Basilicata coast to coast by bike

€ 1450 (from) / Per person

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


  • Matera
  • Aliano
  • San Chirico Raparo and the Lucanian Apennine National Park
  • Pollino Park
  • Maratea



Guided tour
2-4 people from € 1.850 per person
5-8 people from € 1.450 per person
Bike rental and airport transfer on request

How does it work

We transfer your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag & you will find it at your next accommodation.

We book your hotels

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 3- or 4-star hotels, boutique B&Bs, or agritourism estates. You will find the vouchers to each hotel in your welcome package.

We supply GPS files.

In order to be more eco-friendly, we will provide a GPX reader application with a user-friendly interface, allowing for easy and real-time navigation

We can provide bike rental and delivery with hybrid, road or e-bikes with an additional cost (200-300 euros)

Departure: Matera
Destination: Maratea
  • 7 nights (in 3/4 stars accommodation)
  • All breakfast (dinners on demand)
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • Gps files 
  • Luggage transfer
  • Dinners
  • Tips

Our rental bikes

Our bikes are equipped with plastic water bottle, rear pannier, lock, kit repair, spare tubes, GPS available on demand.

Tour Plan


Day 1: Arrival in Matera

Arrival in Matera, welcome and bike fitting, walk among the “sassi” typical stones and dinner.


Distance 50 km

Day 2: Matera - Montalbano Jonico

Departure from Matera and arrival in Montalbano Jonico, crossing the Matera hills through olive trees and the old town of Montescaglioso. Dinner and overnight.

    Length 50 km - Elevation gain 500 m

Distance 75 km

Day 3: Montalbanoo Jonico - Aliano

Bike tour through the scenic ghost town of Craco, where part of "The passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson was filmed. The tour will end in Aliano, epic village in the calanchi valley. Dinner and overnight.

    Length 75 km - Elevation gain 1250 m

Distance 60 km

Day 4: Aliano - San Chirico Raparo

Probably the hardest but the most beautiful ride of this tour. You will discover through the ride the heart of Basilicata region. The stage starts from Aliano and arrives in San Chirico Raparo, a small village. in the heart of the Lucanian Apennines, passing through the Agri Valley and i villages of Gallicchio, Armento and San Martino d'Agri. Dinner and overnight.

    Length 60 km - Elevation gain 1400 m

Distance 40 km

Day 5: San Chirico Raparo - Lago Sirino

From San Chirico Raparo to Lake Sirino passing through Castelsaraceno, a village became famous for hosting the longest Tibetan bridge in the world, which represents the connection between the two national parks of Basilicata, the National Park of the Lucanian Apennines and the Pollino Park.

    Length 40 km - Elevation gain 1000 m

Distance 30 km

Day 6: From the mountains to the sea

From Lake Sirino you will ride until Maratea on the west coast of the regione (Tirreniana sea). Maratea has been defined as the pearl of Tirrenian coast but before getting to Maratea you cannot miss the mediaval towns of Rivello and Trecchina. Dinner and overnight.

    Length 30 km - Elevation gain 500 m

Day 7: Maratea

A relaxing day at the Sea or bike around the area of Maratea with a visit to the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer. End of our services.

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