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  • Outdoor & Adventure

Bike Otranto: Porto Badisco, Punta Palascia and Bauxite quarry

  • Otranto, Lecce
  • unique_info copia 3 8h
  • 2 - 10
  • EN IT
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  • biking
  • trekking

Enjoy the wonders of Otranto by bike. Discover the art of local weaving, visit Giurdignano with its Dolmens and Menhirs and have lunch in a typical bakery. Reach the beach of Porto Badisco, take a stroll to Punta Palascia lighthouse and relax by the lake of the bauxite quarry.

Follow the expert local guide and ride through the wonders of Otranto and its countryside.
The easy 35 km Bike tour covers an area of ​​immense historical and cultural value.
Start from Porta Alfonsina, in Otranto, the panoramic square overlooking the sea.
Set off for the discovery of the history of the area by visiting a Byzantine crypt with frescoes.
Meet the staff of a local foundation and learn about the art of local weaving on ancient wooden looms.

Once in Giurdignano, visit the megalithic garden dotted with Dolmen and Menhirs.
Have lunch in a local bakery and savor the best Apulian delights such as focaccia.
The bike tour continues towards Porto Badisco, one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast. Admire the shape of a fjord surrounded by myrtles and prickly pears. Listen to the legend of Aeneas that landed here. Stop for a dip in its calm and crystalline waters. Return to Otranto via the coastal path, one of the most beautiful stretches of road in Apulia.
Reach the easternmost point of Italy, Punta Palascia with its picturesque white lighthouse. Stop at the suggestive lake of the red-sand bauxite quarry, that recalls the Grand Canyon.

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  • Bike rental
  • Tour guide
  • Local product tasting
It does not include
  • Transfer to the meeting point
Ideal for
  • who can't miss the best of Otranto.
What you'll need
  • Sportswear, sun hat and sunscreen
Meeting Point
  • Porta Alfonsina, Otranto

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