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Tailored independence

Our driving holidays in Spain & Portugal combine independent exploration with carefully curated guided experiences. At Pura Aventura we specialise in the great outdoors of Spain & Portugal, places where you can enjoy walking in beautiful landscapes, great food, wonderful small hotels as well as fascinating history and culture. Take advantage of our expert guides, immersive activities and detailed local information to make the very most of the time you spend on holiday.

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Travel by road though landscapes of whitewashed villages, high mountains, endless olive groves, beautiful palaces and the warm Mediterranean sea. From the best known highlights to barely visited corners, this trip combines the very best of southern Spain’s landscapes, people, food and culture.

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A self-drive journey to connect you to culture both ancient and modern in Spain's gastronomic heartland. From 21st Century wineries to millennia-old salt pans, the restoration of a medieval cathedral to contemporary sculpture, you are immersed in the art, food and history of the most idiosyncratic corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Whether walking through vineyards towards a medieval castle or sipping fine wine over Michelin starred dinner, this independent self-drive holiday brings together beautiful walks and some of Spain’s finest gastronomy and wine.

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Walk across high mountain meadows and taste cider fresh from the barrel in the company of villagers, as you discover the stunning landscapes of the Picos de Europa mountains with the help of occasional days in the company of a local guide.

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Guided activities combined with the freedom to explore independently. Discover the very best of the Picos de Europa with days of guided activities to complement independent days exploring as a family.

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Sweep down the country from Porto to Lisbon, from the vineyards of Portugal's finest wine-producing area, through the enchanting forests and palaces of the centre, to the south for some hiking among Alentejo's cork oaks and one of our favourite stretches of coastline.

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Beautiful landscapes, delicious food and premium small hotels mark this self-guided journey along the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

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Fantastic skiing without pretension, queues or overpriced food in the ‘hidden valley’ resort of Cerler - a slice of authentic Spain but with snow. Perfect for anyone who appreciates space on the slopes and no queues at the lifts.

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Book Subscribe to The Pothole » View of the village of Cadaques Secluded beach amidst Cabo de Gata natural park Inspecting the autumnal haul of mushrooms in the market Rioja villages below the Sierra de Cantabria Clouds over the Cares gorge at sunste from Vega de Ario Family bike ride into the hills Porto often has wonderful sunsets to enjoy by the river Driving into the spectacular Ordesa National Park Many wide, empty slopes make Cerler wonderful for beginners and improvers