Basilicata Trek & Food Tour

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Basilicata is perhaps the last “frontier”, where time is still valuable. Slowly, on foot, you will discover small villages surrounded by woods and rich paths to go. People have so many stories to tell and your guide will be the best translator from the local dialect to your language. And in the evening there will be time to discover a fantastic food tradition and ancient recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Type of tour: Guided
Min/max people: from 2 pax
Length of stay: 5 days/ 4 nights
Arrival/Departure: Matera/Matera (possible transfer from Bari airport)
Tour level: Easy
Dates 2018: Every day from 1st of April till 31st of October

Description

Map

Highlights

  • Discover a region where you can still appreciate the value of old traditions and the slow life
  • Be impressed by the enchanting view of the Sassi of Matera
  • Walk through the small villages of the Lucanian hills and mountains in search of flavours from times gone by
  • Learn how to cook the famous and unique bread from Matera in an old wood-burning bakery
  • Taste the Aglianico red wine and the cheese from the mountains
  • Discover the traditional tastes back to XIX , by cooking the perfect bandit food on a special workshop

Itinerary

Day 1: Matera Sassi, Cheese tasting, Typical Dinner

Arrival in Matera and check-in at your hotel. Light lunch with tasting of local cheeses and salami from the mountains of Matera. Afternoon visit to the Sassi: with its history from the Baroque to the Neolithic period (duration 3 hours). Dinner at a typical restaurant in the Sassi.

 Day 2: Matera, Bread workshop, Rock Church Park (km 5)

Itinerary from Matera: 3 hours. length: 5 km – grade: easy.

In the morning, bread workshop in an old wood-burning bakery, where the traditional bread from Matera is made.

A short walk on the Murgia plateau in search of the archaeological treasures of the Rock Church Park. Lunch on a farm surrounded by golden hills. A walk on the hills and return to Matera. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay.

 Day 3: Venosa & Aglianico wine tour, Trivigno (km 3)

Venosa and the Aglianico Wine tour: 3 hours. length: 3 km – grade: easy.

Journey to Venosa (75 minutes), an old Roman town where the Latin poet, Horatio was born. Tour of the town and wine tasting in a cellar.

Light lunch and journey to Trivigno, accommodation in an agritourism in the mountains (up to 1000 metres in altitude) where you can go for walks surrounded by the green prairies of the Southern Apennine, with a wonderful view of the Lucanian Dolomites. Dinner and overnight stay.

 Day 4: Trekking on the Lucanian Dolomites & Cooking course (km 4)

The Bandit Menu (cookery course): 4 hours. length: 4 km – grade: easy.

After breakfast, transfer to Pietrapertosa and walk in the Lucanian Dolomites.

Back to Trivigno in the afternoon for the cookery course with the Bandit Menu, which allows you to discover the traditional tastes of cooking in 1870 Lucania. Have lunch with the Bandits!!!

Dinner and overnight stay.

 Day 5: Departure

Breakfast. Check out. Private transfer to Ancona airport and departure.

Price per person:  965 euro (based on 2 pax) / 850 euro (based on 4 pax)

The tour includes:

  • 4 overnight stays with breakfast in farmhouse/guesthouse
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Wine tasting in local cellar
  • Cooking class
  • Expert guide for all the tour and local buddy assistance
  • Tranfers during the tour
  • Maps and information material

The tour does not include:

  • Transfers from/to Matera (possibility of transfer from/to Bari aiport – from 45 euro pp)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Everything not listed under item “the tour includes”
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