Outdoor Recreation

Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182

Labor Day Fishing Weekend
Aug. 30 to Sep. 2
Cost: Fishers: $399 p.p.,
Single Occupancy: $479,
Non-Fishers: $299 p.p.
This special fishing trip will delight all anglers looking for a challenge at a beautiful and scenic new destination, and offers the chance to go fly or spinning-reel fishing. Based out of comfortable apartments in the village of Galtür, you will spend the weekend fishing in your choice of multiple fishing sites, including a private lake, several ponds and 2 private mountain streams, reserved solely for fly fisherman. Here, between 1500 and 2000 meters above sea level, you will cast your lure into some of the cleanest waters in Austria by day, and enjoy Tirolean hospitality by night. A tourist fishing license is included, transportation between the fishing sites is available, and your daily catch will be cooked for you by our friendly hosts, or frozen for return to Baumholder.

Scuba Certification Course
Aug. 30 to Sep. 2
Cost: $479
Want to get away from daily stresses and connect with nature? Want to test the boundaries of “where man is supposed to be”? Want to drift in the underwater and leave all your cares and worries on the shore? Then SCUBA is your answer! All of these things can be accomplished while drifting serenely through the water where the only sound you will hear is your own breathing. Join Baumholder ODR for SSI Open Water Divers certification course. Open water divers course consists of 3 modules: Online training (including digital training kit) Confined open water sessions open water sessions. Upon completion of the course the students will receive: C-Card Open Water Diver Divers log Book.

Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on federal holidays. https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com

Venice Express
Sep. 6-8
Cost: $189 per person
Lose yourself in the island city of Venice, Italy! Venice is the original pedestrian zone and is filled with countless shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions. With no tour guide or set schedule to follow, you will be able to explore this living museum however you see fit. Visit the glass museums on Murano, ride a water taxi or gondola in the Grand Canal, or shop on both sides of the Rialto Bridge. Regardless of what you plan for your day, make sure to visit Saint Mark’s Square, and remember to plan time into your schedule for when you eventually get lost (and you will!) in this beautiful maze of winding streets and canals.

Prague Express
14 Sep.
Cost: $99 p.p. & $69 for children under 12
Enjoy a day in Prague, the Bohemian capital, where the sight seeing opportunities are endless. Czechs say “All cities are jealous of Paris, but Paris is jealous of Prague.” and your friends will be jealous of you while you stroll across Charles Bridge, visit Prague Castle, return to the Soviet era at the KGB Museum or inside a nuclear bunker, admire the Old Town Square and astronomical clock. With no set schedule or tour guide to follow, you are free to explore Prague in your own way and at your own pace.

Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, KMC Center, Bldg. 3336, 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705. Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., holidays and training days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.86fss.com/sports-and-recreation/outdoor-recreation

Roth Horse Ranch
Aug. 25
Pre-registration date(s): 7 days prior
Cost/any R4R discounts: $29
Ages: Unrestricted; young riders may ride with parent
Giddy up and get your boots on! It’s time for a family oriented trail ride through the hills, farmland and forests around the Roth Horse Ranch! Half of the group will ride while the other half walk alongside the horses. In the middle of the ride, walkers and riders will switch positions. Long pants and closed-toe shoes mandatory. We suggest bringing provisions for a picnic lunch to enjoy a relaxing afternoon out in nature with family. No food is available at the ranch.

Swiss Alps Adventure:
Hut Hiking and Climbing
Aug. 30 to Sep. 2
Cost: $349
Ages: 14+ (note: communal lodging)
High summer spent hiking, climbing, and on via ferrata in the Swiss Alps will be an unforgettable experience! A steep 2 mile ascent (2000 vertical feet gained) takes us to our mountain hut accommodation, the Bergseehuette, to enjoy the sweeping glacial views and the alpine lake next to the hut! Days will be spent hiking, rock climbing (optional) and completing the famous “Crocodile” via ferrata above the hut (optional). Inquire at RODR for more details about this exciting weekend in the mountains and more information about Switzerland’s
mountain huts.