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Hiking trips – Basilicata

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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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.



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





How to get there

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

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Best time to visit

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




What People Say


i cannot say enough good things about lucia! she got me through to the top both physically
and mentally. give her 10 stars!!!! the hike itself gets 5 stars…my age limited my enjoyment of it to about 1 star. i simply bit off more than i could chew. at age 65, 5 star experience, but at nearly 87 ….too much for me.
jack rademaker for Road of 52 tunnels guided hike
Franco was a very professional guide. If you are not familiar with the trails in the Apuan Alps I highly
recommend you hire this company – for ease of mind and safety. I am a former mountain guide in the United States.
I can’t recommend Raphy highly enough. Good company and the magic ability to know who needs help and who needs
to just get on with it themselves. Great choice of hikes with stupendous scenery.
Benyapa Svasti-Xuto for Tre Cime di Lavaredo guided hiking tour
We had an amazing trip, although the weather was bad for Monte Pisanino, the guide Franco took us up a
neighbouring peak (Pizzo D’uchello). Not too technically or physically demanding it did require a good head for heights as some areas were exposed. Overall a great experience and led by a very knowledgable and professional guide. 5 stars, would recommend for anyone looking for something a bit different!
Kieran Anderson for Climbing Mt Pisanino, Apuan Alps
He was really really fantastic and our trip was amazing! It was myself, my friend and our two sons and
Enrico challenged us all and was really patient and great with our boys. We had 5 days of hiking and via ferrata in an incredibly beautiful uncrowded part of the Dolomites. I felt 100% comfortable with Enrico that he made sure our kids were safe in every situation. We all had an unforgettable experience and want to come back for more :). I keep telling people how great explore share is!
We had a great experience with Franco (member of Roberto guides’ team) who guided us in this trek in Apuan
Alps, the Pisanino, which is the highest summit in all this region. The level of difficulty is low while you should be ready to have some vertigos view at some points but we should say the panoramas are so stunning between the Apennines, the Mediterranean sea and the other mountains from Alpi Apuane all around. Franco has been so kind to explain in details the other treks of the region we will not miss to do next time !

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