09. August 2020 - 8:00 bis 18:00
Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, Kaiserslautern
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German Countryside Kayak | Sonntag, 09. August 2020

The Saar River awaits your strokes!



German Countryside Kayak!



Enrollment: Visit us in person (preferred) or call us during business hours 1000-1700. We are open every day except Wednesday and Sunday

DSN: 480-5705

CIV: 06371-47-5705



Date: Sunday 9 August

Time: 800-1800

Cost: $49 for transportation, instruction, kayak rental, other equipment



Description: The Saar River winds through the Riesling wine country of west Germany and offers unparalleled cultural and natural beauty. Join us as we paddle kayaks on a 3-4 hour loop through nature preserves and the engineering landmark of the lock system and canal that let us loop back to cold drinks and snacks at the end of the journey. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water, cash euro for the end, snacks and food for a lunch along the riverbank. See packing list below for your dry-bag details!



Participant Restrictions: Ages 6+, water confidence a must, must fit in our youth PFD’s



Departure Logistics: Ramstein Outdoor Recreation’s main front doors will open for our pre-trip briefing at 0800. Please park in the covered terminal parking garage—not in the ODR 2-hour loop. The meeting area is inside the ODR Adventure Programs Office. Note that the retail store is not open for purchases on the morning of departure. Please stock up (see packing list below) ahead of the trip date. Restrooms are located in the back of the hotel lobby (ground level). A bakery for coffee, snacks, and ****-lunch items is located on the 2nd floor inside the hotel entrance. ATMs are located adjacent to the bakery for euro currency withdrawal (at least 20 euro per person suggested for all trips).



Itinerary:

• 0800: Pre-trip meeting and depart ODR

• 0900: Arrive at Saar River boat launch and unload boats

• 0930: Safety briefing and paddling technique orientation

• 1000: Begin paddling trip

• 1200: Lunch

• 1300: Continue paddling and enjoying the Saar River

• 1500: Complete paddling, load boats onto trailer, enjoy food and bev at riverside cafe and depart for Ramstein

• 1800: Completion of trip

Suggested Packing List:

• Weather appropriate clothing (rain gear, water shoes, layer clothing for varying temperatures)

• Towel and change of clothes for the return drive home

• Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses

• Small day pack. Items then transferred into small provided dry bags (avoid string bags that dig into shoulders)

• **** lunch, snacks and 1-2 liters of water

• Euro cash (20 euro suggested) and 50c coin for restroom use

• Base ID (passport for overnight and when trip crosses international borders)

• Camera/phone for photos



Corona Notes: Mask use is mandatory during transportation in our 15 passenger vans on these itineraries and when 1.5 meter spacing cannot be maintained outside. During the activity mask use is voluntary. Hand sanitizer use for disinfection required on facility entry, van entry, and prior to eating. Business establishments frequented on route adhere to RLP state guidelines.





For questions or concerns please contact our Director of Outdoor Adventure Programs at email