Puglia & Matera Active Travel – Italy package holiday

THE FIRST MULTI-ACTIVITY GUIDED TOUR IN SOUTHERN ITALY

The most unique multi-adventure trip! It’s time to discover MATERA and PUGLIA as a real “local”!
On this 7-days tour you will feel like in a corner of “Paradise” because you will live unforgettable experiences always accompanied by expert guides.

Entrusting yourself to us means receiving an active all-inclusive holiday package, without worries.
It is a complete experience that one could never organize on your own.

SPRING/FALL WEEK

FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR NEXT EXPERIENCE DAY BY DAY!

  • Meeting at BARI (Central Train Station) where we will do presentations

  • Private Transfer (70 min) to MATERA, UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Arrival at the typical Resort, check-in and lunch

  • Week briefing with “Tour Leader” and relax time

  • Private guided WALKING TOUR
    discovering the old, secular and majestic area called “SASSI DI MATERA”.
    It’s a very old cave-dwelling district full of unique atmospheres that make this city enchanting.

  • After a delicious characteristic aperitif, visit of the old town with its churches,
    former palaces and typical craft shops.

  • In the evening: special dinner with traditional dishes from Basilicata,
    in the most evocative restaurants of the ‘old town’

  • Right after breakfast: HIKING TOUR.
    You will be ready to defy the canyon called “Gravina” of MATERA. An incredible gruelling canyon with its natural, wild beauty.
    You will trek close to prehistoric sites and rocky churches.
    Unimaginable visions and landscapes await you!

  • Early afternoon: typical special tasting of local food at a visitor center of the natural park that rises inside an ancient sheepfold

  • After lunch: back to your Resort and relax in your room or at the swimming pool
    (with anti-fatigue massages on request)

  • Free afternoon (we suggest you visit the suggestive alleys of Matera or enjoy the cultural and artistic exhibitions in an autonomous way or with guides on request)

  • Another delicious dinner and free time.

  • ATV QUAD BIKE TOUR: riding a “Quad-Bike” (also know as All Terrain Vehicle) you will discover the hidden paths that run near the wild area of the “NATURAL PARK OF THE MURGIA HILLS”.
    As in an adventure movie you can explore the places of myth, where famous hollywood movies have been made such as: “Passion of Christ”, “Ben Hur”, “Wonder Woman” and other masterpieces!
    These biblical landscapes will take you back in time! In complete safety you will see scenarios that will fill your heart with wonderful emotions!

  • At mid-excursion: brunch with TYPICAL FOOD tasting at a local “Agriturismo”.

  • Afternoon: back to the Resort to relax in your room or at the swimming pool
    (with anti-fatigue massage on request).

  • Another delicious dinner and free time.

  • This is the day when you’ll move from Basilicata to the renowned Puglia region; on the road, an unforgettable activity will surprise your senses.

  • HIKING EXPERIENCE on the magnificent “Gravina di Laterza” (one of the biggest canyons in Europe).
    A wonderful place that partly recalls Arizona: in fact the canyon is more than 12 km long, even 500 meters wide and in some stretches it reaches slopes of more than 200 meters! We will explore and photograph the most spectacular section of the canyon, from above.

  • After the activity we will take you to delight the palate: typical tasting of Apulian products

  • In the afternoon we will arrive at the “COUNTRY RESORT” near the sea,  where you will spend the second part of your holiday. Check-in & relax time by the swimming pool.

  • In the evening you will taste a romantic dinner with the authentic flavors of Puglia.

  • ‘APULIAN SAFARI’ IN LAND ROVER’
    Full day excursion aboard of authentic and legendary vehicles (with driver). This day is devoted to an authentic discovery of the territory. You will really perceive the Puglia Experience: Adventure, Fun, Taking Pictures, Culture, Knowledge.
    It is a great day to live “Italy’s heel” as a real local!

  • The ‘Safari’ will last from the morning until the afternoon and will go through high-value landscapes such as “Plain of Ancient Olive Trees”, “Valle d’Itria” (Itria Valley), Alberobello, ancient and fortified farmhouses,  apulian hills, the coastal roads and Natural Parks!

