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Gioia del Colle: Apulian Winery E-Bike Tour with Tasting

1. Gioia del Colle: Apulian Winery E-Bike Tour with Tasting

Ebike tour to the most famous Apulian winery to taste primitive wine and typical food. Welcome to the heart of Puglia, where food and wine cycling is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can do! Puglia is a unique region in the world, with a gastronomic heritage of the highest level, dotted with farms, vineyards, olive groves, and breathtaking beaches. In addition, the Apulian territory is flat and therefore easy to ride on our e bikes. Imagine cycling in comfort and without time, along ancient country roads, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, visiting small villages and small ancient towns, stop to taste the delicacies of Apulian cuisine, such as olive oil, cheese, cold cuts, fresh fish and wine. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to admire the famous trulli and fortified farms, and meet the animals that graze quietly in the fields. The breathtaking landscape of the Apulian countryside will conquer us, while we will follow our itinerary to one of the most famous wineries in the area. This winery could be particularly interesting because it is dug for 8 meters in the limestone rock. The structure allows the wines to age at a constant temperature, combining utility and beauty. Annexed there is a historic farmhouse of 1820 with a rustic taste, used for hospitality. In the cellar you can buy souvenirs or bottles of wine to take home.

Gioia del Colle: E-Bike Tour, Wine Cellar Visit, & Tasting

2. Gioia del Colle: E-Bike Tour, Wine Cellar Visit, & Tasting

Ready to leave with a group of friends for an E-bike tour through the countryside between Gioia del Colle and Laterza, in Puglia? Riding our pedal assist bikes, we enjoy the panorama of the surrounding hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields. The ride is easy and pleasant, thanks to the help of the electric motor that allows us to face climbs and descents without fatigue. After about an hour of cycling, we stop for a tasting at a natural wine cellar. Here we meet the oenologist who explains the process of wine production and makes us taste some of its fine products. We sit at a table in the shade of a large tree and taste different types of wine, accompanied by local appetizers such as taralli, olives and fresh cheeses. The atmosphere is convivial and relaxing, and the taste of genuine and high quality products fills us with pleasure. After the break, we resume our ride through the hills, along country roads, between dry stone walls and olive trees. We stop at some vantage points to take pictures and admire the surrounding landscape. After about three hours of tour, we return to the starting point, tired but satisfied for having spent a day outdoors, between the beauty of nature and the goodness of local products.

Bari: Ebike Tour to Matera with Mozzarella Making Class

3. Bari: Ebike Tour to Matera with Mozzarella Making Class

Ebike tour in Matera with mozzarella cooking class The e-bike excursion from Gioia del Colle to the viewpoint of Matera is one of the most exciting and adventurous experiences that can be experienced in Puglia and Basilicata. We will start from Gioia del Colle, a small town located in the Apulian region, known for its medieval castle and the renowned Primitivo wine. Our e-bike adventure will take us through the countryside of Puglia, through beautiful rural landscapes and spectacular views of cultivated fields, olive groves and vineyards. The ebikes we will use will allow us to move easily and effortlessly, allowing us to fully enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the journey itself. After about 50 kilometers, we will reach the viewpoint of Matera, one of the most beautiful observation points on the city of Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its ancient houses carved into the rock. From here we can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and capture in photos this extraordinary landscape. After enjoying the panoramic view and taking a break to relax, we will head to a farm on the way back. Here we will have the opportunity to participate in a mozzarella workshop and learn how to make traditional mozzarella by hand. We will learn how to cook milk, how to separate the curd from the whey, how the mozzarella is formed and how to work the pasta to create delicious delicacies such as nibbles and nodules. It will be a unique experience for us and our senses, in which we can experience and taste the culinary delights of Puglia. After the mozzarella workshop and having recharged the batteries, we will resume our ebike and head back to Gioia del Colle, enjoying the beautiful views that surround us. Along the way back, we will have the opportunity to admire once again the beauty of the Apulian countryside and basilicata, through picturesque villages and villages. The excursion by ebike with the mozzarella laboratory is an unforgettable day, a complete experience that will allow us to immerse ourselves in the nature and culture of Puglia and Basilicata. During the entire tour, we will be accompanied by an expert guide who will provide us with information about the history, architecture and culture of the place. It will be the perfect opportunity to learn and discover the hidden treasures between the villages of Gioia del Colle and Matera, taste the local products and learn about the traditions of the area.

