Tasting Menus on our Spain Food Tours

So you’re interested in Spain food tours – you’ve come to the right place. Our most popular cycling tour for 10 years has been our Catalonia Culinary Cycling Tour and the abbreviated four-night version of that trip. As with most tours, we leave dinners out so people can explore a local restaurant or food offering...
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Spain In A Glass: 5 reasons why Rioja should be your new favorite red wine

Grapes have been grown in the La Rioja region for thousands of years. First carefully tended to and crafted by monks as early as 873, Rioja wines have a fascinating heritage, dating back to the Phoenicians and the Celtiberians. According to VinePair.com, it’s the most famous wine on the American market, it’s fruitiness, structure and tannins making it...
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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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Fall cycling in Spain: 3 reasons to go

While many of our self guided cycling tours in Spain wind their way through the trails and paths throughout the country, away from the the bustle of the urban areas, summer in Spain is a busy time of year. It’s the peak travel season for many Europeans who flock to Spain’s soft sand beaches for...
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4 things you should know before hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail

One of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is an unforgettable hiking experience. For more than 1000 years, pilgrims from all over Europe were attracted by the grave of the Apostle James the Great at Santiago de Compostela at the far North-Western tip of Spain, where his...
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5 reasons to cycle Majorca

Spain continues to be one of Pure Adventures’ most popular cycling destinations, with tours offering  flat to rolling countryside, charming villages, vineyards, castles, Roman history, and museums. Majorca (Mallorca in Spanish) is the largest of the Balearic Islands, its 310 mile long coastline a draw for millions of sun worshipers every year. But there’s more to Majorca...
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Exclusive review: El Celler de Can Roca

Pure Adventures self-guided cycling tours allow travelers the opportunity to experience a region’s cuisine and restaurants at their own pace and taste, unlike group tours that may choose dining options for you. With a culture rich in gastronomy and Spain offers unrivaled restaurant choices – and sometimes it is hard to know where to go!...
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Trip Review: Costa Brava Deluxe Self-Guided Cycling

Last fall, Australian travel writer Susan Bredow experienced Pure Adventures’ tour of the Costa Brava region in Spain. This 8 day self guided cycling tour starts in Girona and covers an easy 38 kilometers per day. While cyclists can explore this region any time of year, autumn is the best time to experience Costa Brava –...
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Spring in Spain: the best trails, gear and food for off-season self-guided travel

The Spanish have a saying: “hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo“, which roughly translates to don’t take your coat off until June. For this reason, Spain isn’t always top of mind when it comes to spring cycling and hiking travel destinations. But the reality is that early spring is a great...
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