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!
1-week Trekking in Matera and the Lucanian Dolomites
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.
Why should I choose Basilicata for my Hiking adventure?
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.
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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.
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When is the best time to travel to Basilicata for Hiking?
September-October, when the weather is not too hot.
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