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Last Minute October Escape Experiences!

Ok, so right about now you’re asking yourself 1-Where the heck did the summer go? 2- Why haven’t I taken some much deserved me time yet!? With the usual day-to-day it’s hard to carve out time to recharge our batteries and to fuel the soul. We’re here to tell you that the cycling experience you’ve been waiting for is waiting! ... Read More »

Bike Luggage Charges: Worth Keeping Your Bike At Home?


With cycling becoming more popular than ever, enthusiasts increasingly want to take their bicycles abroad for cycling holidays. As a cyclist, it’s worth knowing whether or not taking your own bicycle abroad is worth it. It can also help determine what airline to book with. At Pure Adventures we are so lucky to have bike rental connections all over the ... Read More »

4 ways to tame Portugal’s Wild Coast


When it comes to bike touring, Portugal is a hidden gem. This often overlooked destination boasts all the beauty of other European cycling hot spots like Spain and Italy, but its unique culture and rugged coastline set it apart and set the scene for a spectacular active vacation. While the heart of Portugal’s nightlife and festival scene is in Lisbon, ... Read More »

5 Fado Facts + the best places in Lisbon to experience it

Fado is traditional folk music popular in the Lisbon area of Portugal. Melancholy by nature, the music includes instruments like guitars and mandolins with one Fadista singing poetic lyrics related to darker elements of love, death and sadness. The music may, however, occasionally include some humor. If your late season travel includes Portugal, be sure sure your experience includes Fado. New ... Read More »

Portugal’s Paths and Pousadas Perfect for Cyclists

“In Europe it’s still possible to find wild and untrammeled nature. This is especially true in Portugal where our company maximizes the diversity of the country’s national parks,” says Loren Siekman, founder and director of Pure Adventures Self Guided Travel. Pure Adventures programs are self-guided, inclusive of accommodations, breakfasts, luggage transport, a road book with route maps, cue sheets, site ... Read More »

Portugal Cuisine

5 Foods to Try in Portugal A trip to Portugal is like an awakening of the senses. From the glistening waves and bustling resorts of the Algarve to the blissful countryside, to the quaint cobblestone streets of the many tiny towns and villages, it’s truly the best of all worlds in this one spectacular destination. Whether you enjoy learning about ... Read More »

Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo Has It All When it comes to beautiful landscapes, rich history and spectacular scenery, Portugal’s Algarve region is second to none. And perhaps no town within this incredible region embodies the essence of the Algarve region more than Vila do Bispo. Whether you enjoy lounging on magnificent beaches, dining at first class restaurants, shopping for one of ... Read More »

Pousadas de Portugal

One of a Kind Portugal Hotels With breathtaking countryside, spectacular coastline and rich culture and traditions, Portugal remains one of the world’s most incredible destinations to visit. But aside from the fantastic landscapes and natural beauty, one of the most memorable and engaging things about this country is its old-fashioned charm – a charm that is marked by the many ... Read More »

Southern Cities of Portugal

Portugal’s Southern Cities Worth A Visit Once considered the Iberian Peninsula’s best kept secret, Portugal offers a little bit of everything to its welcomed visitors. Old fashioned charm exudes from every corner, with quaint, picturesque villages housing friendly locals that are eager to share their proud heritage. Green hillsides dotted with ancient castles, and lovely cobblestone streets are shadowed by ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Cycle Portugal

  The country of Portugal is a warm, welcoming location that provides travelers a little taste of everything. Offering a perfect blend of climate, culture and landscape, visitors here get the unique opportunity to experience outdoor adventure, rich traditions and serene relaxation all in one fascinating place. One of the very best ways to experience Portugal’s unique charm is to ... Read More »