Motorbike route SS 407 - Nova Siri Scalo

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SS 407 - Nova Siri Scalo: Nature route

Discovering the Ionian coast passing through the Pollino National Park

Legenda

The route starts from Tursi, the city of Albino Pierro to which the Literary Park is dedicated, located in the middle of two great rivers of Lucania, the Agri and the Sinni. Not far from Tursi, the Sanctuary of Santissima Maria di Anglona, elected a national monument since 1931. Its Romanesque-style portal and bell tower are splendid. Inside, the church has a Latin cross shape and has three naves divided by arches and pillars. Crossing the heart of the Pollino National Park, in the valley crossed by the Sarmento river, a tributary of the Sinni, we find the small town of San Costantino Albanese.
Crossing the Pollino National Park you reach the Ionian coast and the town of Nova Siri, formed by a “marina”, a few hundred meters from the sea, and a “historic center” located about 10 km inland.


Motorbike Route Potenza-Matera

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Potenza-Matera: Route Nature and Culture

Discovering the cities of the Basilicata region and interesting villages

Legenda

The tour starts from Potenza, the capital of the region, situated in the upper Basento Valley at 819 metres above sea level along an Apennine ridge, north of the Dolomiti Lucane mountain range.
The second stop is Grumentum,Located within the Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri – Lagonegrese National Park, not far from Grumento Nova, the archaeological park preserves the ruins of an ancient Roman city from the third century BC, featuring a well-preserved urban layout.
Considered the “Little Lucanian Pompeii,” there are three areas of great interest: the Augustus era theatre, the forum and the ruins of the amphitheatre.
Pertusillo Lake is on the way to, Guardia Perticara, A beautiful medieval village situated 750 metres above sea level, in the setting of the Val d’Agri, surrounded by unspoilt nature, streams and watercourses. It has been included on the list of Italy’s most beautiful villages because of its unique qualities.
The next stop is Pietrapertosa, located at 1088 metres above sea level, it is the highest municipality in Basilicata. Entirely built on the rock of the impressive Dolomiti Lucane mountain range.

Through the Gallipoli Cognato and Piccole Dolomiti Lucane Regional Park there is Accettura Adventure Park.
The next stop is Grassano, the birthplace of the artist Franco Artese, a leading figure in the Neapolitan nativity scene school, who is known for donating a nativity scene set in the Sassi of Matera to the Vatican.
The route ends in Matera,the city of the Sassi. A magical land, where the past and future intertwine in a whirlwind of beauty, catapulting unsuspecting visitors into a dimension that exists beyond time.


Tyrrhenian coast: Rotonda, Castelluccio Inferiore, Trecchina, Maratea

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The route offers a variety of incredible landscapes, passing from the green and wooded areas of the Pollino National Park to those typical of the Mediterranean scrub near Maratea. Roads set between the sky and the sea accompany the cyclist who will reach the sea after a splendid and easy ride.

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Dolomiti Lucane Park: Accettura, Pietrapertosa e Castelmezzano

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Mountain path, suitable for those who are fit, which in just under 80 km allows you to combine the most evocative centers of the area.
Important climbs, breathtaking views, high altitude meadows and woods are the peculiar characteristics of an itinerary designed to fully experience the sensations of a park that seems to have stopped in time.

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Bradano Valley: Venosa, Palazzo San Gervasio, Genzano, Acerenza, Oppido Lucano, Irsina

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The route starts from the Horatian city of Venosa and connects to Genzano from where an itinerary designed for trained cyclists begins (presence of several climbs). However, it is possible to divide the itinerary into at least three days of medium difficulty pedaling.
Territory with a strong agricultural value with large expanses of wheat fields. Each center crossed is steeped in history, from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, passing from the wonderful cathedral of Acerenza to the village of Irsina and the beautiful Cavallina fountain in Genzano.

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Wine and hills: Venosa, Rapolla, Barile, Rionero, Ripacandida, Ginestra

Medium/easy difficulty route also suitable for those who do not pedal daily.
The low mileage makes it simple but there are some hill climbs not to be underestimated. The scarce presence of car traffic, except in the vicinity of larger towns, allows you to cycle in complete tranquility, among the vineyards and cellars of Aglianico DOC, olive groves and mills, interesting archaeological sites and medieval historic centers. The tour is based on Venosa, an ancient city founded by the Romans in the third century BC. It was located on the Via Appia and was an important center which, among other things, was the birthplace of the Latin poet Quinto Orazio Flacco. In addition to the Archaeological Park, a visit to the Holy Trinity should not be missed, an early Christian Basilica with frescoes inside and a sarcophagus with the remains of the Altavilla. Outside there is the Incompiuta, a larger church never completed.

