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Bike tour among millenary olive trees, farms, rupestrian churches and underground oil mills provided by Apulia - La Finestra Sul Mare

Bike tour among millenary olive trees, farms, rupestrian churches and underground oil mills

Bike tour among millenary olive trees, farms, rupestrian churches and underground oil mills
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The tour, departing from Via Porto, in the historic center of Monopoli, is a journey through time among fortified farmhouses, ancient hypogeum oil mills, frescoed rock churches and ancient olive trees. An emotional journey that will make you discover authentic places of this foreshortening in Puglia, along country roads and ancient sheep tracks. The bike tour includes several stages, including a cave church with frescoes from the Middle Ages, a 13th century underground oil mill and a farm surrounded by over two thousand millennial olive trees. A relaxing cycle ride through nature, in the shade of centuries-old olive and carob trees, almond trees, figs and prickly pears, along secondary roads and old beaten earth paths lined with dry stone walls. These are authentic places, private properties where it would not be possible to enter independently, but which it is possible to discover and admire in the company of our expert tourist guides. Difficulty: low Distance: about 20 km Minimum age: 12 years
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 217542P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Each participant will have bottles of water
  • During the tour we offer typical Apulian snacks
  • At the end of the tour, at our store in the historic center of Monopoli with a view of the Old Port, a tasting of typical Apulian products: extra virgin olive oil, patè and excellent wine!
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Via Porto, 8, 70043 Monopoli BA, Italy Our head office is in via Porto n. 8-12 in the heart of the historic center of Monopoli, near Piazza Garibaldi, where we have a souvenir shop, handicrafts and typical Apulian products, as well as services for tourism. We are in a Limited Traffic Zone.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Each participant will have bottles of water
  • During the tour we offer typical Apulian snacks
  • At the end of the tour, at our store in the historic center of Monopoli with a view of the Old Port, a tasting of typical Apulian products: extra virgin olive oil, patè and excellent wine!
Departure details
  • Via Porto, 8, 70043 Monopoli BA, Italy Our head office is in via Porto n. 8-12 in the heart of the historic center of Monopoli, near Piazza Garibaldi, where we have a souvenir shop, handicrafts and typical Apulian products, as well as services for tourism. We are in a Limited Traffic Zone.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Porto, 8
    Via Porto, 8, 70043 Monopoli BA, Italy
    Our head office is in via Porto n. 8-12 in the heart of the historic center of Monopoli, near Piazza Garibaldi, where we have a souvenir shop, handicrafts and typical Apulian products, as well as services for tourism. We are in a Limited Traffic Zone.
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    Monopoli
    Stop: 4 hours
    We visit private farms, walk along ancient sheep tracks, admire incredible millenary olive trees, frescoed rock churches and an underground oil mill.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sallyspeight
Portsmouth, UK5 contributions
Cycle trips
Claire,Tim, Simon and myself went on two bike trips with Antonella and Gianni. Claire and Tim went last year..
Antonella knew so much about the area and was so informative about everything. She was just so passionate, captivating and welcoming. It Just made both our trips so interesting. We cycled over 55km over the two trips.
We sampled delicious food and wine and she took us to family run businesses all of which were so fascinating. The cycling then boat trip was great fun with a dive in the sea with snorkelling was perfect and just about dodged the storm in the distance!!
These trips are a must and without a doubt made our holiday.
Do not hesitate to book up. We will definitely book again next time we come.
Thank you Antonella and Gianni xx
Written 27 September 2020
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Fearless34355949048
Thanks Sally! It was a pleasure meet you and Simon!
Written 12 October 2020
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ClaireTimFerris
Maidstone, UK28 contributions
Amazing Amazing Amazing
Wow, we visited Monopoli again this year and immediately decided to visit the wonderful Antonella and Gianni, to book 2 bike tours in our week’s holiday, after booking with them last year. They both remembered us and immediately made us feel welcome. We booked the Bike & Boat tour and also the Bike & Taste tour. We were a party of 4, 2 couples.

The Bike & Boat tour took us safely through the beautiful countryside of olive trees, enjoying the smells and sights of Puglia. We visited the Egnazia trail, beaches, troglodyte caves and churches showing us amazing frescos on the walls, hidden within private residences. We visited the archeological site at Egnazia and finally arrived at Savalletri to catch our boat to return to Monopoli. We stepped on board, riding the waves stopping along the way to enjoy some local snacks, focaccia and lovely local wine, then plunging into the sea for a relaxing refreshing swim. Arriving back to Monopoli where Gianni greeted us in the harbour and walking back to their pretty authentic shop to sample more local produce available to buy. Which of course we did!

