Puglia was recently named one of the “20 Places to See Now” by National Geographic Traveler. The landscapes are steeped in Greek, Norman, and Arab history. 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 culture and cycling roads. We now have another “Jemison Cycling Tour”. Five Stars !
About the Riding…
What makes Italy every cyclist’s dream? Could it be the Italian’s love of cycling, wine & pasta? Or could it be the exhilarating terrain and spectacular landscapes? 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…
About Pugliese Cuisine and Wines…
If you have a passion for a Mediterranean diet, this is the trip for you. Puglia is known for it’s incredible food and it 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.
About the 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.
WHAT LEVEL RIDER DO I NEED TO BE?
Our trips are for “lifestyle” cyclists that love to ride. 40-60 miles per day average.
IS THIS A GOOD TRIP FOR A NON-RIDER?
If your companion rides only a small amount we offer shorter rides. This is a great trip for non-cyclists, as the best of Puglia can be experienced in each of the towns we stay in.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
We’ve operated in Europe for over 20 years, researching, riding and choosing the best locations for your vacation. Marty Jemison has ridden over 250,000 miles as a professional cyclist and will share the best routes with you. Our international guides are well traveled, have an attention to detail and high level of professionalism . We’re focused on giving you the best cycling vacation of a lifetime.
“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
[box title=”Included” color=”#3373b8″] European Knowledge: Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a pro cyclist who has ridden over 250,000 miles on European roads
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 3-4 Guests
Snacks on the Fly
[/box] [box title=”Not Included” color=”#f0f0f0″] Airfare
Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)
Location: Monopoli, Italy
Date: June 4 - 10
Dates: October 1-7
Cost: $3,997Sign Me Up