Bike Tour in Arneo and Negramaro's Lands

The wilder Salento, between farmhouses and olive trees

A bike tour in the wilder Salento, through olive trees and old farmhouses. Almost the entire route is on paved roads that connect the various Arneo’s municipalities: Veglie, Nardò, Salice Salentino, San Pancrazio Salentino.
On the way there are many rest stops and attractions, such as ‘La Zanzara’ farmhouse, ‘TerreAmare’ farm holiday, ‘Castello Monaci’ and the ancient ‘Cardo Tower’. In all these places, but also in Salice Salentino winery, you can enjoy food and wines.

Technical description:
A 40 km long flat route, which doesn’t have any particularly difficulties.
Often, however, the signs are not visible and the only points of reference are the farmhouses. In addition, the Aqueduct Pugliese is under construction and some roads may be temporarily closed forcing to ride on parallel roads.

Technical tips:
Despite many rest stops, it is better to travel with a lot of water, especially in warmer weather, being the track with very little shadow. Chance to buy water and energy drinks at ‘La Zanzara’ farmhouse, Castello Monaci and ‘TerreAmare’ farm holiday.

Torre del Cardo Torre del Cardo Museo del Vino Castello Monaci

Points of interest




Technical data

City of departure: Porto Cesareo

Departure: Santa Chiara

City of arrival: Porto Cesareo

Arrival: Santa Chiara

Length (Km): 40

Difficulty: Easy

Discipline: Mixed

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 0

Difference in downhill (m): 0

Highest point (m): 82

Lowest point (m): 21

Duration (h.): 3

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Cities crossed

Porto Cesareo (LE)