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Āsmār The Burren is one of the largest limestone areas in Europe and spreads over 250 squared kilometers. Part of it has been selected as the Burren National Park. It is in the northwest of Co. Clare.

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Gourmet Ireland Bike Tour

Our Gourmet Ireland Bike Tour is a triple delight, blazing a new trail in luxury biking in the West of Ireland. This is one of Ireland’s surprises for the discerning traveller. The Burren~Aran Islands~Connemara
Gregans Castle ~ Inis Meáin Suites~Ballynahinch Castle
Luxe Country Lodge, Island Retreat & Castle Hotel
7 Days / 6 Nights Self Led Bike Tour


Explore the limestone plateaus with breathtaking views over the Burren mountain’s and Galway Bay, onward to Inis Meain, Aran Islands and continue to Connemara where you cycle through remote mountain passes, beaches and lakes. The surprise element of Our Wild Atlantic Way Bike Tour is the award winning, luxury accommodations and the gourmet delights that await you at the end of each day! Some of Ireland’s top chefs and restaurants at each of our chosen locations.

Come join us on this terrific Wild Atlantic Adventure and let your imagination do the rest…..


Our Wild Atlantic Way bike tour  provides you with a terrific biking experience through the spectacular vistas of Galway Bay, the historical Burren, the Aran Islands and scenic Connemara and blends this with award winning menus and Chef’s tastings at the end of each day. Immerse in the history, the culture and local produce of the West of Ireland: a magical combination.

In the Burren, you will the Cliffs of Moher Geopark experience,  stone forts, monuments, alpine and arctic flowers and plants that grow side by side, the seeds having been deposited by glacier millions of years ago. This is the mystical land of disappearing rivers and lakes, closed valleys, caves and limestone pavements. You may even find a real fairy fort! Sample local farmhouse cheeses, smoked Burren Salmon, organic. locally grown produce, burren beef and much more.

Inis Meáin, The Aran Islands, a timeless island in an endless sea showcases weathered monuments, great labyrinths of limestone, quiet beaches and a welcoming island people. As the least developed of the three Aran Islands, its landscape, culture, and history can be explored in peace and at the visitor’s own pace.

“I have decided that Ireland is my favorite place on Earth! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the bike tour. It was so beautiful and amazing! I really want to go again”. Kelly Christensen, Colorado

Day 1: Welcome to the Emerald Isle!
Here you begin our celebrated tour of the West Coast of Ireland: the Burren region, the Aran Islands and Connemara. We meet in the village of Ballyvaughan at you first overnight tour accommodation. Further details and transfer options will be sent to you upon booking your tour. Welcome meeting and bike fit out with briefing in the late afternoon. You will spend the next two nights here in Ballyvaughan in the heart of the Burren at the Award winning Gregan’s Castle Hotel (2 nights). Warm Up Bike Ride: 12 miles

DAY 2: Castles and Caves
This day is designed a leisurely day to bring you into the heart of the Burren, explore Ailwee Caves and the Wild Bird sanctuary where you can watch the falcons fly. A day of history and scenery, of ancient ring forts and dolmans. Onward to the environmental initiative of The Burren – the Burren Interpretative Centre in Kilfenora. Discover a world of wildlife, folklore, ancient archaeology and wonderful plant life. Explore Kilfenora Cathedral and Celtic High Crosses. Overnight in Ballyvaughan at Gregan’s Castle Hotel. Daily Miles: Minimum 22

DAY 3: Moonscapes and Music
A leisurely ride along one of the most scenic coastal routes taking you to the towering Cliffs of Moher. The flaggy shoreline, Fanore Beach and Blackhead Lighthouse are amongst just some of the points of interest you view along the route this morning. An afternoon ferry ride from the village of Doolin will take you to the historical and remote Inis Meáin Island, where Gaelic is the spoken language. This is a visit you will treasure long after your visit to Ireland. Overnight for the next two nights at Inis Meáin Suites. Daily miles: 19 miles & ferry boat ride

