Experience the Itria Valley
Experiences in the area
The Itria Valley is an incredible place with a thousand nuances, and it is worth fully experiencing it thanks to incredible activities designed to discover this Valley in contact with nature. From trekking to snorkelling, from cooking classes in the renowned schools of Ceglie Messapica to horseback riding along the coast.
One of the most characteristic experiences in the area is the Ciclovia dell'acqua (Water Cycleway), an itinerary that can be cycled entirely along the walkways of the Main Canal of the Apulian Aqueduct. The route, designed for walking or long bike rides, crosses extremely evocative landscapes, among trulli and Mediterranean landscapes, in support of environmentally sustainable tourism that respects Apulia's historical sites.
EXCURSIONS ON FOOT
In the Itria Valley there are many possibilities for enchanting excursions in nature, thanks to the heterogeneous environments of this area: trekking in the Pianelle Woods, among ferns and holm oaks, hikes to the Torre Guaceto Terrestrial Reserve, through the Mediterranean landscapes with their scents. Exploring the Itria Valley on foot allows you to discover unexpected landscapes, and fully experience the natural (and other) treasures of this area.
Puglia is famous for its crystal-clear waters, and snorkelling is the perfect activity to discover the marine flora and fauna of the Apulian sea: for example, in the Torre Guaceto Marine Reserve you can go on guided snorkelling excursions, suitable for all ages, to experience a different kind of sea day, in contact with nature but respecting it. The sea in Puglia will surprise snorkelling enthusiasts with its incredible variety of seabeds, and will make even the most sceptical people fall in love with its waters.
There is nothing more romantic than a horseback ride: this is why, in the Regional Dune Costiere Natural Park, you can saddle up and visit the wonders of this lush reserve, either along the fragrant woodland paths or by the sea.
FLYING OVER PUGLIA
The hills of the Itria Valley are the perfect starting point for a paragliding flight: at high altitude you can enjoy a spectacular view of trulli, farms, vineyards and olive groves. You can enjoy this breathtaking view in the Dune Costiere Park, for example, where tandem flights are organised by expert pilots.
There is nothing better than discovering the most authentic Itria Valley by bike! Its geographical conformation lends itself well to itineraries suitable even for the less experienced, making cycle tourism accessible to all, thanks also to the numerous cycle paths scattered throughout the area. Visiting this land by bike you will discover incredible landscapes and architectural gems, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and eco-sustainable tourism.
Apulia is the kingdom of good food, and each village has its own typical product that every traveller is fond of. Why take home a simple gastronomic souvenir instead of mastering the preparation of a typical dish? This is why cooking classes were born, and they are present throughout the Itria Valley: a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of Apulian cuisine! In some cases, they are even organised in Trulli, to make the experience all-encompassing.