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Where to Travel with Teenagers: Our Recommendations

Traveling with teenagers is an opportunity. It’s a chance to introduce young people to other cultures and experiences while they’re highly receptive, but also physically capable and independent. The adult organizing a tour, though, usually has questions. How will the teenagers’ love of sleeping in fit in with a busy day’s itinerary? Will a visit...
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Czech Republic – Salzburg to Prague Bike Tour

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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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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Croatia active foodie tour with Pure Adventures

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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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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5 Things You’d Be Surprised To Learn About Croatia

By far, one of our most popular trips in 2015, Croatia never disappoints. The coastline is dotted with historical towns, cities, and villages, but the country is very narrow so visiting the islands is absolutely part of a visit. As with all of our tours you will be extremely active on this trip, traveling to islands...
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Croatia’s 12 best beaches to cool off in

The Dalmatian Coast – this is the place in Croatia that is most known! Lots of coastline and access to literally hundreds of islands just a short boat ride away. The mainland coast is dotted with historical towns, cities, and villages, but the country is very narrow and so visiting the islands is absolutely part...
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Postcard from Croatia

  Meet Luka Poznic. Luka is one of our experienced bicycle tour guides in Croatia. Luka was born is the former Yugoslavia (now a region of 7 picturesque countries). When he isn’t helping Pure Adventures guests during their travels, he spends most of his time between Slovenian Alps and the blue Croatian Adriatic. Preferably on bike,...
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Why Cycle Croatia?

5 Reasons to Cycle Croatia   Croatia provides visitors with a little bit of everything, all rolled into one spectacularly beautiful destination. From glistening beaches and rocky coves to lush forestland and ancient Roman ruins; from peaceful old villages to an electric nightlife that will have your heart pumping and your excitement soaring. Whatever your...
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Istria Croatia Towns

3 Towns to Explore in Istria Croatia When it comes to amazing travel destinations, Istria, Croatia doesn’t necessarily come to mind. The truth is this hidden gem offers just as much beauty, history, culture and adventure as any of its more popular rivals. From rolling green hills, to snowcapped mountains, to lush vineyards and the...
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