DAY 4: Island Exploration
As the island is just 5km by 3km, it is easily explorable by foot and bicycle. explore the many internal roads which wind through tiny stone-walled fields. The island is a haven for outdoor types looking for a “get away from it all” experience in a unique landscape. Home to a close-knit irish-speaking community, the island features many historical and cultural sights of note, and inspiring natural terrain including beaches, cliffs, and limestone karst hosting unusual, wild, flora and fauna. Shopping at the world-renowned Inis Meáin Knitting Company factory store and socializing in the traditional island pub add to the attraction of Inis Meáin as a refreshing and unique destination. The Island also offers Pre-Christian stone forts, beehive huts, ancient burial grounds, Synge’s house, Harry Clarke Studio stained-glass windows, and many more. Daily Miles: walking, hiking and biking mix today

Day 5: Ferry Boats and Foxes
Mid Day departure from the Aran Islands to the Rosaveal ferry port. You traverse a route bordered by heather and bracken, through scenery that is wild and barren. Picnic lunch is possible en route followed by a bike ride through the rugged Twelve Bens mountains towards the rugged coastline. Overnight in Recess, Connemara at one of Ireland’s favourite hotels: Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. Daily miles: Minimum mileage of 36 miles with extensions possible.

DAY 5: Seascapes and Sandcastles
Early morning start to Roundstone village, the most picturesque fishing harbour in Connemara where traditional Galway Hooker, lovingly cared for over the years, can be seen on Bertraghboy Bay. Coastal loop ride via Roundstoneand  Ballyconneely village ~ stunning beaches at Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay, taking time to visit the Connemara Smokehouse, perched on the water’s edge. Bike to the Alcock and Brown monument, dedicated to the first transatlantic flight in 1919 from New Foundland. Returning to Clifden via Ballynahinch Castle hotel by way of the scenic bog road where sheep are your only distraction! Overnight in Connemara at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. Daily miles: minimum 25

DAY 6: Departure
Today, sadly, today we bid you farewell. This morning you depart from Clifden to your next point. We can assist you with any planning, be it rail, flight or car hire. Please also see our ‘trip arrival and departure’ instructions’ for transport options.




Mediterranean Flavours of Puglia

Our Mediterranean Flavours of Puglia Bike tour is a journey that reflects all that is authentic, culturally rich, sustainable and superlative in the world of travel today.

Pulgia Trulli

Alberobello ~ Ostuni~ Lecce
7 Day/ 6 Night, Guided Tour

From Euro 2800.00 per person sharing. 

This southern corner of  Italy’s ‘heel’ is an exotic and unique region due to its historic interaction with Greek, Norman and Arab cultures . These blended influences can still be seen today, most notably in the surviving vernacular architecture – with  its Romanesque churches Baroque towns and charming Trulli, squat houses of whitewashed stone and unusual conical roofs.  This culturally rich and authentic heritage has led in part to Puglia being named one of National Geographic’s Best of the World travel experiences. This trip takes you along coastal roads through Adriatic fishing ports then inland past olive groves, vineyards and grazing sheep. It also offers you the chance to enjoy the region’s exceptional cuisine with its abundant seafood, fresh vegetables, homemade pasta and outstanding bread.

Day 1: Welcome to Puglia!

Arrive in Monopoli, a coastal town with a beautiful aragonese castle before setting off to check into your rooms at your first luxury hotel in the countryside. Meet and greet with your guides during your bike-fitting session. Overnight at il Melograno, Monopoli, a beautiful 17th century Masseria. Distance: 20 km/12,5 miles


Day 2: Polignano & Castellana grotte

After setting off from Monopoli we pedal through groves of olive trees to the spectacular cool limestone caves of Grotte di Castellanna . Following this, we cycle to Polignano a Mare, a postcard perfect whitewashed village overlooking the Adriatic: be sure to explore the old town’s narrow winding streets and marvel at the incredible views of the bright blue sea. Return to your charming Masseria for a poolside apertif. Distance: 50km/31 miles

Day 3: Alberobello & Ostuni

Cycle along rolling country roads lined with ancient stone walls through the fertile Valle d’Itria (Itria valley). Your goal is Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its unique historic architecture consisting of whitewashed trulli with conical roofs dating back to the 13th century. Afterwards, follow the coastal panoramic road through the towns of Savelletri, Torre Canne and up to Ostuni. Overnight at Ostuni Palace, a four star luxury hotel in the centre of charming Ostuni. Distance 58km/ 36 miles.

