Each “Trail to Table” tour features hand-picked activities meant to showcase the best of the destination’s natural highlights, whether that be cycling through charming villages and vineyards, kayaking a scenic coastline, or horseback riding in mountainous terrain. Travelers also experience the authentic flavors of a place by shopping in its neighborhood markets, visiting artisanal food producers’ workshops, and learning culinary traditions via hands-on cooking classes or demonstrations from local chefs. It’s a delicious new way to make genuine connections with dream locations across Europe and South America.
With the innovative “Trail to Table” tours, a variety of active pursuits get travelers deep into some of the world’s most iconic landscapes, while a sampling of food and drink experiences keep mouths watering as they dig into the cultural cornerstones of how and what people eat.
The new collection is a collaboration between Pure Adventures and new adventure travel company, Elemental Journeys. In their combined 40+ years in the adventure travel industry, Trail to Table co-creators Loren Siekman, Richie Daigle, and Natalie Cook came up with the mission to help travelers experience worldwide destinations authentically through a locals-driven, rather than corporate-driven, approach to trip design.
“Just as active exploration creates an intimate connection to a new corner of the world, a great meal can tell the story of a people and culture,” says Loren Siekman, President of Pure Adventures and co-creator of the Trail to Table collection.
As travelers themselves, the collection’s three co-creators share a craving for authentic connections within the regions they explore. Immersing themselves in the natural beauty of a new place via a hike or bike ride is a strong part of their identity, and it’s what they want to share with their clients.
“We wanted to craft a collection of tours that’s intentional in offering you a more well-rounded view of a place, both physically (from land, water, foot, and bike) as well as culturally — truly from trail to table,” says Natalie Cook, co-creator of the collection.
The initial collection will include ten unique tours for 2018: Burgundy, Provence, Loire Valley, Hungary’s Lake Balaton region, Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands, Puglia, Sardinia, Tuscany, Argentina’s Northwest, and Chile’s Lake and Volcano District.
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