HIKING IN BASILICATA
The National Parks and nature reserves in Basilicata offer a wide variety of hiking trails which are suitable for all levels of experience. Hiking trails are well signposted and offer stunning landscapes.
The Gallipoli Cognato National Park is particularly suited to hiking as it contains the lush Cognato Forest, which has a network of all terrain trails, which are in full of colour during both spring and autumn. Various trails take you from the river Basento, at 200m altitude, to the summit of Mount Impiso. (1300m)
The Pollino National Park offers a selection of walks which are suitable for families, groups and individuals – with shorter trails for the less adventurous to more challenging trails ranging from 30-60km long. The park is an ideal location for hiking as it offers a varied landscape of forests, rivers, meadows and mountains offering stunning views combined. It is particularly beautiful in the spring with interesting fauna and flora covering the park.