Trekking tour between Sassi di Matera and Trulli

A week on foot among the treasures of Mediterranean culture.
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Basilicata and Puglia

Starting from 820 €

€ 820: 8 participants min.
€ 1.015: 4 participants min.
€ 1.410: 2 participants min.

16 participants max

50 KM


departures calendar

June 20, September 12, September 26, October 3, October 17
Other dates on request for groups with a minimum of 5 participants.
Easy hikes with small differences in heights. Amazing views and fragrant flowers.

You will dive into the peasant civilization between caves, farms and trulli, architectural wonders that bring to mind the ancient cultures that inhabited this land between Puglia and Basilicata.

Day 1

The Sassi of Matera

Independent arrival in Matera. Accommodation in Hotel or B&B and urban trekking in the Sassi districts (UNESCO heritage), and in the historical center: the Baroque city, the Romanesque churches and the rock civilization (duration: 3 hours). Dinner in a typical restaurant in the Sassi. Overnight stay.

Altitude: 200 m
Duration: 3 hours
Length: 4 km

Day 2

The Murgia and the Rock Churches

A walk on the Murgia plateau in search for the archaeological and natural treasures of the Rock Churches Park. You will walk around the ravine of Matera with beautiful panoramas and unique paths. Pocket lunch in the caves. Afternoon at leisure in the city.

Altitude: 200 m
Duration: 5/6 hours
Length: 9 km

Day 3

Montescaglioso, Madonna della Loe, Parco dei Monaci

Short transfer by bus to Montescaglioso and visit of the historical center with the ancient Abbey of S. Michele Arcangelo (XII century). Leaving Porta Sant’Angelo, you will proceed downhill towards the ancient abandoned station, from where you will proceed among the olive trees until you reach the Rock Church of Madonna della Loe, on the edge of the Gravina. After reaching the Selva Venusio farmhouse, the trekking ends near Parco dei Monaci, where it is possible to take the bus back from Montescaglioso to Matera. Free time and overnight stay.

Altitude: 85 m uphill / 360 m downhill
Duration: 7 hours
Length: 13 km

Day 4

From Barsento to Alberobello

Departure for the lush Valle d’Itria in central Puglia. Covered by vineyards and olive groves, the valley is dotted with hundreds of trulli, particular stone houses, once used by Apulian farmers.
Starting from the sixteenth-century church of San Pietro in Barsento, you will walk through green pastures, woods and along country lanes lined with dry stone walls, olive groves and trulli. This will take you to the center of Alberobello, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site whose streets are literally filled with trulli. Overnight in a trullo.

Altitude: mainly flat
Duration: 4 hours
Length: 8.5 km

Uno scorcio della Valle d'Itria

Day 5

The Itria Valley

Today you will visit enchanting villages in the Itria Valley. The first one is Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous for its white DOC wine. Subsequently Cisternino, a small village with its labyrinth of white streets. Finally Martina Franca, a true baroque jewel. You will then transfer to a farm near the coast.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Altitude: mainly flat
Duration: 6 hours
Length: 6 km

Day 6

Ostuni and Monopoli

A day to discover Ostuni and the olive groves that surround it. Known as the “white city” because of the color of the walls of its whitewashed houses, Ostuni overlooks the Adriatic Sea and boasts a charming medieval center with a 15th century cathedral. Crossing the city, you will arrive in the lush countryside with a great variety of vegetation such as oak, cork and carob trees, and you follow an ancient path of the farmers, lined with dry stone walls and a sea of olive trees. Oil tasting and light lunch. Afternoon in Monopoli, an enchanting city by the sea. Afternoon at leisure and dinner. Return to the farm and overnight stay.

Altitude: mainly flat
Duration: 6 hours
Length: 6 km

Day 7

Breakfast and end of services.

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