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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!
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.
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.
Enrich your cycling tour with a final tasting of local products. Choose between these two options:
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.
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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Piana degli ulivi millenari – Millennial olive grove plain
Montalbano (BR) 72015
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 !
What a fun family excursion! The kids raves about this adventure as their favorite.
This is my second experience with Terrachevive.com and I’m such a happy customer! This time we booked a bike tour in the countryside with olive oil tasting and lunch. I must say our guide Daniele made this experience very difficult to top. He had endless knowledge to share with us on the territory, the history, the nature, the culinary and socio-economics of the area. The olive oil tasting was very insightful and intersteting. The farm where we had lunch was so typical and we felt home. We had a modest lunch but very authentic.
I absolutely recommend this tour for those who are crazy about Puglia landscape and original olive oil flavors. Thanks for the wonderful experience and well done everyone!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The guide was excellent ! We were surprised and appreciative of the olive oil samples we received. This experience was the highlight of our day!
It was really nice and interesting.