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Explorer Self-Drive

Tailored independence

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

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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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New for 2017! 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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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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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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Journey into the Pyrenees for a slice of authentic Spain with snow as you head out on to the slopes of the wonderfully peaceful Cerler. This is the perfect ski trip for families, providing you with space on the slopes, no queues at the lifts, and a relaxed après-ski atmosphere. Ride a husky sled before you make your way to Llanos del Hospital to try out snowshoeing and Nordic skiing.

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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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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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Book Send me exclusive content » Autumn vines in the hills of Basque Rioja White village and blue sky, the essence of Andalucia. Vejer, Cadiz The running of the bulls is always present in Pamplona. Collado Jermoso hut Children enjoying the great surf along the Cantabrian coast View of San Martin hotel along the Ara Valley The flat valley of Llanos del Hospital is ideal for learning nordic skiing Aerial view of Cerler's slopes Davalillo castle above the Ebro river.