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Active Tours in Germany

Discover Germany on foot or by bike; each region has it’s own spectacular geographic features and cultural identity. Follow trails through the lush gorges, snow-capped peaks and fairytale woodlands of Bavaria, explore the great German rivers, their steep banks shrouded in vineyards or stunning corners in East Germany where hardly any tourists venture. Many of our walking and cycling holidays start in Germany then cross the border into nearby countries, allowing you to experience multiple top European walking destinations in one tour.

Since 2008, Macs Adventure has been offering self-guided trips in Germany and is always discovering more hidden gems with our German sister company's help.  Our knowledgeable team is waiting to answer any questions you may have, and some have their own experiences of walking in Germany. Our itineraries can be tailor-made. All include bag transfer and are hassle-free; all you have to do choose which tour is for you.

Hike through The Barvarian Alpsfollow the King Ludwig Way to fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle, or take on an easy-going cycling adventure along the Moselle River. Walking and cycling in Germany is an immersive experience, taking you through Europe's heartland. Sample local specialities, Münchner Weißwurst with a pretzel or a Knödel (dumpling) dish. Or, finish your day with a cold and satisfying Weißbier. Nothing beats the satisfaction of a cold German beer at the end of a journey! So strap on your boots and get ready for a unique adventure walking or cycling in Germany. 

 

 

Walking & Biking Tours in Germany

Discover Germany

  • Why Choose Macs Adventure to book your holiday in Germany?
    Why Choose Macs Adventure to book your holiday in Germany?

    Macs Adventure has been running self-guided walking and cycling holidays in Germany since 2008.  Whether you like mountains and hills, lakes, rivers, dreamy villages and well preserved medieval cities, Germany has something to offer for everyone. This abundance of wonderful places to explore led us to seek out more and more areas to help people discover Germany on foot or by bike. 

    From humble beginnings, we now send over 2000 walkers to Germany every year, each walking the route that excites them the most. We provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and discover Germany at your own pace. 

    We know how daunting it can be, setting off on an adventure of this scale and we quickly realized how important it was to have amazing partners on the ground in Germany to deal with any issues that you might come across.  We are proud to say that we work incredibly closely with all our accommodation suppliers and luggage transfer teams, and should you have the slightest issue, they will fall over themselves to help you out. 

    We offer a flexible, tailor-made hiking experience that gets you comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying the unique culture, food and scenery of Germany. No hostels, no leaky tents, no heavy bags on your back just a straightforward active holiday that you can book with confidence that we have it all covered for you. 

    We want to showcase our expertise by giving you all the resources you will ever need.  We have free guides, comprehensive videos, and a host of staff with their own German experiences in the planning stage, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping and the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love the diversity of walking and cycling in Germany, and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.

     

  • Must Try German Dishes
    Must Try German Dishes

    Wondering what to eat in Germany? Here’s a list of traditional German food that you should try.

    Spätzle

    Spätzle are handmade noodles that are fried up and served with several traditional dishes, including Käsespätzle, Spätzle mixed with grated cheese (typically Emmental) and fried onion and sweet dishes like Apfelspätzle, Spätzle with grated apples in the dough, dressed in browned butter, sugar, and cinnamon.

    Schnitzel

    I know what you’re thinking: Schnitzel is Austrian, not German. Well, as a matter of fact, it’s Italian in origin, but that hasn’t stopped it becoming associated mostly with Austria  - especially Wiener (Vienna) Schnitzel, which by actual law has to be made with veal - and Germany, where it is often made with tenderised pork and is a staple of most traditional restaurants.

    Dampfnudel

    A delightfully light steamed dumpling that can be served sweet or savoury. Dampfnudels are typically served as a main dish with a savoury accompaniment such as cabbage, salad, gherkins, potato soup, lentil soup, or mushrooms in white sauce. They can also be served as a dessert with vanilla custard, jam, or boiled fruit.

    Currywurst

    The invention of currywurst is commonly attributed to Herta Heuwer, a Berlin resident who - in 1949 - managed to obtain ketchup and curry powder from British soldiers, mixed them up and served the resultant sauce over grilled pork sausage. Today it’s one of Germany’s most famous sausage-based street-food snacks - it even has its own museum - with some 800 million consumed a year, especially in cities like Berlin and Hamburg where it’s usually served with fries or a bread roll.

    Apfel Strudel

    The apple strudel you'll find in Germany (apfelstrudel) features a flaky crust, a warm apple filling, and powdered sugar, all of which is bathed in vanilla ice cream or sauce.

    Although Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) is one of Austria’s national desserts, Germany has also adopted it into its local cuisine. The popular dish consists of buttery pastry filled with flavoured apples with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. It is common to eat the dessert in slices with a sprinkling of powdered or icing sugar. Simply heavenly!

    Spargel

    Spargel, the German word for asparagus isn’t exactly a German food, but the way it is served here is distinctly German. Spargelzeit (asparagus time), a six week period in which Germany consumes nothing but spargel (served with Hollandaise sauce and ham), is close to being a religious festival in Germany.

    Kartoffelsalat

    The ideal side to any wurst or schnitzel is some kartoffelsalat or potato salad. Unlike in the US or the UK, German potato salad is made with vinegar and mustard.

    Pretzel

    These salty knots lovingly tossed by German bakers are one of Germany’s most famous exports. These “bretzels,” as the Germans call them, are widely beloved and happen to go great with beer. They can be found throughout the country, and it’s worth trying them wherever you see them, as everyone does them a bit differently. You’ll find them with spicy mustard to dip, with white sausage in Bavaria, or sliced and served with butter.

     

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