BREAKING: Oktoberfest Chief Says 2021 Event To Go Ahead

Oktoberfest 2021 is ON! Reserve your spot now with a risk-free €1 deposit, no more to pay until you are sure you’ll be able to travel. Click here to check it out, or read on to find out more. 

In news that will satisfy festival enthusiasts, beer lovers and hedonists of all stripes, in an exclusive interview with Munich radio station, 95.5 Charivari, Oktoberfest boss Clemens Baumgärtner has stated that “We assume that there will be an Oktoberfest this year.”
Acknowledging that preparations for Oktoberfest are a year-round undertaking, and expressing faith in vaccines, treatment options, dropping case numbers in Munich, and rapid testing options, Baumgärtner is so confident that Oktoberfest 2021 will go ahead that he has ok’d the commencement of the annual public poster competition, and pre-preparation measures are currently underway.

The interview is here, but it is in German.

He also says that he is against any idea of an “Oktoberfest light”, instead opting for measures that will prevent potentially infected revellers from attending, like required proof of a negative test, or vaccination, at the event’s gates.

He did add that a final decision would be made at the beginning of June, but remained confident that the event would be as big, beer-filled and boisterous as ever.

Stoke Travel, the biggest host of Oktoberfest revellers in Munich, showing some 8000 people every year the best time of their lives, has always held faith in the Oktoberfest and Munich authorities’ ability to put on an event, coupled with the concerted German, European, and global efforts to put the worst of this pandemic behind us as always.

We have already received a larger-than-usual response to our 2021 event, after many Stokies were left disappointed by the cancellation of not just the 2020 Oktoberfest, but 2020 festival travel in general. There are a lot of travellers out there now, with pent-up FOMO who are absolutely desperate for a way to cut loose, have a good time, and forget about the year that was likely the worst one many of us have experience.

Oktoberfest, with its almost bottomless Bavarian beer, table dancing, and international crowd of party people, will offer the perfect opportunity for the world to let its hair down once again. We are certain that the event in 2021 will sell out, and do recommend that everybody interested reserve their spots now with a €1 deposit*.

Stoke offers solo and twin share camping, teepees for up to eight people, and glamping options, all with mattresses and bedding included. All of our packages include a cooked bottomless brunch daily – with mimosas, our infamous Stoketoberfest campsite carnival with live music, DJs, performers and fellow travellers from all over the world, as well as our completely open and unlimited beer and sangria bar for an extra €10 a day.

This is the kind of good news that we need to get us through the next few weeks of 2021, until we start to see an improvement in the COVID situation, but we are confident that once the winter begins to disappear we will be able to confidently plan trips for spring, summer and especially OKTOBERFEST 2021!

* We cannot, and will not, charge you any more than €1. When it is clear that you will be able to travel we will request from you a regular deposit, and if your travel plans change due to COVID you will receive either a full discount, or 120% in credit.

Want to know more?

For everything you need to know about Oktoberfest and Stoketoberfest, head over here.


Are you ready for this?

Book your spot on one of our all-inclusive accommodation, or bus and accommodation packages below. Contact us for any questions, return bus pricing, or if you need help creating your perfect Oktoberfest itinerary with accommodation.

16 September – 4 OctoberMeet us at OktoberfestMEET US AT OUR LEGENDARY CAMPSITE


65/ Per Person Per Night

2 night min, flexible terms, group payments

Meet Us There

16 September – 4 OctoberMeet us at OktoberfestMEET US AT OUR LEGENDARY CAMPSITE


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 September – 4 OctoberBYO (Bring Your Own) Van PackageMEET US THERE AND SLEEP IN YOUR VAN


75/ Per Person Per Night

2 night min, flexible terms, group payments

Other

16 September – 4 OctoberBYO (Bring Your Own) Van PackageMEET US THERE AND SLEEP IN YOUR VAN


Includes:

  • Space for your van (non-powered)
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 September – 4 OctoberUltimate Oktoberfest AdventureStay for 4+ nights & SAVE OVER €70! + Free Munich Bike Tour, Bottomless Brunch


260/ Per Person Per Package

Flexible terms, group payments

Camping

16 September – 4 OctoberUltimate Oktoberfest AdventureStay for 4+ nights & SAVE OVER €70! + Free Munich Bike Tour, Bottomless Brunch


Includes:

  • 4+ nights camping accommodation in twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag
  • 10% off Stoke merch at the Swag tent 
  • Munich bike tour valued at €25 – PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR TIME AND DATE FOR THE BIKE TOUR AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE! 
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee, and with this one we’ll even throw in lunch everyday!
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal
  • Unlimited drink upgrade – Beer, Sangria, Soft drink, tea and coffee flowing from 8:00 – 23:00, ONLY 10€ per night

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberBarcelona To MunichRide with us from Barcelona to Oktoberfest!


