Cycling by the sea and through the hills of the Alta Murgia, among the UNESCO world heritage sites of Apulia and Basilicata. visit trani, with its port and splendid cathedral and Castel del Monte, with its mysterious, octagonal-shaped castle built by frederick II. After crossing the Bradano Valley, on roads surrounded by hills of corn, head for Matera, with its ancient Sassi, dwellings dug out of the rock. the journey ends in the Itria Valley, among the trulloes of alberobello and Ostuni, the “white town”. The tour unwinds largely on secondary roads with little traffic. Mainly on asphalt that is suitable for road bikes. The area is predominantlyhilly with short, easy climbs near some of the towns.