What is the weather going to be like?
In springtime, you can expect warm daytime temperatures (70F-80F), with evenings usually 10 degrees cooler. Fall is warmer with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 80s, but evenings remain cooler. Puglia’s seaside location means that it can be hit with the odd cold spell or rain shower. Light layers and a wind/waterproof shell are recommended.
What are the daily rides like?
Rider Type | 2
Average Daily Mileage | 35
Terrain | undulating
Average Daily Elevation | 700
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Puglia is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is varied with rolling hills. Hills are short, but can be occasionally steep. We typically cycle along narrow, quiet roads, but surfaces vary, from somewhat rough country roads to smooth, newly paved larger roads. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.Some non-riding options on this trip are:
- Play tennis or golf, or relax poolside at the hotel
- Explore "la citta bianca," the white city of Ostuni with its narrow passageways and enticing shops
- Spend a day at the beach and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic or Ionian seas
- Tour the cathedral and historic past of Otranto
- Spend a day in one of the hotel’s luxurious spas
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