Basilicata coast to coast by bike
From Matera to Maratea and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Matera is in Basilicata, in southern Italy. The UNESCO World Heritage site includes the Sassi and the Parco delle Chiese Rupestri, a complex of houses, churches, monasteries, and hermitages built in the natural caves of the Murgia, a limestone plateau characterized by deep fissures, ravines, rocks and caves. The houses in the two Sassi of Matera, the “Caveoso” and the “Barisano”, surround the Civita, which is the oldest nucleus of the city, which is in the highest part. Matera is also famous for being chosen by Mel Gibson to shoot the film “The Passion of the Christ“. Furthermore, Matera was the European Capital of Culture 2019.
The bike itinerary that we propose is an exclusive route that winds along isolated roads, sometimes dirt roads, only in some inevitable and short stretches of transfer it crosses busy provincial or state roads. It starts from the city of Matera. We have chosen to let you ride in the lunar landscape of the gullies, on the shores of Lake San Giuliano and Lake Sirino, a few meters from the ruins of the ghost town of Craco Vecchia, inside the historic center of Aliano which hosted and inspired Carlo Levi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli, in the woods of Castelsaraceno in the Pollino Park, and on the way down from Trecchina to Maratea with the sea on the horizon before a well-deserved dip into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The Basilicata coast to coast by electric bike is conducted by a certified excursion guide who will accompany you between the places of this tour.
- 7 Days
- Age 15+
- Coast to coast