Basilicata Wine Bike Tour

Basilicata Wine Bike Tour

Basilicata Wine Bike Tour

new 2024 - self guided

Join us on an extraordinary Wine Bike Tour through Imperial Puglia and Eastern Basilicata, exploring the prestigious DOCG wine regions of Castel del Monte and Aglianico del Vulture.
Pedal from Trani, famous for Uve di Troia wines, to Castel del Monte’s medieval castle.

Explore Venosa’s Roman heritage in the Vulture region, known for Aglianico wine, akin to Brunello and Barolo.

Cycle through golden hills, culminating in Matera’s stunning Sassi.
Discover local art, cuisine, and heritage while experiencing the region’s timeless charm on a high-end bike.

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Admire the stunning Trani Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture.

Explore the mysterious Castel del Monte Castle,

Discover the ancient Roman ruins in Venosa and the intriguing “Incompiuta” (Unfinished Church).

Immerse yourself in history at Melfi Castle with its fascinating museum.

Cycle through the picturesque hills and vineyards surrounding Venosa.

Taste  the diverse variety of wines: Castel del Monte, Aglianico, Primitivo, each with its unique flavor profile.

Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Sassi of Matera, a breathtaking sight carved into the rock.

DAY 1

Welcome in Trani

Arrive in the charming town of Trani, nestled along the Adriatic Sea.
Settle into your hotel within the enchanting historical center.
Marvel at the Romanesque Cathedral, explore the castle, stroll through the picturesque gardens, and savor a delightful lunch at a cozy eatery by the old port, indulging in the delectable seafood menu.
Enjoy a relaxed evening with dinner at your leisure, immersing yourself in the local atmosphere.

DAY 2

CASTEL DEL MONTE

Embark on a scenic ride through olive fields towards the UNESCO-listed marvel, Castel del Monte.

This medieval architectural gem, crafted by Emperor Frederick II, offers panoramic views of the stunning “Alta Murgia.” After touring the castle, settle into a charming countryside hotel. Your evening is free to explore or relax as you please.

Distance 49.6 km  elevation gain +648 m /elevation loss -131 m     

difficult: Easy

DAY 3

Venosa: Aglianico del Vulture

Cycle from Puglia into Basilicata, arriving in Venosa.

Known as the town of Horatio, the Latin poet who embraced the ethos of Carpe Diem.

Discover the Trinity church’s treasures, housing tombs of Norman kings and precious frescoes. Enjoy the evening at a holiday farm or historic home, savoring the local ambiance and cuisine.

distance 59 km  elevation gain +587 m / elevation loss -705 m   

Difficult Easy with short slopes

DAY 4

Melfi Norman castle

Today, journey into the Vulture wine area, exploring the castles of Frederick II.
Delight in the renowned Aglianico wine, an ancient Roman favorite, and sample exquisite olive oil.

Explore Melfi’s grand Norman Castle and museum, indulging in a chestnut wood ride and a wine tasting at a local store. Return to Venosa, traversing hills and visiting wine cellars en route in Barile and Ginestra.

distance  48.4 km elevation gain +957 m / elevation loss -954 m   

Moderate to Challenge

DAY 5

Bradano Valley

A gentle ride through the Bradano river valley, surrounded by vineyards and small villages with a typical southern atmosphere: Palazzo S. Gervasio, Banzi, Genzano di Lucania.

At times it will feel like you are back in the last century.

The colours of the landscape, its silence and the warm welcome from the local people are still able to enchant any visitor. Your destination is Gravina di Puglia – stay  at  authentic holiday farm, dinner on your own and overnight stay.

total distance  75.4 km  elevation gain  +897 m / -962 m

Difficult: moderate to challenge

DAY 6

Altamura & Matera

Cycle to Altamura, famous for its medieval cathedral and  bread pane

Discover the streets in the historical Centre, beneath the cathedral bell-tower and taste some fresh focaccia baked in an old wood-burning oven.
Set off again for the countryside towards the built-up town of Matera, which is just a few kilometers away.
Arrival in the old part of the town called the Sassi and accommodation in a hotel in the historical Centre. Don’t miss a visit to the rock churches and city’s museums – strongly suggested a guided walking  tour.

distance 44 ,6 m elevation gain  +420 m -371 m

difficult: Easy route with short climb at the end of the day

DAY 7

Arrivederci Basilicata

Tour ends after breakfast

be sure to explore Matera !

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Tour start in Trani
Tour end in Matera

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best period April, May, June, September, October

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: €  1490  per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 690

Inclusions

Six nights in four star superior and luxury hotels
Six breakfasts
Two wine tours
All Baggage transfers
RideWithGPS App: tracks, route notes, off-line navigation
Trip notes: Sightseeing & meals suggestions
Maps with elevation gain
Delivery bike in Trani  & bike fitting
Pick-up of bikes and gear in Matera
Keepsake Cicloposse water bottle
Sales taxes

Not Included
Bike Rental for entire tour
Hybrid bike            euro 130
Gravel, E-bike,  Road bike    euro 220

City Tax  each village charges a tax per each day between euro 1 to 3,00.

 

Marè Resort- Trani

The Marè Resort SPA is an historical lodge realized inside Palazzo Telesio, a building dated back to the end of 18th century situated nearby the harbor of Trani, in Apulia.
White, beige and brown design and an absolute sobriety bearing the sign of the concept of CULT

Palazzo Filisio – Trani

All the rooms of the Palazzo Filisio Hotel were created with the aim of transporting the guest to another dimension.

The sea view leads you to lose your gaze beyond the horizon line, between the smell of salt and the waves that are lost in sight.The cathedral view guides you into a timeless dimensio

Masseria Torre di Nebbia – Castel del Monte

An expanse of white stones caressed by the sun and surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Murgia made of delicate almond trees and endless wheat fields: Masseria Torre di Nebbia is an old farmhouse built entirely of stones at the beginning of 1800 and located in the heart of Alta Murgia National Park, at the foot of Castel del Monte

Tenuta Lagala – Venosa

Tenuta Lagala is the renewed concept of ” Hospitality in the Vulture ” in Venosa , a town of history and architecture on the outskirts of Basilicata a few kilometers from Matera and from destinations of tourist and cultural interest and an area of excellent food and wine production

Il Borgo – Gravina

B&B “Il Borgo” is situated in a sixteenth-century palace, in the very heart of the old town centre of Gravina in Puglia.

Completely restored, B&B “Il Borgo” maintains the classic style of its time but with modern and contemporary details.

Corte San Pietro – Matera

Set inside the Matera Sassi UNESCO site, Corte San Pietro is housed in a renovated historical building carved out of stone. Featuring an elegant yet primitive style, each room is unique and furnished with hand-carved wood and stone items.

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