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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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Our 7th walking trip in the past 3 years with Headwater/Exodus and it was one of the best! We felt like we had the chance to experience the "Real Italy". While Aberobello had some foreign tourists, the rest of the places we visited/stayed we were among locals. A real treat. The walks were relatively easy. The scenery was beautiful. Picnic lunches and dinners were wonderful. Hotel Stassi in Matera was close to everything, provided unique and comfortable lodging, and a wonderful breakfast. Hotel Ramapendula was about a 5-10 min walk to the main Trulli area, was comfortable but breakfast was mediocre at best.
The trip was full of highlights but one of our favorite experiences was being in Matera on the May Day holiday.
After completing our walk for the day we spent the rest of the afternoon in town and loved watching the streets full of couples of all ages, families and friends, strolling the streets, eating gelato, watching bands parade by, and just enjoying life the way it should be!!!
Our group leader , Giuseppe was excellent!!!! He was outgoing, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and wanted to ensure that this was one of our best trips ever. He had prepared handouts on restaurants in Matera and a list of options for things to do on our free day. His picnic lunches were wonderful. He interacted with the locals on many occasions giving us a chance to see the area through their eyes. We would jump at the opportunity to travel with him again
Go before this part of Italy becomes too popular
The holiday was all that I hoped it would be. I've learnt so much about an area of Italy where I hadn't been before. Good company with mix of ages, great accommodation, easy walking and fantastic guide.
Matera was beautiful with hidden house and churches in caves. Great hotel.
Alberobello - I hadn't realised there would be so many Trulli houses.
Amazing - from the start to the end of the trip,she informed us of all the local history. She provided help with restaurants and even arranged for two packed lunches whilst we were walking. Great local knowledge which was invaluable.
Definitely one for your short list!
Great guide in Marinella! Very beautiful scenery, great hikes over rolling hills and flat olive groves
Seeing Matera for the first time, trying the local cuisine.
Wear good shoes - some of the hike trails are a bit stony.
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With so much to see and do in the world we know how hard it is to settle just on one destination. That's why we have put together a handy guide of trips you are able to do back-to-back.
TEV (Walking in Puglia & Matera) can be combined with Walking the Amalfi Coast (TDA), but we recommend doing the TDA trip first for the transport logistics between the two destinations to work. All the TEV departures dates can be combined with TDA if both trips are guaranteed to run.
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