360/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberBarcelona To MunichRide with us from Barcelona to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (overnight) transport from Barcelona to the campsite – The bus is a super comfy lie-flat sleeper bus. If you think the long journey is daunting, fear not! When you get on the bus, you’ll be able to lie your seat flat, make yourself a bed and get ready for the sleepover. With any luck, you sleep right through and wake up in Munich!
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberAmsterdam To MunichRide with us from Amsterdam to Oktoberfest!


255/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberAmsterdam To MunichRide with us from Amsterdam to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (overnight) transport from Amsterdam to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberAntwerp To MunichRide with us from Antwerp to Oktoberfest!


205/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberAntwerp To MunichRide with us from Antwerp to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (overnight) transport from Antwerp to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberBrussels To MunichRide with us from Brussels to Oktoberfest!


205/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberBrussels To MunichRide with us from Brussels to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (overnight) transport from Brussels to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberLondon To MunichRide with us from London to Oktoberfest!


£380/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberLondon To MunichRide with us from London to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (overnight) transport from London to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberPrague To MunichRide With Us from Prague to Oktoberfest!


220/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberPrague To MunichRide With Us from Prague to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (day trip) transport from Prague to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberItaly to MunichRide With Us from Italy to Oktoberfest!


220/ Per Person

Flexible terms, group payments

Ride With Us

16 – 20 September | 23 – 27 September | 30 September – 4 OctoberItaly to MunichRide With Us from Italy to Oktoberfest!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return (overnight) transport from Turin/Milan to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberBERLIN TO MUNICHRide with us from Berlin to Munich!


220Flexible terms, group payments

/ per person

Ride With Us

18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberBERLIN TO MUNICHRide with us from Berlin to Munich!


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return transport from Berlin to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberParis to Munich Ride with us from Paris


220Flexible terms, group payments

/ Per Person

Ride With Us

18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberParis to Munich Ride with us from Paris


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return transport from Paris to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberBudapest to MunichRide with us from Budapest to Munich


255Flexible terms, group payments

/ Per Person

Ride With Us

18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberBudapest to MunichRide with us from Budapest to Munich


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return transport from Budapest to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberVIENNA TO MUNICHRide with us from Vienna to Munich


220Flexible terms, group payments

/ Per Person

Ride With Us

18 – 20 September | 25 – 27 September | 2 – 4 OctoberVIENNA TO MUNICHRide with us from Vienna to Munich


Includes:

  • Twin or triple shared tents all set up for you with self-inflating mattress and sleeping bag (solo upgrades, and group teepees available)
  • Return transport from Vienna to the campsite
  • Bottomless brunch every morning available from 8-11am with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Guides to direct you to the Oktoberfest beer halls with all the handy tips needed.
  • Oktoberfest free entry
  • Welcome drink and extra welcoming German pretzel to kick off your stay
  • Campsite parties all week. Enjoy the biggest parties from Thursday to Sunday featuring internaional DJs, bands, performers, and magicians
  • Food trucks, shisha lounge, Burlesque German funhouse, speakeasy, hangout spaces, beer pong and more entertainment
  • Powder room for the ladies to make getting ready at the campsite easy
  • 24hr security on site
  • 24hr check-in
  • Ear plugs at your disposal

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Solo tent upgrade – Don’t wanna share your tent with a stranger? Have a feeling you’ll be bringing a stranger back? Upgrade to your own solo tent and sleep easy €20/night
  • Glamping – If you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, you might wanna consider upgrading to glamping. You’ll be hanging out in a tent you can stand up in, sleeping in a bed and keeping toasty warm. You can thank us later… €150 per person per night (solo, twin, triple and quad available)
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Private 8 person teepees – Got a big group and want to be able to shack up together? Like the idea of Oktoberfest being one big cosy sleepover with all your pals? Jump into a teepee! €560 per night
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 September – 4 OctoberOktoberfest Solo GlampingRIDE SOLO WITH SOME LITTLE EXTRA COMFORT