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Pollino's peaks: Rotonda, Piano Ruggio, Viggianello

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A round trip for trained cyclists. Presence of challenging climbs, passing through the main refuges near the paths that lead to the highest peaks.


Cicloturismo in Basilicata

Bike route - Matera hills: Matera, Montescaglioso, Miglionico, Grottole

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It is a circular route around Matera. You can reach some of the most interesting villages in the area of ​​the Matera hills and the Bradano river valley, with few kilometers in the nearby Puglia.
The length and the altimetric variability make the tour suitable for those who are fit. However, it is possible to do it in two or three days to reduce distances and discover the historical, artistic and environmental wonders of the valley.

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La via dei Calanchi: Ferrandina, Stigliano, Cirigliano e Aliano

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The itinerary, of medium difficulty, is very impressive due to the variety and particularity of the landscape. It is recommended in spring and autumn to avoid the great summer heat and enjoy the colors of nature.

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“Discovering lagonegrese” itinerary

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From the charming Maratea, Lucania’s only outlet into the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea, just a few kilometres away is a completely different landscape. The villages in the hinterland are decidedly more hilly and mountainous in appearance, and differ in morphology and landscape, all with their own story to tell.

Not far from the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea is the “garden city”: Trecchina. Famous for producing chestnuts, the unique flavour of the sweets and ice-creams made from this fruit will tantalise the tastebuds of anyone who stops here. But Trecchina offers more than just sweet temptations. Outdoor enthusiasts should not miss the Parco delle Stelle park. Located on the mountain of Serra Pollino in an extraordinary natural setting that allows you to admire the Tyrrhenian coast and the Gulf of Policastro from above. The exciting Parco delle Stelle is unique in its scenic beauty and offers a variety of thrilling, adrenaline-pumping attractions, as well as the opportunity to enjoy outdoor sports, cycling, horse riding and simply to relax in the green surroundings. On the mountain of Serra Pollino, at 1099 metres above sea level, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso can still be admired. You can get to the place of worship by leaving the village and following a path that is one of the most scenic in the Lagonegrese area, immersed in the untouched green of nature.

From Trecchina we continue to the pretty village of Rivello, located on a hill overlooking the Valle del Noce valley. The small village has a peculiar urban structure, both because it extends over three hills, Motta, Serra and Poggio, and because its origins are due to the establishment of two distinct settlements, as in the past the village was fought over by the Lombards and Byzantines. This division can still be perceived today in the architecture, rituals and town planning. There is in fact a Latin area built around the Mother Church of San Nicola and another Greek area extending from the Mother Church of Santa Maria del Poggio, both dating from the 9th century. Among the various places of worship in the area, the Convent of Sant’Antonio deserves a special mention. Dating back to the 16th century, it is embellished with valuable frescoes by the Todisco brothers. Giovanni Todisco is responsible for the fresco of the Last Supper, located in the refectory, whose peculiarity lies in the fact that it shows absolutely non-canonical dishes belonging to the local food and wine tradition. Handicrafts are also very important and the village is famous for making iron and copper objects.

Going further inland, our gaze is caught by the hilly scenery of Lauria, the town of Blessed Domenico Lentini. With its illustrious past, it is remembered for its heroic resistance in the attempt to stop the advance of Napoleon’s army, which led to the burning and sacking of 1806, a resistance that earned it the title of Semper fidelis from the Bourbons. The town is also known for the presence of the Sanctuary of the Madonna Assunta, an ancient Basilian monastery, as well as the ruins of the Ruggero castle, named after the bloodthirsty Aragonese admiral, famous for having emerged victorious from all the battles he fought. Visitors to the town can delight their tastebuds with many typical products, including the otto, viscuttini c’u naspru and anginetti biscuits, recognised as Deco products.

From Lauria, the route heads towards Nemoli, a picturesque town characterised by a network of alleyways, stairways and eighteenth-century buildings, located a few kilometres from Lake Sirino. The picturesque water basin, surrounded by greenery and the houses that literally overlook it, is ideal for relaxing and refreshing walks in the heat of summer days, while in autumn it becomes a favourite destination for foliage lovers. Several times a year it is the natural stage for various shows involving the interplay of light and sound directly on the water.

The last stop in the area is the city of Lagonegro, characterised by its medieval layout. It has a peculiar urban structure, seemingly clinging to a cliff dotted with steep, narrow streets and many churches. In the oldest part of the village, the remains of the feudal castle are still visible and dominate the entire town. The city is famous for being the birthplace of the famous and sadly missed Lucanian singer-songwriter Pino Mango and also because, according to a legend, the remains of Da Vinci’s famous muse Mona Lisa are said to have found their eternal home in the Church of San Nicola, where, according to popular tradition, she died during one of her journeys.