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Tasting Menu in Spain Gastronomic Bike Tour

Gastronomy in Spain

Our most popular cycling tour for 10 years has been our “Spain Gastronomic Bike Tour” and the abbreviated four night version of that trip.   As with most tours, we leave dinners out so people can explore a local restaurant or food offering on their own.  However, on this “Gastronomic” bike tour, where food is even part of the title ... Read More »

Pure Adventures Guests in Spain Experience Best in World Cuisine On Bicycle Trips through Catalonia

Cycling and Cuisine of Spain

For Immediate Release Pure Adventures Guests in Spain Experience Best in World Cuisine On Bicycle Trips through Catalonia SCOTTSDALE, AZ, June 11, 2015 – Pioneers of self-guided cycling vacations, Pure Adventures (http://pure-adventures.com/), arranges tours for bicycle-loving and food-driven clients from April through October in Spain’s Catalonia region. In combination with moderately challenging daily rides, guests experience gourmet dining on the company’s Spain – ... Read More »

Can’t Miss Dishes in Cinque Terre

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We asked our local expert Giorgia for some insider tips to our hiking tour in Cinque Terre and she blew us away with all the good info that follows below.    What does she say about the hiking?  ”All the hikes are quite easy and with  stunning views. While you walk you are surrounded by olives trees, terraces and gardens. ... Read More »

Bikes & Beer: cycle-touring picks in Austria and the Czech Republic

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For travelling cyclists, Austria and the Czech Republic offer something for everyone. Austria’s bike-friendly Danube cycle path is paved and well marked, winding trails through the mountains offer a challenge to fit cyclists, the breathtaking architecture and scenery provides a memorable backdrop for tourists, and of course, beer to quench your thirst after a day in the saddle. If you’re ... Read More »

Exclusive review: El Celler de Can Roca

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Pure Adventures self-guided cycling tours allow travelers the opportunity to experience a region’s cuisine and restaurants at their own pace and taste, unlike group tours that may choose dining options for you. With a culture rich in gastronomy and Spain offers unrivaled restaurant choices – and sometimes it is hard to know where to go! With local expert and Pure ... Read More »

French Holiday Delicacies

French Holiday Delicacies   When it comes to fine food and delectable cuisine, the French certainly know a thing or two.  From escargot to Coq au Vin to mouthwatering pastries and perfectly aged cheese, a trip to France is always a delicious gastronomical journey.  The holidays are no exception, as highly anticipated traditional dishes make their appearances at parties and ... Read More »

From brewpubs to burgers: Arizona’s best places to eat

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After a day on the desert single track eating only trail mix, the occasional granola bar and lukewarm energy drinks, food is top of mind for all cyclists and hikers on our new Arizona tours. If it’s your first time visiting Pure Adventure’s home state, you’re in for a gastronomic treat – Arizona is just as well known for its ... Read More »

5 Foods to Try in Provence France

5 Foods to Try in Provence     Of all the beautiful places to visit in France, Provence is perhaps among the most exquisite.  Its perfect combination of old-fashioned cities, historical benchmarks, breathtaking landscapes and delightful weather make this charming region a top destination for travelers.  One of Provence’s many pleasures is the delectable cuisine enjoyed there.  Here are five ... Read More »

Souvenirs from France – Dordogne Gastronomy

Souvenirs from France – Dordogne Gastronomy     Located between the beautiful Loire Valley and the towering Pyrenees Mountains, the French department of Dordogne offers all the charm and ambiance visitors could expect from this elegant country.  In fact, there are over 1,500 castles in Dordogne alone as well as breathtakingly beautiful countryside and quaint, friendly villages.  It’s exactly what ... Read More »

Normandy Foodie Highlights in France

  Normandy Foodie Highlights   What do you get when you combine miles of breathtaking coastline, fascinating historical landmarks, lush farmland and lively market towns?  The Normandy region of France boasts all of these features and so much more.  But aside from the picturesque landscapes, friendly locals and cultural discovery, Normandy is also home to some gastronomical delights.  Whether you’re ... Read More »