- A great first trip with Explore! We didn't know what to expect but it was the perfect mix of cycling and culture for us in a lovely part of the world. We enjoyed the variety of the places we stayed, with Matera and the days cycling around the Valle D'Itria (including olive oil tasting, wine tasting and spectacular gelato) being particular highlights.
Our guide Ernesto was a gem and lived up to his billing in these reviews; he made the trip effortless for us (apart from the 'undulations') and organised some great Tasting menus . The rapport of the group also helped make it a fun and relaxing experience with lots and lots of laughs.
Whilst some of the accommodation was very good (Monopoli in particular) the hotels in Alberobello and Altamura were a disappointment. Not enough to spoil the trip but worth looking at other options.
Published on: 20 October 2016