Gay Cycling Tour

Polignano a Mare to Gallipoli

From €1990 or USD $2390

Deposit €500 or USD $590

27 August – 3 September 2022

20 – 27 May 2023

Other Dates available on request. Please inquiry.

  • Enjoy stunning daily bike rides!
  • Cycle from the North to the South of Puglia and its beautiful changing landscape
  • Visit amazing cities including Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli
  • Taste Puglia Cuisine and Learn how to cook like a local
  • Tour local olive groves and Discover the magic of olive oil
  • Kayak along the wild coast of Porto Selvaggio
  • Discover Incredible white sandy beaches and amazing sunsets
  • Typical 3 course dinner with wine included
  • Pizza and beer in Gallipoli New Town
  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • Your Italy Gay Travels hosts, Sergio and Kendall


€1990 or USD $2390 in double room.

At the moment of Booking a Deposit (€500) is required. Final Payment is due no later than 60 days before Departure.

Solo traveler? Please add a Single supplement of ONLY €490 or USD $590

4-8 people

Fly to Bari or Brindisi Airport.


Price per person (based on shared double room)

  • €1990 or USD $2390

At the moment of Booking a Deposit (€500) is required. Final Payment is due no later than 60 days before Departure.

Solo traveller? You will share a double room with a fellow biker. If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €490 or USD $590.
Services included

  • 7 Nights accommodation in 3 star hotels comfort with breakfast
  • Welcome Aperitif Dinner on Day 1
  • 1 Typical Dinner
  • 1 Pizza Dinner
  • 1 Visit to a local Frantoio for Olive Oil Tasting on day 3
  • Private Transfer Ostuni – Lecce of day 4
  • 1 Cooking Class with Lunch included on day 5
  • 1 Kayak Excursion on day 7
  • Baggage transport from hotel to hotel

Services not included

  • 3.5% Credit Card Commission Fee
  • Return flights
  • Transfer IN and Transfer OUT
  • Some meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees and tips
  • Hotel tourist taxes (about € 14,00)
  • Insurance, tips and everything not listed as Included

Single supplement per person

  • €490 or USD $590 in single room

Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a fellow biker if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.

Transfers To/From Bari/Brindisi airport and Lecce Train Station


  • 8 days / 7 nights (6 days of activities)
This tour is accessible to anyone with a medium cycling ability. You should be comfortable on the bike and cycling on a road. There will be around 40 to 60 km (25 to 35 miles) a day so you need to be in relatively good cycling shape. For a less strenuous experience try our Puglia Gay Bike Tour. There will be scheduled stops for visits and refreshments.
En suite rooms in 3 and 4 star Hotels and B&Bs. 7 breakfasts included.
A welcome meeting will be held on the first day in the evening during the aperitif. On the second day, after breakfast, there will be a full briefing. You will be provided with an assistance number you can call us at any time during your stay.

Join Italy Gay Travels on an amazing Gay Cycling Tour

Join Italy Gay Travels on a cycle trip like no other! The Gay Cycling Tour takes you from the north to the south of this region, allowing you to discover many of the magical places in Puglia.

Puglia is fast becoming the gay destination of South Italy and that is why we are sure that the Gay Cycling Tour is perfect for you!  The area is rich in culture, food, awe inspiring landscapes, white sandy beaches and some gay nightlife for good measure!

This tour is set at medium level that will suit most avid cyclists. The initial terrain is slightly hilly and we cover around 40-60km a day. This gay cycling tour is not only about biking: see yourself kayaking in the protected wild park of Porto Selvaggio, test your cooking skills in a local farmstead learning regional traditional recipes and savor the tastes and flavors of the region’s stunning wines and aperitifs. This all gay cycling tour allows you also to meet with like-minded gay men and to enjoy some free time to do what you like the most. You will have the opportunity to discover must see cities in Puglia including: Polignano a Mare,  Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli, the main gay hotspot of Puglia.


Day 1

Welcome to Polignano

Make your way to the hotel in Polignano a Mare. Explore this picturesque town suspended over the rocks before meeting in the evening. The Gay Cycling Tour commences over an aperitif dinner in the Old Town. Here you get to meet your fellow bikers and tour guides and discuss the journey that lies ahead.

Meals included: Aperitif Dinner

Overnight in Polignano a Mare


Day 2

Polignano to Alberobello

After a hearty breakfast the group meets to collect their bikes and make any final adjustments before we set off on the Gay Cycling Tour. We meander through the rolling countryside, ending up in the UNESCO world heritage site of Alberobello. Here we will have the opportunity to explore the Trulli, conical shaped buildings that give this area its particular charm.

Your luggage is transferred to the accommodation in Alberobello. Once here you have the rest of the day to wander through the history of this quirky town. Enjoy dinner on your own and grab a few drinks at the cute bars if you like!

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Alberobello


Day 3

Alberobello to Ostuni + Lecce

Get fully fueled at breakfast so that you are recharged for day 2! We cycle to Ostuni, known as the white city. The terrain today will have the most steep and descending parts of the tour so make sure your cycle legs are strong! We will also visit a local Frantoio (olive mill) learning about Olive Oil and having a tasting experience surrounded by the ancient Roman olive groves. From Ostuni you get to see the amazing 180 degree views of the Adriatic Coast and the thousands of olive trees that dominate the landscape.

We will visit Ostuni in the afternoon and after a stroll and a drink we will be transferred to Lecce (Your luggage is transferred too).

Tonight Dinner is on us!

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight in Lecce


Day 4

Lecce – Free Day

After breakfast we give our legs a bit of a rest. Lecce is known as the Florence of the South and when you are rendered speechless by the baroque architecture you will know why. The day is free for you to enjoy this beautiful city at your own pace. Shopping anyone?


Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Lecce


Day 5

Lecce – Otranto 

Today our very own Gay Cycling Tour heads to Otranto to discover the ‘East meets West’ architecture.

Our Gay Bike Tour will follow a route into the natural reserve of the Cesine and the fortified village of Acaya. This is a route set in the natural beauty of Puglia. We will take a long cycle path surrounded by olive trees basked in the Puglian sun. Finally, we hit the coast and a beautiful beach where we take a dip in the sea adjacent to the reserve.

We will spend the evening in Otranto, an amazing seaside town with a beautiful port.

Your luggage is transferred to the accommodation in Otranto.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Otranto


Day 6

Otranto to Gallipoli

After breakfast it’s back on the bikes as we head to Gallipoli, an area with a few gay bars and beaches. We explore the Old Town and try out some of the local cuisine 😉

Your luggage is transferred to the accommodation in Gallipoli.

Make sure to join us in the evening for the farewell dinner, proper Italian Pizza and beer/wine as we celebrate our accomplishments from the week.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight in Gallipoli


Day 7

Cycling in Porto Selvaggio + Nardo’

After breakfast we head slightly north to explore the crystal clear waters of Porto Selvaggio. Here we can swim in the protected nature reserve. Afterwards we take a short cycle to Nardo where we visit the amazing old center of this beautiful town.

Enjoy the rest of the day on the beach, in the hotel or exploring Gallipoli Old Town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Gallipoli


Day 8

See you soon!

After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) and hope that we see you the next time!