Bike olive oil tour: cycling through Puglia

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3 hours
Availability : upon request
Montalbano, Millennial olive grove plain
Min Age : suitable for all ages
The experience

Cycling on Apulia’s nature paths learning how extra virgin olive oil is made

If you are curious about how worldwide appreciated Apulian extra virgin olive oil is made and you love cycling across nature paths and breathtaking landscapes then saddle up! We have the right experience for you in Puglia!
Terrachevive.com has planned a delightful bike tour along which we will tell you about the entire production process of extra virgin olive oil. The narration alternates with visits to ancient fortified farmhouses, farms specialized in the production of Apulian delicacies, impressive secular olive trees, bronze-age megaliths and archeological sites of the Roman Empire.
This is not a dream, it’s all real: these are our cycling holidays! Share your experience with us and learn how extra virgin olive oil is made in Puglia. We are waiting for you!

Our bike tours: from monumental Apulian olive trees…

The cycling tour starts from Montalbano, a hamlet nearby the towns of Ostuni and Fasano. The bike ride runs through the millennial olive-grove plain. Here, in this natural treasure situated between the Adriatic Sea and the Murge plateau (a 500-hectare woodland area), monumental olive trees are widespread through the land. Their shape, carved by the wind and the flow of time, is unique just like their dating: some of the trees are 3000 years old. They are wooden giants, witnesses of our time.
In this natural reserve is enclosed the typical rural beauty of Apulia: country paths delimited by characteristic dry stone walls, land cultivated only by peasant hands, magnificent iconic Apulian masserie with their varied architectural styles.
The first stage of the tour is the dolmen of Montalbano, a 4000 year old megalithic monument. Right in this place we will jump back in time, trying to imagine how this Apulian piece of land was like before olive cultivation became the main agricultural activity for locals.

…to ancient Roman roads

The cycling trip continues along the enchanting Via Traiana, built around 108 and 110 AD. Its name comes from the great Roman emperor Trajan. The road construction came after the building of the Appian Way; it is less known than the latter, but it had a great importance because via Traiana connected the heart of the Roman Empire with Brindisi’s harbor, which was a significant commercial hub at the time: the port linked the eastern part of Roman possessions with Middle East.
The next stop of this fascinating ride through Apulian rural roads is a fortified masseria, where it is possible to admire stylistic and architectural elements that made these impressive buildings authentic Apulian icons and to learn about the essential social and economic role they had in the past.
After visiting the masseria you will find out something more about the methods used for growing and harvesting of olives. All this will happen in a spectacular location such as a millennial olive grove.
Before the end of the tour, let’s cycle along the picturesque landscape comparable to a postcard setting: a place of great charm used as movie locations from national and international film productions. Take souvenir pictures for a perfect end of your Bike tour discovering extra virgin olive oil of Puglia.

Add a tasting of Apuilan delicacies to make your cycling experience special

Enrich your cycling tour with a final tasting of local products. Choose between these two options:

  • extra virgin olive oil tasting inside a modern frantoio (olive oil mill);
  • lunch with organic food inside a XVI century masseria (farmhouse) known for the production of Apulian gastronomic specialities.

Our goal is offering you a total experience that will quench your thirst for knowledge and satisfy your appetite with culinary products 100% made in Puglia.

Cycling on Apulia’s farm roads

Discover Apulian extra virgin olive oil with our cycling trip and explore the most authentic rural soul.
We have the right experience for you: cycle and learn along the paths that criss-cross the Apulian countryside. They are full of rural history and iconic symbols of the region: imposing olive trees, old masserie, dry stone walls, even archeological sites, including a dolmen of the Bronze Age and the Roman Via Traiana.
Moreover, you will learn about the production cycle of extra virgin olive oil on the way: from olives harvest to the production techniques of Apulias’ “green gold”.
We give you also the possibility to enrich your bike tour with a final extra virgin olive oil tasting or a lunch made of organic food inside an ancient XVI century fortified masseria.

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Details

Place of the experience

Piana degli ulivi millenari – Millennial olive grove plain

Montalbano (BR) 72015

Puglia

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • The route is about 12 km (7,45 miles) long on a flat road – there are only a few short climbs

The price includes

  • Bike tour

Not included but available on request

  • Olive oil tasting at modern olive oil mill
  • Organic lunch in a masseria (farmhouse)
  • Pick-up and drop-off service

Notes

  • Our cycling trips are suitable for all ages. Bike carts are available for little children (maximum 2 children per cart)
  • For those who want to spend a pleasant day immersed in nature, but don’t want to cycle, a two-seat electric car will be at their disposal
  • Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerances. Thanks!
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11 Reviews
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Jaya Melwany

Couple Traveller

It was very scenic and enjoyable. 🙂

August 4, 2021

Maurizio Medail

Family Traveller

Le esperienze in bici ed a cavallo ci sono piaciute molto ed hanno rispettato le nostre aspettative.
Cordiali saluti

August 2, 2021

Giuseppe Clemente

Couple Traveller
July 23, 2021

Giulia Scudiere

Group Traveller

È stata un’esperienza davvero piacevole e Daniele è stato un ottima guida.

June 14, 2021

Alessandro Mercati

Family Traveller

Due tour in due giorni organizzati da Marco e il suo staff, assolutamente consigliati per la qualità delle spiegazioni e la bontà dei prodotti. La prossima volta che torneremo in Puglia, proveremo le altre esperienze proposte dalla squadra di terra che vive !
Continuate cosi!

November 5, 2020
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