Matera | Quad safari with gourmet picnic aperitivo
This gourmet experience leads you off the beaten track, literally.
Pick up the quads and after a brief tutorial in the centre of town (max 6 guests) and take you on a quad safari to the Murgia Materana.
The area bears testimony of paleolithic caves, as well as traces of settlements and villages dating back to the Neolithic, bronze and iron ages. It is characterised by the rocky ‘tuff’ a soft limestone easy to carve and shape. Throughout the 7 000 hectares of park there are over 150 rock churches built and dug out of the rock face mostly in the early Middle Ages during a period in which the Greek Byzantine culture blended with the Latin world.
The rugged Murgia with it’s deep gorge known as the Gravina has stunning remarkable flora with over 1 200 botanical species including shrubs and wild mediterranean herbs like thyme and origanum. After a 20 minute ride you will arrive at a super panoramic destination where your lavish gourmet picnic aperitivo will be delivered.
Half hour to refresh and enjoy your aperitivo and take pictures of the Sassi district from a distance in it’s breathtaking entirety. Then you will head back into town through the historical Via Casalnuovo that lines the Sassi and Gravina.
The experience is great for families, friends and on request for super special occasions the gourmet quad safari can be booked for just two people.