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Caving-trekking tour to the karst caves of Ostuni
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Caving-trekking tour to the karst caves of Ostuni

3 hours



From 1 to 20


  • Visit the karstic caves of Ostuni with an expert guide who will reveal the history and secrets of the place.
  • Walk in the footsteps of ancient Palaeolithic men and immerse yourself in the nature and landscapes of Apulia.
  • Enter karstic cavities to observe stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations.

Your guide

Davide D.

A lover of adventure, I have made a passion my job. I organise outdoor experiences in Southern Italy.

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Full description

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Ostuni land and discover ancient places surrounded by olive groves with this speleo trekking excursion in the company of an expert guide.

You will walk along panoramic paths in the midst of nature and visit the Grotta di Santa Maria di Agnano and the Grotta Risieddi, two karstic cavities dating back to the Palaeolithic era.

There will also be a tasting of typical local products, for an all-round experience among the treasures of Apulia.

What we will do

We will meet in Ostuni (BR ) and, having got to know the guide and the rest of the group, we will take the nature trails that will lead us to the Grotta di Santa Maria di Agnano, within the archaeological park of the same name.

This is one of the most important archaeological sites in Apulia, which unveiled the discovery of the skeleton of the Ostuni pregnant woman, who lived 25,000 years ago and is now preserved in the Museo della Murgia Meridionale. Although we will not be able to see her, the guide will tell us her story and that of the other remains and artefacts found.

Equipped with helmets and equipment, we will enter the karstic cavity to observe the stalactites and limestone formations. We will then climb along a path surrounded by olive trees and reach Grotta Risieddi, also known as Grotta dei Millenari, because of the ancient olive trees that surround it.

This is a recently discovered cave, which still shows traces left by the Palaeolithic men who inhabited it. From its interior one can see a unique landscape: the expanse of olive trees and the sea almost merging into each other.

The excursion will last about three hours and before saying goodbye we will toast with a tasting of local wine and typical products.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an easy level and is open to everyone from 10 years old and up.

Other information

This activity can be carried out all year round, weather permitting, and is confirmed on reaching a minimum of 3 participants.

The meeting point may vary according to organisational requirements and will be communicated to you directly by the guide a few days before the activity.

Recommended clothing

  • seasonal sportswear
  • hiking shoes

What is included

  • Expert guide
  • Caving equipment
  • Tasting of typical products
  • Water
  • Insurance

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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