- This was a great week's activity holiday. We went in early May and had: * super weather - no rain * interesting towns and visits ('Name of the Rose' castle; mediaeval fair at Altamura; troglodyte Matera, fishing port Monopoli) * abundance of wild flowers * a nice group of 10 * great food and drink * and fun cycling! Puglia was really nice and refreshingly un-touristy. The cycle routes were well planned with generally very little traffic except when approaching / departing the towns. Nice mix of inland and by the sea. Our highlights were: * cycling on lanes with wild flowers and nice views * stops for fab Italian ice-cream * a couple of local 'taster menu' evening meals * good opportunities for landscape photography (but I missed the large wild boar in the national park!) Excellent planning, English and style of leadership. Good choice of restaurants and food experience - bread, pasta, olive oil and wine. And, ladies, not only knowledgeable and charming but good looking too!
Published on: 12 March 2016