This brand new tour for 2015 explores the undiscovered region of Basilicata in the instep of the foot of Italy. Much of the region is completely untouched by the modern world and time seemingly stands still. We start in the pretty town of Maratea on the west coast before heading inland to the pristine Pollino National Park. Here we stay in a mountain refuge at 1350m for three nights, surrounded by magnificent scenery and nothing but the sights and sounds of the natural world. The final stop of the tour is the unique Unesco World Heritage city of Matera. We stay in an Albergo Diffuso, or “scattered hotel”, with rooms carefully converted from the town’s original cave dwellings, each with individual features and wonderful views. Our final walk explores the compelling history of this matchless city and the surrounding countryside.
Book onto this amazing hiking tour before 15 February 2016 to receive one nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel pre-tour worth up to €200
8 – 16 October 2016
18 – 26 October 2016
View the 2016 Southern Italy Itinerary here