Puglia Bike Tour

Puglia was recently named one of the “20 Places to See Now” by National Geographic Traveler.


Riding our Puglia Bike Tour you’ll see landscapes that are steeped in Greek, Norman, and Arab history.


“There is no doubt that Puglia challenged me more than expected. However, the pasta – the wines – and your staff – made it one of my favorite cycling trips of my life…And, I’ve taken over 15 cycling trips, so that is a compliment. Looking forward to my next cycling trip with Jemison Cycling. Thank you!” – Peter

About this tour…

In the heart is Matera, a village located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata has been awarded the title of the 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy.


Marty has spent the last 5 years exploring Puglia’s cycling roads and now we have another “Jemison Cycling Tour” worthy of  Five Stars !


Puglia Bike Tour in Southern Italy is a richly cultural experience and the riding is fantastic.


See yourself riding on tranquil roads and winding your way past old, stone villas snuggled in the rolling hills.


Ride through 1,000 year old olive groves along the Adriatic Sea.


We’ll ride into the heart of Puglia, uncovering medieval towns, artisan shops and family run cafes.


Ride through Monopoli, Polignano, Alberobello, Ostuni, Brindisi, Otranto, Lecce, Leuca, Matera, Montescaglioso & more… Puglia Bike Tour!


Dining and Wines in Puglia

Puglia dining options

If you have a passion for a Mediterranean diet, this is the trip for you.  The Adriatic Sea provides wonderful seafood.


Puglia is known for incredible food and lives up to it’s reputation night after glorious night. Enjoy some of our local favorites of fresh vegetables, fish and meats.


A perfect combination of riding – culture – food and wine, make this trip special.

Tour  Accommodations

Monopoli – A white washed fishing village on the Adriatic Sea.


Matera – Known as “la Città Sotterranea” (the Subterranean City), Matera is well known for its historical center called the “Sassi“, a World Heritage Site of  UNESCO since 1993.  Read about Matera in the New Yorker and how it became the Arts & Cultural capitol of Europe.

Did you know that the latest James Bond movie filmed in Matera? Check this out:
Car chase video – click this link
Motorcycle chase video – click this link

Lecce –  Rich with Baroque architectural monuments and known as the “The Florence of the South”

DATES to consider

Starting in 2023 Jemison Cycling Tours will be focusing on small private groups.  If you are a leader and have a few friends or family then we want to work with you.  These small private groups can be guided or self-guided. Self guided trips are great and Jemison Cycling Tours can offer the expertise, the routes and the luggage transfer. You will have the choice of riding with a guide or following a route on a GPS device.


*Private Trip Options*
**choose your dates with 4 or more guests**


Physical Requirements




Our trips are for “lifestyle” cyclists that love to ride. 40-60 miles per day average.




If your companion rides only a small amount we offer shorter rides. This is a great trip for non-cyclists, and the best of Bike Puglia can be experienced in each of the towns we stay in without riding.


We are looking forward to sharing our 20 years of knowledge and experiences with you. We have a multi-lingual staff that understands both American & European culture.


Service & Safety are our top priority to provide you with a seemless vacation. Small groups provide a comfortable and personal experience.

Package Inclusions:

European Knowledge – Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a former Professional cyclist who raced over 900 days throughout Europe
All transfers
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 4 Guests
All Accommodations
Snacks on the Fly
All Breakfasts
Most Dinners

2-marty leading the pack

Package Exclusions:


Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities (our guides work hard for tips)
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)

Learn more about the tour!