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Explore the essence of Basilicata: self-Guide Bike Tour from Matera to Maratea through the Lucanian Dolomites

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Basilicata with our “Basilicata Crossing” self-guided bike tour. From the ancient charm of Matera to the scenic wonders of Maratea, pedal your way through the captivating landscapes of the Lucanian Dolomites.

Highlights:

  • Matera’s ancient splendor: Begin your adventure in Matera, renowned for its UNESCO-listed Sassi, where history and culture seamlessly blend.
  • Lucanian Dolomites majesty: Traverse the stunning Lucanian Dolomites, a rugged landscape offering breathtaking vistas and charming villages of Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano.
  • Coastal Bliss in Maratea: Conclude your journey in Maratea, basking in the beauty of its coastal wonders and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Self-Guided freedom: Enjoy the flexibility of a self-guided tour, allowing you to set your own pace and immerse yourself in the authentic experiences of Basilicata.

Discover the hidden gems, savor local flavors, and create lasting memories as you pedal through the heart of southern Italy. Join us on the “Basilicata Crossing” for a cycling adventure like no other!

PROGRAM & INFORMATION

Basilicata crossing: Matera to Maratea Self-guided Bike Adventure through the Lucanian Dolomites

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrival in Matera in the afternoon, welcome, and transfer to the hotel, bike fitting.

Dinner (not included) and overnight stay at a hotel in Matera.

DAY 2

From Matera to San Chirico Nuovo

Breakfast and departure

From the UNESCO city of Matera, through hills and woods, we will start our journey towards the heart of Basilicata.

Dinner (included in an external restaurant) and overnight stay at an agriturismo in San Chirico Nuovo.

Distance: 65 km
Elevation gain: 1090 m d+

DAY 3

Lucanian Dolomites

Breakfast and departure

From Sanchirico Nuovo, explore one of the most beautiful villages in Italy in the fantastic scenery of the Lucanian Dolomites.

Dinner (included) and overnight stay at a hotel in Castelmezzano.

Distance: 30 km
Elevation gain: 860 m d+

DAY 4

 The National Park of the Lucanian Apennines

Breakfast and departure

A stage through beech, oak, and fir forests, and the valleys of the youngest national park in the region.

Dinner (included) and overnight stay at a hotel in Viggiano.

Distance: 43 km
Elevation gain: 1140 m d+

DAY 5

From Viggiano to Lago Sirino

Breakfast and departure

Crossing the Agri valley and cycling among the highest mountains in the park, you will reach Lago Sirino.

Dinner (included in an external restaurant) and overnight stay at a B&B in Lago Sirino.

Distance: 52 km
Elevation gain: 1140 m d+

DAY 6

From the mountains to the sea

Breakfast and departure

Finally, the green of the mountains will give way to the blue of Maratea, one of the most beautiful places along the tyrrhenian Coastline.

Dinner (not included) and overnight stay at a hotel in Maratea.

Distance: 32 km
Elevation gain: 590 m d+

 

DAY 7

Departure

Breakfast and check-out

or ON REQUEST

OPTIONAL: Extra day – Maratea Loop or relaxation and various experiences

Breakfast and departure

Departure in the afternoon from the center of Maratea to Cristo Redentore, reaching one of the most picturesque viewpoints on the coast of Maratea. We will cycle along the spectacular road leading to the church of San Biagio, where we will leave the bikes to continue on foot for a few hundred meters to reach the statue of Cristo Redentore.

Dinner (not included) and overnight stay at a hotel in Maratea.

Experiences:

  • Hike
  • Via Ferrata (equipment rental)
  • Boat tour
  • Kayaking, SUP, E-Foil
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • E-Foil
  • Coasteering
  • Cooking class

Distance: 16 km
Elevation gain: 510 m d+

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • In case of bad weather, equip yourself with suitable clothing (waterproof) and prudently assess whether to proceed with the stage.
  • No refunds are provided if stages are canceled due to inclement weather.
  • Upon request and with a supplement it is possible to book a 4* hotel in Matera and Maratea
  • Upon request and with a supplement it is possible to additional nights in Matera and Maratea

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PRICES

PRICE 1427,00€
per person double occupancy

Single room supplement
+ 210,00€

4* hotel in Matera & Maratea on request

Booking period

April to October 2024

Activities forIndependent travelers, Groups, Couples

What does the payment of the booking include?

Included

  • 6 nights 3* hotel, agriturismo or B&B
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 dinner
  • luggage transfer
  • trip information package that includes maps and suggested sights to visit
  • emergency phone numbers 
  • welcome orientation and bike fitting
  • Tourist assistance and agency fees

What is not included

  • bike rental (supplement 250,00€ pp for 5 days)
  • bike guide
  • lunches
  • 2 dinners (day 1 in Matera and  day 6 in Maratea)
  • beverages
  • extra day in Maratea and/or Matera
  • extra experiences in Maratea
  • transfer service from airports

Everything that is not included in the “what’s included” section

Payement information

Deposit to book

Secure your spot by paying 20% of the total amount.

You have until 30 days before departure to complete the payment.

Please note: if you fail to complete the payment before 30 days from departure, you will lose the deposit and the reservation!

If I can't come

FREE CANCELLATION
Up to 31 days before arrival date, the fee or deposit paid is 100% refundable.

SUBSEQUENT CANCELLATIONS
For cancellations from 30 to 21 days before arrival date, the refundable fee is 50% of the total trip cost.
For cancellations from 20 to 11 days before arrival date, the refundable fee is 30% of the total trip cost.

NO SHOW
For cancellations within 10 days before arrival date, no refund is provided.

After payement

The invoice

Before departure: a detailed reminder with all the relevant information, instructions for completing payment (if you chose to pay only a deposit), guide contact numbers, clothing advice, and tips

FAQ (Domande e risposte)

For your ARRIVAL – How to reach Matera by public transport:

By train
With Freccialink, connecting at Salerno with Frecciarossa to/from Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia AV, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Naples.

By plane
With flights arriving at Bari and then bus connections from Bari to Matera.

For your DEPARTURE – How to leave Maratea by public transport:

By train
Maratea station is located along the Milan-Bologna-Florence-Rome-Naples-Reggio Calabria line. Numerous trains, including Frecciarossa, Intercity, and Italo, make stops at the station, connecting Maratea to the main italian cities without any changes.

By plane
With train connection to Salerno and then by flight departing from the “Salerno-Costa D’Amalfi” airport.

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