150/ Per Person Per Night

Meet us there, flexible, more inclusions

Glamping

16 September – 4 OctoberOktoberfest Solo GlampingRIDE SOLO WITH SOME LITTLE EXTRA COMFORT


Includes:

  • Large solo glamping tent that you can stand up in, for stretching, dressing & other activities
  • Bed with inflatable mattresses with fitted bed sheets, pillows & sleeping bags
  • Bottomless brunch with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee
  • Power & lighting
  • Bedside table, mirror & bin
  • Local newspaper & free WIFI (on request)
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Festival survival kit
  • Welcome drink, for feeling welcome
  • Stoke friends at your service
  • Unlimited coffee, tea & hot chocolate day station

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 September – 4 OctoberOktoberfest Twin / Double GlampingMEET US THERE WITH YOUR MATE FOR A FANCY TIME


150/ Per Person Per Night

Meet us there, flexible, more inclusions

Glamping

16 September – 4 OctoberOktoberfest Twin / Double GlampingMEET US THERE WITH YOUR MATE FOR A FANCY TIME


Includes:

  • Large solo glamping tent that you can stand up in, for stretching, dressing & other activities
  • Bed with inflatable mattresses with fitted bed sheets, pillows & sleeping bags
  • Bottomless brunch with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee (email info@stoketravel.com for any dietary requirements)
  • Power & lighting
  • Bedside table, mirror & bin
  • Local newspaper & free WIFI (on request)
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Festival survival kit
  • Welcome drink, for feeling welcome
  • Stoke friends at your service
  • Festival survival kit
  • Unlimited coffee, tea & hot chocolate day station

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
16 September – 4 OctoberOktoberfest Triple GlampingTHREE’S COMPANY FOR THIS MEET US THERE GLAMPING OPTION


130/ Per Person Per Night

Meet us there, flexible, more inclusions

Glamping

16 September – 4 OctoberOktoberfest Triple GlampingTHREE’S COMPANY FOR THIS MEET US THERE GLAMPING OPTION


Includes:

  • Large solo glamping tent that you can stand up in, for stretching, dressing & other activities
  • Bed with inflatable mattresses with fitted bed sheets, pillows & sleeping bags
  • Bottomless brunch with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee (email info@stoketravel.com for any dietary requirements)
  • Power & lighting
  • Bedside table, mirror & bin
  • Local newspaper & free WIFI (on request)
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Festival survival kit
  • Welcome drink, for feeling welcome
  • Stoke friends at your service
  • Festival survival kit
  • Unlimited coffee, tea & hot chocolate day station

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 
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Includes:

  • Large solo glamping tent that you can stand up in, for stretching, dressing & other activities
  • Bed with inflatable mattresses with fitted bed sheets, pillows & sleeping bags
  • Bottomless brunch with cooked food, unlimited mimosas, tea and coffee (email info@stoketravel.com for any dietary requirements)
  • Power & lighting
  • Bedside table, mirror & bin
  • Local newspaper & free WIFI (on request)
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Festival survival kit
  • Welcome drink, for feeling welcome
  • Stoke friends at your service
  • Festival survival kit
  • Unlimited coffee, tea & hot chocolate day station

Extras:

  • Unlimited booze – Open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee €10 a day
  • Traditional Oktoberfest outfits – You’ll really stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not decked out in one of these, plus it’s always fun to dress up in your traditional German outfits and take pics for the gram to make all your friends back home jealous… Dirndl set €70, Lederhosen set €90 onsite  – 20% OFF IF YOU PRE-PURCHASE
  • Hot showers – It can get a little chilly in Munich around this time of year and what better way to warm your bones (and wash away your sins) than with a hot shower. In order to do this though, you need to purchase shower tokens, so have your coins at the ready €1 per token, or if you’re feeling brave cold showers are free! (1 token will give you 6 minutes of bliss)
  • Oktoberfest 7s tickets  – Rugby 7’s is one of two rugby variants played all over the world. It’s named after the number of players, 7 per team, and is a damn good time to watch. If you wanna experience some live sports with a crazy atmosphere in between beer hall sessions, then get on board – €29, available September 21 & 22
  • Munich bike tour – Feel like hopping on a bike and riding around picturesque Munich for a few hours, getting in some exercise and seeing the sights? We’ve got a treat for you. The boozy bike tour through Munich will take you to all the main attractions, is a pretty flat ride right through, and you get to stop for lunch and beers (not included in price), what’s not to love?! €25
  • Oktoberfest table bookings – Don’t want to push your way through to crowd and eye off tables? Reserve yourself your very own spot at a table in one of the infamous beer halls. Not only will you get a guaranteed table spot, the price also includes food and beer tokens – email info@stoketravel.com for information on prices and table availability 

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Clases privadas de Surf en Fuerteventura

Uno de mis destinos favoritos para hacer surf es sin lugar a dudas, Fuerteventura. Y se que no estoy sola en esto. Cada amigo que hago allí, cada persona que conozco que ha surfeado en la isla canaria vuelve una y otra vez a Fuerte a surfear. 

