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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 »

A Rookie’s Quick Fact Guide To Spanish Wine


                                  Ok, so you like wine.  You come home, make dinner and pour yourself a generous glass of the red stuff. But when friends ask “what’s your go-to wine?” a deer in the head light look falls over your face.  Because you, like many ... Read More »

Guide Spotlight: Our Angel In Barcelona


              Not to toot our own horn, but year over year our cycling and hiking experiences become increasingly popular. While introducing more challenging trips like our Myanmar Cycling Tour (discovering old Burma), we’re attracting a whole new group of travellers. Adventure is at the heart of what people are seeking, and we’re happy to deliver! By ... Read More »

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 »

Spain In A Glass: 5 reasons why Rioja should be your new favorite red wine

PA rioja wines

Grapes have been grown in the La Rioja region for thousands of years. First carefully tended to and crafted by monks as early as 873, Rioja wines have a fascinating heritage, dating back to the Phoenicians and the Celtiberians. According to, it’s the most famous wine on the American market, it’s fruitiness, structure and tannins making it similar to Cabernet Sauvignon. The ... Read More »

Pure Adventures Travel Scouts: travel the world for less with our new program


At Pure Adventures, we like to reward our loyal travelers with extra perks (our Repeat Travelers booking incentive is one way). It’s our way of thanking you for your support for choosing us to help your plan your vacation. But we have come up with a brand new program that you’re sure to love! We’re calling it Travel Scouts, and ... Read More »

Three New Tours for 2016: Tuscany, Rioja, Dordogne oh my!

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Jan. 20, 2016 – The pioneer of self-guided cycling vacations, Pure Adventures (, announces three new self-guided bicycle tours of Italy’s Tuscany, France’s Dordogne and Spain’s La Rioja regions. Food, wine and history extraordinaire are key elements of these tours that offer cyclists the luxury of traveling at their own pace and pausing when and where they wish, ... 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 (, 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 »

Fall cycling in Spain: 3 reasons to go

While many of our self guided cycling tours in Spain wind their way through the trails and paths throughout the country, away from the the bustle of the urban areas, summer in Spain is a busy time of year. It’s the peak travel season for many Europeans who flock to Spain’s soft sand beaches for rest and relaxation. Fall, on ... Read More »

4 things you should know before hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail

hiking camino

One of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is an unforgettable hiking experience. For more than 1000 years, pilgrims from all over Europe were attracted by the grave of the Apostle James the Great at Santiago de Compostela at the far North-Western tip of Spain, where his tomb is said to be ... Read More »