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Ireland

Walker along Killary Fjord

Walking vs. Hiking: Setting out on Foot in the UK and Ireland

If you’re a bit of an Anglophile, you’re probably prepared for the most common UK terms that cause confusion to the North American speaker – across the pond chips are crisps, an aubergine is an eggplant, and pants are underwear. Many of the differences are small, charming, and create a real sense of place for...
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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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Self-guided walking tour in Ireland - Hiking The Western Way

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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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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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 Best Cycling Routes In Ireland [Infographic]

Whether you want a relaxed, scenic cycle or something a little more challenging, there is a route suitable for everyone in ‪‎Ireland‬. This awesome infographic says it all!   Image credit: Ocean Sands Hotel, Inishcrone, Co. Sligo  
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Lucky 7: Ireland’s best bike-friendly trails, pubs and festivals

Since 2004, Pure Adventures has offered self-guided cycling vacations in Ireland, the home of St. Patrick, the country’s most famous patron. While little is known about his early life, St. Patrick’s influence on religion and culture around the world is still widely felt – and celebrated each year on March 17. St. Patrick himself lived...
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How to prepare for a self guided cycling vacation

Congratulations! After months of saving and researching destinations, you’ve booked you self guided cycling holiday to Ireland! But now what? Four Pure Adventures travelers share their best – and often hilarious – advice for how to prepare for a self guided bicycle vacation in Ireland, with a surprising twist: their prep didn’t always include cycling!...
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4 tips for vegans travelling in Ireland

In a part of the world where the number of sheep outnumber the people, vegan cyclists might cross Ireland off of their list of dream holiday destinations. But with research, patience with restaurant chefs, a willingness to compromise and a sense of adventure, adhering to a vegan diet IS possible when you are on holiday...
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4 great gift ideas for moms who love cycling

Forget breakfast in bed as a Mother’s Day gift you have a mom in your life who loves to ride – chances are she’s out cycling on the roads or trails long before her children are out of bed! With Mother’s Day around the corner, Pure Adventures Self Guided Tours has rounded up the best...
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