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Cycling Salento, Apulia | Carbon road bike rental, places of interest and things to do in Lecce

Cycling in Salento, Apulia 


Lecce is the cultural fulcrum of Salento (Apulia), is one of the most beautiful art cities in Southern Italy.It's known as the “Florence of the South"

But what can you do when you’re in Lecce?

The area is very bike friendly and there are many routes that you can enjoy by bike from/to Lecce along the Ionian and Adriatic coasts.


Just few examples from Gennaro's Stava's account:

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Cycling San Cataldo Natural Reserve

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Cycling from Otranto to Leuca, Palascia Lighthouse


Our company provides quality carbon road bike rentals with delivery and collection at accommodations in Lecce region.

Can ask more information about and ask for a rental quote writing us an email to booking@velocerental.com



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Cycling in Lecce, break at the Basilica Santa Croce


What’s so great about the city?

Its ancient Messapian origins and its archaeological ruins, left behind after Roman domination, fuse with the richness and exuberance of the Baroque churches and palazzi (typically from the 1600s), built with Lecce stone, a type of chalky material – usually in warm colors – that is malleable and pliant: the “Leccese Baroque"



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Cycling in Lecce, coffee break at the Duomo's square


What are the places of interest in Lecce to be visited during your stay or where to have a break during your cycling tour in the town?


The streets of the center of Lecce are a museum under the open sky, below some places you can visit when in the town: 

  • Piazza del Duomo, site of the city’s Duomo, Cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta
  • Piazza Sant’Oronzo
  • A must-visit is the Basilica di Santa Croce (begun 14th Century), whose high points are its harmonious balance between the Classical and Baroque styles, and the magnificent beauty of its interior
  • Castle of Charles V (Castello Carlo V), a fortified bastion built in the 1500s on the request of Emperor Charles V
  • The Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre)
  • Mura Urbiche (city wall)


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The Roman Theatre in Lecce


Official guide services in Lecce: 

The Castle and the Roman theatre today welcomes visitors to its numerous art exhibits & cultural initiatives arranged by a local association entitled "The Monuments People" who organize numerous tours in the Lecce and Apulia region with authorized guides.

You can contact this association to know more about their multi-language guided tours and activities sending an email to themonumentspeople@gmail.com or follow their activities on The Monuments People Fb page.


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