Bari: Ebike Tour and Fresh Pasta Cooking Class on a Farm

4. Bari: Ebike Tour and Fresh Pasta Cooking Class on a Farm

The tour begins with the delivery of electric bikes and a short briefing on the route. You will then set out to explore the rural landscapes of Puglia, cycling along quiet roads and enjoying the scenery. The first point of interest on the route is the Abbey of Madonna della Scala, an ancient Benedictine abbey dating back to the 9th century. This place of worship has witnessed important historical events. The route continues through the gentle slopes of the Puglian hills, where you can admire the vineyards and olive groves that characterize the local countryside. The tour continues at an old farmhouse where you can participate in a Puglian pasta-making workshop. You will learn the technique for preparing fresh pasta, such as the famous orecchiette, and taste the final product with a lunch of fresh pasta and a tasting of local wines. It’s a perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of Puglia and its typical cuisine, in a fun and healthy way. The “Hands-on pasta-making with seasonal vegetables from the garden” experience is a unique culinary adventure for food and nature lovers. In this experience, participants will have the opportunity to pick seasonal vegetables directly from the garden, and use them to prepare a delicious homemade pasta. The experience starts by picking seasonal vegetables in the garden, under the guidance of an expert cultivator. You can taste the fresh vegetables and learn to recognize the different varieties and their characteristics. After the harvest, you will enter the kitchen to learn how to prepare fresh pasta with the just-picked vegetables. Under the guidance of a professional chef, you will learn the technique for preparing fresh pasta, such as the famous orecchiette, choose the right ingredients, and create a delicious first course. Lunch will be an opportunity to taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a quality wine. The “Hands-on pasta-making with seasonal vegetables from the garden” experience is a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare delicious dishes using fresh and natural ingredients. It is an experience suitable for everyone, both for cooking enthusiasts and for those who want to discover the pleasure of cooking with seasonal vegetables. The tour ends upon arrival at the departure point.

Bari: E-Bike Tour with Panzerotto Cooking Class

5. Bari: E-Bike Tour with Panzerotto Cooking Class

Imagine being in the countryside in the heart of Puglia riding your e-bike. The first thing you will notice is the natural beauty of the region: the green hills, the centuries-old olive groves and the cultivated fields as far as the eye can see. During the tour, you could stop in some of the small towns you’ll encounter along the way, where you can discover the history and culture of the region. You could also visit local farms and producers to see how the fine Apulian food and wine products such as wine, olive oil and pasta are produced. The e-bike will give you the opportunity to cover long distances without too much effort, but I still recommend you to bring some water and snacks with you to take breaks and enjoy the view. An interesting route could take you through the Itria Valley, a region famous for its characteristic trulli, the typical white stone houses. Or towards the picturesque city of Matera stones or towards the ravines of the province of Taranto. Finally, you could end the tour in a farmhouse or b&b where you can relax and together with a chef knead and prepare some succulent panzerotti and maybe even do a little wine tasting. Come on, it’s on! First, to prepare the dough of panzerotto, together with the chef we will start to mix flour, water, yeast and salt until you get a smooth and elastic dough. Then, in the meantime the dough rises, the filling is prepared, which for the traditional Apulian panzerotto consists of tomato, mozzarella and oregano. The classic filling for panzerotti is made by the combination tomato-mozzarella, but you can choose the fillings that you like the most; in this case, ‘scante’s ricotta. When the dough of the panzerotto is ready, we will roll it out with a rolling pin until you get round sheets in which the filling must be put. With your fingers, seal the edges well to prevent the filling from leaving during cooking. At this point, it’s time to fry the panzerotti in hot oil until they are golden brown and crunchy. Now it’s time to taste the hot panzerotti with a glass of wine.

