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Frances McCann
Frances McCann

The Moments Which Define an Adventure in Germany

Germany, the country which invented Wanderlust (well, defined it at least!), is a dream destination for the walker or cyclist. There's so much diversity. Very much a gateway to the Alps in the south with blissful climbs and views which go hand-in-hand, the river valleys of the Moselle, Rhine and Danube offer relaxed walking and cycling (& some hidden-gem vineyards), and lesser known areas such as Saxon Switzerland in the East should absolutely be on your adventure agenda. Our adventurers have shared these special moments which define a German adventure on foot or by bike.

Castles

Germany has A LOT of castles, which have inspired many fairy tales (and Disney theme parks), which add to the romanticism of the countryside. Check out the King Ludwig Way walking trail to see Neuschwanstein. [caption id="attachment_21241" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig Way Stephen Shelby's #MacsMoment at Neuschwanstein Castle on the King Ludwig Way[/caption]

Folklore & Legend

Germany is of course the origin of many of our favourite fairy tales (think Grimm brothers) and legends. Head to the Harz mountains to take on the witches trail! [caption id="attachment_27705" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Harz witches trail You never know who you'll encounter in the Harz Mountains #MacsMoment - Madeline Smith[/caption]

Views

The country is just beautiful. Even the urban areas of Germany are works of art which tell fascinating stories. Dresden (a highlight of the Elbe Cycle Path) is a particular gem, and Saxon Switzerland is home to some jaw dropping geology.  
   

   

Beers, of Course

What better refreshment after a day on the trail? [caption id="attachment_21239" align="aligncenter" width="858"]German beer Prost![/caption] [caption id="attachment_21243" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Enjoying a german beer Thanks again to Stephen Shelby for this #MacsMoment[/caption]

The Cycling!

Bavaria, the Moselle Valley, Lake Constance, we can't get enough of the relaxed cycling options..... [caption id="attachment_21233" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Moselle Cycle Path Thanks to Peter Howe for this #MacsMoment on the Moselle Cycle Path[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23901" align="aligncenter" width="440"]Cycling and winemaking on the Moselle cycle path Moselle cycle path (courtesy of Anne Jasperson): Friends have lots of shared fun and laughter on an active holiday.[/caption]

Kaffee und Kuchen

.....And all that walking or cycling goes hand in hand with some cake. [caption id="attachment_21255" align="aligncenter" width="682"]Enjoying Kuchen John and Caroline enjoy a break on the Bavaria & Leutasch Valley trip. Photo: Lisa Hall[/caption] Explore Germany by either relaxing on a walking holiday, or see a bit more by travelling by bike. Macs Adventure's collection includes everything from the classic King Ludwig Way to a Bavarian beer adventure by bike. We're always happy to offer adventure advice, just contact info@macsadventure.com and say Hallo!
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