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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.

Feefo gold

15-day self-drive tour - £1,955pp

From the deserts and beaches of the Cabo de Gata to the high hills of Aracena, via the great cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, this self-guided trip lets you see it all with the help of occasional days with our superb local guides and hosts.

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11-day self-drive tour - £2,215pp

Explore the layers of history and the myriad flavours of the unique Basque Country, as you make your way through the ancient landscapes which produce an incredible variety of food and drink.

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7-day self-drive tour - £1,265pp

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

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8-day self-drive tour - £970pp

Whether you sample artisan cheeses at the market in Cangas or walk ancient Roman roads across high mountains, set your own pace as you explore Spain's Picos de Europa mountains equipped with insights from days spent with your own local guide.

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8-day self-drive tour - £965pp

Swim off a sandy beach in the middle of a meadow or stand on a high peak with a blanket of clouds at your feet – just ask your guide. Discover the very best of the Picos de Europa with some days of private guiding to complement your days spent actively exploring as a family.

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16-day self-drive tour - £2,645pp

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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15-day self-drive tour - £2,235pp

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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8-day self-drive tour - £1,230pp

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