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Maratea Coastal Escape: 8-Day Hiking Tour in Southern Italy

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Holiday by the sea in Basilicata.
An 8-day package in Maratea with included hikes, guided tours, and transfers.

We operate with small groups to ensure the highest quality travel experience, which is why we have only 4 rooms available each week.
This package is exclusively for solo travelers, couples, or groups of friends, with single, double, or twin room accommodation options.

Basilicata, with its narrow stretch of coastline, is dominated by the town of Maratea. The region features a rugged coastline where the mountains meet the sea without any intermediaries. The Lucanian Apennines come to an abrupt end and plunge over 1500 meters down to the water. The blend of sea and mountains has created breathtaking scenery, with small beaches surrounded by rocks, and caves of various sizes. It’s in these marvelous places that our proposal for a seaside holiday in Basilicata unfolds.

Our program offers the perfect mix of beach relaxation, cultural activities, and nature excursions, both in Maratea and the surrounding areas. We’ll introduce you to the history of the Christ of Maratea, hike to the summit of Mount Coccovello, which stands 1500 meters above sea level, and explore the Pollino National Park. You’ll embark on two coastal hikes along the “Apprezzami l’asino” and “Mediterraneo” trails to learn about the customs and legends of the people of Maratea. Every day, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the sea in Maratea, without the need to worry about transfers for activities. We’ll pick you up and drop you off at the hotel.

PROGRAM & INFORMATION

Maratea Coastal Escape: 8-Day Hiking Tour in Southern Italy

DAY 1

SUNDAY – Arrival

Arrive in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel (possibility to arrange transfers to and from Maratea and Sapri train stations)

Dinner and overnight stay

DAY 2

MONDAY – Hike to Mt. Coccovello

Breakfast

Morning: Excursion to Mt. Coccovello (round-trip transfer from the hotel included)

Mount Coccovello, located between Maratea, Trecchina, and Rivello, stands at 1505 meters, making it the highest mountain in the eastern part of the Lucanian Apennines. Thanks to its geographical position, its summit offers the beauty of the green mountains embracing the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, providing a unique view of the Gulf of Policastro and the coast of Maratea.

We will start from the Timpa del Tuono location (1097 meters) to reach the summit, following a spectacular trail that allows us to enjoy the blend of sea and mountains that only this mountain can offer.

Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Relax at the beach

Dinner and overnight stay

Length: 7 km
Duration: 4 hours
Elevation gain: 400 meters

DAY 3

TUESDAY – Hike to Serra Pollino

Breakfast

Morning: Excursion from Trecchina to Serra Pollino

Don’t be misled by the name; Mount Serra Pollino is a peak located in the municipality of Trecchina, a few kilometers from Maratea, sharing only the name with the homonymous national park.

Get ready to admire the blue of the sea from a balcony situated at 1099 meters above sea level.

Afternoon: Relax at the beach

Dinner and overnight stay

Length: 10 km
Duration: 4 hours
Elevation gain: 600 meters

DAY 4

WEDNESDAY – Sunset hike on the Acquafredda Loop

Breakfast

Morning: Relax at the beach Afternoon: Sunset excursion on the Acquafredda Loop (departs on foot directly from the hotel)

Guided sunset hike on the Acquafredda Loop to explore one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes of the Pearl of the Mediterranean and its beaches.

Dinner and overnight stay

Length: 5 km
Duration: 3 hours
Elevation gain: 170 meters

DAY 5

THURSDAY – Hike to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Breakfast

Morning: Loop hike from the Historic Center of Maratea to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer

The Christ of Maratea is the quintessential symbol of Maratea. Starting from the historic center of Maratea, we will reach Mount San Biagio and the statue of Christ, where we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Policastro.

Afternoon: Relax at the beach

Dinner and overnight stay

Length: 5 km
Duration: 3 hours
Elevation gain: 350 meters

DAY 6

FRIDAY – Hike to the Garden of the Gods in Pollino National Park

Breakfast

Full Day: Excursion to the Garden of the Gods in Pollino National Park (round-trip transfer from the hotel included)

Excursion to the Garden of the Gods. The sixth-day journey takes us to one of the most beautiful and magical places in Basilicata and perhaps southern Italy. Starting from Colle dell’Impiso, we will first reach the Piani di Pollino and from there enter the heart of the Garden of the Gods between Serretta la Porticella and Serra di Crispo, where we will walk in the shade of majestic millennia-old Loricati pine trees.

Dinner and overnight stay

Length: 16 km
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Elevation gain: 850 meters

DAY 7

SATURDAY – Hike on the “Apprezzami l’Asino” trail

Breakfast

Morning: Excursion on the “Apprezzami l’Asino” Trail (round-trip transfer from the hotel included)

The excursion starts from the Port of Sapri. The first stretch, called the “Lovers’ Trail,” is paved, and there are several fountains from the municipal aqueduct. As we walk, we have the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Policastro on our right. Along the route, there are some detours leading to the cliffs. One of these leads to the Grotto of the Column (not visitable), and another, halfway through, leads to a beautiful cove where we can take a dip directly from the rocks. After the swim, we continue to the Midnight Tower with a breathtaking view.

Afternoon: Relax at the beach

Dinner and overnight stay

Length: 7.5 k
Duration: 4 hours
Elevation gain: 50 meters

DAY 8

SUNDAY – Departure

Breakfast and check-out

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Tour confirmation: The tour is confirmed even with only one participant.
  • Footwear requirement: For all scheduled hikes and guided tour, wearing hiking or comfortable athletic shoes with non-slip soles is mandatory (open shoes, sandals, and high heels are prohibited).
  • Excursion details: Excursions last a maximum of 6.5 hours with a maximum elevation gain of 850 meters.
  • Weather contingency: In case of bad weather, guides will assess safety conditions for excursions; any changes will be attempted, and participants are advised to bring waterproof gear. No refunds for weather-related cancellations.
  • Punctuality: Please adhere to the program’s appointment times, arriving 15 minutes early. No refunds for delays.
  • Transfer service: Option to arrange transfers to and from Maratea, Sapri, or Praia a Mare train stations.

PRICES

PRICE starting from €1177.00
per person double occupancy, in July and September

PRICE starting from €1427.00
per person double occupancy, in August

Other months & 4* category ON REQUEST

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
+30%


RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Pay a 20% deposit to secure your place.

Booking period

April to September 2024

Activities forIndependent travelers, Groups, Couples

What does the payment of the booking include?

Included

  • 7 half-board stays in a 3-star hotel in a double room (beverages excluded)
  • Pool and beach service (with hotel’s affiliated beach club 2km from the hotel) and hotel shuttle to reach the beach
  • All hikes and guided tour
  • All transfers included in the program
  • Tourist assistance and agency fees

What is not included

  • Lunches
  • Bar expenses
  • Tourist tax
  • Shuttle service from the hotel (for independent exploration)
  • Upgrade in 4* hotel (on request, with supplement)

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 departure, 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 a deposit), guide contact numbers, clothing advice, and tips.
FAQ (Domande e risposte)

Where do you sleep?
Accommodation in a 3-star hotel based on availability during the period.
On request, is it possible to book a 4* hotel with an extra supplement.

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