Walking in Puglia & Matera

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4.5 Based on 24 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Alberobello, Italy
  • Ends Matera, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • Visit the UNESCO towns of Matera and Alberobello
  • Walk in tranquil countryside past trulli, vineyards and olive groves 
  • Indulge in the succulent and fresh local cuisine 
Starting in Alberobello and ending in Matera, the tour Walking In Puglia & Matera is a guided trekking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Matera, Locorotondo and Lecce in Italy. Walking In Puglia & Matera is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

In the heart of the Mediterranean lie Puglia and Basilicata, two unique and still largely undiscovered regions of Italy [1] nestled between the emerald waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. This trip gives us the chance to explore the very best that these Italian gems have to offer, from trulli houses of the lush Itria valley and the white hilltop town of Ostuni to the rock churches and UNESCO Sassi district of the beautiful city of Matera. Aside from the perfect mix of cultural discovery and gentle walking, we will have the chance to sample the legendary local cuisine and delicious wines that make this region a true food lovers’ paradise. *Temporary changes due to COVID-security measures.**Last updated: 3rd August 2020*At Exodus we acknowledge our responsibility to have the most up to date information on anything that will affect our customers on holiday, and to communicate this to our customers as effectively as possible.Our general global COVID security measures are described in our Travel">https://www.exodus.co.uk/travel-safety-charter">TravelSafety Charter, and changes will be made to these measures as required by the global pandemic situation.However, we also expect there to be requirements, measures and sometimes itinerary changes that apply to certain trips only, and may well be temporary measures. We have highlighted all known changes in the section below.*Entry requirements.*For all trips, having the correct documentation and visa, if required, remains the customer’s responsibility based on their own nationality. We therefore encourage all travellers to check entry requirements using the travel advice of their home nation for the relevant destination. For UK passport holders that is https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceIn">https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice">https://www.gov.uk/foreign-tra... order to meet the new immigration requirements for Italy you should note the following:-   All visitors entering Puglia must fill in the self-report form found here https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavirus- ">https://www.sanita.puglia.it/web/pugliasalute/autosegnalazione-coronavir...  Keep for 30 days the list of places visited and people met during the stay-   You will be required to go through a temperature test.*Local COVID restrictions.*Local regulations or guidelines in Italy require visitors to:-  Wear face coverings at all times in shops, public transport  and all in indoor areas-  Maintain social distancing where possible, at a standard distance of 1 metre.-  Visitors should note that certain restrictions are in place for restaurants and shops-   Your leader will reconfirm the latest local government advice and requirements on arrival.*Itinerary changes*There are /no planned itinerary changes/. However, customers should be prepared for occasional short notice changes as required by local authorities or recommended by the Exodus Leader to maintain COVID-security for the group.[1] taxonomy/term/310
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
Walked in Puglia and Maters
5 - Excellent
“A pleasant week of gentle walking, visually impressive towns. Also good food and wine (of course).”
Walking boots in the heel of Italy
5 - Excellent
“A well led and easy paced walking holiday in surprisingly varied scenery. The wild flowers were stunning. Don't expect to lose any weight as the picnics and various local food treats and tastings are irresistible.”
Wonderful Holiday
5 - Excellent
“Our 7th walking trip in the past 3 years with Headwater/Exodus and it was one of the best! We felt like we had the chance to experience the "Real Italy". While Aberobello had some foreign tourists, the rest of the places we visited/stayed we were among locals. A real treat. The walks were relatively easy. The scenery was beautiful. Picnic lunches and dinners were wonderful. Hotel Stassi in Matera was close to everything, provided unique and comfortable lodging, and a wonderful breakfast. Hotel Ramapendula was about a 5-10 min walk to the main Trulli area, was comfortable but breakfast was mediocre at best.”
Walking, history, food and wine.
5 - Excellent
“Having never visited the heel of Italy, we had little idea of what to expect. What a delight! The combination of pleasant walking in interesting countryside, historic sites, good food and wine, and a superb guide
made a perfect holiday.”
  • Day 1: Start in Alberobello.
  • Day 2: Walk over the hills of the Itria Valley, dotted with olive trees, vineyards and trulli; 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 Adriatic coast; free time at the beach (in season) and transfer to the UNESCO town of Matera.
  • Day 6: Short walk in Matera’s Rock Churches Park and guided sightseeing in the town's marvellous UNESCO 'Sassi' district.
  • Day 7: Walk in the outskirts of Matera exploring prehistoric caves and rugged landscape; overnight in Matera.
  • Day 8: The trip ends in Matera this morning.
  • 5 nights 3-star hotels and 2 nights converted farmhouse or 4-star hotel depending on departure dates (see accommodation section for more info) , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 wine and produce tasting 
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Transfers for group flights
  • 5 days guided gentle walking; 1 free day
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Low altitude throughout
  • Travel by private minivan, bus and train
  • Any international flights to Alberobello and from Matera are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walking in Puglia & Matera tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Puglia & Matera tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 163 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 12 October 2020 full payment is required.

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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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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