Su magnetismo, su clima y sobre todo sus olas, te atraen y te hacen volver a disfrutar una y otra vez de sus cálidas playas. 

Esta isla cuenta con decenas de spots repartidos entre el norte y el sur de la misma. En ocasiones escondidos detrás de largas carreteras de tierra, y de lomas volcánicas. 

Es por ello,  que una de las mejores maneras de conocer las olas de la isla es a través de locales o profesionales, en mi caso siempre he optado por una escuela, especialmente si estás empezando. 

Las olas de las islas Canarias son diferentes a las olas de la península, sobre todo si estás acostumbrado al surf en el Mediterráneo y tener a alguien guiándote entre sus aguas te ayudará a disfrutar al máximo de las maravillosas aguas canarias. 

Clases de surf personalizadas en Fuerteventura

En esta situación especial que estamos viviendo, puede que hayas aprovechado el teletrabajo para aprender a surfear en Canarias, o bien para pasar allí una temporada y mejorar tu surf. 

Pero claro, para cumplir la jornada laboral lo que necesitas es flexibilidad horaria a la hora de meterte en el agua. Si este es tu caso la mejor opción es optar por hacer clases privadas de surf en Fuerteventura. 

Tanto si estás empezando en el surf como si ya tienes algo de experiencia con este deporte, meterse acompañado en el agua es imprescindible para disfrutar al máximo de tu baño. 

La isla de Fuerteventura tiene un montón de spots que descubrir según tu nivel, dirección del swell y condiciones. Es por ello que tanto si tienes experiencia o no te recomendamos ir con un profesional y conocedor de la isla, para poder conocer las mejores playas y olas, y sacar el máximo partido de tu tiempo en esta maravillosa isla. 

Hisurf, escuela de surf en el Cotillo

El Cotillo es uno de los surf spots más populares de Fuerteventura. De ambiente pescador, surfero y bohemio, con una bonita playa natural en sus pies donde las olas se consideran ideales tanto para principiantes como surfistas más experimentados. 

En este paraje encontrarás la escuela Hi Surf, proyecto de Jordi, un instructor de surf-coaching que decidió dejar las escuelas de surf para crear su propio método de enseñanza. Actualmente vive en Fuerteventura y allí puedes encontrarle dando clases y surfeando todo el día.

Surfeando en Fuerteventura con Hi Surf School

Sus clases son muy especiales, personalizadas al nivel y necesidades del alumno y llenas de buen rollo y diversión.

Nunca da clases de surf para grandes grupos, su especialidad son las clases individuales, en pareja o pequeños grupos de 3-5 personas, y se esfuerza en que sus alumnos expriman todo lo posible el tiempo de la clase para mejorar sus habilidades.

Acaba de lanzar nueva web y nos encanta! Visitala y echa un vistazo a todos sus servicios y sus fotos en la isla.

Si vas a Fuerteventura es una muy buena opción para aprender o practicar surf junto a un gran profesional.

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Need to Know San Sebastián Information

This is where you can find anything and everything about one of our absolute favourite cities San Sebastián and its surrounding regions. Come and get amongst it in 2021 for some world class waves, food so good it’ll ruin your mum’s cooking forever, and a bunch of weird new mates who you’ll probably never want to leave.

Where is San Sebastián?

Alright, so first things first. San Sebastián is in the north-west of Spain. Well, strictly speaking, you’re actually in the Basque Country, an autonomous region of Spain, that also dips into France. Remember this if you want to make friends with any of the locals.

A lot of what we love about San Seb (as we’ve affectionately abbreviated it, because we’re lazy fuckers) stems from the fact that it’s a seaside city, with the river Urumea running directly through the middle, separating the Parte Vieja and the neighbourhood known as Gros (trust us, it’s way better than the name suggests). The coastal city boasts three different beaches, one of which, Playa de la Zurriola, is a surfing hotspot pretty much all year round.

