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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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Self guided cycling tour through Alberobello with Pure Adventures.

Exploring Puglia: Cultural and Historical Attractions

Puglia, also known as Apulia, forms the heel of Italy’s famous boot shape. That gives the region some distinct advantages — the longest coastline of any part of Italy’s mainland, for instance, and a Mediterranean climate especially conducive to growing olives. With around million 60 olive trees, Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil. On...
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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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Last Minute October Escape Experiences!

Ok, so right about now you’re asking yourself 1-Where the heck did the summer go? 2- Why haven’t I taken some much deserved me time yet!? With the usual day-to-day it’s hard to carve out time to recharge our batteries and to fuel the soul. We’re here to tell you that the cycling experience you’ve...
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4 Little Known Facts About The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Travellers come from all over to visit Pisa and the famous leaning tower, sometimes just to do this… Whether you’re in it for the Instagram photo op or to see this architectural marvel firsthand for its historical significance, we’re willing to bet you don’t know all there is to know about this leaning wonder. Here...
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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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New Tour: Italy – Matera to Sea Bike Tour

The trip starts in Matera, a charming town located in the Basilicata region, a unique and ancient city built at the confluence of two small limestone valleys on the right slope of a ravine. Its Old Quarters have been a UNESCO world heritage since 1993, displaying a miracle or urban planning and thousands of years...
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Pure Adventures Travel Scouts: travel the world for less with our new program

At Pure Adventures, we like to reward our loyal travelers with extra perks (our Repeat Travelers booking incentive is one way). It’s our way of thanking you for your support for choosing us to help your plan your vacation. But we have come up with a brand new program that you’re sure to love! We’re...
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Three New Tours for 2016: Tuscany, Rioja, Dordogne oh my!

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Jan. 20, 2016 – The pioneer of self-guided cycling vacations, Pure Adventures (https://pure-adventures.com/), announces three new self-guided bicycle tours of Italy’s Tuscany, France’s Dordogne and Spain’s La Rioja regions. Food, wine and history extraordinaire are key elements of these tours that offer cyclists the luxury of traveling at their own pace and pausing...
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5 Reasons To Buy Less & Experience More In 2016

With the holidays behind us, and the new year upon us, thoughts go to new year’s resolutions and finding ways to live better, healthier, and happier. How do you see yourself accomplishing your goals in 2016? For you, does living better mean acquiring the latest tech, appliance, or maybe a home reno? Maybe being happier...
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