Trip Details

Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Brindisi, Italy to Brindisi, Italy

Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking
Situated strategically on the spur and heel of Italy's boot, Puglia has been a crossroads of cultures for millennia, creating a unique blend of Eastern and Western art, architecture, food, and lifestyle. On this magical 8-day hiking adventure, explore the Salentina Peninsula's ancient port cities and breathtaking nature, from otherworldly grottos and canyons to sun-kissed meadows and sandy beaches. Hike to Alberobello, known for its UNESCO-listed limestone dwellings (trulli), and visit the spectaular cities of Brindisi, Ostuni, and Lecce. With fresh, local farm-to-table fare wherever you go, you can savor truly everything Puglia has to offer on this fascinating new adventure.
  • Discover Puglia's Salentina Peninsula through the backdrop of Brindisi, Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto, and Gallipoli
  • Explore ancient port cities and hike hidden trails through olive groves, canyons, and grottos
  • Savor the flavors of Puglia with an olive oil tasting and local farm-to-table fare

Minimum Age: 18
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
7 Nights Starting At
April 15, 2023 through April 22, 2023
Book by:
April 11, 2023 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Welcome to Puglia & Hike in Torre Guaceto
Day 2
Hike the Murge Ostunesi & Explore the Whitewashed City of Ostuni
Day 3
Hike to Magical Alberobello & Taste Olive Oils at a Local Farm
Day 4
Discover Lecce
Day 5
Hike from Orte to Palascia
Day 6
Hike to Santa Maria di Leuca & Learn Pirate Lore in Gallipoli
Day 7
Explore Gallipoli and Ravines of Grottaglie
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
April 15, 2023

to April 22, 2023

7 Nights from $5,495.00 (USD) Per Person
April 11, 2023 7:00 PM
September 16, 2023

to September 23, 2023

7 Nights from $5,495.00 (USD) Per Person
September 12, 2023 7:00 PM
October 07, 2023

to October 14, 2023

7 Nights from $5,495.00 (USD) Per Person
October 03, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
April 15, 2023

April 22, 2023

September 16, 2023

September 23, 2023

October 07, 2023

October 14, 2023

Accommodations
MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 3
Hotel La Terra

Set in a 13th-century building, this 4-star hotel is ideally situated in the historic center within walking distance of the Cathedral of Ostuni. Featuring period architecture, the individually styled rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. Other amenities include a lovely Mediterranean restaurant in the cellar with vaulted ceilings, lounges with decorative tiled floors and antique furnishings, as well as spa treatments and yoga lessons.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Masseria dei Monaci

Within eyeshot of the sparkling Adriatic Sea, the Masseria dei Monaci is the picture of Mediterranean tranquility — well deserved after having been an ancient defense against Turkish invaders. Taking its name from an ancient nearby abbey, the farm was occupied for centuries by the Basilian Monks. Today, it boasts 13 well-appointed loft rooms and a renowned restaurant showcasing local cuisine.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Hotel Palazzo del Corso

This luxury boutique hotel sits right on the harbor, offering beautiful views of the sea, just steps away from old town Gallipoli and the beach. The 19th century façade blends gracefully with modern décor, creating an oasis of peace and calm. The hotel boasts a rooftop restaurant, wine bar, hot tub, sea view terrace, a gym, and a salon.

Guides
MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Reason #01

This weeklong adventure perfectly blends active hiking with cultural immersion in stunning Puglia — the new Tuscany!

Reason #02

MT Sobek has been operating hiking in adventures in Italy for over 40 years and works with the best local guides in the business.

Reason #03

Savor local delicacies and farm-to-table fare and relax in elegant hotels by the sea.

Activities

Moderate hiking between 4 to 7 miles miles per day with marginal elevation gain and loss, and cultural walking tours.

Lodging

A classic 19th-century hotel in Ostuni is followed by boutique retreats including the luxurious Palazzo del Corso in Gallipoli.

Climate

Puglia boasts a warm, coastal Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a sea-breeze that helps to keep the summer months bearable.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive at the Brindisi Salento Airport (BDS) on Day 1. Your trip leader will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer the group to our hotel in Brindisi.

Do I need hiking boots for this trip?

No. The best footwear for this trip would be cross-training shoes or lightweight hiking or walking shoes.

Are there swimming pools at all of the hotels on this trip?

No. There is a swimming pool at our hotel on Days 6 and 7. But, for the first 3 days we are staying at a beautiful hotel that is on the beach. Bring your swimsuit!

I am gluten intolerant. Will I be able to find enough meal choices and variety of foods on this trip?

Yes. Italy and Puglia have plenty of options for gluten free, delicious food.

What type of clothing should I wear in Puglia?

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a layer for the afternoon. In the evenings, you might prefer to dress smart casual for dinners.

Is Wi-Fi available at all of the hotels?

Yes.

MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 3
Hotel La Terra

Set in a 13th-century building, this 4-star hotel is ideally situated in the historic center within walking distance of the Cathedral of Ostuni. Featuring period architecture, the individually styled rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. Other amenities include a lovely Mediterranean restaurant in the cellar with vaulted ceilings, lounges with decorative tiled floors and antique furnishings, as well as spa treatments and yoga lessons.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Masseria dei Monaci

Within eyeshot of the sparkling Adriatic Sea, the Masseria dei Monaci is the picture of Mediterranean tranquility — well deserved after having been an ancient defense against Turkish invaders. Taking its name from an ancient nearby abbey, the farm was occupied for centuries by the Basilian Monks. Today, it boasts 13 well-appointed loft rooms and a renowned restaurant showcasing local cuisine.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Hotel Palazzo del Corso

This luxury boutique hotel sits right on the harbor, offering beautiful views of the sea, just steps away from old town Gallipoli and the beach. The 19th century façade blends gracefully with modern décor, creating an oasis of peace and calm. The hotel boasts a rooftop restaurant, wine bar, hot tub, sea view terrace, a gym, and a salon.

MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Italy Coastal Puglia Hiking

Reason #01

This weeklong adventure perfectly blends active hiking with cultural immersion in stunning Puglia — the new Tuscany!

Reason #02

MT Sobek has been operating hiking in adventures in Italy for over 40 years and works with the best local guides in the business.

Reason #03

Savor local delicacies and farm-to-table fare and relax in elegant hotels by the sea.

Activities

Moderate hiking between 4 to 7 miles miles per day with marginal elevation gain and loss, and cultural walking tours.

Lodging

A classic 19th-century hotel in Ostuni is followed by boutique retreats including the luxurious Palazzo del Corso in Gallipoli.

Climate

Puglia boasts a warm, coastal Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a sea-breeze that helps to keep the summer months bearable.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive at the Brindisi Salento Airport (BDS) on Day 1. Your trip leader will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer the group to our hotel in Brindisi.

Do I need hiking boots for this trip?

No. The best footwear for this trip would be cross-training shoes or lightweight hiking or walking shoes.

Are there swimming pools at all of the hotels on this trip?

No. There is a swimming pool at our hotel on Days 6 and 7. But, for the first 3 days we are staying at a beautiful hotel that is on the beach. Bring your swimsuit!

I am gluten intolerant. Will I be able to find enough meal choices and variety of foods on this trip?

Yes. Italy and Puglia have plenty of options for gluten free, delicious food.

What type of clothing should I wear in Puglia?

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a layer for the afternoon. In the evenings, you might prefer to dress smart casual for dinners.

Is Wi-Fi available at all of the hotels?

Yes.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.