Why go to San Sebastián?

So if you’ve never heard of San Sebastián, there’s a good chance that you are an uncultured swine. But that’s okay – life is about discovering new things. If you have heard of San Sebastián, chances are it will have been for one of two reasons; 1) the food or 2) the surf.

Whilst it may have recently lost its moniker as the capital of European gastronomy (*flips the bird to Paris*) there’s no doubting that the food here will have your tastebuds doing somersaults on every street corner, with the general quality of eateries across the city being ridiculously high. That’s in no small part the reason that, when speaking of San Sebastián, the late, great Anthony Bourdain declared that there are “more outrageously good restaurants per square mile than just about anywhere in Europe – even the bad restaurants are good”.

But while Bourdain may have suggested that his sole purpose in visiting the city was for the food, he’s missing out on the other key draw-card – the waves. While all three beaches in central San Sebastián are surfable, the one that really gets us drooling is Playa de la Zurriola. Situated smack bang in front of the Gros barrio, Zurriola is far and away the superior beach for surfing in San Sebastián, and as such draws in some of the world’s most renowned surfers to catch some of Europe’s best waves.

And although San Sebastián as a city is the crowning jewel of the province of Gipuzkoa, the surrounding areas boast incredible food and consistent waves, all year long – you just have to know where to find them.

Where are the best places to surf in and around San Sebastián?

So as we’ve already discussed, Playa de la Zurriola is a fantastic spot to surf. The only problem is it can get very crowded in the peak of summer – not ideal if you’re just starting out. So we’ve put together a list of a few other spots in the surrounding area.

Playa de Zarautz

Arguably the best beach break in the whole of the Basque Country, Playa de Zarautz is a 2.5km stretch of beach about a 20 minute drive (or half an hour train ride) west of San Sebastián, and the preferred beach of choice for our very own San Sebastián Surf Camp. During the height of summer, Zarautz is perfect for beginner surfers to get to grips with the basics whilst soaking up a bit of sun.

That’s not to say Zarautz is only for newbies and groms – surfers from around the world flock here during the shoulder seasons, as well as June and September, and surf comps like the Duct Tape Invitational and the Pro Zarautz comp for the WSL have been held here in recent years. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch Stoke Travel’s very own Mundaka Pro Series.

Playa de Zumaia

If we go a bit further west, you’ll find Playa de Zumaia. If you haven’t heard of it, you might recognise this beach as Dragonstone from some of the later seasons of Game of Thrones. It’s got some pretty spectacular cliffs either side of this beach, and while it’s way smaller than Zarautz, it still has a bunch of waves perfect for those of us with a little bit more experience. We say that, because of the big fuck off rocks that tend to stick out either side of the relatively small expanse of beach. If you’re sneaky, you can paddle out to the caves where Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen get freaky, but you’ll have to watch out for the lifeguards, since they’re kind of not into it (probably because of the aforementioned big fuck off rocks).

Playa de Mundaka

Not quite as reliable as the other beaches we’ve mentioned, Mundaka is a river mouth wave that is usually best surfed outside of the summer season. But when it’s on, by God is it on, making it another favourite for surfers searching for the wave of a lifetime. Mundaka is a fair way away from San Sebastián, around an hour and a half’s drive, and a lot closer to neighbouring Bilbao, but we just couldn’t leave it off the list. Namesake of the infamous Stoke event (and surfboard) The Mundaka Pro Series.

La Grande Plage, Biarritz

Going the opposite direction up into France, we like to hit up Biarritz. A swanky little beach town, Biarritz has five beaches in total, but it’s most famous is easily La Grande Plage. Much like La Zurriola, it can be super busy in summer, swarming with locals and beginners alike. But it does also sit right in front of the fancy-pants Biarritz promenade, and makes for quite the picture. Biarritz still maintains its reputation as a getaway for the rich and the famous, which stretches back to the roaring twenties, when it became known as a hub of hedonism and debauchery, attracting the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso and Winston Churchill.

Where are the best places to eat in San Sebastián?

Having previously held the record for the most Michelin star restaurants per capita in the world, fine dining in San Sebastián is amongst the best you’ll find. However, let’s be realistic – none of us can afford that shite. But that doesn’t mean your tastebuds will be missing out. 

