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Puglia Bike Tour: Cycling Through the History of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Travel on side roads, trails, and cattle tracks that tour vehicles can’t reach
  • Visit an old millstone and press, a fortified “masseria” farmhouse, a modern mill, and a centenary olive field
  • Choose between a morning and afternoon tour to fit into your vacation schedule
Puglia Bike Tour: Cycling Through the History of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Puglia Bike Tour: Cycling Through the History of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
From US$ 40.28
Bicycle tours are a great way to get out of plodding buses and go places they can’t reach. This bicycle tour near Ostuni has the added benefit of taking you to visit olive fields, mills, and farms while you learn about local olive oil history. Along the way, you also get a chance to bike through coastal dunes and wetlands. You can ask your guide to organize an olive oil tasting at tour’s end.
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Stop At: Madera Bike Tour

Starting out  from our garage in Montalbano we’ll reach the olive grove plain and the ancient Traiana road that in the past connected Rome to Brindisi and today links Fasano and Ostuni with a paved cycling path, with hardly any traffic, full of spots of interest that describe what rural life used to be like.
During the tour we explain the history of the olive oil, from cultivation to harvest of olives describing the different production methods depending from on its final use: from the lamp oil to the high quality extra virgin we’ll tell you about the history and the passion developed over the centuries, always in tight connection with the local community.
On the trail we will visit an hypogeum oil mill with old millstone and presses, a fortified masseria farmhouse, a modern mill and a centenary olive field. Is possible to arrange an extra virgin olive oil tastings.

Duration: 3 hours
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of my favorite activities we did on our trip!

WOW. I was so thrilled with this tour and Daniele's experience. We knew we were traveling in a slow season where rain was a possibility so I was very happy Daniele fit us into his schedule on short notice to avoid the rain. We ended...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lara K
Reviewed 27 October 2018
A tour with a difference!!

We were 2 adults and a 9 year old. Even before the Tour Daniele kept a close eye on the weather forecast and negotiated whether or not we should delay on account of the weather. It's this personal approach which makes him quite different and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mohalom
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
Another Great Day in Puglia

Wonderful tour! Daniele was knowledgeable, fun, and attentive! The level was easy (would be fine for kids). The scenery is beautiful. We learned a great deal about the ancient olive trees (and more), and even met a few locals. Would highly recommend!

1  Thank Glenys95895
Reviewed 18 September 2018
History and Biking through olive trees

In early September my husband and I took this wonderful bike tour recommended by Fabio at PiGreco. We were very late, but Danielle (tour leader) and the rest our lovely group waited patiently for us. We biked for about 3 hours through ancient olive groves...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lochern
Reviewed 10 September 2018
History and exercise

We spent a great morning cycling through the olive groves whilst being informed of the local history by Daniella who is a wonderful tour guide and so knowledgeable about the local area. The cycling is on a very easy pace. Two of my friends ain’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dots_11
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