Day 4: Martina Franca & olive oil  tasting

Your highlight today is a loop bike ride to the picturesque Martina Franca.  This historic walled hill town is reached following a ride along roads  dotted with olive groves, vineyards, maquis shrub and ancient oak trees to Carovigno and Ceglie Messapica, and is  a must-see town for its marvelously intact historic center, Baroque architecture, and stunning palazzo. This region is famous for the quality of its olive oil, which you will get to sample following a ride to Frantoio d’amico, for a tasting and lunch. Return to Ostuni for dinner at Taverna della gelosia.  Distance 95km/ 59 mikes.

Day 5: Winery Liveli & Lecce 

Take a leisurely ride from the Ostuni to Cellino San Marco and Liveli, one of Puglia’s most renowned wineries. After a tour with the vineyard’s expert oenologist,  enjoy lunch & wine tasting in a dining room overlooking the aging barrels. Following this, continue on to the pink city Lecce, often referred to as the gem of Apulia. In Lecce, you stay at the luxury heritage residence, the Risorgimento Resort. Distance 62 km/38,5 miles.



Day 6: Santa Cesarea & Zinzalusa

Today, take a coastal route along the Adriatic, pausing at the wonderful historic seaside town of Otranto. Discover beautiful spots and striking views including brightly painted houses and the fortress walls overlooking the south bank of the harbor.  Pedaling on we pass Santa Cesarea, famed 16th century since the  for its hot springs and  the striking Grotta Zinzalusa sea cave. Return to Lecce for your overnight stay. Farewell Dinner at Le due Corti, known for its authentic local food. Distance 55 km/34 miles.

Day 7:  Arrivederci ancora!

After a farewell breakfast, enjoy sightseeing in  the beautiful baroque town of Lecce.

2019 departure: October 20th – 26th


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Enchanting Puglia

Our Enchanting Puglia Bike Tour is a luxury guided tour to a beautiful part of Italy. Puglia, the spur and heel of Italy’s boot, is an ideal cycling territory due to its mainly flat terrain.  It is also a food lover’s paradise, with a cuisine closely linked its local produce such as great olive oil and wine, sea food, chicory and  fava beans.

Alberobello  ~ Ostuni ~  Lecce
Luxury Guided  Tour,  7 Days/ 6 Nights

On this food and wine focused bike tour you will enjoy and learn how to cook regional specialties with a local chef including handmade Orecchiette pasta. With dishes enlivened with seafood, fruity green olive oil, fresh green vegetables and huge, bursting tomatoes, it is easy to see why Puglian cuisine is considered to be one of the most enviably healthy diets in Europe!

Here you will find wine produced from the Primitivo di Manduria, a distant cousin of California’s Zinfandel grape and Salice Salentino, a powerful red wine made primarily with Negro Amaro. Discover the unique trulli dwellings in the Itria valley, roaming the rural countryside: whitewashed houses with conical stone roofs which blend into the well-tended orchards and vineyards of this vast and historic landscape.

Day 1: Welcome to Puglia!

Welcome to Puglia! Following your transfer to the villa, there will be a briefing and a custom fitting for you to your bikes. Take a short test ride to the old town of Ostuni for delicious welcome dinner at restaurant ‘la taverna della gelosia’. You will be based at the stylish and unique Masseria Cervarolo, complete with trulli is a fortified Puglian working farm, built in the 16th century, just 6 km from Ostuni village.

Day 2: Alberobello and a Cooking Lesson

This morning we bike out to Cisternino, one of the most lovely and chic hilltop towns in Puglia, soaking in sweeping views of the beautiful Itria Valley. Enjoy the peaceful countryside while riding past olive groves and rock-scattered fields to the UNESCO world heritage site of Alberobello with its fascinating trulli – stone houses with conical roofed topped with pinnacles or spheres. Distance 60 km/37,5 miles.