We’ve all heard of the humble tapas, right? Small plate Spanish cuisine, either a snack or appetizer, that when accumulated and combined with a couple of shandies can create one hell of a night out? Well the Basque’s don’t do tapas – they do pintxos. It’s essentially the same thing.

A pintxo can be anything from a simple slice of jamon on bread, to a full on gourmet slow-braised beef cheek – served for one. Prices will depend on where you go, and what you’re getting, but expect to shell out around €1-3 for your classics or €4-6 for your fancier fare. Check out our list of best pintxo spots here.

Alternately, if you’re wanting more of a sit-down meal, we’d suggest heading just inland to Astigarraga for a meal at a traditional Basque Cider House – about as much fun as you can have while keeping your pants on (and even then, sometimes we don’t). Astigarraga has over a dozen different sidrerias, but you’ll find these cider houses dotted all over the Basque country. If you wanna get the low-down on what goes on in one of these heavenly saloons, check out our guide here. Prefer a quick run down? Seafood, steaks and a metric shit-ton of cider.

What to drink in San Sebastián

Like the Asturians and the Cantabrians to the west, the Basques are famed for their traditional tipple, sidra. A dangerously delectable drop, Basque sidra shares very little resemblance to your more common Magners or Old Mout (the drink, you dirty bastards). Made solely using fermented apples, sidra is a lot more sour than what you’d usually expect from a cider, and is completely uncarbonated. As such, you need to learn the ways of a Basque sidra pour.

How to pour Basque Cider:

  1. Hold the bottle from the bottom with your dominant hand (not from the neck – you’re not a pirate) and the glass with your other hand
  2. Keep the glass level, and start to pour, whilst raising the height from which you’re pouring, so there’s a good distance in between the neck of the bottle and the rim of the glass. The more your practise, the further you can get.
  3. Fill only around a gulps worth, “txotx” ya mate, and neck it back. 
  4. Repeat.

As the Basques say, “drink little, and often”. The distance is key, so as to aerate the cider, as is the smaller servings, to get the best taste out of your beverage. So don’t be greedy and overdo it with the serving sizes – not only will you look like a silly bastard in front of all your new Basque mates, but your bevy will also taste like piss.

The other typical Basque drink is Txakoli. Txakoli is a tasty little white wine number – a little dry, slightly sparkling, and a tiny bit fancy. It’s relatively low in alcohol for a wine, sitting at 11%, but don’t let that fool you – a bottle or two of these will put you on your arse without you even realising you were drunk. That being said, it’s our tipple of choice if we’re dressing to impress or, you know, if mum’s in town. And even when we wanna party. Speaking of which…

Where to party in San Sebastián

While Ibiza, or Barcelona may well get the party plaudits when it comes to Spain, the Basques certainly know a thing or two about how to throw a shindig and clean up the dance floor. There’s a good selection of clubs across the city that (pandemic notwithstanding) go off, and even more local fiestas that happen throughout the year. We’ve picked out some of our favourites:

Best Nightlife in San Sebastián

Dabadaba

The go-to spot for live music in San Sebastián, Dabadaba has played host to some big names over the years, as well as the legendary Stoke Travel 4th of July Party, previously headlined by Art vs. Science and the Dune Rats. 

Bataplan

One of two saucy seaside discotheques that San Sebastián has to offer, Bataplan looks out over La Concha beach where you can find drunken revelers dancing in the moonlight after a big night on the sauce. Popular with surfers, students and a generally younger crowd, Bataplan’s only downside is that it’s a bit fancy, meaning shorts and flip-flops aren’t gonna cut it, and you’ll likely have to pay a door charge. But once you’re in, it’s on!

GU

A bar on a boat – who doesn’t love that? GU is another spot with a cracker view of La Concha, with an outdoor seated area on the hull of the boat and an upstairs dance floor for when you wanna rip up the floorboards with your shit hot moves. Again, an entry fee is usually required unless you get in early doors, but the price of admission usually includes a drink or two.

Bar Victoria

A little deeper into town, you have more live music in Bar Victoria. Good for bands and DJ sets, the downstairs area goes off of a weekend, and the upstairs outdoor area is right next to the illustrious Hotel Maria Cristina.

Best Festivals in San Sebastián

Semana Grande – last week of August

Semana Grande, literally translates to “big week”, and a big week indeed it is. Pop up bars, live music, parties and events spring up around the city throughout the week, and each night is an international fireworks competition that lights up the city. Like all fiestas across the Basque Country and Spain, don’t expect to get too much sleep.

