegetation and coastal dunes.

Matera: Rock Churches Park Walking Tour

2. Matera: Rock Churches Park Walking Tour

Venture to the ancient Sassi of Matera and visit two rock churches on a two-hour guided walking tour.  Meet your guide and driver in the central square of Matera and head out to the Park of the Murgia Materana. As your guide explains the history of this timeless place, walk through the enchanting natural landscape and admire the ravines, vegetation, and once-inhabited cave dwellings.  Explore 2 of the Sassi area’s 155 rock churches: the crypt of San Falcione, with a beautiful fresco representing "the presentation of Jesus in the temple," and Our Lady of the Three Doors, with frescoes from the 12th and 17th centuries.  At sunset, experience a panorama of the city of Matera — an unforgettable experience. Your guide will then drive you back to the center of Matera.

Andria: 3-Hour Bike Tour around Castel del Monte

3. Andria: 3-Hour Bike Tour around Castel del Monte

Feel like a local and explore Andria's top highlights, such as the Castel del Monte — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and hidden spots on a 3-hour guided tour riding a bike or an e-bike. Ride in class and comfort on a bike, which is perfect for discovering various parts of the rural region.  See the Alta Murgia National Park differently and feel like a local as you cruise through its oak woods and expanses of pseudo steppe, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your bikes. Visit many famous sights like the Castel del Monte octagonal castle, and discover typical local architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

Monopoli: Bike Rental Service

4. Monopoli: Bike Rental Service

Explore Monopoli and the wonderful Apulian cities as you ride from town to town on a comfortable and high-quality rental bicycle. The city as well as the surroundings are really bike-friendly. After you have received your bike you are free to create your own itinerary through the city. You can also go at your own pace! Monopoli is a sunny, safe and totally flat city, perfect for cycling! In addition to your comfortable and stylish bike that you will pick-up from the rental place, you will also be given a complimentary city map to help you navigate around this beautiful region. Before you set off on your adventure, be sure to ask the friendly staff at the rental place for suggestions on places to visit - they will be more than happy to help.

Pietrapertosa: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

5. Pietrapertosa: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Visit Pietrapertosa, a small mountain village in Basilicata situated 1088 meters above sea level. Located inside the Park of Gallipoli Cognato and the Little Lucanian Dolomites and surrounded by fantastically shaped sandstones, it is said to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Learn how the Pietrapertosa Saracen fortress acquired importance with the Normans and its history under ancient Arab rule. See the area of Arabata and wander through the historic town center. Visit the Chapel of Purgatory, the Chapel of San Cataldo and the church of San Giacomo Maggiore. Climb the many staircases carved into the sandstone to find the portals of ancient noble houses such as Zottarelli, Manna and Andriuoli, before seeing the solar clock, the sundial of Pietrapertosa. End the tour with a visit to the magnificent Norman-Swabian castle, formerly the Saracen fortress. In its ruins, you can admire the Throne of the Queen dug into the rock, accessible by means of a steep but well-preserved staircase. As an alternative to the classic historical-archaeological itinerary, you can choose to undertake the Path of the Seven Stones, a naturalistic 1.5 hour trek that connects the municipalities of Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano. The Path of the Seven Stones is a journey into fantasy and tradition which unfolds in seven stages. Trace the story taken from the text "Vito ballava con le streghe" as you wonder, allowing the themes and images of the narration translate into the visual and aural experience of your journey. 

Pulo di Altamura: 3-Hour Bike or E-Bike Tour

6. Pulo di Altamura: 3-Hour Bike or E-Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Puglia's incredible nature, its stunning Alta Murgia National Park, and hidden spots on a 3-hour guided tour riding a bike or e-bike. Ride in class and comfort on dirt roads on a bike, which is perfect for discovering various parts of the park. Learn all about the region's spectacular flora and fauna from your expert guide as you cruise through the pseudo steppe. See Puglia differently and feel like as local as you cycle to the Altamura di Pulo, one of the biggest sinkholes in the south of Italy, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your bikes. Visit many famous sights like the park's caves, which are believed to have been inhabited by prehistoric people, and discover the charming area of Lamalunga, where the skeleton of a pre-neanderthal man was discovered.

Bari: Trekking Bike Rental

7. Bari: Trekking Bike Rental

Explore Bari and the wonderful Apulian cities riding from town to town along the seaside and the countryside Pick up a trekking bike, which are good for cycling long distances, or an e-bike for an extra cost at the rental location at Strada Vallisa 81 in the old town of Bari — just a few steps far away from Mercantile Square.

Lecce: Guided Bike Tour

8. Lecce: Guided Bike Tour

Visit Lecce by bicycle. Take a private tour and discover the most beautiful places with an experienced guide. Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening departure and discover the spirit of fascinating Lecce. Admire historical attractions, including the Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Sant'Oronzo and the ornate Basilica of Santa Croce, as well as Piazza Duomo. Learn about authentic local culture and traditions and sample mouth-watering food, such as gelato or bruschetta, and a glass of wine. Enjoy a flexible itinerary and individual attention from your guide.

Faeto: Guided Forest Trek and Prosciutto Tasting

9. Faeto: Guided Forest Trek and Prosciutto Tasting

Your tour of Faeto will take place mainly in a tourist trekking route in the large natural forest of beech and oak trees. For the duration of your hike, you will be located just a few kilometers away from a small village of 700 inhabitants. You will begin from the Piano delle Noci, and through a ring route you will descend gradually towards the river visiting the various areas equipped for picnics and filled with fountains, before you return to the starting point of the tour. At the conclusion of your experience, you will partake in a tasting of typical Faeto black pork prosciutto, a native pig breed of Valmaggiore. You will then have the options to stay out in the area, with bed and breakfasts and restaurants available both in the woods of Faeto and in the nearby tourist village.

Trani: 3 Hours Bike Tour in the Countryside

10. Trani: 3 Hours Bike Tour in the Countryside

Take a cheerful ride from the coast to the countryside of the Trani area. Meet your guide, get equipped with a bike and helmet, and leave Trani on a straightforward bike tour, mainly on asphalt. Pass from the blue of the marine horizon to the green of the olive trees and vineyards up to that of Bisceglie, whose territory is the guardian of important traces of prehistory. Discover the "dolmen", a burial place from the age of bronze. Follow a path seasoned with wild herbs, rural architecture, and farmhouses. Descend to one of the most beautiful stretches of the coast north of Bari, the Pantano/Ripalta cliff. Enjoy a return ride to Trani almost entirely along the coast, and up to the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral.

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What people are saying about Apulia

It was a beautiful and uplifting experience and our guide Antonia made it very pleasant thanks to her transparent passion for Matera and its land. The sunset over the city is truly impressive and unforgettable. Thanks Anna Luca Matteo and Maddalena

Horseback riding on the beach seems unique to me. You can ride with peace of mind, everything is very controlled and they are looking out for you.

Our guide Alina was exceptional, she explained many things to us both on a landscape-naturalistic and historical level. Congratulations indeed!

The bike came in handy. However, I preferred not to drive one further distance.

Really interesting tour especially thanks to the fantastic guide.