Outdoor Recreation — October 4, 2018


Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182. Thu. to Mon. 10. a.m. to 6 p.m., Tue. & Wed. closed. https://baumholder.armymwr.com

Paris Express
Oct 20 to 21
Prepare for an exciting day of sightseeing in Paris, the City of Light. Enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel tower, take an excursion to Versailles or climb the towers of Notre Dame. With no tour guide or set schedule, you are free to explore your choice of any or all of the 20 districts of the “most romantic city in the world” however you wish. Cost: Adults: $89.00 per person, Children under 12: $49.00 per person


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

Stubai – SportScheck Ski Equipment Demo Weekend
Nov. 9 to 12
The Stubai Glacier is one of Europe’s first ski areas to open and is known for pre-season events. One of the best is the weekend of the Stubai SportScheck Equipment Demo where over 3000 articles from more than 50 manufacturers will be available for you to try before you buy! You can also participate in workshops on technology and safety on the slopes during this preseason ski weekend. Cost: Starting at $329 per person

Paris Weekend
Nov. 9 to 12
Spend Veteran’s Day Weekend in Paris, when the City of Light will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I! Use the long weekend to your advantage and climb to the top of the Eiffel tower, view the Mona Lisa, visit Versailles, ring the bells of Notre Dame, visit the grave of Jim Morrison, or dive into the darker side of Paris on one of the world famous Paris Sewer Tour. Cost: Starting at $379 per person


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

Bostalsee Kayaking
Oct. 13
Choose a kayak to enjoy the scenery and wildlife on one of Germany’s largest recreational lakes.  This trip is designed for anyone interested in learning paddling technique or to simply experience a day of nature on the water.  Bring plenty of food and water, and dress according to weather. Appropriate for supervised children with strong water confidence. Cost: $35, Ages: All, youth must have water confidence

Rock and Rappel: Cave Exploring
Oct. 14
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 light source they’re okay with getting muddy. Clothing must cover full body for warmth and protection from abrasion. Cost: $55, Ages: 18+

Geierlay Suspension Bridge Hike
Oct. 20
Germany’s longest suspension bridge sways slowly across the forest over a tributary stream to the mighty Moselle River. Join us for a day of hiking or trail running in the region.  Hiking options vary from a few short, level minutes from parking to bridge, to ~4km, 6km, and 14km loop options.  Trip leaders will provide an orientation to these loops and a return time to meet back at the van.  After the day’s walks we’ll drop down into the Moselle River corridor for some time in the evening to explore the castes, wineries, dining options, and rich history that envelops the region.  Bring cash euro for meals or a packed lunch to enjoy along your route. Cost: $29, Ages: All ages, varying length hikes available