  • Alberobello is a unique destination in the world. It is well known for its “Trulli” (about 1500 white houses with a stone conical roof) and for being UNESCO World Heritage site. An ancient world will be unveiled just in front of you, just like a time travelling of 500 years back in time.

  • Typical food and fantastic drink tastings in Alberobello. Visit of an ancient masseria near Ostuni and technical tasting of original Apulian olive oil.

  • Late afternoon: back to the Resort to relax (in your room or by the swimming pool) with a perfect dinner

  • BIKING TOUR. Special excursion towards rural and bucolic locations. You’ll spin across the paths that run from the “Plains of Ancient Olive Trees” to the wonderful coast of the Adriatic Sea.

  • Your Mountain Bike tour twists and turns towards natural spaces consisting of Apulia’s emblems: huge olive trees, archaeological settlements, ancient farmhouses… This is where our excellence products like mozzarella cheese, wine and “olio evo” (extra-virgin olive oil) are being made.

  • At lunchtime: typical small restaurant on the sea. In the early afternoon: back to the Resort to relax.

  • In the evening there will be a magic moment: an authentic COOKING CLASS “The Panzerotti Night”! As a true “LOCAL”, you’ll prepare typical bakery for your special dinner with “PROSECCO” wine and cheerful dancing! This is our heartwarming ‘Bye-Bye’ greeting party. 

  • Today it’s time to say “CIAO CIAO Puglia”…
    your spectacular “active holiday” has reached its conclusion.

  • In the morning: check-out and private transfer to Bari (Central Station or Karol Wojtyla Airport).

  • End of ‘Puglia & Matera Active Week’ Tour

WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES (Spring/Fall Version)

This won’t be a stressful holiday. We’ll always guarantee the the right balance between active experiences
(in total safety and at the most suitable time), relaxing rest moments and cultural enrichment.

Your holiday is organized as follows: 3 overnight stays in Matera (UNESCO World heritage in Basilicata region) and 3 overnight stays in central Puglia. Because our Active Holidays will take place in spring and autumn, appropriate excursions will be made according to the season: walking tours, hiking tours, ATV quad adventure, biking tours, ‘Safari experience’ in Land Rover 4×4… and of course you will be delighted with original and exquisite gastronomic experiences. You will see with your own eyes the majestic beauty of the old city of Matera (a real jewel of Southern Italy) and you’ll be amazed by unlimited fields of giant and ancient apulian olive trees.Particular attention will be paid to bringing you in contact with the local culture in typical Masseria (farmhouses); in addition to this, you will visit: the fabulous town of Alberobello with its characteristic “Trulli houses” and explore the largest Canyon in Europe in Laterza.

The suggested age for this kind of holiday is from 15 up to 60 years old. This ‘Active Week’ starts and ends in Bari City. Depending on your flight, you may need to spend the night before the meeting (or after) in this City. The general itinerary can have variations due to technical operational and meteorological reasons.

6 nights in comfortable and charming PREMIERE HOTELS (double room or single room)

In particular:

3 nights in Fortified Farm Resort ‘San Francesco’  ✰✰✰✰(Matera, Basilicata)
(or similar resorts with the same classification and strategic position)

3 nights in Country House Resort ‘Casale del Murgese’ ✰✰✰✰S (Savelletri, Puglia)
(or similar resorts with the same classification and strategic position, for example: Relais Villa Cenci)

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

1 Tour Leader (the «Adventure Angel») always present during your trip;

Moreover: certified hiking guides, tour guides and professional drivers

Continuous assistance on site
(it is possible to have direct relations with the headquarters of the tour operator in Matera)

ALL OUR STAFF SPEAKS ENGLISH

1 Welcome Aperitif
6 Daily International Breakfasts
6 Tastings of local gastronomic excellences
(lunch and light lunch based on mozzarella, cheeses, cured meats, bakery products,
typical bread, fresh sea food, fruits, local wines)

6 Gourmet Dinners in Premiere Restaurants

This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request.
Communicate it during the booking process

ACTIVE GUIDED EXCURSIONS

Naturalistic and Archaeological Hiking: The Matera Canyon
Hike features: 8 km (about 5 miles –  4 hours) with official guide.
Route in loop, slight drop, general level: simple/medium.

