Unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Whatever your plans for the holiday season, we thought it would be interesting to reflect on the diverse Christmas traditions of the many countries we visit on our tours. Not all are of these celebrations are still widespread in the 21st century, and some of them travel across borders to be observed with minor variations...
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Advanced Wine Tasting: Regionally Famous Wine Varietals

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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Salta’s Outdoors – Where Adventure and Culture Meet the Andes

The Andes Mountains are unique pieces of land. Stretching 4,300 miles along the coast of South America, the Andes are the longest range of mountains located on a land mass anywhere in the world. Outside of Asia, it is the tallest range of mountains in the world. A landmark that spans almost the entirety of...
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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...
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The Flavour Of Vienna: DRINKS, FOOD & FUN!

  I’m sure that from those who read our blogs and frequent our social accounts – we’ve got some geography buffs in the crowd. So, you probably already know, for example, that Vienna is Austria’s Imperial City, that it has a population of over 2 million people (yet has retained that small city feel), or...
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Bikes & Beer: cycle-touring picks in Austria and the Czech Republic

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...
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Austria Must-Visit Towns

5 Towns to Visit in Austria When it comes to breathtaking countryside and mountainous terrain, Austria has long cornered the market. But beyond the Alpine charm and friendly atmosphere, there is much more to this beautiful country than meets the eye. Like history? How far back would you like to go? Perhaps back to a...
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Classical Music in Vienna

Vienna – The Music Capital of the World Of all the beautiful and musically rich destinations in Europe, the city of Vienna most certainly tops the list. In fact, it’s been dubbed one of the world capitals of music – and for good reason. Vienna has turned out some of the most talented and world-renowned...
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The Mighty Danube

Cycling the Danube The mighty Danube River has been given the nickname “the river that connects Europe”, and for good reason.  This incredible body of water winds its way through 10 different European countries, weaving a variety of cultures and breathtaking landscapes together like a beautiful tapestry.  One of the best ways to experience the...
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5 Reasons to Cycle Austria

Grab Your Bike and Head to Austria   If it’s rich history, breathtaking landscapes, brilliant art and culture and culinary masterpieces you seek, then Austria is the perfect destination for you.  From ancient architecture to gorgeous sweeping hills to fine wine and dining, there is something here to meet every visitor’s needs.  Recent years have...
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