Top tourist activities in Basilicata

Maratea Port, ©mozzercork/Flickr

Maratea Port, ©mozzercork/Flickr

If you are one of those who like mountains with rejuvenating woods and forests, a stunning scenery and in the same time you would like to visit a place where you can eat good food and have many fun options to spend your time, Basilicata in Italy might be a perfect place for you.

We present you the top tourist activities in Basilicata no matter the season when you are visiting this beautiful area. In Basilicata you can relax and enjoy the mountain or the beach scenery, even both together, or you can opt for more active options of spending your time like water or winter sports.

Mountain activities

Basilicata in winter has snow covered mountain peaks where you can spend your time practicing different water sports. The same peaks offer great tourist activities in Basilicata to those who like hiking, cycling or taking a walk in nature. You like to ride a horse or practice mountain biking in a beautiful surrounding? In Basilicata you can surely do these, too. And there are also some more unusual and interesting tourist activities as well including the grass scooter, snow tubing or the devalkart, which is like go-kart, but you have to use it on the grass.

Basilicata mountains, ©Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd/Flickr

Basilicata mountains, ©Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd/Flickr

Even if we usually think of beach as speaking of water, Basilicata has beautiful streams and brooks, dramatic lakes and water basks colored in many blue shades. There you can opt for tourist activities like rafting, canyoning, canoeing.

Beach activities

Basilicata is located mostly in the internal part of Italy, but has two beach exits, one on the Ionian sea and the other at the Tyrrhenian sea. You can opt for many tourist activities in these areas. The first has two popular tourist resorts with an amazing scent that is because of the eucalyptus, which covers some parts, besides of the pinewoods. These two resorts are Metaponto and Policoro, with wide sandy or peddy beaches.

Beach at Metaponto, ©AlexanderVanLoo/Flickr

Beach at Metaponto, ©AlexanderVanLoo/Flickr

The beach at the Tyrrhenian sea is called Gulf Policastro and is a more diverse resort regarding the natural surrounding. It also has steep parts and small beaches, but the sea has a stunning crystal-clear color everywhere. Basilicata is a perfect place for a varied beach vacation as the water can be calm and warm, but also agitated and howling. You can experience the many faces of the water life while you choose from many tourist activities in Basilicata including sailing, scuba diving or fishing.

Activities in Maratea

Maratea is a regional capital of Basilicata and offers many tourist activity options. You can go shopping in the city, take a meal in a restaurant, visit the bars or nigh clubs of Maratea.

Maratea Port, ©mozzercork/Flickr

Maratea Port, ©mozzercork/Flickr

 

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