Category: Cycling in Italy

A Birthday Cycling Adventure in Southern Italy

Two weeks after returning from my recent bicycling trip to Puglia, I am still in awe of the experience. I love bicycling for major birthdays and 2016 was a major one for me. Unfortunately my birthday is in March, a challenging time of year to find a place to bicycle in Europe where the weather

Thoughts on Cycling in Puglia

I’m back home now, busy working on planning my summer bike trip to France. My birthday cycling trip to Puglia was everything I had hoped it would be–great people, great adventures, incredible food and wine, and great weather except for one day.  As wonderful as everything was on the trip, the experience did make me

Cycling In Puglia, A Birthday Ride to the Sea

Today is my birthday and our last day of biking in Puglia.  We left our home for the last two nights, Masseria Il Frontoio in Ostuni and headed north toward Fasano, enroute to Polignano a Mare.  Our ride for the day was a mix of old agricultural roads through olive and nut tree orchards, vineyards

Cycling In Puglia, The White City of Ostuni

Another beautiful sunny day in Puglia!  Today will be an easy day, biking sans panniers to the gorgeous city of Ostuni.  Our path is on old agricultural roads through the heart of olive tree land, the hills to one side and the sea to the other. Bicycling is really Puglia at its best: gorgeous scenery,

Cycling in Sunny Puglia, Day 4

The sun has returned to Puglia!  But this post as well as the next 2 are delayed because we lost wi-fi here.  There are so many old, thick, stone dwellings in this part of Puglia that most people access the internet via hard wire, not good for updating posts with my i-phone!   After the