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Primitivo di Manduria is a key red-wine DOC of Italy's southern Puglia region.  The grape variety from which this wines is made, is very traditional in this part of Italy as it is in California, where it is known as Zinfandel.

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Culinary Tours

A CycleWest Ireland bike tour means that you get to meet a lot of people who are passionate about food. We introduce you to the culinary talent and local produce of each region.

You can’t rush a CycleWest Ireland Culinary Adventure ~ each journey will take you through mountain passes and wild coastline in the West of Ireland or the Scottish Islands ~ where you will sense time standing still and savour the seafood at a pace that suits you. In Puglia, Southern Italy, you will learn how to cook regional specialties with a local chef: dishes  enlivened with seafood and fruity green olive oil accompanied with a glass of Primitivo di Manduria, traditional in this area and a distant cousin of California’s Zinfandel grape.

Not only do you get to sample the food and wine, but you get to delve behind the scenes on our hand crafted Culinary Tours, take some regional cooking classes and sample the local wines, or perhaps touring vineyards in Tuscany.

Read below for a selection of our Culinary Bike Tours….

Culinary Tuscany

Discover Tuscan cuisine while exploring the region's breathtaking scenery and fascinating history on this culinary biking adventure.Stay at a Private Villa and enjoy cookery lessons, wine cellar tours and tastings and the specialties of this wonderful cuisine such an pici pasta, pecorin0 cheese and white truffles. This bike trip combines fantastic moderate rides and cooking experiences, combining both into one unforgettable holiday. 7 Days/ 6 Nights, Guided Tour, €2350 per person sharing.
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Discover the Flavours of Sardinia

Our Culinary Adventure in Sardinia is a tour that combines cycling on the Mediterranean Island, exploring its historic sites and an unforgettable gourmet adventure: wine, cheese and oil tastings or cookery lessons from Michelin starred chefs. Learn about the culinary traditions of the island while exploring ancient ruins, historic towns and sandy beaches by on bike. Guided Tour 7 Day/ 6 Night. Euro 2,250 per person sharing.
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Enchanting Puglia

Luxury culinary bike tour in Puglia,voted one of the top biking destinations in the world in 2014. With its predominant flatness, Puglia is an ideal cycling territory. Explore a pristine coastline and the quiet back roads of this unique region while enjoying cooking classes, wine and olive oil tastings. Combine this with historic towns, ancient archaeological sites and luxurious hotels  and you have a bike trip your cannot afford to miss! Guided Tour,  7 Days/ 6 Nights, €2450 per person sharing.
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