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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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Granada, Alhambra, Hiking the Alpujarra region of Spain with Pure Adventures tours

Must-Sees in Andalusia: The Alhambra

Granada is an enchanting place to kick of a tour of Andalusia. With its beautiful winding streets and whitewashed homes built along the slopes of of the Sierra Nevada foothills, it boasts a vibrant contemporary culture to match its historical grandeur. The legacy of the Muslim emirs who ruled the Iberian Peninsula centuries ago is...
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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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Experience Spain: Things to Do in Catalonia

No trip to this much-visited area of Spain is complete without a heaping dose of exploration, relaxation, sightseeing and taste-testing. Here are a few of our must-try activities to help you experience the local culture of Catalonia to its fullest. Try Out the Beach Life Catalonia and beaches: they’re practically synonyms. When visitors think of...
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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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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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5 Ways To Train For Spain

We’ve been booking cycling trips through Spain for over 20 years offering 10+ tours, and never get tired of clients reporting back on their adventures travelling the trails, sampling the food and wine and simply soaking in the history and charm felt everywhere in the region.   So, the question has been asked, how do...
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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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A Rookie’s Quick Fact Guide To Spanish Wine

Ok, so you like wine.  You come home, make dinner and pour yourself a generous glass of the red stuff. But when friends ask “what’s your go-to wine?” a deer in the head light look falls over your face.  Because you, like many wine drinkers out there, buy cheap or whatever’s on sale – not...
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Tour Guide Spotlight: Our Angel In Barcelona

Not to toot our own horn, but year over year our biking and hiking experiences become increasingly popular. Adventure is at the heart of what people are seeking, and we’re happy to deliver! By expanding our services and offering even more exciting experiences to our clients, more than ever we rely on our amazing bike...
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