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Biking around Matera

3 Hours

Explore Matera’s historic charm and breathtaking landscapes with our guided tour, biking around Matera by ebike. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage site like never before, pedaling through ancient cave dwellings, scenic trails, and iconic landmarks.

Trip Description

Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is nestled in the picturesque region of Basilicata in southern Italy, renowned for its ancient cave dwellings, breathtaking landscapes, and unique architecture. Exploring Matera by bike offers an extraordinary way to discover this historic city and its surrounding beauties.

Start your cycling journey in the heart of the city, where the narrow and winding streets of the center lead you through the ancient cave dwellings, known as the Sassi di Matera, and the historic churches that punctuate the skyline.

A short distance from the center, the Parco della Murgia Materana unfolds like a natural gem. This regional park provides cycling routes that offer panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscapes. Immerse yourself in the ancient rock churches, discover cave settlements, and admire the rich flora and fauna of the area.

The Gravina River Canyon is another must-visit stop on your cycling adventure. Follow the river’s course and be enchanted by the imposing cliffs, mysterious caves, and natural beauty that characterize this environment. Along the canyon, various cycling trails wind their way, offering routes suitable for all levels of experience. In the same area, a stop at the Belvedere di Matera is a must, where you can admire the beauty of Matera and the “gravine” that surround it.

And, after a day in the great outdoors, indulge in the authentic flavors of Matera’s local cuisine. Delight in traditional dishes such as orecchiette with cime di rapa, crispy peperoni cruschi, and the esteemed wines of the Basilicata region, which will perfectly complement your cycling and culinary experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Sassi di Matera: Ancient cave dwellings showcasing unique architecture.
  • City Center Exploration: Winding streets leading to historic sites and churches.
  • Parco della Murgia Materana: Panoramic views and ancient rock churches.
  • Gravina River Canyon: Cycling trails amidst dramatic cliffs and caves.
  • Belvedere di Matera: Stunning viewpoint overlooking Matera and "gravine."
  • Local Cuisine: Authentic dishes like orecchiette and regional wines.

Itinerary

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Meet-up & Bike Setup

Meet your guide and group at the designated starting point.
Receive a brief orientation on e-bike usage and safety guidelines.
Adjust the e-bike settings to your comfort level.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: City Center Exploration

Begin your ride through the city center's narrow and winding streets.
Admire the ancient cave dwellings (Sassi di Matera) and historic churches.
Capture photos of iconic landmarks and panoramic views.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Parco della Murgia Materana

Head towards the Parco della Murgia Materana, enjoying the scenic ride.
Explore the park's trails offering panoramic views of Matera and the surrounding landscapes.
Visit ancient rock churches and learn about their historical significance.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Gravina River Canyon

Cycle towards the Gravina River Canyon, admiring the natural beauty along the way.
Explore the canyon's viewpoints, dramatic cliffs, and mysterious caves.
Take a short break to rest and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Belvedere di Matera

Ride to the Belvedere di Matera for a stunning panoramic view of the city and "gravine."
Capture memorable photos and soak in the breathtaking vistas.
Learn about the geological and cultural significance of the area from your guide.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Return & Wrap-up

Begin your return journey back to the starting point, enjoying the downhill ride.
Arrive at the meeting point by 12:00 PM, concluding the 3-hour e-bike tour.
Note: This itinerary is a suggested plan and can be customized based on your preferences and interests. Make sure to follow all safety guidelines and instructions provided by your guide throughout the tour.

Enjoy your e-bike tour in Matera, exploring its historical landmarks, natural landscapes, and unique charm!

Included/Excluded

Included

  • eBike
  • Helmet
  • Reflected Jacked
  • Guided
  • Assistance

Excluded

  • Transfer
  • Ticket for Museums
  • Meals
  • Insurances
  • Tips

FAQ

 What types of e-bikes do you offer?

We offer a wide range of e-bikes suitable for various terrains and needs, from city e-bikes for urban tours to mountain e-bikes for more challenging trails.

Where can I pick up and drop off my e-bike?

We have multiple pick-up and drop-off points scattered throughout Puglia. Upon booking, we will provide you with detailed information.

Is there a minimum age requirement to rent an e-bike?

Yes, the minimum age to rent an e-bike is 14. A valid ID is also required.

Are the e-bikes insured?

Yes, all our e-bikes come with an insurance policy. However, we always advise riding safely and adhering to traffic regulations.

Rout Map

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Biking around Matera

Trip Info

  • Matera
  • Matera
  • Piazza Vittorio Veneto To Matera
  • 90 to 120 Minutes
  • 15 km
  • 360 m
  • Sassi di Matera, Parco della Murgia Materana, Gravina River Canyon, Belvedere
  • 14
  • 80
  • 2 - 10
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