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5 days Salento bike tour self guided

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What to Expect
Enjoy a 5 days bike tour of PUGLIA to discover Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto  by bike. 
Day 1 Lecce old town 
10 mi
At arrival at your bike hotel on the outskirts of Lecce, briefing and welcomed with an aperitivo based on typical produce of Salento. 
Overnight: Lecce
 B&B Villa Giuliana
cycling distance: 15km  
terrain: flat 
rated: easy  
Day 2 Lecce & the local wineries  28mi
Start exploring with a loop ride across olive groves and end endless vineyards to vist some of the most interesting winneries of Salento.
Enjopy a complete introduction to the local grape varieties and wine production, walk the vineyrds, taste selected wines and learn more about the Primitivo, Negroamaro and Salice Salentino wines through a food ad wine pairing lunch before cycling back to your hotel.
Overnight: Lecce B&B Villa Giuliana
 Cycling distance: 45km / 28mi  
terrain: 100%flat     
rated: easy 
Day 3 Bike from Lecce to Gallipoli 37mi  
Bike more of the Salento peninsula as you head to the Ionian coast, biking through Copertino to reach the Sant Isidoro harbor.
Continue pedaling along the ionian sea, enjoy lunch at the charming hamlet of Santa Caterina and Santa Maria al bagno and continu on two wheels all the way to the charming fishing town of Gallipoli.
Stroll the old town and dine at leisure at one of many suggested restaurants.
Overnight: Gallipoli Corte Palmieri or similar
Cycling distance: 60km / 37mi   
terrain: flat     
rated: easy 
Day 4 Bike coast to coast from Gallipoli to Otranto 37mi  
Continue exploring Puglia by bike with a coast to
coast ride cycling across sleepy villages all the way to Otranto the most eastern town of Italy.
Explore the old town and visit its Cathedral and amazing floor mosaic.
Overnight: Otranto Relais Valle dell'Idro or similar
 Cycling distance: 50km / 31mi  
terrain: flat 
rated: easy
Day 5 Otranto and the Adriatic coast biking 37mi  
Today you are out to explore by bike the wildest stretch of the Adriatic coast,
cycling along cliff and ancient watching towers, with many opportunities along the way to stop for a swim into crystal clear water, explore the coast by boat and enjoy lunch overlooking the azurre sea.
Overnight: Otranto Relais Valle dell'Idro or similar
 Cycling distance: 50km / 31.mi  
terrain:80%flat 10% rolling 
rated: easy
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