Walking in Puglia & Matera

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5 Based on 95 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
The tour "Walking In Puglia & Matera" starts in Alberobello and ends in Matera. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Lecce, Matera and Locorotondo in Italy. "Walking In Puglia & Matera" is a guided small group tour that 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)
5 - Excellent
Based on 95 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 26 2024
5 - Excellent
Walking in Puglia and Matera Private Departure
We had very good service from the Exodus sales team in planning the trip for our Nordic walking group. The itinerary was very well planned and gave us the chance to experience walking and cultural visits in this fascinating area... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 22 2024
4 - Very Good
Only 3 walks throughout the week
The trip was well organised and each of the three places we stayed were fascinating
  • Anonymous
  • On May 19 2024
5 - Excellent
Fabulous first walking holiday!
This trip exceeded my expectations in both the excellent organisation and expert talks by Ioana and the wide range of activities around walking, sightseeing, free time and gastronomy! 💚
  • Anonymous
  • On May 12 2024
4 - Very Good
A glorious week
A hugely enjoyable immersion in the countryside and towns of Puglia and Basilicata.The itinerary is well-designed, as the highlight for us was undoubtedly Matera, and I was pleasantly surprised at how little down time we had. The... 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 17 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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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. 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.

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