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Hiking in Basilicata: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Basilicata is a region of Italy who's time it is to shine, with its forests, mountains and amazing city of Matera exploding in popularity. Hiking around this glorious region is the best way to see it before the secret gets out!

The Southern Italian region of Basilicata is the underrated gem of the country, with its truly awe-inspiring mountainous terrain and stunning coastline seemingly untouched from the impact of tourism and the modern world. The ancient city of Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Capital of Culture for 2019, owing to its unbelievable historic city centre of “Sassi”, an underground cave settlement believed to date back to 7000 BC. The hiking around Basilicata is suitable for all and sundry, with the majestic Lucanian Dolomites proving to be a veritable hiking wonderland. Choose from one of our hiking trips in Basilicata, and get in before the crowds!

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FAQs: Hiking in Basilicata

What should I know about Hiking Basilicata?

Basilicata has its own unique and fascinating characteristics that are distinct from Italy itself, so taking the time to explore the small towns and villages will give you a greater insight to the culture, which the local people are fiercely proud of.

Some people like to spend time in the bigger cities of Naples and Bari before or after hiking in Basilicata, as they are easier to get to and are slightly more modern.

Why should I choose Basilicata for my Hiking adventure?

Matera

The ancient city of Matera in Basilicata is turning in to one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site status and designation as the 2019 European Capital of Culture attesting to this. The historical quarter area of Sassi contains cave dwellings dating back to the Paleolothic period, and it is now a thriving and unique area of the city.

The Lucanian Dolomites

The Lucanian Dolomites is a mountain range that stretches over much of Basilicata, and nestled within are castles, monasteries and ghost towns, with the scenery ranging from lush green forests to rocky mountainous terrain. This makes for interesting and varied hiking, with plenty of spectacular views looking back out over the raw and untouched landscape.

The Relaxed Vibe

Basilicata is a relaxed place, owing to its relatively low population density, its beautiful natural scenery and its low-profile as a tourist destination compared to the rest of Italy. The way of life is traditional, friendly and slow, making one feel disconnected from the frantic pace of modern life and refresh and reconnect with simpler things.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Basilicata?

Continental climate in the mountains and Mediterranean on the coasts, with hot summers and relatively cool Winters.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Basilicata region?

Italian

What currency is accepted around Basilicata?

Euro

How can I get to Basilicata?

Flights to Bari, Brindisi and Naples Airports from the rest of Italy and Britain. Also ferries from Greece and Albania.

What's the country code for the Basilicata region?

+39

When is the best time to travel to Basilicata for Hiking?

September-October, when the weather is not too hot.

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