OUR STORY

We travel not to escape life
but for life not to escape us.

Founded in 2007, Purescapes have refined their partners to the most exclusive properties and practitioners
Many of us are looking for a more proportionate work/life balance and an opportunity to decrease stress and increase our natural immunity by immersing ourselves in nature. Each of our bespoke retreats is an exclusive, Eden-like, rural setting.

Our philosophy

We travel in – not through – the landscape on hikes, bikes, runs, paddle boards, kayaks, barefoot or however you like to move, using the latest sports science to support your body as it strengthens. We specialise in cycling escapes with professional triathletes and Ironmen leading the peloton, and wellness programmes that specifically support the discipline.

We believe in ‘travel’ as opposed to ‘tourism’ so we work with local experts and hosts to make sure your experience is immersed in the culture of your destination, from chefs cooking with seasonal produce from local artisans to massage therapists using oils that are scented from your surroundings.

Sunsets are proof that some endings can be beautiful too.

– Beau Taplin

We also believe in giving back to the local community by employing local practitioners and hope that by doing all this and more, we keep our ‘climate shadow’ to a minimum. Post-pandemic, we are even more aware of travelling mindfully and with gratitude.

We want our clients, or ‘seekers’, to feel part of a Purescapes community from booking to beyond. We arm our community with information and tools to get the most out of their escape and continue their journey after; that means personally curated reading lists, podcasts, playlists, meditations, and more. We encourage you to visit this space whenever you need to enjoy our Purescapes editorial on all things ‘wellness’.

our difference

Purespaces is not a
“one size fits all” service

We take our cue from you. If there’s somewhere you especially want to go on this beautiful planet that’s not on our retreat list – no problem.

What to expect

You might be a book club in search of your own story, a batchelor/bachelorette party who prefer adventure to misadventure or a business who want their staff to know they’re valued. Whatever you want to feel, discover or create, we curate to order. We don’t do ‘itineraries’, we educate in organic conversation, not slideshows, we love ‘fussy eaters’ and we understand that not everyone is a morning person. You are all, however, unique miracles who deserve to put yourself first…