Puglia Bike Tour: Cycling Through The History Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Brindisi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Aspromonte, 61, 72016 Montalbano BR, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Starting out from Albergabici in Montalbano, at the foot of thehills between Ostuni and Fasano, in the heart of Puglia, we cycle on a section ofthe Traiana roadand go down hill towards the coast to discover thecoastal dune park, a smalltreasure of biodiversitymade of plants, trees, reptiles and birds typical of thewet lands.Tour continues slowly on small roads lined by stone with drystone walls, rarely visited cattle track and unique landscapes.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour

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Starting out from Albergabici in Montalbano well reach the olive grove plain and the ancient Traiana road that in the past connected Rome to Brindisi and today links Fasano and Ostuniwith a paved cycling path, with hardly any traffic, full of spots of interest that describe whatrural 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 well 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.

Inclusions

National Park fees

Guide

Technical assistance

Entry/Admission - Madera Bike Tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Wheelchair accessible by hand bike, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

All passenger heights should be advised at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Oct-2022

    Daniele is an incredibly knowledgeable guide who is so passionate about his heritage, the local area and olive oil production. The bike tour is 3 hours riding through gentle terrain in olive country around Montalbano. Masserias dot the area and there is very little traffic, so the tour is appropriate for most people. The pace is relaxed and there are plenty of opportunities for pictures. Daniele’s sense of humor and vast knowledge of the history of the area kept everyone engaged. We ended the tour at an olive oil cooperative where we had a tour of the processing center and a tasting of 3 different olive oils. A definite “must do” if you are looking for a unique way to learn about olive oil, the history of the area and get some exercise.

  • 23-Sep-2022

    We had a wonderful few hours today on our tour with Daniele, cycling through olive groves and learning the history of the area. Daniele is such a great tour guide, his enthusiasm and knowledge were infectious and we had a such great time with him. In fact, we have booked another tour with him for next week. We would highly recommend him and his tours, we had a superb time. Thank you Daniele!

  • 08-Sep-2022

    I'd recommend this trip to anybody visiting the area - Daniele was great, really friendly, informative and fun. His passion for the area, the history of the olive groves, the culture and the land was brilliant, we didn't want it to end. The olive oil tasting was really interesting, and delicious. A perfect few hours!

  • 09-Aug-2022

    Our guide Danielo was excellent in explaining the history. Enjoyed our excursion and would highly recommend.

  • 04-Aug-2022

    Daniele est ouvert et désireux de faire connaître sa région. Visité en espagnol très claire et passage dans des endroits que nous n'aurions jamais trouvés.

  • 24-Jul-2022

    De gids Anna leidde ons door de olijfgaarden en gaf deskundige uitleg over fauna en flora. Fietstempo lag zeker niet te hoog. De tocht werd afgesloten met een olijfolie proeverij : verrassend dat er zoveel soorten olijfolie zijn ! Een aanrader voor iedereen !!

  • 18-Jul-2022

    We are 2 families travelling with teenagers and we did the bike tour where we cycled along by the olive groves and then had olive oil tasting. Daniele was our guide. He was very informative and the tour was really interesting. The olive oil tasting was excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this tour.

  • 11-Jul-2022

    Daniele was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, funny, accommodating and incredibly friendly. The tour was great - a leisurely route through beautiful landscape with olive oil tasting at the end. We spoke with a couple afterwards who also loved it. Definitely worth it!

  • 05-Jul-2022

    The cycling tour was a phenomenal experience! It was just my husband and I with our tour guide, Anna. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the area. We had a blast with her, getting caught in a rain storm just made the tour more memorable! It is a beautifully scenic tour & easy cycling. Anna was charismatic and a joy to spend a few hours with. She even worked in an olive oil tasting at the end for us. We learned so much, and are so happy that we had this experience! Thank you, Anna!!

  • 28-Jun-2022

    This was a fantastic tour led by Daniele who has an obvious and infectious passion for the land, the culture, and the people. It was a pleasure to learn from him and be introduced to the ancient stories of the trees and the beautiful product they enable.

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