Cycling Holidays

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.

ACTIVITY CENTRES FOR CYCLISTS

Ferula Viaggi- Matera

Offering services in English, German, French and Spanish, this fantastic information centre offers walking, cycling and food tours, and trekking in protected areas such as the Gallipoli Cognato Park and Pollino National Park. They also offer bike rental and cooking courses.

Basilicata MTB Tour- Potenza

A tour for mountain bikers which takes you on scenic routes through the countryside of Basilicata, lead by a professional guide. A shuttle bus and luggage transport are provided and you can choose the length of your tour, from a day to a week. Nordic walking is also an option.

Tellusmater- Latronico

Tellusmater provides tourist information on the Pollino National Park and pick-up services for excursions, excursions on foot, mountain bike, horseback or by Jeep, trekking, orienteering on foot or by mountain bike, bird watching, rafting, cross-country skiing, climbing, guided tours around communities and historic centres, food and wine tours, and archaeological itineraries as well as workshops in nature and snowshoeing.

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