The Magic of Old Italy
6 Days / 5 Nights
Brindisi to Bari
The heel of Italy’s boot retains the true magic of old Italy where families are celebrated and children are welcomed with open arms. Pedal through fields of sun-ripened tomatoes, artichokes and eggplants and delight in the musical Italian language as local mammas encourage the children to “mangia, mangia”, as they fill their bellies of the earthy flavors of the local cucina povera. We’ll explore the sun-baked coastline by bicycle and by boat, taking in the rocky coves and translucent water of the azure seas, wander through Roman ruins, examine Baroque architecture, and get our hands dirty making delicious local specialties. Join us for a fun-filled adventure your family won’t soon forget.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Christine Tucker
Day by Day
Pedal along small roads through rolling meadows and pastures that soon lead us to our first lunch in a fabulous masseria with a fantastic setting and even better food! After, kids take the shortcut to the hotel for an afternoon archery lesson while the adults continue biking for incredible views of the azure sea!
This morning the whole family will head out on a morning bike ride towards the picturesque tower of Torre Guaceto. You’ll enjoy a casual picnic lunch before the kids head to the sea for a delightful afternoon of water activities including SUP and wind surfing.
Head to an adventure park just outside of Ostuni where the kids will test their swinging and climbing skills. The adults will embark on a shaded trail leading into town for lunch. Tonight you'll learn how to make orecchiette!
The next day, families saddle up together to enjoy a beautiful(and flat!) morning ride through olive groves to the Roman ruins of Egnazia. Everyone then heads off to a picnic on the beach, from where the kids may challenge their parents to a diving contest off of the cliff of Capitolo!
Ride along agricultural fields and then down to the sea, along the coast to Polignano al Mare. After lunch board a catamaran to sail to Monopoli while taking in the views of the natural grottoes and caves that dot its coastline.
After breakfast we bid each other arrivederci and shuttle to the Bari airport according to your departure time.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’dwant. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)