Magna Graecia By Bike

A short break in Basilicata cycling from Ionian Sea to the Hills

Siritide, from the ancient city of Siris, is the land of southern Basilicata between the Ionian Sea and the Sinni and Agri rivers.

Having as a base Policoro you can enjoy two loops towards Rotondella, a beautiful balcony village watching the Ionian Sea, and the Rabatana district in Tursi.

All among the orchards and vineyards of the Ionian coast.




DAY 1 – Policoro, the Pantano forest and the sea

Arrival in Policoro and hotel accommodation. Arriving in the morning, in addition to a nice swim in the Ionian Sea, you can tackle an easy ride towards Bosco Pantano, a natural reserve and the last example of a humid plain forest in southern Italy. Overnight.

DAY 2 – Rotondella and the apricots

A day among the orchards of the coast will take you up to Rotondella. Surrounded by a sea of ​​apricot groves, it dominates the plain with a view that embraces the gulf from Puglia to Calabria. Continue until you reach the National Archaeological Museum of Siritide, within the archaeological area of ​​Siris-Herakleia, inside which some of the most significant finds relating to the two Greek cities and the indigenous centers of the hinterland are exhibited.
Distance: 62 Km.
Grade: moderate

DAY 3 – Tursi and the peaches

Going up the orchards along the left bank of the Sinni river, you will first stop at the Sanctuary of Anglona, ​​rich in medieval frescoes, and then continue to Tursi (beautiful view from the Rabatana district, of Arab origins). Tursi is surrounded by orange groves and white “percoche” trees (typical peaches), with a unique taste. Return to Policoro. Overnight.
Distance: 50 km.
Grade: easy/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 and flat routes
 12 km with stages from 50 to 62 km to be covered in 4 – 6 hours during the day
 4 * hotel a few steps from the sea or holiday farm

departure dates

Self Guided Tours

Every day from May 1st to October 30th


€ 310.00 (May, June, September and October) *
Single supplement: € 90.00

€ 430.00 (July and August) *
Single supplement: € 150.00

Prices per person based on double room occupancy


3 nights in a double room with breakfast (4 * hotel or holiday farm), briefing and bike delivery, technical and emergency assistance, road book and maps.

Not Included

Medical / luggage insurance, tourist taxes, drinks, lunches and dinners, entrances, tips, personal extras, anything not included in the “included” item.


Hybrid bike: € 40
E-bike or Gravel bike: € 90
Full carbon racing bike: € 110
Helmet : € 10,00
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