Fiestas de Basque – second Monday in September

Based just over in Zarautz, Fiestas de Basque is one of our local favourites, celebrating all things Basque. Young and old, the people of Zarautz dress in traditional Basque outfits to celebrate their heritage; ornate dresses for the ladies, and for the fellas, a traditional shirt, belt and Basque txupela (beret). Slightly less customary is what goes one whilst wearing said outfit.

A long-established yet slightly less conventional tradition is for the local youngsters to acquire (hint: steal) a shopping trolley, and pimp the shit out of it. We’re talking speakers, flags, decorations, umbrellas – one year there was a trolley with an entire tiki-bar attached. Once you’ve made it look the part, you then wrap the inside of the trolley with a tarp, fill it with ice and then load it with bottles of sidra. You then proceed to get very, very drunk. 

Fiestas de Aia – first week of August

Okay, so maybe we’re a bit biased on this one. This is the annual festival of our local village at the San Sebastián Surf Camp and it’s the event of the year for many of the locals here – and for good reason. The sleepy town square is transformed into a concert space, with bands performing throughout the week. It’s not uncommon for the music to start at around 10pm, and kick on until the wee hours of the next morning. Quite the feat, considering the average age of the village is probably around 50. The Basque Olympics and the paella competition on the opening day are two highlights, as well as the am-dram theatre performance, where they seem to take great delight in taking the piss out of Chris Hemsworth (his girlfriend is Basque).

Bandera de la Concha Regatta – first two Sundays of September

The Bandera de la Concha is not just a rowing regatta, but a whole event in the city of San Sebastián, second only to Semana Grande, and even then it’s a close one. Over two weekends, the local rowing teams from each barrio of Gipuzkoa compete in a fiercely contested rowing regatta. The streets are filled with rural communities, from tiny towns and villages, there to support their local team. And of course, beer, sidra and txakoli soak the streets as celebrations ensue for the winners, while the rest drown their sorrows. An event not to be missed.

San Sebastián International Film Festival – mid-late September

Whilst not out and out a fantastic time to party, the SSIFF at the beginning of September is a real event in the film festival circuit, and has brought the likes of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz to its shores in recent years. Not only is it an opportunity to see some world class flicks with their stars and directors present, but the whole city has that festival vibe to it, and there’s a real buzz about the place fizzing through the streets.

The San Sebastian Surf House is open for an extended summer season – from Easter until early October! Lock your spot in now for a measly €1 deposit. We sold out in 2020, and with the pandemic hopefully easing we’re sure the house will fill up fast in 2021!

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Surviving Lockdown in Barcelona

10 Tips to keep you sane during Barcelona Lockdown 

So whilst bars and restaurants and our usual indulgent spots may be closed for the foreseeable future, here’s some survival tips from some fellow locked down Barcelona strugglers to the next.

  1. Hike Up To The Bunkers For Sunset
    Need to clear your head and move your body? Probably yes (even if you don’t feel like it). Walk to Bunkers. For whoever doesn’t already know this local gem it’s the perfect sunset spot with panoramic views all over the city. It’s a fair hike but the perfect excuse to tone your butt and drag yourself into shape for summer 2021, when we’re allowed out to play again.
  2. Hit Up The Instagram Hotspots
    Make the most of the Insta spots being free, this has never happened in the history of hashtags. Barcelona right now is officially an Influencers dream. Some of the most photographed streets in the world are empty and free for posing the days away. If you’re a travel blogger lusting mournfully over Skyscanner grab your camera and take to the local streets. Ultimate insta destinations such as Casa Battlo, Casa Milo and the Arc de Triomf are now deserted, now’s the time for the money shot.

  3. PICNIC – ANYWHERE, EVERYWHERE (currently on hold but anyway)
    So whether you’ve been in Barcelona for a couple of days, weeks or years you’ll be fully aware that people here love to picnic. With restaurants forced into closing their doors again, we have to get more adventurous with our dining locations. Either make your own delicious snacks or keep supporting local businesses with their take-away options. Parc Ciutedella? Parc Guell? Barceloneta? Get adventurous and drag them up Montserrat? Wherever you choose to picnic, the possibilities are endless. Here’s our list of the best picnic spots to head to once we’re given the green light.
  4. Street Art
    Barcelona is home to some of the world’s hottest street artists and pandemic or no pandemic, it’s there and free for all to see. On every corner there’s a new abstract piece of art brightening up the street and ready to take your mind off the end of the world as we know it. Take the long walk home through the Gothic Quarter and see an iconic fusion of historical buildings and contemporary art. This is the heart of the street art scene but the chaos and colour is seen all over the city. Poblenou is another up and coming neighbourhood full of confronting street art to keep you inspired. And if you don’t want to go alone, we have an awesome local street art guide who can take you around the best spots.

