Aglianico Wine and Castles in the Vulture

Ideal for relaxing surrounded by nature and history

from 225 € per person
from May to October
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Vulture is an area in the north of Basilicata, rich in artistic and cultural treasures but above all a DOC production area of ​​Aglianico wine. A perfect place to ride, full of ups and downs, and ideal for relaxing surrounded by nature and history.

Highlights

Venosa
Palazzo San Gervasio
Forenza
Maschito
Melfi
Barile

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival in Venosa and hotel accommodation. After the briefing, we recommend a guided tour of the ancient Roman city, with the archaeological park and the Trinity Church. Overnight.

DAY 2 – the Aglianico vineyards

You cross the vineyards that lead to Palazzo San Gervasio. We go up to Forenza and then return to Venosa through the vineyards of Maschito. Aglianico tasting in a farm.
Distance: 50 Km.
Grade: moderate

DAY 3 – around the Vulture

Starting in the direction of Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano surrounded by fertile soil covered with vineyards, you reach Melfi, a city where one of Frederick II’s castles stands out. Inside the splendid archaeological museum. Continue towards the Monticchio Lakes, once the crater of the volcano, and climb up to reach Rionero and Barile, where you can make a wine tasting stop in one of the numerous cellars of Aglianico Doc. On the way back you can stop in Ripacandida to visit the frescoes in the church of San Donato. Return to Venosa and overnight.
Distance: 72 km (or a short version of 55 km)
Grade: moderate / challenge.

DAY 4

Breakfast and end of services.

trip details

 4 days / 3 nights
Itinerary for moderately trained cyclists that can also be tackled with e-bikes by less experienced cyclists.
2 days by bike on hill and mountain routes, with increasing level of difficulty.
 122 km with stages from 50 to 72 km to be covered in 4 – 7 hours during the day.
 3 * hotel or B&B of the same standard.

departure dates

Self Guided Tours

Every day from May 1st to October 30th

SELF GUIDED TOUR PRICES

€ 225,00 (with 4 pax min) *
€ 255,00 (with 2 pax min) *

Single supplement: € 90.00

Prices per person based on double room occupancy

Included

3 nights in a double room with breakfast (3 * hotel), briefing and bike delivery, technical and emergency assistance, road book and maps.

Not Included

Medical / luggage insurance, tourist taxes, drinks, lunches and dinners, tasting in the cellar **, guided tour of Venosa **, entrance fees, tips, personal extras, anything not included in the “included” item.

** Services to be booked close to the tour departure

Bike rent

Hybrid bike: € 40
E-bike or Gravel bike: € 90
Full carbon racing bike: € 110
Helmet : € 5,00
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transfers

Transfer from Bari APT to Venosa

€ 30.00 (per person with a minimum of 4 participants)
€ 60.00 (per person with a minimum of 2 participants)

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