Naturalistic Hiking: The Laterza Canyon
Path length: 5 km (about 3 miles; 2,5 hours).
No significant uphill gradient
. General level: simple.

Quad-Bike Tour: Matera Countryside
Each Quad has 2 seats (driver and passenger).
35 km route in loop (21 miles –  about 4 hours)
Includes break to visit the archaeological settlements. General level: simple.

Before the excursion you will be instructed on how to drive the vehicle,
easily and in extreme safety. Car driving license required.
Includes: helmet, private guide, fresh drinks

‘Land Rover Tour’ – Apulian 4X4 Safari Experience
Each vehicle has 6 seats (driver and passenger).
About 60 km route in loop (30 miles –  about 6 hours).
Includes Driver, break to visit Alberobello, tastings and fresh drinks.
Visit of ancient Masseria; olive oil tasting/demonstration

Cycling tour in Mountain Bike
Cycling tour features: 27 km route in loop
(about 16 miles /5 hours – breaks and restaurant included)

Slight drop. Slope and general level: medium/simple.
Includes: helmet, private guide, assistance in van, fresh drinks

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in case of unfavorable weather conditions: we will proceed
by replacing some activities with cultural guided tours
(wine/food tastings, museums, historic buildings)
or another kind of experience (4×4 Off-road Tour,
Buggy Tour, visit to the famous ‘Castellana’ tourist caves)

FOODIE EXPERIENCES
Local typical tastings

TOURISTIC GUIDED TOUR 1
Old Matera Town – the “Sassi

TOURISTIC GUIDED TOUR 2
Old Alberobello Town – the “Trulli

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In case of unfavorable weather conditions: we will proceed
by replacing some activities with cultural guided tours
(wine/food tastings, museums, historic buildings).

Private Transfer (minivan or sedan car)

To Matera from Bari
To Puglia from Matera
To all the excursions/activities/hiking sites
To all the restaurants

International and national flights to / from the city of Bari

Extra guided visit and extra treatments in the resort

General insurance, health insurance, trip cancellation, baggage insurance (optional)

Any additional service “on request”

Everything that is not described in the “WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES” section

  • DURATION: 7 days – 6 nights
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: with a minimum booking of 2 people
  • PARTICIPANTS PER WEEK: maximum of 8
  • AVAILABLE IN THE MONTHS OF:
    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    SEP
    OCT
  • LOOKING FOR ANOTHER TIME VACATION? Check our Summer Tour
  • PRICES:

    From € 2690 per person in double occupancy
    (+ € 300 for solo traveller; Single Supplement applied to secure private room)

    From $ 3020 per person in double occupancy
    (+ $ 340 for solo traveller; Single Supplement applied to secure private room)

    From £ 2435 per person in double occupancy
    (+ £ 270 for solo traveller; Single Supplement applied to secure private room)

PREMIERE ACCOMMODATION (✰✰✰✰S)

TYPICAL “MASSERIA” RESORT
Matera

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COUNTRY HOUSE RESORT
Adriatic Shore, Savelletri di Fasano

AUTHENTIC “TRULLI” RESORT
Itria Valley, Cisternino

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❝ Your trip will be focused in the central part of Puglia and in the ancient city of Matera.
The particular position of these sites is ideal for celebrating the most unique Italian active holidays.
You’ll go beyond this dimension because you’ll practice adventures off the beaten track.
All this in an atypical, passionate, adventurous way.
Oh, yes, travelling helps you discover how much you love the Life.
Your eyes will admire some hardly known Beauty… your sight will be like the view of who
is going to fall in love with a true, rude and wild charm.❞

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