Day 3: Castellana grotte

Take a tour to the cool limestone caves of Grotte di Castellana, skirting the ocean on an relaxed flat ride past ancient olive groves and along the Adriatic coast to the pre- Roman and Roman archaeological site of Egnazia, Savelletri & Torre a Canne on the coast. The laid back pace of today’s rides allows you to take time to charmed by the sky blue of the sea which seems to melt into the white of the calcareous rock dotted. landscape. Distance 57km/36miles.

Day 4: Castellaneta and Matera

Today your destination is the ancient (even from an Italian point of view!) cave dwellings centre of Sassi di Matera. Cycle through beautiful countryside in the Murge park, with its many restored and ruined trulli, pausing in Palagianello and Castellaneta, the birthplace of Rodolfo Valentino. Here take a slight detour to see the striking “gravina” or canyon at the edge of town. Finish the day with a guided walking tour of the stunning sassi of Matera, cave dwellings dating back to the troglodyte era. Distance 82 km/51miles.

Day 5: Martina France and Olive Oil Tasting

Take a cycling tour to Martina Franca and the beautiful val d’ Itria. The former is a must-see town for its marvelously intact historic center, well preserved Baroque architecture, and stunning palazzo. This region is world renowned for its high quality olive oil, and so on the way back stop at Frantoio d’amico for a tasting and lunch. Distance 45km/ 28 miles.

Day 6: Lecce and wine tour in Salento

Cycle at a relaxed pace to the pink city of Lecce, taking a secondary road to Cellino San Marco in order to fit in a tasting session at a winery. After lunch transfer 20 minutes to Lecce, the capital of the Salento Province for an tour of the incomparable baroque architecture. After the visit we will return home for a memorable farewell cooking lesson and dinner at your villa accommodation, accompanied, of course by excellent wine. Distance 62 km/38,5 miles.

Day 7: Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour!

After a farewell breakfast all together at your villa we provide transfer to Bari airport/train station.

Discover the Flavours of Sardinia

Our Flavours of Sardinia Bike tour is a culinary adventure that combines cycling on the Mediterranean Island, exploring its historic sites and an unforgettable gourmet adventure. Come Join Us!

Bottarga ~ Culurgiones ~Malloreddus ~Cannonau
Guided Tour – 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Discover the best flavors of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, through all stages of cooking, from the choice of ingredients through to preparation. In addition to cooking classes, reserved for you with the most renowned chef of the  island, we will take part in Sardinian olive oil, wine and cheese tasting. While cuisine is a focus of this trip, there are also historic and natural highlights to enjoy.  Work up an appetite  while cycling through fantastic scenery, such as the Montiferru or the plain of Arborea and explore the Punic-Roman ruins of Tharos and the famous archaeological site of Barumini, where there is the Nuragic town Su Nuraxi.

Day 1: Santu Lussurgiu & bue rosso
Meet at Oristano, before taking a  private transfer to Santu Lussurgiu for your bike fitting! Take an optional bike tour test or walk: the village is developed around the small rustic church of Santa Croce (built in 1158) with characteristic historic structures such as an amphitheater and steep narrow cobbled lanes making it an ideal spot for exploration! This evening, treat yourself to your first gourmet dinner of the tour – taste the local cheese and the fabulous ‘Stinco di Bue Rosso’

Day 2: Cuglieri & Malvasia
Today we will bike along country roads passing through small villages such as Magomadas and Cuglieri before reaching the famous Siete Fuentes water sources in San Leonardo, where we can relax in the woods. Soon we will arrive on the top of Montiferru, admiring the great plateau of Ghilarza while descending. Return to Santu Lussurgiu and prepare for your first cooking class. Our chef Riccardo Porceddu will introduce you to the preparation of ravioli Culurgiones and capocollo di suino . Distance: 64 km/40 miles.

Day 3: Oristano & Vernaccia
After breakfast you’ll have time to visit the village before we set of on our bikes: in the morning it is filled with scents of homemade sweets. First we’ll pedal downhill in the region of Montiferru, a dormant volcano, passing through small towns rich in medieval history history, admiring the Campidano plain and the sea of the Sinis peninsula from the top. Finally we will arrive in Oristano, a town of fishermen and horsemen. After a wander through the cobbled streets of the city, a short transfer will take us to Cabras village, famous for the production of bottarga (Sardinian caviar), where we’ll have wine tasting at “Cantine Contini”, and will try the delicious dry wine of the area: Vernaccia di Oristano. Distance: 54 km/ 33 miles.

