Cycling Salento, the 'Italian Carribbean'​. Carbon road bike rental in Lecce.

Salento is the heel of Italy located in Apulia region. This area is nestled in the clear waters of the Adriatic and Ionian coasts and is characterized by tall cliffs sculpted by the sea and stunning sandy beaches and green stretches of maquis.

Flat routes in the Salento are of Apulia region, very suitable to enjoy self cycling vacation.

Stunning sandy beaches in Salento

Two different seas make this part of Apulia a true paradise for a cycling vacation to enjoy sun, a crystal clear sea having relaxation and fun with Veloce high quality bike rentals.

The Adriatic Coast in Salento region offers an unspoiled landscape and zones of great natural interest.
The landscape is enriched by vineyards and olive groves, low, dry-stone walls built with the local stone, the local gastronomy as varied as the landscape: oils, wines, pecorino or cacio ricotta cheeses, vegetables, fresh 'orecchiette' pasta, pastry and 'Leccese coffee'.


Pastry and 'Leccese' coffee

Aleatico, Squinzano, Cupertino, Galatina, Leverano Matino, Nardo and Salento are the wines of Salento. Do not forget the oil produced here as well, under the label Terra d'Otranto DOP.

One of the most interesting cities in the Salento region for its architecture, typical of the 17th Century is Lecce, the "Florence of the South Italy".

The building and monuments in Lecce are characterized by a magnificent and rich ornamentation, sculpting work facilitated by the use of local stone, flexible and easy to inlay.

Piazza Duomo in Lecce
A visit to Lecce can begin with Piazza Duomo, once used as a fortress and today considered the most elegant "lounge" in the city.

A suggested accommodation for your stay in Lecce is the Chez Moi charming rooms, in the heart of the town.

Not far away, Piazza Sant'Oronzo with the ruins of the Amphitheatre that becomes the exceptional stage for theatrical performances in summertime, and in part by the high Column - on which stands a bronze of St. Orontius. Symbol of the Renaissance is Palazzo del Seggio which today hosts important art exhibitions, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with its frescoes and works sculpted in wood, the Castle of Charles V, the Porta Rudiae, the Chiesa del Rosario (Church of the Rosary), in synthesis the splendor of Lecce's Baroque!

Santa Maria di Leuca, view from Veloce boat excursions

Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli and Torre San Giovanni are pearls of the Ionian coast. Santa Maria di Leuca to mark the border between Apulia's two seas, evocative natural caves like Grotta Zinzulusa, the Grotta Grande del Ciolo and the caves of the Natural Park of Porto Selvaggio.

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Veloce carbon road bike rentals delivered at accommodations in Lecce, Salento.



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