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5 Ways Cycling Effects Your Mind & Body

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We all know cycling can make us feel alive – working up a good sweat, feeling the wind, and exploring new routes. But specifically, how does cycling physically and mentally impact us? We scoured the internet and found the reasons why we feel the way we do when we bike!   Stronger Heart     Cycling gives your heart a ... Read More »

5 Cycling Gear Must Haves That Won’t Break The Bank

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What do you think of when you think cycling? The obvious comes to mind – freedom,fun,exercise, and adventure. But maybe you’re also thinking “CHA CHING!”. Yes, like anything worth the investment, cycling has some initial costs like a good quality bike (of course). But where can you shave off some $$ without losing quality? We’ve compiled a short list of ... Read More »

5 Reasons To Add The Burgundy Gastronomy & Wine Bike Tour To Your Bucket List

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Burgundy is famous for its warm hospitality and inimitable knack for enjoying life. Rich in tradition, gastronomy, history and excellent wines. Even before Julius Caesar fought his decisive battles with the Gauls, people have been lured to this beautiful land of gently rolling landscapes, sleepy villages, rivers and canals. Burgundy is the old France, a land of culture, countryside, fine ... Read More »

Sedona: 5 wallet-friendly restaurants

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  Sedona, Arizona’s four-season red rock playground, is famous for it’s beautiful lush green landscapes, purported to have spiritual properties that nourish your mind and soul. What may not not know is that Sedona is home to an eclectic dining scene, that after a day of cycling or hiking on Sedona’s desert trails, will nourish your body. Whether you want ... Read More »

6 sizzling summer festivals in Sicily

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Sicily is a beautiful and very varied land, shaped by the myriad invaders and settlers who have all left their mark. Influenced by so many cultures, Sicilian cuisine is surprisingly lavish, while the people are very warm – just like the sunny island itself. Being an island in the Mediterranean Sea, you can expect summertime temperatures be around 72F. To ... Read More »

5 reasons to cycle Majorca

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Spain continues to be one of Pure Adventures’ most popular cycling destinations, with tours offering  flat to rolling countryside, charming villages, vineyards, castles, Roman history, and museums. Majorca (Mallorca in Spanish) is the largest of the Balearic Islands, its 310 mile long coastline a draw for millions of sun worshipers every year. But there’s more to Majorca than beaches. Ensaimadas Traditionally filled ... Read More »

Cycling Burgundy’s Vineyards of France

Cycling Burgundy’s Vineyards Few places on Earth offer the magnificent scenery, fascinating culture and rich history like the Burgundy region of France.  And with a breathtaking backdrop of lush, green forests, blissful canals and waterways, enchanting chateaux and seemingly endless natural trails, Burgundy also happens to be one of the best places in the world to cycle.  In fact, the ... Read More »

5 palate pleasers in Puglia

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Puglia (Apulia), you may have heard of it, but where is it? This region of Italy is found in the ‘boot heel’ area of Italy and on your self-guided tour of this region you will more or less follow the coast from the inland town of Conversano and go to Otranto. The routes along the rolling hills of Puglia are ... Read More »

Trip timing tips and the benefits of self-guided travel

Time your self-guided cycling trip to take part in Italy's Cavalcata Festival

Europe’s self-guided, active travel leader, Pure Adventures, designs game plans for adventurous cycling vacations throughout Europe and the UK, suggests that one way to get into the heart of a country is to drop into a local festival. In the case of Italy, it might be a culinary feast, or, this summer in Ireland, a return to emerald roots at ... Read More »

5 ways Budapest satisfies your senses

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After seven days of cycling along the Danube in our Hungary tour, you’ll have the luxury of overnighting in Budapest on the final tour date. Whether you prefer the quiet sophistication of classical music and museums or a raucous night on the town, Budapest will satisfy all of your senses.  Sight Housing central Europe’s second largest collection of Egyptian art, ... Read More »