Day 4: Tharros & Bottarga
Our day will start in a special way: we will go with the chef Pierluigi to choose fresh products directly in Oristano open market and we’ll go on a loop with him which will take us first to the inside of the land and then to the picturesque peninsula of “Sinis”, where there are plenty of ponds and lagoons: if yo are lucky, depending on the season, you will have the chance to see wonderful pink flamingos. We’ll pass through Cabras the tour continue on to Marina di Torre Grande to taste unforgetable peppered mussels for lunch Distance: 55 km / 34 miles

Day 5: Barumini & Malloreddus
After breakfast we’ll take a relaxed ride in the region of Monte Arci.  A highlight today will be a stop at Barumini in the Marmilla area, a Nuragic city which is home to the most important and well known archeological area of the island: the Bronze Age Su Nuraxi complex. Continue on to Siddi where the chef Roberto Petza will welcome us at his renowned cooking school at the restaurant “S’Apposentu di casa Puddu” (Michelin Guide starred). We’ll  have the chance to cook our own gourmet dinner with cook pasta such as saffron malloreddus, ravioli with lettuce or tallutzas! Distance 67 km / 41.5 miles, rolling hills. 

Day 6: Costa Verde & Sheep milk Cheese
Starting from Guspini we’ll cross the Campidano by cycling along a completely flat road until Sant’Antonio di Santadi. At this point we are warmed enough to face the hills of Costa Verde. Continue on until we reach the little fishing villages of Porto Palma, Tunaria and Portu Maga; here we will stop for a cheese tasting at Funtanazza farm, to try the pecorino cheese which is only produced from the black sheep of Arbus area. Afterwards we will take our last climb to Montevecchio, an old mining village. The mines of Montevecchio are now an important site of industrial archaeology and a part of the historic Parco Geominerario Distance: 70 km/43.5 miles

Day 7: Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour!
After a farewell breakfast all together we will  arrange  for your private transfer to Cagliari airport or town

Ever taken a Bike Trip in a Blue Zone?

A Blue Zone is one where inhabitants demonstrate extraordinary longevity. These include: Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Ikaria in Greece, Loma Linda in California and Sardinia, Italy.

Despite the vast geographical and cultural differences of these five places, similarities appear to include a diet of mainly local produce as well as an active daily lifestyle.

In 2015 we introduce our new Blue Zone Bike Trip: Cooking and Cycling in Sardinia. As part of this itinerary, we have a special edition of our ‘Cooking and Cycling in Sardinia‘  bike tour “Discovering Centenarians” from  June 28th to July 4th  2015. This tour will include a visit to visit the Barbagia “ the blue zone”.

The Sardinian lifestyle and pleasant climate plays a big part in the longevity of its people. Shepherds and farmers walk miles and miles and perform consistent physical work every day. Locals commute in towns by foot or bicycle to shop, to meet friends or just to get their daily exercise, even in the towns are situated in a hilly area. Sardinians enjoy the outdoors and what nature provides.

One of the principal foods of the Sardinians is known as Pecorino, 100% sheep milk cheese; thought to contain components that may prevent inflammatory diseases of aging such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Other traditional foods making up the Sardinian diet are whole grain breads, legumes, nuts and berries, with chicken, lamb, pork, wild boar, oily fish and shellfish for meat. The large variety of meats were not always available in the high mountainous regions, where meat was reserved for meals just once or twice a week.

Also, a glass or two of locally made wine is enjoyed at each meal. Some of the most famous Sardinian wines are Cannonau, Carignano del Sulcis and Malvasia. Sardinian wines have been found to contain at least three times the antioxidants of any other wines.

On this unique and exclusive Bike Tour, we bike through the rugged landscape and visit villages where the centenarians live, eat and tell their stories in the town squares join this bike trip!