Bari:E-bike Tour and Apulian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting

6. Bari:E-bike Tour and Apulian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting

The ride begins between tree-lined avenues, fields of olive trees and suggestive landscapes. After a few kilometers on the saddle of our comfortable ebikes, you will arrive at the oil mill, where you will be able to see the extra virgin olive oil production process up close. You will be greeted by the intense aroma of freshly extracted oil and you will be able to admire the machinery used for processing the olives. During the visit to the oil mill, you will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of olives used for the production of oil and the harvesting and processing techniques used to obtain a high quality oil. After the visit to the oil mill, the most awaited moment of your ebike excursion will arrive: the extra virgin olive oil tasting. You will be able to taste the oil and discover its different organoleptic characteristics: the aroma, the flavor and the texture. The experience will be a real sensory journey, which will allow you to discover the secrets of Apulian extra virgin olive oil and appreciate its unmistakable goodness. After the tasting, you can resume your ebike tour and enjoy some more of the beautiful Apulian countryside.

eBike tourist rental

7. eBike tourist rental

Exploring Puglia and Basilicata on e-bikes is an excellent idea to discover the natural and cultural beauties of these two regions of southern Italy. E-bikes, or pedal assisted bicycles, will allow you to cover longer distances and face climbs without excessive effort, allowing you to fully enjoy the travel experience. Here are some must-see stops and places to visit during your e-bike tour: Lecce, Puglia: Start your journey in the beautiful Baroque city of Lecce, also known as the "Florence of the South". Explore the narrow streets and the uniquely beautiful Lecce stone buildings. Alberobello, Puglia: Cycle up to Alberobello to admire the famous trulli, the characteristic conical houses traditional to this region. Matera, Basilicata: Crossing the border between Puglia and Basilicata, you reach Matera, famous for its "Sassi" - ancient houses carved into the rock. This city was named European Capital of Culture in 2019. Alta Murgia National Park, Puglia: Take advantage of your e-bike to explore this vast national park, characterized by hilly landscapes, woods and pastures. Pollino National Park, Basilicata: Cycle north to reach the Pollino National Park, the largest protected area in Italy. Here you will find majestic mountains, gorges and breathtaking landscapes. Ostuni, Puglia: Continue to the "White City" of Ostuni, a charming village with white buildings stacked on the hills. Taranto, Puglia: Visit Taranto, a coastal city with a rich history and an important archaeological heritage. Metaponto, Basilicata: Explore Metaponto and its archaeological sites, including well-preserved Greek temples. Grotte di Castellana, Puglia: Take a detour to visit the Grotte di Castellana, an incredible underground cave system. Matera and its surroundings: Return to Matera to explore the surroundings, such as the Parco della Murgia Materana, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding Sassi and canyons. Before starting the tour, make sure you plan your route carefully, take into account the distance, altitude and rest stops along the way. Bring everything you need to tackle the hikes, including enough water and sunscreen. E-bikes will give you the necessary support to make your journey more pleasant and rewarding, allowing you to discover the wonders of Puglia and Basilicata in a sustainable way and in contact with nature. Have a good trip!

Cycling at Sunset and Apulian Aperitif in the Vineyard

8. Cycling at Sunset and Apulian Aperitif in the Vineyard

The event "Cycling at sunset and Apulian aperitif in the vineyard" is a unique experience that combines the passion for cycling, nature and the Apulian culinary tradition. This event usually takes place in a beautiful area of central Puglia in Gioia del Colle, between the Itria valley and the city of stones Matera. Participants have the opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes by pedaling along scenic routes. The "Cycling at Sunset" is a pleasant e-bike experience organized in the late afternoon, so that participants can enjoy the wonderful scenery offered by the colors of the sunset over the Apulian countryside. The itinerary is suitable for all and of varying skill levels, ensuring that everyone can participate and enjoy the experience. After the pleasant ride, all the participants gather in the vineyard for the final part of the experience, the "Apulian Aperitif". Puglia is famous for its delicious and authentic cuisine, so this moment is a perfect opportunity to taste some of the local culinary specialties. The aperitif could include traditional Apulian dishes, such as taralli, olives, cheeses, cured meats, bruschetta with fresh cherry tomatoes and olive oil, and other regional delicacies. During the aperitif, participants will have the opportunity to socialize, have fun, make new friends and share their cycling and culinary experiences. The highlight of the event is the "final toast" which is usually done with a glass of Apulian wine, a local wine produced right in the vineyard where the event takes place. The toast is a way to celebrate the day spent together, appreciating the beauty of nature, the food and wine culture and the pleasure of sharing common interests. Furthermore, the event could also include, upon request, additional activities such as guided tours of the cellar to learn about the winemaking process, cooking demonstrations, live music or other forms of themed entertainment. In summary, "Cycling at sunset and Apulian aperitif in the vineyard" is an event that combines sport, nature and traditional Apulian cuisine, creating a convivial and unforgettable atmosphere for all participants who love outdoor activities. The tour ends at the starting point where participants can return to their accommodation.

