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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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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Belgium’s best & bizarre festivals

“The Venice of the North” and one of Europe’s most visited historical cities, Bruges is where our 8-day self guided cycling tour of Belgium begins. Quiet, paved country roads, and a combination of former tow/dike paths and train beds allow you to enjoy varied landscapes in a safe way. Signposts make maps unnecessary; however we...
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Ghent and Oudenaarde

East Flanders Magnificent Villages One of just three regions in Belgium, East Flanders is made up of six districts.  This area is a pleasure to visit, with rolling hills making way for friendly villages lined with lovely old houses and quaint cobblestone streets.  Whether it’s your first time visiting or your fiftieth, you’re sure to...
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Menin Gate Memorial

The Soldiers are Here Located in Ypres, Belgium, the Menin Gate Memorial is a WWI monument that commemorates the tens of thousands of fallen British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient and whose graves are sadly still unknown.  The beautifully designed monument stands proudly at the eastern exit of the town...
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5 Reasons to Cycle Belgium

Why Belgium ?… Why not? Set amidst a beautiful landscape of rolling green pastures and lush gardens, and home to ancient castles, gourmet dining and endless carnivals filled with music and excitement, Belgium offers a little bit of everything to welcome travelers.  This progressive little country has found a way to brilliantly combine its ancient...
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Belgium Beer & Chocolate

The Best of Belgium Ideally located in the heart of Europe, surrounded by France, Germany and the Netherlands, the charming country of Belgium offers visitors an unforgettable journey from past to present.  This culturally diverse and progressive country has somehow achieved a perfect balance between its rich history and its modern urban atmosphere.  From the...
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