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Alvento – Italian Cycling Magazine

Day #1: Cycle the Salento Trail – olive groves, farms and haystacks

Day #1: Cycle the Salento Trail – olive groves, farms and haystacks

68.5 mi
8.2 mph
2,350 ft
2,300 ft
Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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Cycling is not permitted along parts of this route

You'll need to dismount and push your bike.

1.38 mi in total

The surface of a segment of this Tour may not be suitable

Some segments of your route comprise a surface that may not be suitable for your chosen sport.

162 yd in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.88 mi

Menhir "Crocefisso"

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18.7 mi

Masseria fortificata di Torcito

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40.2 mi
54.5 mi

Cave di Bauxite

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68.5 mi



Tour Profile


Singletrack: 5.78 mi
Path: 22.8 mi
Access Road: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 1.89 mi
Street: 1.20 mi
Road: 25.7 mi
State Road: 11.1 mi


Unpaved: 26.5 mi
Compacted Gravel: 0.47 mi
Cobblestones: 0.52 mi
Paved: 12.0 mi
Asphalt: 28.5 mi
Unknown: 0.46 mi

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Alvento – Italian Cycling Magazine planned a bike ride.

October 28, 2022


  • Alvento – Italian Cycling Magazine

    Maglie, a town of 15,000 inhabitants just below Lecce, is right in the heart of Salento. It’s equidistant from the Adriatic and Ionian coasts and the ideal place for starting adventures.


    Just a couple of kilometres after warming up, you’ll find yourself immersed in this land’s history, among menhirs and

    October 31, 2022

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