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Matthew’s Ride

Our guests always ask our crew “what do you do when you are not riding across Spain with Spain Adventures” ?   Our crew is made up of extremely interesting people.  They have many interests and probably one of the most popular among them is travel.

Matthew has decided to take a break and ride across the US and South America!  This week he will have taken a bike ride, yes a bike ride to the tune 27,000 kilometers!!!!  When he checked in today he was in Cali Columbia.   Stay tuned for images and more news of Matthew’s ride.  Ride safe Matthew!

Journeys that make memories are waiting for you at Spain Adventures!

Educational Tours 143image100photo2Now is the time to think about those summer plans!

At Spain Adventures, we have your trip and all you have to do is call us with your ideas.
Whether you are traveling with a sweetheart, or with the children, a group of friends, work colleagues or you are a teacher wishing to give your students a great foundation in the Spanish language, we have your trip.
Our rates are competitive, our hotels beautiful and very few companies have over 20 years experience as we do.

Call us soon at 772 564-0330 and check out our tours on www.spainadventures.com and let Spain Adventures plan your summer vacation.

 

A New Year and new adventures are waiting for you! Happy 2015

If travel to Europe and wonderful adventures are on your agenda for 2015, you have found the right country, Spain, and the company that will make certain that your adventure expectations are met.

Take a look at our many tours for this year and decide which one is best for you.  Whether you are traveling alone, with your family or a group of friends, we have your adventure.

Give us a call at 772 564-0330 and speak with one of our staff to help you with your 2015 Spain Adventures.

Feasts and Events in Spain 2015

2015 Calendar of Feasts and Events throughout Spain.

Always something wonderful to participate in. Read below to see which of our tours coincides with any one of these festivals.

January 1:  New Year’s Day

January 6:  Epiphany (parades)

January 21- February 22 Carnaval Santa Cruz and Tenerife Canary Islands

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February 28:  Day of Andalucía

March 19:  St. Joseph’s Day (Las Fallas – amazing displays of fireworks in

Valencia)

March 29–April 4:  Holy Week (Semana Santa; the most holy week in Spain,

beautiful processions throughout Spain)

April 5–6:  Easter (Pascua) Sunday and Monday

April 23:  St. George’s Day (special flower markets, Barcelona); Aragón/Castile and

León Day (Aragón and Castile and León)

April 21–26:  Feria de Abril (April Fair, Sevilla)

April 26–May 3:  Feria del Caballo (horse pageantry, Jerez)

May:  Bullfights and zarzuelas all month long (Madrid)

May 1:  May Day/Labor Day (closures)

May 2:  Dos de Mayo (Madrid)

June 4:  Corpus Christi

June–July:  Granada International Festival of Music and Dance

June 24:  Festival of St. John the Baptist (bonfires and fireworks,)

July 6–14:  Running of the Bulls (Pamplona)

July 25:  Feast Day of St. James (Santiago de Compostela)

August 15–21:  Gràcia Festival (Barcelona)

August 23-24:  Festival of St. Bartholomew (Sitges, festivities on the coast)

August 26:  Tomatina Festival (tomato-throwing melee/party, Buñol, near Valencia)

First week of September:  Festival of Pedro Romero (traditional costumes, music,

dance, parades in Ronda)

September 4–6:  Autumn Sherry Festival (Jerez, flamenco, bullfights)

September 21-26: TBA San Mateo Wine Festival (Rioja Wine Valley)

September 23:  Festival of St. Tecla (Sitges)

September 24:  La Mercé (parade, Barcelona)

September 25:  Little San Fermín (concerts and parades in Pamplona)

September 25–29:  Feria de San Miguel (bullfights, Sevilla)

December 31: Año Viejo (great party in Madrid, Midnight at town center)

When to go to Spain? Four seasons of travel

Spain offers a great deal to see and do all year long and its’ varying climate lends itself to any activity.

WINTER: Dec – mid-March
Andalusia offers the mildest weather in the winter.  For the rest of the country December to mid-March you should expect to wear a coat. It is the perfect time to visit the great cities; as there are fewer tourists and most airlines offer lower rates. Join us for one of the many festivals or come ski one of our many resorts.

SPRING: mid-March – May
Spring is one of the most pleasant times of the year to visit Spain. Daylight lingers and the temperatures are wonderful with warm days and cooler nights. Air fares are still reasonable and there are still less crowds. Hiking through meadows and biking on winding back roads make for the perfect Spain Adventure. There are many feasts during March and April adding to the local color and the warm weather brings the countryside back to life!

SUMMER: June – August
Now is the time to head North! It tends to be very hot in the South of Spain, which lends itself to great beach days and sitting on the coast at sunset. If sand and sun is your Spain plan, then let us take you to the “hot” spots of summer. If hiking or biking is more your pleasure, then this is the time to go north.

The Camino de Santiago which takes you through the cooler regions of summer awaits you!

AUTUMN: September – December
Like spring, autumn is an excellent time for a Spain Adventures tour. The hot summer months are over and there are also plenty of cultural activities to enjoy whether you choose the north or the south of Spain. Late autumn brings the risk of some rain, but it rarely causes us to stop our scheduled activities.

Autumn is the perfect time to plan trips in the wine regions of Spain as it is the harvest of the grapes and any tour that takes you through vineyards is sure to impress the wine enthusiast.

Semana Santa in Seville

Traveling with a guide to Spain is a the way to go!

Our many years of experience selling only Spain as a destination and working with the most savvy travelers has helped Spain Adventures to learn what our guests really want when they travel.

“What can you tell us about your guides?” How will you expose us to the local color? and Why are your hotels unique?

Our guides are truly great travel companions. Every one of them is a Spaniard who has been formally trained in tourism. It would be difficult to find better traveling companions since they know every corner of where you are going on your particular tour. There is no better way to get to know a country than with someone who is passionate about where they live!

Exposure to local color only happens when you have firsthand knowledge of a culture and you stay away from the places listed in guide books. If it’s in a guide book it’s ok for a short visit, but very quickly you will find that it has turned commercial. Most savvy travelers leave home to find things different, not to find watered down and pre-fabricated experiences.

As for our unique accommodations and dining experiences, we have the pleasure of saying “been there, slept there, and eaten there”. We don’t know how many companies can truthfully say that. Over the years Spain Adventures has cultivated relationships, not just contracts with our providers. We know the owners and have watched them grow. When our guests arrive, they are treated as old friends and that makes all the difference when you travel.

We are always happy to address these concerns because unlike so many other so called experts, we have firsthand knowledge of all that we offer. A Spain Adventure will leave you wondering “Why did we wait so long to get to Spain”?