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Trekking in the Murgia Park with Tibetan Bridge in Matera

Trekking in the Murgia Park with Tibetan Bridge in Matera

3 hours



From 1 to 12


  • Live a unique experience of history, nature and tradition with the trekking tour in the Murgia Park.
  • Walk 4 km to discover prehistoric rock churches and enchanting scenery.
  • Experience the thrill of the Tibetan Bridge over the canyon and visit the centre of Matera with its Sassi.
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Full description

Trekking in the Murgia Park in Matera is a spectacular experience, suitable for those who love nature, archaeology and long walks. A true discovery of the territory and the area surrounding the 'city of the Sassi', which will allow you to see the latter from a new perspective!

The 4 km route will follow the old mule tracks that farmers used to reach their fields: a true walk through tradition that will allow you to visit the famous prehistoric rock churches.

Once you have completed the itinerary and experienced the thrill of the Tibetan Bridge, you can take the shuttle bus to Matera to immerse yourself in the timeless charm of this ancient city.

Don't wait any longer! Set off with us to discover this corner of Basilicata.

What we will do

After meeting with the guide in Matera, we will head for the beginning of the trail. We will walk through theMurgico Plateau, a limestone plateau covered with typical Mediterranean vegetation.

In addition to its lush nature, this area is famous for findings of Neolithic villages with adjoining apiaries and rock churches. In fact, along the way we will visit ancient rock cenobi, archaeological finds dating back to prehistoric times, testifying to settlements dating back to the Palaeolithic period.

We will walk together across the wonderful Tibetan Bridge, a 22-metre-long suspended structure of wood and steel, which connects the Gravina Canyon from one side to the other. The 4 km walk is an easy route with an altitude difference of 19 m.

Finally, the shuttle bus (included) will take us to the centre of Matera to visit the marvellous Sassi, an enchanting scenery, also known for being the set of Mel Gibson's famous film 'The Passion'. The excursion will last a total of 3 hours.

Who it is aimed at

Suitable for everyone over the age of 12.

Other information

The experience can be booked all year round, weather permitting, and is confirmed with a minimum of 2 participants.

The tour is in English. If you would like the tour with an Italian-speaking guide, please write to us privately and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Please note! The starting point is approximately 8 minutes' walk from the return point.

Recommended clothing

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • Water
  • Snack

What is included

  • English language guide
  • Return shuttle to Matera
  • City map

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point

Exact location provided after booking

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 flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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