Roll up your sleeves as part of this culinary bike tour and learn to prepare traditional recipes with Award Winning Chefs.  Enjoy the clear blue sea, sandy beaches and star filled skies of Sardinia!

Price: Euro 2,250 per person (price based on double room)

Luxury Guided Tour: 6 days, 3 Cooking Classes, Luxury Hotels Accommodation, Private Guide.

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Culinary Tuscany

Our Culinary Tuscany bike tour combines the pleasures of biking and the gourmet delights of the region. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and cook up a Tuscan storm! Experience the Tuscan lifestyle with this cycling and culinary tour!

Cortona ~ Montalcino ~ Pienza ~ Siena
7 Day/ 6 Night, Guided Tour

Tuscan cuisine~ La cucina Toscana ~  is based around an ethos of simplicity in its purest form. Tuscan chefs take advantage of the freshest seasonal products and tamper with their natural state as little as possible.

The cooking and the cycling aspects of this tour combine to please anyone who has a strong interest in one or both of these great passions. Explore gorgeous loop rides in the beautiful val d’orcia including Pienza, Montalcino and San Quirico.  Travel across Val di Chiana to reach Cortona and discover Crete Senesi, a rolling sea of  land before sightseeing in Siena town.  After you have worked up an appetite, we will feed you very well! Most days include a hands-on cooking class or a visit to taste local artisan food. Dining-out experiences range from a simple osteria, to a family trattoria, and an elegant restaurant. You will come home inspired, not only with new recipes, but also with the enthusiasm to cultivate these lessons into your lifestyle.

Day 1: Welcome to Podere Boscarello
Your tour begins with a private van transfer to Villa Boscarello in time for the welcome pool side aperitivo and bike fitting session. Enjoy the welcome dinner at the villa drinking Chianti wine.

Day 2: Cortona & Vin Santo
Bike trip to Trequanda: after some uphills rides, continue with a nice downhill and flat ride through the Val di Chiana ~ a huge fertile plain, bordering Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. It is characterized by cultivation of olives and the vine, and an agricultural production level so high as to have become the symbol of the Terre di Siena, and of entire region.  Reach the final climb to your destination of Cortona. The first set of this ancient city’s walls were built by the Etruscans in the 4th century BC. It was made internationally famous by Frances Mayes in her bestselling book “Under the Tuscan sun”. Here you will take part in your first cooking lesson. Distance 50km.

Day 3 : Montalcino, Brunello and Pici
Your bike ride from the villa’s first stop is the Benedictine Monte Oliveto Magiore Abbey. From here on your will travel to the medieval hill town of Montalcino, famous for Brunello wine made with the Sangiovese grape and aged a minimum of four years. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at a local winery before heading back to the villa for a pici – the handrolled pasta of this region- lesson. Distance 45km.

Day 4: Pienza and Pecorino Cheese
Today another terrific bike ride to San Giovanni d’Asso, famous for its valuable white truffles. The next stop is the municipality of San Quirico d’Orcia where there is a superb 16th century Italian garden ~ Horti Leonini.  Finish off your day with your arrival in Pienza, a pristine Renaissance jewel created in 1458 famous for pecorino, a delicious pungent cheese made using only sheep milk.  Distance 50km.

Day 5: Spas & Montepulciano
Bike to Montepulciano, known as ‘the Pearl of the Sixteenth Century’ and famous for its food and wine. Take the chance to explore an underground wine cellar before biking  to the Orcia valley, a UNESCO world heritage site which has inspired artistic genius throughout the ages. Your final destination today is the ancient spa of Bagno Vignoni before traveling back by van for your last cooking session, where you will discover the secrets to making perfect ravioli. Distance 50km

Day 6: Siena, Le Crete & pinch of Chianti Classico
Begin your day with a bike ride to Asciano and the Le crete area, with its strange rock formations and lone farmhouses flanked by cypress trees. Enjoy a short excursion through vineyards and forests in Chianti before arriving in Siena home to the famous shell shape piazza where the renowned Palio horserace is run. Our farewell dinner takes place at AmorDivino restaurant. Distance 50km.

Day 7: Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour
After a farewell breakfast all together we will arrange your transfer to Chiusi train station.