Food and nutrition

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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Self-guided cycling tour in France: Burgundy Express 5 Night Bike Tour

7 Things that Pair Well with Burgundy Wines

1. Cheese This is the obvious choice, and one that likely immediately comes to mind. Burgundy is a wonderland for those who like rich and vibrant flavors, and this holds true for cheese as well. A proper pairing of Burgundian wine and cheese brings out notes and characteristics of each that would be hard to...
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Food Diversity and History Alive and Well in Spanish and Basque Tapas

For the longest time, my knowledge of tapas was limited to the Basque variety. Being young and moving somewhere as culturally different as Boise, Idaho, Guernica’s sister city, I enjoyed the Basque district and all it had to offer– especially the tapas. I now understand tapas are more than just a social (and delicious) food...
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5 Hot Food & Wine Choices In Chile’s Lake & Volcano District

Chile’s lake and volcano district is a feast for the senses, the soul, and of course the local food and wine! The snow capped volcanoes and hot springs only scratch the surface of what Chile’s volcano district has in store for you. The area attracts cyclists and hikers from all over the world looking for...
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5 Things Your Inner Traveler Is Trying to Tell You…LISTEN UP!

So here it is, I’m going to tell you a secret, and it’s a doozy – you ready? You have an inner traveler. That’s right, they are in there just aching to bust out. Depending on who I’m talking to this may or may not come as a surprise. In fact some people reading may...
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10 Year Wedding Anniversary Cycling In The Czech Republic

There is quite literally nothing more rewarding for all of us here at Pure Adventures, than getting to be a part of our client’s most special occasions. Recently we received this note from Leisha Stelken, who booked a Czech Republic cycling tour with us to celebrate 10 amazing years of marriage with her husband. Along...
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5 Energy Boosting Foods That’ll Turn You Into A SUPER CYCLIST!

As if getting on your bike and going for a good ride didn’t already make you feel like a super hero, we scoured the internet to find the best 5 energy boosting foods to keep you hugging that road a little longer, and feeling energized while doing it!   What Is A Super Food?  ...
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Can’t Miss Dishes in Cinque Terre

We asked our local expert Giorgia for some insider tips to our hiking tour in Cinque Terre and she blew us away with all the good info that follows below.    What does she say about the hiking?  “All the hikes are quite easy and with  stunning views. While you walk you are surrounded by...
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Summer hydration tips for hiking in Utah’s National Parks

If you’re wondering what the weather will be like on a summer hiking trip in Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park, the Utah Visitor’s Bureau sums it up nicely: Generally speaking, Utah is best experienced with an extra bottle of water and some sunscreen. With daytime temperatures peaking at 102F in July and August, it is essential...
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5 must-haves for your cycling trip to Spain

  You know Spain will be a top travel destination when even Conde Nast’s Wendy Perrin adds it to her list of 2014 travel trends. Perrin lists Spain (along with Germany and Ireland) among the most affordable European countries to fly to in 2014. If you’ve been thinking of booking a self-guided cycling tour to Spain,...
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