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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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Croatia active foodie tour with Pure Adventures

How to Order in Dalmatia: Understanding Croatian Tapas

Croatian cuisine shares many flavours with its Mediterranean neighbours Greece and Italy, and adds a few regional twists all its own. One aspect that often takes the uninitiated by surprise is the lively tapas culture that has evolved in towns like Split. Especially when you’re just passing through, this focus on on light meals and...
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Italy Piedmont Wine Country cycling tour

Advanced Wine Tasting: Regionally Famous Wine Varietals

If you’re new to wine Tasting or need a refresher, click here to read our “Wine Tasting 101” post. Winemaking is woven into the culture of many of the countries we visit with Pure Adventures. If you’re a wine lover on a self-guided tour, you might drop in on favourite vineyard to see how the grapes...
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Burgundy, France self-guided bike, wine and gastronomy tour

Wine 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Next Tasting

Wine is an important part of the culture of many of our destinations: France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Chile and Argentina all offer vineyards of international distinction. If you’re tempted to stop off on your next custom tour but don’t know where to begin, take heart! You don’t have to be a trained sommelier to thoroughly...
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Pure Adventures Argentina - Multi Sport Adventure Tour

Salta’s Outdoors – Where Adventure and Culture Meet the Andes

The Andes Mountains are unique pieces of land. Stretching 4,300 miles along the coast of South America, the Andes are the longest range of mountains located on a land mass anywhere in the world. Outside of Asia, it is the tallest range of mountains in the world. A landmark that spans almost the entirety of...
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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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Rocky Mountains of Colorado family adventure tour

5 Must-Try Family Adventures in Snowmass

Breathtaking vistas aside, Snowmass and surrounding areas are Colorado’s standout family adventure destination. From river canyons and hiking paths to the vast array of cycling trails and 4×4 tours, hauling your crew here will satisfy even the choosiest of adventure lovers – yes, little ones included. The Lost Forest Zip lining and biking trails? Disc...
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Drop Everything! 3 Reasons You Need Portugal RIGHT NOW

Have you noticed everyone seems to be talking about Portugal right now? Maybe that’s because the country recently reported that they had another record year for overseas arrivals. About 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. So, if you weren’t already thinking about Portugal for your next getaway,...
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5 Things Your Inner Traveler Is Trying to Tell You…LISTEN UP!

So here it is, I’m going to tell you a secret, and it’s a doozy – you ready? You have an inner traveler. That’s right, they are in there just aching to bust out. Depending on who I’m talking to this may or may not come as a surprise. In fact some people reading may...
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10 Year Wedding Anniversary Cycling In The Czech Republic

There is quite literally nothing more rewarding for all of us here at Pure Adventures, than getting to be a part of our client’s most special occasions. Recently we received this note from Leisha Stelken, who booked a Czech Republic cycling tour with us to celebrate 10 amazing years of marriage with her husband. Along...
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