Gallipoli Inland and Surroundings Full-Day Bike Tour

10 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

Gallipoli was the starting point of the Salento’s big commerce of oil. Frome there, the oil was ferried all around Europe, than was used to light up cities and houses. So the city and their surroundings were rich, and traces of this prosperity are still there. We will cycle towards Sannicola, in the hinterlands: here we will visit an ancient underground oil mill of XVII century. Crossing the landscape, between vineyards and dry-stone walls, we will see the historical centre of Galatone. Than back to the see, to enjoy the wild nature of Porto Selvaggio: here we will walk in the pinewood before to have a swim and a nice picnic. We will go back to Gallipoli riding along the coast.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: I Ciclopi srl

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Stop At: Gallipoli

We start here and finish here. Gallipoli is a fisherman town, that had his glory thank to the export of olive oil that back in the medieval time was not sold for food purposes but for another reason and we will let you discover which!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sannicola

We will stop in this little village to visit the underground olive mill from the 17th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Galatone

Along secondary roads, among olive trees and dry stone local constructions (trulli and pajare), we'll reach Galatone with its imposing Norman castle, the Church of the Crucifix - masterpiece of Leccese baroque style - and the noble palace. 

Stop At: Porto Selvaggio

Porto Selvaggio, is a well preserved natural park with clear water where it is impossible not to jump in! There are sources of spring water mixing with the sea water. We stop for a swim and a lunch break.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Museo Civico Messapico

Un tuffo nella cultura messapica attraverso antichi sepolcri e una esposizione museale molto curata

Duration: 30 minutes
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