Mountain biking in Italy: 3 Days in Matera and Surroundings

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Tour

MTB cycling holidays

Duration

4 days

Distance

100Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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Weekend

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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Hotel Based

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in the same hotel and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Tour of the Sassi of Matera and Murgecchia (22 km; +/-330 m)
Arrival on your own in Matera and get settled in at your hotel. Your guide will introduce you the tour and delivering technical and tourist material (maps, profiles, etc.). In the early afternoon you will start cycling from the Sassi district to Murgecchia, following the edge of the canyon opening with a view over the old town. Among rocks and ravines seemingly inhospitable, you can visit this village with rock caves and churches. Back to the city. Typical dinner at a restaurant in the Sassi and overnight stay.

Day 2: Around Matera and the Park Of Murgia (50 km; +1100/-1105 m)
Starting from the historical center, the route will take you to the Park of Rock Churches (Murgia), including caves, gorges, ancient folds and rock churches on single tracks and trails overlooking the canyon of the Gravina river. After a picnic in an old sheepfold you will return to the city, passing through the remains of the ancient quarries. Dinner on your own.

Day 3: The San Giuliano Lake Oasis (50 km; +661/-557 m)
From the city center, after few km over asphalt, you reach the San Giuliano Lake, a peaceful natural oasis destination of migratory species from Africa. The route runs in a surreal environment of the clay gullies, narrow paths to reach the hill Igino a nice plateau from which you can enjoy a 360° view of the entire region. After a difficult downhill you reach the Crypt of the Original Sin with the oldest frescoes in the area. Lunch break and back to Matera in the early afternoon. Dinner on your own.

Day 4: Matera
After breakfast end of services.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • 1 dinner (including ¼ wine and ½ water)
  • Guided tour of Matera (1 day)

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 13 to 29 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Mountain biking in Italy: 3 Days in Matera and Surroundings

  • To discover Matera with its Sassi and rock churches
  • To leave all worries at home thanks to the technical assistance and the possibility to have a minivan in town
  • To treat yourself to an adventurous mountain bike escape in one of the most charming cities in Italy

🙋 Frequently asked questions

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Starting from 466per person

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