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Trulli & Sea

Days / Nights
8 / 7
Tipo
Self-guided
Difficoltà

Difficulty 2: Medium

Walkings alog well-maintained paths.
Occasional gravel surfaces.
Ascent/descent up to 1 hour.

a partire da
650,00

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Discovering Puglia on walk

Self-guided – 8 days

A holiday among the most suggestive places in Puglia, at the slow pace of a walk. Alberobello is the starting point of your walking tour: UNESCO site and essential destination for those who want to discover everything about the Trulli. Crossing the Aqueduct Cycleway you will then arrive in Locorotondo, the balcony overlooking the Itria Valley. Then it will be the turn of Ostuni, the white city suspended on expanses of green olive groves.
To conclude, the coast on the Adriatic Sea, with the beaches and sea caves near Monopoli.
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Programma di viaggio

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1

GIORNO 1: ALBEROBELLO

Arrival in Alberobello and check- in. Welcome briefing with a member of Puglia Hiking Tours staff.

2

GIORNO 2: BARSENTO - ALBEROBELLO

+/- 11.5 km

A short private transfer will take you to one of the most important areas of the Itria Valley: here, in the past, the “Barsentana” way connected the region coast to coast, from the Ionian to the Adriatic.
Pole of these trades was the “Barsentochurch and the community around: this building, related to the VII C, is one of the most unique example of a church built with the dry-stone technique, the same used to build the Trulli!
After a visit, continue your walk through century-year-old beech woods, and have a look at the little caves around you, like the “Soap” or “Holy Mary” cave. You will finally arrive in Alberobello, UNESCO heritage site and world capital of Trulli.

Elevation: + 171 mt, – 94 mt

Barsento Church – Trulli

3

GIORNO 3: COREGGIA - LOCOROTONDO

+/- 14.4 km

Today’s walk winds in the very heart of the Itria Valley, where the “trulli”, our typical conic-roofed rural houses, are omnipresent in a lush greenery, amidst gentle hills.
A brief private transfer will take you to Coreggia, and from here you will mainly walk on the “Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto”, one of the greatest water pipelines in Europe, today part of a local network of cycling and walking trails. You will finally reach Locorotondo, walking surrounded by trulli and ancient bridges, olive groves and vineyards, cherry orchards and Mediterranean scrub.
This white town is listed in the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” network, that celebrates the most authentic and hidden Italy. You will surely understand why, after a stroll in the labyrinthine old town, a glimpse at the unique “cummersehouses, or simply sipping a glass of local PDO white wine over the panoramic “Belvedere”.

Elevation: + 153 mt,  -107 mt

Aqueduct Cycleway – Locorotondo

4

GIORNO 4: ULMO PINEWOOD - LOCOROTONDO

+/- 17.5 km

Leaving Locorotondo behind you, continue walking heading south, taking again the “Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto” in Contrada Figazzano. The simple and quiet Itria Valley scenery, amongst Trulli houses and ancient dry-stone walls, will accompany you along the way.
After a short break at “Monte Castel Pagano”, a mysterious and charming spot in the woods, enjoy the amazing view over the valley from the “Canale Galantebridge, the longest and most impressive bridge of the whole Apulian Pipeline.
Last stop is Pineta Ulmo (Ulmo Pinewood), a green oasis with Aleppo pines and Mediterranean scrub. A short private transfer will take you back to Locorotondo.

Elevation: + 101 mt, – 166 mt

Contrada Figazzano – Canale Galante Bridge – Ulmo Pinewood

5

GIORNO 5: SAN BIAGIO SANCTUARY - OSTUNI

+/- 11.0 km

This is probably one the most fascinating walks of the trip: amidst holm oak woods and scents of rosemary and thyme, you will reach the “Santuario di San Biagio” –Saint Biagio Sanctuary-, up on hilly green path. The Sanctuary is a 10C small byzantine church, marked by time, leaning against the rock face, where the most religious Ostuni inhabitants come still nowadays to worship one of the town’s protectors.
This upland area is the perfect spot to admire the green expanse of olive trees, growing up from the red soil and arriving almost close to the Adriatic Sea.
Continuing your walk, you will see a white town shining in the distance: it is Ostuni!
Get ready for a maze of narrow alleys and white stairs, baroque gates and small courtyards, a town within the town, which seems out of the time.

Elevation: + 235 mt, – 277 mt

“San Biagio”  Sanctuary-  Olive Groves- Ostuni

6

GIORNO 6: SAVELLETRI - FASANO STATION - MONOPOLI

+/- 9.6 km

This is a real walk in history! A brief private transfer will take you to  Savelletri, a small and characteristic fishing village. After a few kilometres through quiet country roads, along an authentic stretch of the “Via Traiana”, dating back to Roman times, you will arrive at Egnazia Archaeological Park, a wonderful site full of extraordinary artefacts from the Messapian and Roman eras. You will left the scent of the sea to meet the quiet of a countryside full of centuries-old olive trees, red earth and dry stone walls. This is how you will reach the “Parco Rupestre Lama d’Antico“. This small jewel is located in a “lama“, a shallow depression of the ground, dotted with olive trees and Mediterranean scrub; inside you can visit the rooms and rupestrian churches carved out of the caves, with the incredible frescoes of the Byzantine era. You will be a few steps away from the station of Fasano. From here you can catch one of the frequent trains and reach Monopoli in a few minutes.