Bari: Ebike Tour to Murgia National Park with Honey Tasting

9. Bari: Ebike Tour to Murgia National Park with Honey Tasting

Murgia is a hilly area in Puglia, Italy, that is known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. The tour is designed to take visitors on a journey through this beautiful area, where they can explore ancient farms, karst caves, and archaeological sites of great interest. The tour begins with a relaxing ride through the paths that are surrounded by the lush greenery of Murgia. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the stunning natural scenery and experience the area’s unique flora and fauna. The e-bikes are perfect for this journey, as they allow visitors to enjoy the scenery at their own pace and without any physical strain. As visitors ride along the paths, they will discover ancient farms and karst caves that are a testament to the rich history of the area. The farms are typically constructed from limestone, which is abundant in the area, and have been used for centuries by farmers and shepherds. The karst caves are also a testament to the area’s rich history, and they offer a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the underground world of Murgia. Once visitors arrive at the apiary, they will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of beekeeping and learn about the production of honey. The expert staff of the apiary will guide visitors through the various stages of honey production, from the care of the beehives to the collection of honey. Visitors will also have the chance to participate in a tasting of different varieties of honey, accompanied by typical local products. The tasting of different types of honey is a unique experience that allows visitors to discover the many different flavors and aromas of this natural product. Visitors will learn about the different types of honey produced in the area, including acacia, orange blossom, and wildflower. They will also learn about the production methods used, such as the use of traditional or modern techniques, the preservation, and bottling of honey. In addition to learning about honey production, visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the apiary and observe the bees as they work. The apiary is a fascinating place that offers visitors a unique insight into the life of bees and the importance of these tiny creatures to our ecosystem. The staff of the apiary will provide visitors with all the necessary equipment and guidance to safely observe the bees and learn about their behavior. Overall, an e-bike tour through the paths of Murgia and a visit to the apiary is a unique and unforgettable experience that combines nature, culture, and gastronomy. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of Murgia, discover the secrets of beekeeping and honey production, and taste some of the best honey that Italy has to offer. This tour is perfect for anyone who loves nature, wants to learn about the rich history and culture of Puglia, and is interested in the fascinating world of bees and honey.

Bari: E-bike Experience with Orecchiette Cooking Class

10. Bari: E-bike Experience with Orecchiette Cooking Class

E-bike experience with orecchiette in the ancient village Starting from Gioia del Colle in ebike is an experience that allows you to completely immerse yourself in the beauty of the Apulian countryside, while you enjoy the fresh wind on your skin and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment. This environmentally friendly and fun means of transport allows you to discover enchanting and fascinating places that you could not explore otherwise.The route will take you through breathtaking scenery, such as expanses of centuries-old olive trees, vineyards and wheat fields that stretch across the horizon. It will be an experience that will make you feel closer to nature, while admiring the beauty of the hills and rural landscapes of Puglia.After cycling for a while, you will arrive in Santeramo in Colle, a typical Apulian village famous for its dog and grilled meat. This stop will allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions, while discovering the culinary specialties of the area.Once you have resumed your ecological and fun means of transport, you will head back to Gioia del Colle, where you will have the opportunity to participate in an extraordinary cooking class of the Apulian orecchietta. Orecchietta is a type of fresh pasta typical of Apulian cuisine, prepared by hand by skilled local housewives. The cooking class will be led by an experienced chef, who will teach you to prepare this pasta with your own hands, following the ancient traditions of the area.The cooking class will be held under the enchanting arch of the village of Gioia del Colle, creating a welcoming and charming atmosphere. With the help of the chef, you will learn all the secrets to prepare the perfect orecchietta, following the steps of the traditional recipe. It will be an engaging and fun experience, which will allow you to learn something new and test your culinary skills. Finally, you can enjoy the newly prepared orecchietta together with the other participants, accompanied by a good glass of local red wine.

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