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Cycle at your own pace from one charming place to stay to the next on a self-guided cycling holiday in southern Italy. We transport your luggage, and supply you with our trusted route notes and a high-quality bike, so that you are free to enjoy the rich culture and scenery.
Sun-drenched landscapes, a slower rhythm to daily life, unique accommodation… cycling holidays in southern Italy are a joy, especially given the wealth of historic and architectural treasures. These being Slow holidays, we advocate stopping for cultural visits as often as you like – you’re not part of a group, and have no luggage (we transport it to the next hand-picked hotel or ‘masseria’), so make the most of it, following our informative route notes at your own pace.
What makes our cycling holidays in the south of Italy all the more special is that they take you off the beaten track, exploring the intriguing but little-known regions of Basilicata and Puglia at the northern end of Italy’s ‘heel’. Here, seemingly every town has a cultural gem, from octagonal medieval fortresses to Roman ruins, and from Baroque churches to ‘sassi’ houses carved into the rock.
For further holiday ideas, see our full range of gentle activity holidays in southern Italy.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Are our cycling holidays in southern Italy right for you?
Although Inntravel cycling holidays are all aimed at ‘amateur’ cyclists, some are gentler than others. Before you decide on one of our cycling holidays in southern Italy, see our grading system below so that you know which level is right for you. Electric (e-)bikes are available as an upgrade to increase your options. (Our grading system assumes you are using a ‘regular’ bike.)
Easy cycling for all with shorter days mainly on the flat, but some gentle ascents.
Easy-to-moderate cycling featuring undulating routes with more frequent short ascents, and a mix of shorter and longer days.
Moderate cycling with some longer, steady uphill sections, and longer days.
Fairly strenuous cycling featuring longer days with some sustained climbs.
Cycling holidays in southern Italy, the Inntravel way
Enchanting scenery; charming, one-of-a-kind accommodation chosen by us on the basis of its hospitality; and delectable local cuisine. These are the three essential ingredients of Inntravel holidays, including our cycling holidays in southern Italy.
Reliable route notes
Lovingly compiled in-house, our route guides contain all the information you need to get from A to B independently, without missing out on the things that make for a full and varied holiday experience, such as the stories behind local customs and monuments. Updated constantly, they are totally reliable and like your own personal guide.
Your holiday, your choice
Independent, non-group holidays enable you to stay in smaller, one-of-a-kind hotels, and plan each day to suit you. The benefits don’t stop there. You can choose when to start, if or at which hotels to add extra nights, and whether to travel to your holiday by air, rail or ferry – we’ll book travel arrangements tailored to your requirements.
We’ve been offering holidays since 1984 and have built up a wealth of experience. Whenever you contact us, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels and cycled our routes. They’ll be delighted to answer your queries and help you plan your perfect holiday.