On Sunday afternoons it’s fantastic to cycle through the provincial roads of Puglia and Basilicata: you can easily run accross routes accompanied by beautiful landscapes and the sounds of nature. Also, you can meet interesting people.
People like the cyclist we met yesterday afternoon when, with our van, we left the road Bradanica to reach Irsina, in province o of Matera, and we came across the fantastic provincial street “Barese”, (old SS 96), which just from Irsina leads to Gravina in Puglia: no traffic, silence, scent of spring, flight of birds of prey and a great desire to leave our van and continue cycling!
A few hours later, on the way back from Venosa, after transferring the luggage of two British cyclists to the countryside of Grottole, we met Klaus, a cyclist who were crossing the road in harmonious solitude.
<<Hello, where are you going?>>, we asked.
<>, Klaus answered us with enthusiasm.
<<Eh, but you are far: here we are in Grottole!>>
Great Klaus: good luck on your bike trip!