9th February #Adventure365 – It’s Shrove Tuesday meaning it’s time to grease up those frying pans and ponder some food adventures inspired by Shrove Tuesday while stuffing your face with a pancake.
Historically Shrove Tuesday was named for its religious significance and is marked by feasting and celebration ahead of the observance of the Lent fasting from Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the 40 days leading up to Easter when many people choose to give something up for 40 days.
Households around the country will be raising the bar on the best flipping skills and pancake topping ideas as they celebrate this annual tradition as the ingredients for pancakes are said to symbolise four points of significance at Easter and Springtime of the year.
A day of feasting always seems to send us off thinking about the magic part food plays in all good adventures. Indeed we’ve enjoyed looking up the best food adventures inspired by Shrove Tuesday for you to get tucked into. So, for those who choose to pig out on pancakes today, then fast for 40 days until Easter, here are some food adventures inspired by Shrove Tuesday you might like to consider for later in the year!
Join this unique jungle trek Darien Gap adventure in search of lost civilisations, ancient petroglyphs and more
Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and adventurers from old Yangon (Rangoon) to the stunning landscapes around Lake Inle
Rural Afghanistan in spring is a lush green blossom-filled paradise and this adventure aims to show you the best of it.
Unplug from your busy life and learn new skills on an authentic working estancia in Argentina during this immersive, hands-on gaucho expedition.
Take a yellow school bus, remodel it into an overland vehicle and bring together a small group of adventure travellers to explore the wilderness on an awesome Alaska road trip.
Discover the beautiful countries of the Balkans on this wonderful small group adventure which takes you from peak to valley through Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia.
Redefine epic by joining a leg of this voyage around the world on a traditional tall ship. This fantastic adventure begins and ends in Nova Scotia, Canada with stops in the Cook Islands, Indonesia and South Africa.
Siberia Arctic expedition and journey to the end of the world alongside nomadic Nenets reindeer herders.
Experience Bhutan’s fascinating culture and its colourful festivals on this Treks and Festivals Bhutan adventure
Experience the Kalash winter solstice festival of Chamos and get the chance to search for the rare snow leopard.
Climb Egypt’s highest peak and get a true taste of magnificent Sinai on this 230km minimalist nomadic desert crossing.
This India horse safari is a riding adventure that takes you to the famous biblical Balotra Tilwara horse fair
Discover emerald rice fields, smouldering volcanoes and colonial architecture in the Islands of the Philippines
Sail Gibraltar and Morocco on this hands-on 12 day trip exploring the stunning region where Europe meets Africa.
Join the Berber nomads on an expedition through Morocco’s Atlas Mountains
Experience West African culture and spectacular scenery on a trip through Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone.
Visit the Russian spaceport of Baikonur and explore the Silk Road on this unique Kazakhstan expedition
From the sprawling Serengeti to the magical white beaches of Zanzibar, this East Africa overland adventure is the perfect bush and beach combination
Action packed adventure on a group overland adventure through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe camping or accommodated.
Sail Burma around the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea and get a taste of the Asia of old on a small group sail adventure beginning in Thailand.
Explore captivating towns, horseback ride and hike through charming rural landscapes, and meet inspiring artisans on this Colombia Fair Trade Adventure.
Experience white beaches and wildlife-filled nature trails, meet with cocoa producers and mingle with indigenous tribes on this Costa Rica community Fair Trade adventure.
A 35 day overland Freetown to Accra trip to experience West African incredible culture, dance ceremonies, vine bridges, wildlife, beaches, traditional architecture and great music.
Africa overland – 9 countries, 56 days and an incredible adventure! Think mountain gorillas, Serengeti National Park, Okavango Delta and much more
Bike and hike on this active Cuba adventure that combines outdoor sports and stunning scenery with all the must-see cultural highlights
Discover the wonderful Alborz Mountains which rise from the Caspian Sea on this fantastic trekking in Iran adventure
A Silk Road Adventure across Asia from Beijing in China to Istanbul in Western Turkey, covering 12,000 kms and six countries.
Travel in Iran and discover the beauty of one of the most misunderstood countries on earth
Take a culinary journey on this Vietnam food adventure, from the freshest seafood in Halong bay to the best street snacks in Hanoi.
Travel through Turkmenistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan on this Caspian Sea and Silk Road Adventure
Experience India’s Ardh Kumbh Mela festival on this 15 day adventure that follows the Ganges from foothills to delta.
Follow the footsteps of Livingstone, the first European to cross the width of southern Africa on this Tanzania adventure
Journey from Lima to La Paz taking in Machu Picchu, Cuzco, La Paz, Lake Titicaca and the wilderness of the Bolivian Salt Flats
Madagascar overland in 22 days to discover the incredible diversity of flora, fauna, landscapes, people and culture of the world’s 4th largest island.
A 16 days travel across the breathtaking Himalayas, past stunning glacial lakes and over highland plateaus on this Journey across the Tibetan Steppe.
Exotic and entrancing, unexplored and adventurous, mysterious and mystical Haiti is an exhilarating destination ideal for curious intrepid travellers.
12 days of extraordinary sights and inspirational experiences in Ecuador and Galapagos including the chance to camp and kayak the Galapagos Islands
Trek through the Eastern Hajar Mountains. From the Arabian Gulf through stunning canyons, lush wadis, natural pools & the deserts of the interior.
Challenging and inspirational motorbike ride through ‘Little Tibet’ on this Spiti Valley Motorbike Adventure.
This journey will reveal to you the best that Afghanistan has to offer in terms of culture and history, with all the delicious autumn fruit you can eat.
This unique tour offers the opportunity to discover the charms of Haiti from La Citadelle, Bassin to La Visite National Park.
Explore West Africa in all its variety, complexity, and beauty on this three week overland adventure from Dakar to Marrakech
Spectacular mountains and fine horses make Georgia a perfect riding location. Join this one-week Georgia Horse Ride through the Caucasus.
Follow the footsteps (or hoof steps) of nomads, ancient warriors, and thousands of traders using the Silk Road on this Kyrgyzstan Horse Riding Adventure.
West Africa overland from Accra to Ouagadougou through Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Burkina Faso
Sail Greek Islands – Give in to dreams of sailing the Greek Islands on this seafaring adventure around the renowned Cyclades Islands
Tailormade adventures to Morocco’s coast and mountains. A luxury desert camp and the medieval city of Fez or trek to summit of Jbel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak.
On this Sabah Borneo adventure you’ll discover exotic animals, Mt Kinabalu, ancient traditions, hot springs, tribal villages, loveable orangutans and much more
Small group adventure to get off the beaten track on a Burma cycle trip through the Shan Highlands, crossing the central plains around Mandalay, and down a fabulous descent from Mt Popa.