Explore the picturesque surroundings of Monopoli with an expert local guide
Visit exclusive rural churches, farmhouses and underground oil-mills in a land rich in history
Wander around pathways surrounded by limestone walls and thousand-years-old Olive and Carob trees
Enjoy the authentic setting of Southern Italy’s countryside
Tour begins visiting Monopoli’s old town with a stop by its Duomo, the Basilica Concattedrale, just before diving in the most typical Puglia countryside, surrounded by an ocean of Olive trees and dry-stone walls.
Tour goes on to discover old pathways towards the rural church of Spirito Santo, this thousand-years-old church in a grotto has been in use since the IXth century and it houses some medieval frescoes. The olive trees with their twisted trunks and the fortified farmouses (masserie) are the expression of the fascinating and glamorous country life.
Tour ends with a relaxing bike ride and a tasting of some local Puglia products away from urban traffic.
Lenghts: approx. 20 Km / 13 miles
Difficulty: Easy – For everyone
Surface: asphalt/tarmac, gravel
Duration: approximately 3 hours
Everyday: 9am – 5pm
Minimum 4 participants
Expert English Speaking Guide
Bike: City Bike
Helmet, first-aid kit
Tasting of local products
Old Town – Tourist Information Point