Basilicata is a unique, open-air ‘sports hall’ for those looking for hiking and walking holidays and excursions, but also for sports enthusiasts and thrill-seekers.

In the spring, the region’s mountain landscapes, stretching from the hills around Matera up to the Ionian coast, are perfect to explore on foot, by bike or mountain bike.

The region is perfectly suited also for horse riding, paragliding, orienteering and exhilarating climbing on the rocky peaks located mostly in the province of Potenza, along the Lucanian Apennines, from North to South, up to the Pollino National Park. Also sport fishing enthusiasts are sure to find plenty of activities to fit all their needs. Exciting adventures and learning opportunities for the little ones are guaranteed in the Adventure Parks located across the region, such as the Pollino Adventure Parks in the village of San Severino Lucano, in the province of Potenza, and Cirigliano Adventure Park, in the province of Matera.

In the green and pristine countryside of the region you can also experience activities with a higher degree of difficulty such as rafting on Lao river, or canyoning on Gole del Raganello stream, at the heart of the Pollino National Park.

Thrill-seekers shouldn’t miss the exhilarating zip-wire flying adventures of the ‘Flight of the Angel’, in the Lucanian Dolomites, and the ‘Flight of the Eagle’ in the Pollino National Park: two extraordinary opportunities to float in the air and literally touch the sky.

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