Cycling tourism in Puglia
the path of the Apulian Aqueduct
Just a two minute walk from Masseria Cappuccini, there is a stretch of the Apulian Aqueduct cycling tour that, starting from Contrada Figazzano in the territory of Cisternino, reaches Villa Castelli, passing through the countryside of Locorotondo, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca and Ostuni to tell the story of the Apulian Aqueduct, the largest in Europe.
The Apulian Aqueduct Cycle Route
Overall, it is a cycle tour of about 500 km that follows the route of the historic conduct of the Apulian Aqueduct, which from the sources of the river Sele, in Campania, an area rich in springs, passing the Basilicata, reaches the heel of Italy through Puglia for all its length.
The Apulian Aqueduct is an extraordinary hydraulic engineering work ever built in the world, it was built starting in 1906 to definitively solve the water emergency that characterizes our region and today represents the backbone of the entire Apulian aqueduct system.
Thanks to the cycle route, places of particular tourist and cultural interest have been connected, but its layout is a unique cycling experience.
Sport and nature in Puglia
Starting from Contrada Figazzano, where there is a water lifting system, it is possible to take the first part of the Apulian Aqueduct cycling tour which stretches for 11 km between Valle d'Itria and High Salento, easily organizing for the outward journey and the return by bike or mountain bike to rent even at our farm.
The cycle track route will cross five bridges over the canals of the Apulian Aqueduct pedaling through grassy hills, immense expanses of centuries-old olive groves, rural architectures of the farming world, trulli and farms, to admire breathtaking panoramic views and fill up with nature pedaling in freedom.