Sun-drenched hills, a slower rhythm to daily life, unique cultural treasures… cycling in southern Italy is a joy. What makes our cycling holidays in Italy’s ‘deep south’ 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 unusual ‘sassi’ houses carved out of the rock.
Our cycling holidays in the South of Italy are meticulously researched, and you ride at entirely your own pace, stopping whenever and wherever you like, guided by our route notes, which include information on places of interest and worthwhile detours. What’s more, we transport your luggage from hotel to hotel, so all you need take are the essentials for the day such as sun cream, drinks and a camera. To be sure of choosing the holiday that is right for you, find out how our self-guided cycling holidays are graded. Alternatively, see our South of Italy page for the full range of gentle activity holidays in southern Italy.