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eBike Tour of the “Masserie”

3 Hours

eBike tour of the “Masserie” through the historic farms of Gioia del Colle, a few steps from Matera.

Trip Description

An eBike tour of the “Masserie” of Puglia: a journey through time through history, nature and taste.

The tour starts from Gioia del Colle in ebike, a few kilometers from Matera and Bari, cycling through the evocative landscapes of the Apulian Murgia, immersed in the countryside and surrounded by dry stone walls that tell stories of a rural past, an e-bike tour will take you to discover the fascinating fortified “Masserie”, witnesses of an era rich in history and tradition. Along the way, you will meet horses, sheep and dairy cows, which help make this area unique, renowned for its long tradition in the production of cheese and dairy products. Among these, stands out the mozzarella of Gioia del Colle, internationally recognized with the DOP brand. The tour will guide you to discover some Masserie, immersed in the heart of Puglia.

The Apulian “Masserie”, built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, were originally large family farms, often fortified with high walls and towers because of frequent Saracen raids and later by “brigands“. In addition to farming, they also played an important social and economic role, hosting farmers, laborers and artisans.
The “Masserie” consisted of a manor house in which the owner’s family lived and housing for the workers, stables for animals, oil mills, palmenti for wine and warehouses for agricultural products. Some of them also had a private chapel and a cemetery.

The tour by e-bike:
An e-bike tour through the fortified farms of Puglia is a unique experience that will allow you to discover an area rich in history, culture and natural beauty.

Upon request you can booking a “mozzarella” tasting for the end of tour.

Photos and videos: Take photos and videos during your e-bike tour and share them on social media using the hashtag #ebikerentaltours

How to reach the meeting point:

  • How to reach Gioia del Colle from Bari (40/50 minutes) by train or car: you can consult the detailed directions here.
  • How to reach Gioia del Colle from Taranto (40/50 minutes) by train and by car: you can consult the detailed directions here.

Personalization and Guides:

  • Customized tours: The tours can be customized according to the needs and interests of the participants.
  • Expert guides:  Participants can ask to be accompanied by a local during the tour.

Ready for an unforgettable adventure? 

Book your tour today! Explore the “Masserie” of Puglia on ebike and live a unique experience!

Useful Tips:

  • Layers: Layered clothing allows you to adapt to temperature changes.
  • Comfortable Clothes: Make sure your clothes are comfortable and don’t restrict your movements.
  • Shoes: You can wear sneakers or hiking shoes are good for light e-bike tours. Ecco alcuni suggerimenti

With a little planning, you can choose the perfect clothing for your e-bike tour and enjoy a fun and comfortable bike day.

Preparation Tips:

  • Breakfast: Choose foods rich in energy and easy to digest.
  • Drink water or sports drinks before and during the tour.
  • Tips during the tour: Enough water, Snacks like dried fruit, cereal bars or trail mix, Salty foods like crackers or salts

Other tips:

  • Bring a first aid kit.
  • Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, hat and glasses.
  • Bring an insect repellent.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks if you feel tired or sore.
  • Check the weather forecast to know what kind of weather awaits you.
  • Recharge the smartphone useful during navigation

Enjoy your tour!

Responsible behavior:

  • Remember to respect the environment and the rules of the path.
  • Safety: Wear the helmet and visible jacket, comply with the rules of the road, drive predictably and at adequate speed, keep the safe distance, Brake in a progressive manner and carefully cornering, be clearly visible and drive in groups carefully, responsible behavior.

In case of accident:

  • Provide rescue and call for help
  • Stay on site and provide information

Remember, security is key. Following these simple guidelines, we can enjoy the tour on ebike in safety and respect of others..


  • A journey through time between history and nature
  • Discovering gastronomic excellence
  • Encounter with local fauna
  • An experience suitable for everyone
  • Immersion in the Apulian soul


Day 1 :

Starting Point: 9:00 AM
Your adventure begins in the heart of Gioia del Colle, where you will receive your e-bikes and a brief introduction to the tour.
19th Century Masseria: 9:00 - 12:00
The tour will take you to explore the most fascinating fortified farmhouses in the area. Here, you will have the opportunity to discover ancient buildings, inner courtyards, and watchtowers that tell stories of a glorious past.
Return to Gioia del Colle

Please note that the itineraries of the tours may be modified according to the period of execution.



  • eBike
  • Helmet
  • Visible jacket
  • Assistance


  • Transfer
  • Accident Insurances (Upon request, €12 each payable on site)
  • Tips
  • Dairy Tasting (Upon request, €10 each payable on site)
  • Guide (Upon request, €25 each payable on site)


What is the starting point of the e-bike tour?

The tour begins in Gioia del Colle, which is considered the heart of Puglia.

What can I expect to see during the tour?

Participants will explore enchanting countryside lanes, 19th-century fortified farmhouses, and lush landscapes dotted with olive groves.

Are there specific landmarks highlighted during the tour?

Yes, notable farmhouses include Masseria Soria, Masseria Marzagaglia, Masseria il Porto, and Masseria Vallata, each offering unique architectural and historical significance.

Will there be any stops during the tour?

Yes, a significant stop is planned at a farmhouse with an attached dairy farm. Here, guests can experience authentic Apulian hospitality and taste the renowned PDO mozzarella from Gioia del Colle.

What is special about the PDO mozzarella from Gioia del Colle?

This mozzarella is a dairy product of excellence, crafted with ancient recipes and artisanal methods, capturing the authentic flavors of the region.

Is the tour suitable for all fitness levels?

The tour is designed for e-bikes, which provide assistance, making it accessible for varying fitness levels. However, participants should have basic cycling skills.

How long is the e-bike tour?

Specific duration details are not provided in the text, but participants can expect a comprehensive exploration of the Agro di Gioia del Colle.

What should I bring for the tour?

Participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for cycling and consider bringing water, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the scenic landscapes.

Is the e-bike tour guided?

The text does specify if the tour is not guided. If you want a local guide please contact you the tour organizers for guidance details.

How can I book the e-bike tour?

Booking details, including how to reserve a spot, are not provided in the text. Interested individuals should inquire with local tour operators or visit official websites for booking information.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

eBike Tour of the “Masserie”
20% Off
From €65.00 €52.00
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Trip Info

  • Gioia del Colle
  • eBike Rental Puglia Office
  • Self Guided
  • English, Italian
  • 150 minutes
  • 210 m
  • Autumn, Spring
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days before the tour start time
  • Liability and accident insurance on request
  • Tasting Food and Wine
  • Paypal, Bank Transfer
  • 1 April to 30 November
  • Available
  • 12
  • 80
  • 2 - 10