Planning a trip to Europe this summer but a week with boozed up Brits in Magaluf isn’t quite tickling your fancy? Are you mad?! Just kidding, here at Luckies we are total supporters of doing something a little different. So if you fancy mixing up your travel plans this summer, take a look at our five favourite Adventure Map™ bucket list ideas in Europe. You’ll be booking flights on Skyscanner in 5, 4, 3, 2….
Wife Carrying – Sonkajärvi, Finland
First holiday with your boyfriend or girlfriend and you can’t stop bickering? Wife carrying could be the solution. Reconnect and strengthen your relationship in this fun contest where male competitors race while each carrying a female team mate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. Just don’t blame us if it leads to an argument about the big meal you ate last night…
Hill of Crosses – Šiauliai, Lithuania
Definitely a sight for sore eyes, the Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. What started the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is not known for certain but it is believed that the first crosses were placed there after the 1831 Uprising. Over the generations, not only crosses and crucifixes, but statues of the Virgin Mary, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims and we have to say, it makes for a pretty amazing sight. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at over 100,000.
World’s Oldest Brewery – Bavaria, Germany
No adventure is complete without a celebratory drink, are we right? Nearly a thousand years old, Weihenstephan is the oldest brewery in the world and still stands upon the Weihenstephan Hill. Take the guided tour or just sit back and take part in a beer-tasting session, it is a holiday after all.
Wing Walking – Yorkshire, England
Bit of an adrenalin junkie? Well, what are you waiting for? Head to Yorkshire for some wing walking! Standing on a wing, flying through the air at a rate of knots, what’s not to like?! This experience will see you learning the skill of wing walking at this aerodrome in Yorkshire and then performing in an aerial display that will test your nerves of steel. You’ll definitely be in need of a good old Yorkshire brew afterwards…
The Classic Marathon – Athens, Greece
For the super fit, head to Athens for their annual Classic Marathon. This road race even has a little history too – the marathon course is based on the legend from which the race gained its name: Pheidippides, a messenger in Ancient Greece, ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks’ victory over the Persians. So stick on your Nike free runners, slap on some sun cream and board a plane to Athens…