The Bike & Taste tour, slightly more challenging but still manageable for our middle aged fitness levels! We caught a taxi pre arranged by Antonella and Gianni within the hills where they met us with the bikes, ready to go. Within a short distance we visited Maria on her farm, an amazing hard working woman, making her own cheese and bread, from her own cows. Luckily we were able to see her twin day old calves! She provided a wonderful tasting of her delicious products and of course we bought some cheese. A friendly, warm, welcoming lady despite the language barrier. Up and down a few hills, visiting an amazing church with incredible views. The following trail a long downhill ride through the 1000 year old olive trees until we reached a fortified farm, botanical gardens and finally reaching the Lapietra tomato farm, an innovation in farming growing without soil. The immense greenhouses with towering tomato vines, and yet again more local tasting of the delicious tomatoes. Mr Lapietra himself giving us a tour of the factory and generously giving us a punnet each of cherry tomatoes to take home. We cycled back towards Monopoli for a well earned beer and more local produce to sample at La Finestra sur Mare.

Antonella is fabulous, she speaks fluent English and even laughed at our jokes! Made us feel so comfortable, like we were best of friends. Her knowledge and passion is evident, she knows everything about the local history! Gianni her husband is just as lovely, conscientious and on hand with any bike problems! They will ride at your pace and accommodate any stops along the way keeping everyone together safely. Water is provided along with helmets and high vis jackets if required.

I can not recommend them enough. They are perfectly situated within the old town and nothing is too much trouble to ask. They made our holiday super special. Thank you so much Antonella and Gianni! X
Written 27 September 2020
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Fearless34355949048
You are really Amazing Claire and Tim!! We enjoyed a lot with you and we are very happy to met you again this year!
Written 12 October 2020
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FredDewaele
17 contributions
Great tour - great guides
We had a wonderfull bike trip with Antonella. She knows everything about the region, is well educated, speaks English fluently and is a better biker then we are...😉. Special thanks to Benny the boatsman!
Written 14 August 2020
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Fearless34355949048
Thanks Fred!
Written 12 October 2020
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anne2880
Copenhagen, Denmark25 contributions
Something special
Great biking tour in the countryside of Monopoli. We did about 24km in the hot afternoon but it was no problem with plenty of water and interesting stops. The fantastic guides took us to places that are not open to the public including old fortified farms with underground churches and olive mills.
Thank you Antonella and Gianni - we will for sure come back for another tour
Written 13 July 2020
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CLNYC85
CLNYC85
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Stunning bike tour through the countryside with
I highly recommend this bike tour through the Monopoli countryside. The thousand year old olive trees were amazing
nicktZ8392MO
nicktZ8392MO
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Bike tour of monopoli and olive trees
Could not recommend more! We had a fantastic tour guide who took us to the most beautiful Italian farms and provide
Luc T
Luc T
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Fantastic and highly recommended bike tour
We were a group of 7 friends and took the tour which started at 09:00H and lasted until almost 14:00H. Gianni took
Anton Skou M
Anton Skou M
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Lovely authentic bike tour through the back country of Monopoli
The tour took us to several old olive farms that is normally closed for the public. It was so exciting and I would
ClaireTimFerris
ClaireTimFerris
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So Helpful
We were staying in an apartment in the next street from the Shop front and passed it frequently. We saw the boards
jemmapol
jemmapol
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Amazing bike ride and fantastic guides
We did the bike ride through the olive groves and farms. There was a group of 8 cyclists with Johnny leading and An
glendapitman
glendapitman
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Sensational Bike tour through olives
We had a wonderful bike tour with johnny and antonella through ancient olive groves and visiting authentic working
JessicaZ1441
JessicaZ1441
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Brilliant
My family did a few tours with this company. They were authentic, small group tours that were wonderful and showed
DebandJohan
DebandJohan
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Amazing team at La Finestra
These guys offer amazing local experiences and the number one spot for your next adventure. However they are so muc
Patricia W
Patricia W
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Excellent tour
We really enjoyed the bike tour. It was so interesting and informative. Johnny and Antonella couldn't have done mor
797marybethr
797marybethr
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Fantastic experience!
The bike tour of Monopoli and the countryside around it was excellent! Gianni and Antonella were such gracious host
Smithtravellers152
Smithtravellers152
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Excellent bike tour of Monopoli and surrounds
My family, myself, my wife, 3 children and brother in law ages 60,52,18,16,15 and 49 respectively took this tour wh
brodnitzkis
brodnitzkis
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Terrific way to have a tour
We loved the bike tour! It far exceeded our expectations. Not only did we ride through groves of 1,000 year old oli
Christina B
Christina B
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Wonderful trips
We went on 2 thoroughly enjoyable trips with the charming, friendly and knowledgeable Antonella and her genial, ver
katkahurt
katkahurt
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bike tour into olive groves
My sister and I took part in a bike tour into olive groves with Antonella when staying in Monopoli this summer. Th
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