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Basilicata coast-to-coast: my own version

Two and a half days, 192 km, climbing for 4120 m , a mix of simple but intense emotions that grew up inside me during my first solo trip from the coast of the Ionian Sea, precisely from Policoro (MT), to the Tyrrhenian coast, to Maratea (PZ).

It is my first experience of traveling by bicycle and I have chosen the route taking care to limit, as much as possible, the percentage of the slopes of the climbs included in it: I have collected each checkpoints, altimetric data and the distances from each town I went through.

Three days, several gpx tracks and a short story that I hope will inspire you too to discover Basilicata: a beautiful land.

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Some travellers I use to follow to get enough inspired!


After finding a fixed gear in a Dublin canal, this guy started pedaling around the world. His videos on youtube tell about his travels, reviews on accessories or invaluable guides for those who approach bikepacking lifestyle for the first time.

Pietro Franzese


Myra is an example for everyone: she travels the world by bicycle, collecting plastic waste found along the road. It practically helps to clean up and heal our planet. Her message, wherever she goes, is a constant trigger for anyone who comes across her (virtually or personally) to beahve in armony within our world.

Myra Stals

A genuine source of inspiration and suggestions for everyone who likes trekking, hiking and wild camping. From equipment to food, from legislation to bivouac practice, Alessandro’s Youtube channel is a precious “place” to rely on.

Alessandro Carnevali

Freelance Graphic Designer, Marketing Consultant and DreameR with S and R as capital latters for: Dream Realization. His stories inspired me and gave me the last boost necessary to jump on my first bicycle trip.

Angela Bonaccorso

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