2016 - 22 years in the travel industry and selling adventure tours, 12 years with the brand Pure Adventures®! In 2012 Pure Adventures sold our first and original brand Discover France Adventures (started in 1994 by our owner Loren Siekman) . Pure Adventures grew on its own in order to meet the demand by customers wanting to other destinations around the world and experience similar high quality self guided tours but in other destinations than France. Pure Adventures was just recently awarded a Best Trip Winner by Active Times for 2014; and recognized in 2015 by Outside Magazine
The focus: bicycle tours, hiking tours, treking tours, and multi sport tours
The model: all our own - more support, more experiences, value added elements that other companies leave out in order to keep a low price, or because they don't want to support their travelers that much.
Our tours are, on average, less than half the cost of an average group guided tour! We consider our self-guided model a 'premium' version because we include more than most other self-guided offers: higher quality lodging, orientations, on-trip support, highly detailed route book, high quality equipment, and pre/post travel expertise - we are not more costly but less and that makes it a better value!
All repeat travelers are eligible for a small discount, and we often have incentives that we promote, and if you are on our enewsletter list, you will hear about it. Sign up on the blog, or contact us.
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Self Guided- A complete package of services that always includes: lodging, some meals, luggage transfer, routes, maps, cue sheets, emergency support. We almost always also include arrival orientations, and dinners. Sometimes we also include airport/train station transfers, all meals, and other services. Each trip may be slightly different because of local services (or lack of) in putting on a tour. Bottom line: we arrange just about everything, you only have to show up and enjoy! We let you travel any date you want, and don't require minimum travelers, nor do we make you adhere to a travel pace. You travel on your own, but you are never totally alone. Our local representatives support you throughout: providing orientations, moving luggage, and always available by phone in case of emergency. See a comparison of self guided travel.
Supported Self Directed Tours - new in 2014, and destined for expansion! These tours go longer, get out there, and offer just the right amount of support at a very reasonable price! A perfect hybrid between guided and self-guided! Guided Travel - Go to new places with the greatest of ease! Some places just require more support and some people prefer the small group experience. We bring a number of guided programs as well to meet these needs. One thing that always makes a difference is the quality of the guide - and we seek the best! Local professionals always, dedicated to their trade and not students on summer break.
We include all the necessities so you can focus on the activity and prepare properly ensuring the best tour experience. Because we use small groups, you will still interact with the local culture, and with the help of your local guide, get a few extras that only locals know about! Note that some of our guided trips go with as few as 2 persons and so you have almost no chance of cancellation due to lack of participation that you might get elsewhere!
At Pure Adventures, we are full time, year round working on our tours and their perfection for our clients. We have been at this since 1994. Our knowledge, experience, and professional commitment set us apart. We also try to emphasize our accessibility - by email, phone, and web. We will respond, and a real person will help you! We are there to help with detailed questions, and to help with your overall trip plans outside of a tour you are planning with us. In the future, we intend to remain on the cutting edge and develop our accessibility, routes, and services to make them even better for our customers.
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
If you have any queries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.