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Spain

Featured cycling tour: 7-nights in Mallorca

Enjoy a self guided circular route around the famous island of Mallorca, riding in the area of “North and Raiguer” as well as a southern part of the island. The itinerary will take you through wonderful vineyards, countryside and pastures, with its exceptional rural Majorcan houses with their typical characteristics. The route is mostly flat...
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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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New tour: El Camino Saint James Way Cycling

Pure Adventures announces a new addition to our popular collection of self-guided tours in Spain: 7 nights of easy cycling along the Spanish countryside, following the last 300 kilometers of the Camino francés. Since the Middle Ages, pilgrims from all over Europe were attracted by the grave of the apostle James at Santiago de Compostela...
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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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From flamenco to food fights: 5 fun Spanish festivals

Spain is a magnificent and large country with much to discover. At the heart of Spanish culture is a passion for food and dance. Here is a list our 5 favourite festivals that can easily be incorporated into your Pure Adventures self-guided cycling vacation in Spain. Jerez Festival Each February, Jerez de la Frontera comes...
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3 fresh and easy Spanish recipes

Having lived in Spain since 1999, Pure Adventures guide Bo Lohmann is knows a lot about the cuisine unique to this part of the world. Fresh vegetables, olive oil and sea salt are staples in a Spanish diet and simple preparation makes it easy for you to try any (or all) his favorite Spanish recipes....
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Postcard from Spain

Meet Bo Lohmann, our guide in Spain. Bo has lived in Spain since 1999 and began working with Pure Adventures Self Guided Travel in 2010. In this Postcard from Spain, he shares with us his favorite Spanish recipes, wines and sights (plus tells us the real reason why he always travels with a Swiss Army...
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Spanish Wines

Catalonia, Spain is known for many of its exceptional attributes from the welcoming Mediterranean beaches to the ancient architecture throughout the region, but an interest of most is the wine this region produces. With nine Denominación de Origen (DO) classified regions; Catalonia has a long winemaking tradition. Catalonia was the birthplace of the Spanish sparkling...
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Gazpacho Recipe

Gazpacho – Easy and Delicious! When most people think of soup they envision a steamy concoction that brings warmth on cold nights and comforts the soul.  The Spanish answer to soup is Gazpacho, which is quite the opposite.  Served raw and cold, it is an interesting vegetable based dish that is particularly popular during the...
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The Many Wonders of Barcelona – Top Reasons to Visit

Why Visit Barcelona? The city of Barcelona is teeming with history and intrigue, from its charming old center to the many displays of exquisite Gothic architecture found throughout. From bustling bars and restaurants to the gloriously sunny coastline, Barcelona offers up the perfect combination of old world charm and modern flare. Whether you’re into admiring...
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