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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
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.
What to Expect
Starting out  from Albergabici 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.
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Ian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

1  Thank lochern
Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank Dots_11
Reviewed 2 September 2018
Great tour with Danielle

We had an amazing tour! 15k long tour, 1h15mins on the bikes and a total of 3 hours of sightseeing, bike riding and explaining done by the guide, Danielle, who is really knowledgebale about the place. We had the oportunity to eat figs, caroube from...More

1  Thank Alex I
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Biking through 1,000 year old olive groves.

Great agri-Cultural tour on mountain bikes through Olive groves, masserias with a beautiful costal view. Great way to spend an evening in Puglia. We had a mix of adults and teens but even tweens would be fine as the route is flat. This is more...More

1  Thank Carla H
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