Lot et Garonne, France

A brand new addition to the Purescapes portfolio, this beautiful property is available for private groups over the summer season. For the spring and fall, this property has been intentionally curated to serve as a luxury wellness destination. ‘Caubel’ as it’s known, is a luxury villa from the 1700’s boasting six bedrooms with ensuites, a generous swimming pool surrounded by acres of neighbouring sunflower fields. The local area of the Lot et Garonne offers authentic French country living dotted with medieval villages hosting farmer’s markets with the highest quality of produce and wine.

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Tuscany

An hour’s drive from Siena, the Orcia Wine Trail passes the charming hamlet of Castiglione d’Orcia in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Val d’Orcia. The town is dominated by its unusual-shaped castle called the Rocca a Tintin Nano with breathtaking views of Tuscany’s iconic cypress trees and olive groves.

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Morocco

This 11-day itinerary that begins in historical Marrakesh and extends into the Atlas mountains and Sahara desert is about the journey as much as the destination. Modern Marrakesh and its bustling souks and clandestine medinas will host immersive cultural experiences that book-end your trip. Think ancient cleansing rituals at the hammam, dinner with a local storyteller, a cooking class on the traditional tagine and more.

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Namibia

Namibia is a trip of two parts. The Skeleton Coast stretches 500 kilometers. It’s uninhabited, untamed and backed by sand dunes up to 300m high. Cape fur seal colonies must elude lions and hyenas against he skeletons of shipwrecks. Inland, you move to a safari wilderness experience in five star camps that put you right at the heart of your experience with nothing but unfiltered nature around you. The 37000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve is home to wildlife like the bat-eared fox and brown hyaena while Sesriem Canyon showcases millions of years worth of fascinating geology to make you feel miraculous and blissfully insignificant at the same time.

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Lanzarote

Part of the Canaries archipelago, the entire island is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Much of its culture was curated by the local visionary artist Cesar Marnique, an architect, sculptor and painter who worked with the Spanish government to draw up a plan to minimize the impact of tourism on the island. Think organic buildings that sculpt form out of the black lava that characterises the island with trees that spear through walls and interiors that seamlessly merge with the outdoors.

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Portugal

Europe’s top destination, Portugal is much more than port, fishing, and its yesteryear trams and tiles. Halfway between the countryside and the sea, a few kilometers from Zambujeira do Mar, is the perfect combination between the connection to nature and the comfort of modern life in the centre of the Alentejo Coast the Craveiral is like it’s out of this world. It is the perfect combination between the beauty of nature and the comfort of modern life, between luxury and simplicity.

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Seychelles, North Island

A private island, exclusively for you and your friends, firm or family. Accommodation is an exquisite wilderness sanctuary comprising of 11 opulent hand-crafted villas – each with a personal butler – overlooking the Indian Ocean. If you’re a lap swimmer, you’ll be thrilled by the 45 metre pool. If you’re a cyclist, there are two complimentary bikes per villa to enjoy the shady forest paths.

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Santa Ynez, California

Considered by many as ‘the Tuscany of California’, the Santa Ynez Valley is made up of six vintage-styled towns of Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Buellton, Solvang, Ballard and Santa Ynez. Think false facades that hark back to the early Spanish settlers and restored and refined ranches. There’re even sidewalks studded with horseshoes for the new cowgirl/boy in town. But what fuels this region is wine, and the six towns are easily picked off by bike if you want to wobble between wineries.

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Girona

Girona, in the Spanish Pyrenees, was Lance Armstrong’s base in the 90s, and for good reason. It’s a dream destination for cyclists with endless routes and a third of the region made up of protected areas. The untamed Cap de Creus National Park, north of Girona, shows the region’s dramatic coastline at its wildest, passing the whitewashed fishing village of Cadaques and on to the lighthouse at Cap de Creus – Spain’s most eastern point. Experienced cyclists have some long sustained climbs of 10 km (6 miles) or more.

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