From Lucanian Dolomites to the Sea

From the Park of Dolomiti Lucane you reach the valley of the Calanchi

From the Park of Dolomiti Lucane, with the beautiful villages of Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano, you reach the valley of the Calanchi.

After a visit to the ghost town of Craco, you reach the Rabatana district in Tursi.

From there continue through the orchards of the Ionian coast that will take you to Policoro.




DAY 1 – The Lucanian Dolomites

Arrival in Pietrapertosa and accommodation in B&B. Arriving in the morning you can enjoy a nice excursion or ride to Castelmezzano, the twin village which, like Pietrapertosa, is perched on the sandstone rock at about 1000 meters high. Overnight.

DAY 2 – the valley of the Calanchi

A busy but spectacular day. After crossing the Montepiano wood, you reach Accettura, stop in San Mauro Forte and descend into the Calanchi valley until you reach Craco, the ghost town abandoned at the beginning of the 1960s. Continue until you reach the farmhouse for an overnight stay.
Distance: 68 Km.
Grade: moderate

DAY 3 – the Ionian Sea

Today you will cross the Calanchi area again until you reach Tursi. We suggest the view from the Rabatana district and a stop at the Sanctuary of Anglona, ​​rich in medieval frescoes. Continue through the orchards of the Metaponto plain that will lead you directly to Policoro. Do not miss the beautiful Archaeological Museum of Siritide. Overnight at the hotel on the beach.
Distance: 50 km.
Grade: moderate

Day 4

Breakfast and end of services.

trip details

 4 Days/3 Nights
Itinerary for moderately trained cyclists that can also be tackled with e-bikes by less experienced cyclists
2 days by bike on hill paths with increasing level of difficulty
 120 km with stages from 50 to 70 km to be covered in 4 – 6 hours during the day
 3 * hotel or B&B of the same standard

departure dates

Self Guided Tours

Every day from May 1st to October 30th


€ 215,00 (with 4 pax min)*
€ 270,00 (with 2 pax min)*

Single supplement: € 70.00

Prices per person based on double room occupancy


3 nights in a double room with breakfast (3 * hotel and B&B), briefing and bike delivery, luggage transport, technical and emergency assistance, road book and maps.

Not Included

Medical / luggage insurance, tourist taxes, drinks, lunches and dinners, the visit of Craco, entrance fees, tips, personal extras, anything not included in the “included” item.

Bike rent

Hybrid bike: € 40
E-bike or Gravel bike: € 90
Full carbon racing bike: € 110
Helmet : € 10,00
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Arriving in Matera with your car, the transfer to Pietrapertosa and the one from Policoro to Matera can be included up to a maximum of 4 participants. If you arrive directly in Pietrapertosa, the return from Policoro has the following prices:
€ 20.00 (per person with a minimum of 4 participants)
€ 40.00 (per person with a minimum of 2 participants)
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