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Pure Adventures Self-Guided Cycling Vacations

July 1, 2013 by

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For cyclists visiting Europe Pure Adventures offers a unique “local” experience. This specialized travel service puts the traveler in control of what they will see and experience. They employ a self-guided concept that uses the expertise of local guides, sites to visit, where to eat, and people to meet.

Self-guided cycling vacations are growing in popularity, and since the economy soured, many travelers have found it to be an ideal way to spend less and still enjoy an authentic travel experience.

Popular Cycling Vacations

Pure Adventures offers bicycle adventures in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia,Switzerland, and more. Here are some of their most popular self-guided cycling adventures.

  • Tuscany (7 days 6 nights): Self-guided cycling adventures Tuscany starts in Montepulciano and goes to Pienza. Along the way, travelers visit villages where they enjoy 3- or 4-star accommodations and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The hilly terrain makes Tuscany a somewhat challenging destination.
  • Gastronomic Catalonia Cycling (8 days 7 nights): Cyclists choosing this cycling adventure option will travel through stunning countryside and medieval villages. This tour starts in Romanya de la Selva and concludes in the town of Madremanya and offers coastal and inland riding. On this tour, cyclists visit wine cellars, olive oil mills, and the ruins of Empuries. Selected lodging is charming and known for extraordinary gastronomy. For those who don’t have 8 days, Pure Adventures offers a 5 day option.
  • Galway & Islands Cycling Tour (8 days 7 nights): A visit to this rural part of Ireland provides a stunning escape along quiet country roads and roadside pubs. Enjoy B & B lodging in charming Irish villages along the way.
  • Vienna to Prague (8 days 7 nights): Seasoned cyclists will appreciate riding through the varied landscapes from Vienna to Prague. This tour carries cyclists through the wine growing region of South Moravia, Podyji National Park’s lush forest, the Czech-Moravian highlands, and carries them by the lakes neighboring Telc. This tour features several castles, as well as small historical towns where travelers can visit small pubs along the trail.

Cycling vacation

This list just scratches the surface of self-guided cycling tour opportunities. For more information, visit the Pure Adventures website. They can be contacted by email, phone, or Skype. 

Photo credits: magical-world, Szymon Nitka

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