OUTDOOR RECREATION


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

London Express
May 17 to 19
Have a jolly good time in Merry Olde England when you take the London Express with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation! Immerse yourself in the world of the royals at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Windsor Castle. Visit the British Museum, the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert’s, or Madame Tussauds. Snap that perfect panorama picture of Big Ben from the top of the London Eye. Visit the original Hard Rock Café and get a picture crossing Abbey Road, or get in some shopping on Oxford Street or Harrods. With a free e-travelguide downloaded from Army Libraries, you won’t have to worry about not finding something to do. You will even stay in London late enough to spend an evening at the theater, or enjoy dinner in a high class restaurant or specialized gastro-pub. This trip consistently sells out. Reserve your space with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation today! Cost: $149 per person

ATV – UTV Guided Tours
May 19
Taking an ATV-UTV tour is a great way to see scenery and have fun too. Riding with a guide who knows where to go can make the experience even better. We cater to whatever style of riding you want—from winding small back roads through scenic villages, Markets and countryside to relaxing nature rides along local rivers, castles to some of the greatest sites in the area! To operate ATV’s each person must complete an ATV online safety course (takes about 2.5 hrs) and have a valid USAREUR driver’s license. All driving will be done on hard top roads. No off road during ride. UTV Drivers are not required to take safety course. Cost: $75 per person (only one person per ATV) $125 (per UTV)


Scuba Certification Course
May 24 to 27
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. 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. Cost: $479- Price reduction available for those that have taken the Intro to Scuba

Amsterdam Express
May 25 to 26
Visit Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”! With no set schedule or tour guide to follow, you are free to tour the Heineken Brewery, explore the notorious Red Light District, take a Canal Cruise, see the historic Anne Frank House, or view world famous artwork in museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, or a satellite location of the Hermitage Museum. When you take a guided tour of Amsterdam, you lose out on the choices available to you in this vibrant city. But when you download a free e-travelguide from Army Libraries, you have your tour guide at your fingertips and can choose where to go and what to see. You will enjoy your day in Amsterdam when you travel with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation! Cost: Adults: $89 p.p. Children under 12: $49 p.c.

KAISERSLAUTERN
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

London Express
May 17 to 19
Have a jolly good time in Merry Olde England when you take the London Express with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation! Immerse yourself in the world of the royals at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Windsor Castle. Visit the British Museum, the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert’s, or Madame Tussauds. Snap that perfect panorama picture of Big Ben from the top of the London Eye. Visit the original Hard Rock Café and get a picture crossing Abbey Road, or get in some shopping on Oxford Street or Harrods. With a free e-travelguide downloaded from Army Libraries, you won’t have to worry about not finding something to do. You will even stay in London late enough to spend an evening at the theater, or enjoy dinner in a high class restaurant or specialized gastro-pub. Cost: $149 per person

Keukenhof Gardens
May 18
Keukenhof has been the world’s largest flower garden for over fifty years. This trip will take you to eighty acres of Tulip Gardens in Keukenhof where many fascinating flower arrangements spread along winding, gentle and paved paths. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi and orchids, azaleas, and hydrangeas in every color imaginable are represented, as are many more! For a different perspective of the gardens, take an electric ‘whisper boat’ cruise on one of many canals. You will also visit a cheese farm and wooden shoe shop on the way to the gardens where you can stock up on traditional Dutch specialty items. Cost: $89 per person

Skydiving
May 19, 27 & June 9, 30
Get the thrill of a lifetime when you go tandem skydiving with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation. After approximately 20 minutes of ground training, you and your jumpmaster will board the aircraft and ascend to an altitude of approximately 13000 feet. Safely connected to your jumpmaster and ready to take the plunge, you will exit the airplane and freefall almost 8000 feet at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour, before your tandem jumpmaster opens the parachute. After the chute is opened, you will float gently to earth over a period of about 5 minutes. Cost: $279 per person

Paris Weekend
May 24-27
Use the long weekend to your advantage and climb to the top of the Eiffel tower, view the Mona Lisa at the Lourve, visit Versailles, ring the bells of Notre Dame, take the train to Disneyland Paris, visit Jim Morrison’s Grave or dive into the darker side of Paris on one of the world famous sewer tours. 3 overnights will allow for plenty of time to experience the Moulin Rouge and the rest of Paris’s famous evening entertainment. Cost: Starting at $399 per person

Trout Fishing
June 2, 15 & 30
Get back to nature, relax, and enjoy a day of trout fishing. While there are a wide variety of places to fish in Germany, we have chosen this one because it’s close, family friendly, and offers the possibility of catching 10-pound fish! And don’t worry about getting skunked, our certified fishing instructor is just waiting to provide as many tips and tricks as it takes to catch as many of them as possible. Cost: Adults $59, ages 6-11 $39, ages 0-5 $19

RAMSTEIN
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

Rock and Rappel: Cave Exploring
May 18
Back by popular demand, Outdoor Adventure Programs is headed into the darkness! Luxembourg is home to many unique rock formations in the Mullerthal Forest, and we will explore some of the lesser known underground areas. Explore multiple different caves including one with a rappel into the black! This trip is not for the faint of heart as we will be climbing, crawling, and sliding through the twilight zone alongside other creatures. Participants MUST bring own gloves, secure footwear and a light source they’re okay with getting muddy. Clothing must cover full body for warmth and protection from abrasion. Cost: $55, Ages: 18+

Mountain Biking: Foundations
May 19
This course will cover all the skills essential for you to enter the world of mountain biking. The morning begins with a technique workshop to familiarize riders with their bikes and teach the movement of true mountain biking. Next an ODR trip leader will guide you through a 14-kilometer section of forest beyond ruins, streams, lakes and even a castle. This course is designed for those with previous biking experience eager to explore the world of trail riding. All riding demands fitness and endurance. Cost: $35, Ages: 16+

Swiss Alps Adventure: Hut Hiking and Climbing
May 24 to 27
Spring blooms a bit later in the high mountains, but thanks to special arrangements with the mountain hut warden we have a unique opportunity to spend multiple nights in the high Swiss Alpine Club “Bergseehutte” before it opens to the general public! This hut is supplied exclusively by helicopter and on this special trip we’ll have the unique opportunity to watch the summer’s supplies get delivered by chopper. Days will be spent hiking, rock climbing (optional) and completing the famous “Crocodile” via ferrata above the hut. Inquire at ODR for more details about this exciting weekend in the mountains and more information about Switzerland’s mountain huts. Cost: $319, Ages: 14+ (note: communal lodging)

Zipline Elmstein
May 25
“Fly” through the forest on 18 steel cables from tree to tree! See the treetops from a perspective you will never forget. Some platforms include “jumps” into space before the line supports your weight. Must weigh between 35-120kg. If you are afraid of heights, ziplining is not for you. Zipline Elmstein is highly regarded in our area and is insured. Cost: $35, Ages: 12+, firm

Metz SUP
May 26
An ODR classic, the ever-popular Metz Stand up Paddleboard tour provides an amazing way to take in the sites of this beautiful French City. Glide across the canals of the Moselle River through the city center! We will start off outside the city then “commute” into downtown via waterways and canals. A small docking platform allows us to secure our craft and then wander the city streets in search of a sweet or savory lunch option. Perhaps a Royale with Cheese? Register early to ensure you snag a space! No previous SUP experience required, however water confidence, balance, and some physical endurance suggested. The winds can be unpredictable. Water shoes and modest swim attire suggested. Bring passport, euro for lunch, and a change of clothes for the ride home. Boards support up to 250lbs adult or adult/ child combo. Cost: $55, Ages: Unrestricted: young paddlers ride with parent