Elevation: + 16 mt, – 70 mt

Lama d’Antico area- countryside Egnazia Archeological Park –  Savelletri

7

GIORNO 7: SAN VITO - MONOPOLI

+/- 16.0 km

Get ready to see the best-known Puglia of sea, sun and lively harbours today!
A short private transfer will take you to San Vito, a small fishing village: it is impossible not to notice the “gozzi”, our typical blue boats, usually moored on the sandy shore, used to fish close to the coast. Take also a look at the magnificent abbey with its monastery, dating back to the 11th century.
Walking along the coastline you will discover rocky beaches, small coves and fantastic caves carved in the cliff: among many of them, have a look at “Grotta delle Rondinelle” (Swallows Cavern), “Grotta Sella”, and “Grotta dell’Eremita” (Hermit’s Cave) with the mysterious islet facing it.
We definitely recommend a stop in Polignano a Mare during your route: whether you want to enjoy the view of the bay form the ancient roman bridge, or taste a “caffè speciale” in the main square, or breathe the sea breeze from one of the many balconies scattered in the old town.
This stage ends in Monopoli, one of the liveliest towns along the Adriatic Coast, famous for its little fishing harbour and the animated “Chiassi”, little courtyards where the local life takes place.

Elevation: + 115 mt, – 112 mt

San Vito Abbey – Coastal Caves- Polignano a Mare – Monopoli

8

GIORNO 8: MONOPOLI

Breakfast, check out and end of services.

This year, maybe more than ever before, everyone in the world has a great desire to travel and hang out again. All our tours will be discounted by 20%.


LOW SEASON

MARCH, APRIL, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER*
810, € 650 per person
*JANUARY – FEBRUARY – DECEMBER: on request, low season prices

HIGH SEASON

MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER*
930, € 740 per person
*JULY – AUGUST: on request, high season prices

This tour is available for most of the year. For the months of July and August we believe that the heat and the large presence of tourists do not offer ideal conditions for this tour. But if you prefer to walk in Puglia during these months, contact us and we will find a suitable solution for you.


  • 7 overnight stays in 3/4* hotels or typical guest houses with breakfast
  • Daily private transfers
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS device rental with uploaded tracks or outdoor smartphone with app
  • Accident and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance

Tourist taxes to be paid on site, where requested.
These are some extra services you can add to your trip. If you are interested please contact us.

  • Half board supplement (dinners): on request
  • Single room supplement: 30 per night €
  • Private transfer: on request

We have selected for you the best typical guesthouses, local farmhouses in the countryside or 3/4-star hotels (depending on availability), equipped with all the comforts a traveller may need. Here are the typologies:

  • Alberobello: a typical Trullo-house in the heart of the town
  • Locorotondo: an authentic and refurbished accommodation in the “cummerse” (typical sloping-roof houses) in the old town.
  • Monopoli: 4-star hotel in an historic palace in the old town.
  • Ostuni: 4-star hotel in the centre of the “white city”.

[actual accommodation could be based on availability]

On request and upon availability we can offer 5-star accommodations, too.

This is a self-guided tour, i.e. you are free to explore at your own pace. We book your hotels, we provide assistance and the Garmin eTrex Touch 35 GPS (or, alternatively, IP68 smartphones), which you will use to follow the path that we have planned for you. During the tour, you will probably meet other guests lodging in the same accommodations for the same tour or similar. Aside from the pleasure of getting to know other wandering lovers, you will always be free in departure and arrival times.

Our tours represent Puglia in every way – in the altimetry, too! Puglia is a hilly region surrounded by the sea: that’s what you will find stage by stage. Some of these stages are almost completely flat; others are funny up-and-down paths; some have short climbs and or panoramic views, which will bring out the adventurer inside you, if even only for some hundred metres.
We thought up an itinerary to achieve a very difficult aim: showing you the most beautiful corners of our region, walking on the most impressive paths.
The tour is suitable for anyone who is relatively used to hiking, whatever the age.
Anyway, it is always a pleasure for us to listen to your needs and customise the tour, offering you the best experience ever!

The average daily path is about 15 kilometres. Some stages are even shorter: one is even less than 10 km long.

Alberobello can be reached from Bari by train and bus (in both cases: Ferrovie Sud Est ). Monopoli is connected to Bari by trenitalia the national railway network .
Timetables of trains and buses to Alberobello may vary, so before your trip we will be happy to help you with all the updated information you need.
In any case, a private transfer service with driver from all airports, stations and ports in Puglia and beyond is also available on request.

FULL assistance
Customers have one of our assistants at their disposal 24 hours a day, in case of any problem or need. On the day of arrival, the guests meet our assistant for a welcome briefing, during which he/she provide them with the equipment (maps, GPS device, etc.) and with useful information about the route and GPS/smartphone use. In the event of unexpected issues, he will sort the problem out or suggest how to find a solution. He is available to help you during the daily stage and give you any advice.

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