Walking in Puglia & Matera

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4.8 Based on 47 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7854
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Alberobello, Italy
  • Ends Matera, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walk among the trulli houses of Alberobello
  • Discover Matera, a UNESCO-listed town dug into caves
  • Explore the all-white hilltop town of Ostuni
  • Walk over the Itria Valley hills to Locorotondo
Start in Alberobello and end in Matera, the trip "Walking In Puglia & Matera" is a guided trekking and hiking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Matera, Lecce and Ostuni in Italy. "Walking In Puglia & Matera" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The heel of Italy’s boot, formed of the largely undiscovered Puglia and Basilicata regions, offers gentle walking trails through cultivated countryside and towns seemingly plucked from a storybook – ideal for a culture-packed walking adventure. This trip begins among the fairytale trulli houses of Alberobello and continues to the highlights of the regions: the Itria Valley hills; the white city of Ostuni; and the cave town of Matera, a favourite of film directors and protected by UNESCO.
  • Day 1: Start Alberobello
  • Day 2: Walk over the Itria Valley hills; visit Locorotondo, known for its superb wine
  • Day 3: Morning visit to the white city of Ostuni; afternoon walk through olive groves and vineyards; visit Agnano Archaeological Park
  • Day 4: Free day. Optional activities include visiting the baroque city of Lecce or the picture-perfect coastal village of Polignano a Mare
  • Day 5: Morning walk to the coast; transfer to Matera
  • Day 6: Short walk in Matera’s Rock Churches Park and guided sightseeing in Sassi district; wine and produce tasting
  • Day 7: Walk in Matera and its surroundings, along sections of the Cammino Materano
  • Day 8: End Matera
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, two dinners, one wine and produce tasting
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local city taxes (approximately €10)
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 13 2019
4 - Very Good
Walking in Puglia and Matera
This is a very non-strenuous grade 2 trip, compared with other grade 2 walking trips I have undertaken. The majority of walks are flat (walked in sandals) as stated in the trip notes and ankle support was only required for 2 of... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking in Puglia and Matera
This holiday was an excellent trip of gentle to moderate walking through some beautiful countryside, passing through olive groves, by vineyards, along a few gentle slopes and through the area, where one can see the famous conic... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 12 2018
5 - Excellent
This was an excellent holiday with a good combination berween culture , walking and relaxing
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 28 2018
4 - Very Good
Booking efficient; follow up was not - I had to chase; maybe the late switch from of tour company was to blame. An interesting and varied trip, with the leader Luigina Geusa contributing a lot to that plus a good group of fellow... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Puglia & Matera tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 19 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in Puglia & Matera tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Walking in Puglia & Matera tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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