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Czech Republic – Salzburg to Prague Bike Tour
12
Apr

Fresh, New Options for European Bike Tours

For a fresh, new take on the continent, Pure Adventures offers new options for travelers to see Europe their way, via guided and self- guided active bike adventures. We have a special affinity for all things European and for bicycles. Our company is actually one of the early pioneers in North America to offer self-guided...
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Self-guided walking tour in Ireland - Hiking The Western Way
14
Mar

In the Footsteps of Saint Patrick

In the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, it can be hard to find a pub that doesn’t have a shamrock or two hanging in the window. Outside of Ireland, though, there’s a good chance St. Paddy’s revellers won’t know much about the figure they’re toasting. March 17 has evolved into a celebration of...
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Self guided cycling tour through Alberobello with Pure Adventures.
14
Feb

Exploring Puglia: Cultural and Historical Highlights

Puglia, also known as Apulia, forms the heel of Italy’s famous boot shape. That gives the region some distinct advantages — the longest coastline of any part of Italy’s mainland, for instance, and a Mediterranean climate especially conducive to growing olives. With around million 60 olive trees, Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil. On...
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Granada, Alhambra, Hiking the Alpujarra region of Spain with Pure Adventures tours
23
Jan

Must-Sees in Andalusia: The Alhambra

Granada is an enchanting place to kick of a tour of Andalusia. With its beautiful winding streets and whitewashed homes built along the slopes of of the Sierra Nevada foothills, it boasts a vibrant contemporary culture to match its historical grandeur. The legacy of the Muslim emirs who ruled the Iberian Peninsula centuries ago is...
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11
Dec

Unique Christmas Traditions from Across South America and Europe

If you’re reading this in December, chances are you’re busy prepping for all the parties, gatherings, and gift exchanges of the holidays. Maybe you’re finding time to plan a surprise getaway for next spring, or sneaking in one last trip before the new year.  Whatever your plans, with the holiday season upon us we thought...
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Croatia active foodie tour with Pure Adventures
14
Nov

How to Order in Dalmatia: Understanding Croatian Tapas

Croatian cuisine shares many flavours with its Mediterranean neighbours Greece and Italy, and adds a few regional twists all its own. One aspect that often takes the uninitiated by surprise is the lively tapas culture that has evolved in towns like Split. Especially when you’re just passing through, this focus on on light meals and...
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Italy Piedmont Wine Country cycling tour
01
Nov

Advanced Wine Tasting: Regionally Famous Wine Varietals to Try on your Next Trip

If you’re new to wine Tasting or need a refresher, click here to read our “Wine Tasting 101” post. Winemaking is woven into the culture of many of the countries we visit with Pure Adventures. If you’re a wine lover on a self-guided tour, you might drop in on favourite vineyard to see how the grapes...
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Burgundy, France self-guided bike, wine and gastronomy tour
18
Oct

Wine 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Next Tasting

Already a seasoned wine taster? Stay tuned for our next post on regionally specific varietals to look for on your next trip. Wine is an important part of the culture of many of our destinations: France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Chile and Argentina all offer vineyards of international distinction. If you’re tempted to stop off on...
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Tour group relaxing in a pool
03
Oct

The Benefits of Private & Custom Group Travel

People contemplating a vacation are often pulled in two contradictory directions, caught between the desire for downtime to rest and recharge and the allure of active, potentially new experiences. We might be a tad biased, but at Pure Adventurers we’re big believers in the benefits of private custom group travel. A tight group of family...
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