CYCLING IN BASILICATA
The varied landscape of Basilicata makes the region popular with cycling enthusiasts. With a large network of dedicated cycling routes, Basilicata allows you to enjoy safe, peaceful cycling away from the dangers of heavy traffic.
The countryside is perfectly suited to cycling, offering unique landscapes with breath-taking views, Basilicata invites you to rediscover a slower pace of life. There is an abundance of cycling routes throughout the region, from the plains of the Pollino National Park to the Lucanian Apennines, from the ancient city of Matera to the peaceful Ionian coast.
The region is generally mountainous, which offers challenging terrain for the more experienced cyclists, however there are many routes for family bike rides and easier trails. From the easiest, through the valleys and along the long stretch of coast around Metaponto, or in the areas around Matera and Mount Vulture, to the most difficult in the Pollino National Park, the Lucanian Dolomites and the Sirino Plateau.
Many companies offer cycling tours across the region and provide detailed itineraries, accommodation and food, in addition to all equipment and necessary transfers. For more information, visit the Tour Operators page.