Puglia Gay Running & Hiking Tour:

Travel Gay Italy: Enjoy a physically exhilarating Puglia Gay Running & Hiking Tour! Salento, Italy, the location of this adventure, is what you have been waiting for. Anyone with a basic hiking ability can participate in the Puglia gay running and hiking tour. With the option to either run or hike, virtually anyone can hike and run here! With stunning olive groves, historical views, and even the sea, Salento Italy is sure to bring more than ever.

To take in the full effect of this tour, adventurist will want to be in fairly decent shape. Tourist will find themselves Running and hiking about 15km a day. With a hiking pace of walking speed, tourist of all levels can enjoy. Sand dunes sometimes leave the wind fighting against us and can be quite a challenge, although very stunning to experience.

This trip is very laid back, which provides opportunity for plenty of relaxation. Gay beaches, such as the ones you will be staying near, provide you stress free travel. For whatever reason, tourist who feel they need assistance, will find it always available. Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted and briefed about activities for the week ahead. Sergio and Kendall, your travel host, will provide you with pertinent information for your trip. You will be provided with an assistance number, which you can use to call us at any time during your stay.

Highlights:

  • Running/Hiking Tour along beautiful sandy beaches and amazing landscapes
  • Stunning running/trekking through Salento
  • Meet like-minded people and share experiences
  • All evening meals included
  • Experience Puglia
  • Free time to explore the beautiful beaches
  • Holistic and Sports Massage services available

ITINERARY
Day 1: Welcome to Puglia
Welcome to Puglia, the Southeasternmost tip of Italy. Fly to either Bari or Brindisi airport. Make your way to Campomarino Maruggio, home to the most beautiful gay beach in Puglia: D’ayala.  Here we stay in a gay-only bed and breakfast, moments away from the beach.

Meet your hosts Kendall and Sergio and get your Gay Running Tour Welcome pack. Spend your afternoon as you like: have a dip in the pool or head to the beach. In the evening, join your fellow Gay Runners and hikers and your tour hosts, Sergio and Kendall, for a Complimentary Welcome Dinner by the pool. This will be your opportunity to get to know each other and have a full briefing on the adventure that lies ahead.

Day 2: Beach Day – Campomarino
After breakfast, feel free to spend the day at your leisure: this is not a compulsory running day, not yet! Relax by the pool, or put your shoes on and make your way on your own to explore the beautiful surroundings of the area. In the afternoon we will make our way to Commenda D’ayala beach: clothes are optional! You will experience one of the most beautiful gay beaches: crystalline waters and golden sand in a Maldivian environment! For dinner, we will head to a local Braceria: you will enjoy fresh cuts of the best local meat, vegetarian options also available!

Day 3: Campomarino – Torre Colimena
Get fully energized at breakfast as we start the first chapter of this amazing Gay Running and Hiking Tour! 15km by the sea! From Campomarino’s beach we embark into a world of tranquility by the dunes. Set along the backdrop of the beautiful Ionian Sea we head south. We will take a break to have a dip in the beautiful sea. Upon arrival at our accommodation around Torre Colimena, you have the rest of the afternoon to relax by the beach, take a stroll, gran a massage or sleep! We all meet for dinner. Italy Gay Travels takes you to the best seafood in town.  Savour the catch of the day and reminisce the days achievements!

Day 4: Torre Colimena – Porto Cesareo
After breakfast, it’s time for the second stage of this amazing Gay Running and Hiking Tour.  We head to Porto Cesareo, 15 km away. We run along Punta Prosciutto with its crystaline waters. After passing through Torre Lapillo we make our way into the lively town of Porto Cesareo, famous for its long sandy beaches. At dinner, you will once again experience local cuisine in the best spots in town.

Day 5: Rest Day – Cooking Class in Porto Cesareo
We are sure your muscles need some break! This Gay Running and Hiking Tour is not a Tour de Force. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn to cook like a local from the master chefs of Puglia. Learn the secrets of Puglia’s world renowned food! Cooking in Puglia is a very intimate experience (but you can keep your clothes on)! Recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and truly represent the Mediterranean diet. Naturally we eat what we’ve made. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area on your own, doing some shopping or relaxing by the beach.

Day 6: Porto Cesareo – Nardo’
After breakfast we start the 3rd stage of our Gay Running and Hiking Tour: from Porto Cesareo we make our way to the enchanted town of Nardo’. This trail heads inland: through small woods and undulating downhill passes through a parade of hedges and gates that hide antique mansions, the remains of Salento’s aristocracy. The arrival in the Cathedral Square of Nardò is a worthy end to today’s journey.

In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to taste some of the best local wines around. Do Primitivo and Negroamaro ring a bell? We will visit a local winery and learn the secrets of winemaking from the masters of the art.

For dinner, Italy Gay Travels will treat you to an authentic local dinner right in the centre of the beautiful Nardo’.

Day 7: Nardo’ – Gallipoli
After breakfast, we embark on the final stage of this amazing Gay Running and Hiking Tour: from the enchanted town of Nardo’ we will head to the gay capital of Southern Italy: Gallipoli. It is a smooth 20 km glide through the beautiful seaside towns of Santa Caterina, Santa Maria al Bagno and Lido Conchiglie. We finish in Gallipoli, famous for its beaches, its Old Town and gay summer nightlife.

After checking in into the hotel, the afternoon as you wish. Make sure to join us for the Farewell Aperitif by the Beach.

We will finish the night in Led Cafe: the gay bar, boasting our achievements and mingling with the local talent.

Day 8: Good Bye
After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) and hope that we see you the next time

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ACCOMMODATIONS

 Stay in a gay-only bed and breakfast in D’ayala, only moments away from the gay beach. Spend most days by the beach, relaxing between runs and tours. There will also be a stay in Gallipoli, the capital. All hotels are of top quality, and reviews.

Meals are included, differing by day, and location.

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DATE

April/May
September/October


PRICES

from $1,190

Price is for double room. Single travelers will be paired up into a double room. For an additional charge a single traveler can book a single room.

Price includes selection of 3 – 4 star bed and breakfast hotels. Breakfast provided over the 7 day stay. Dinner provided over the 7 day stay.

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