  5. Pick up Ingredients at La Boqueria + Cook Up A Storm
    We’re so used to grabbing food out in true city lifestyle in one of Barcelona’s thousands of delicious spots, we forget we can cook up a storm in the kitchen ourselves. Head to the famous La Boqueria Market for an authentic experience full of bright colours, delicious smells and the chaos of Catalan life. This is the best spot in the city to stock up on fresh ingredients before taking on the cheffing world. If you need a crash course in cooking get involved in one of our Barcelona cooking classes and learn to take over the kitchen in true Catalan style.
  6. Revel In The Online Dating World
    Most of us awkward humans rely on a crammed bar and at least 7 drinks to attempt to seduce a beautiful local. This lockdown life is making it much harder to meet people authentically so dating apps it is. You know how this one works in a normal climate – a 5 minute chat and a meet up for a drink etc etc. REMEMBER We can still date without bars. Take a bottle of wine and head out for a romantic picnic in the park (when we’re allowed to) or sunset drinks at the beach, get creative with your dating. Plus if we get to the point we can’t leave the house again, indulge in some full blown virtual romance and set yourself up for disappointment when the world re-opens. Check our more gritty guide to online dating in one of the best looking cities in the world HERE.

  7. Winter Beach Hangouts
    So it may not be the middle of summer, but remember we don’t live in the UK, there’s still enough rays to justify leaving the house. Spain is renowned for its plentiful fun so there’s still time to head down to the beach with a few beers to breathe in some fresh sea air and feel less sorry for ourselves. The water may be verging on a bit chilly now but Barcelona is still the perfect spot for a game of beachfront volleyball, a picnic and a people watch. If you don’t feel like approaching a group of adrenaline pumped strangers App’s such as Meetup are used all the time to organise volleyball games or other beach related fun.
  8. Get Planning For 2021
    Rainy Day? Spend it relentlessly planning the sweet escape. If you’ve done everything else above repeatedly for the past six months and are now losing the will to live, why not put your time into thinking about the future? Think how much better thought out your 2021 travel plans are going to be – and how much more you’re going to appreciate them. For sure the travel world might look a little scary and you’re scared of losing more money on plans that might not happen, BUT there’s some killer risk-free travel deals out there ready to be snapped up. We’re also on the verge of launching our ultimate tool the Stoke App which is perfect for making sure you’re in all the right places for the best cultural events of 2021.
  9. Get Out Of The City
    So although it’s easy to resign ourselves to mournfully roaming the city streets wishing things would open, we strongly advise leaving the city. We can’t travel abroad but remember we’re in the heart of Catalonia and it has so much more than just Barcelona to offer. There’s the mountains of Montserrat just behind the city, Costa Brava up the coast and Sitges and beyond to the south. So during these blissful days of freedom whilst we are still allowed to leave the house, jump on a train or rent a car and experience what Mother Nature of Catalonia has to offer, whilst the city sleeps.
  10. Drink Through The Pain
    If all else fails, wine is still cheap and readily available to drink in the solitude of our own apartments. Think Bridget Jones on New Years Eve – stuck on repeat. We can always just drown our sorrows in wine and self pity this winter and try again when the world reopens next year. If you’ve drunk too much wine and feel the urge to mix up the pity party on a budget, here’s our ultimate Stoke SANGRIA recipe.

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Reasons Our San Sebastian Surf House Is A Safe Haven For Solo Female Travellers

Calling All Adventurous Women

In 2020 we’ve all spent a lifetime in our comfort zones. We’ve watched every series on Netflix (twice), consumed dangerous amounts of pizza and spent more time with our fellow quarantineers than ever recommended. Chances are you’re experiencing symptoms of Lockdown Syndrome and you’re relentlessly planning your adrenaline fuelled escape. If you’re a female wanting to catch a solo travel wave, we’ve got your back at the San Sebastian Surf House. Solo travel as a woman can sometimes be intimidating, everyone gets a few anxieties and beating them is part of the thrill. It’s time to take the plunge.

At some point in the Netflix void a hot girl Baywatch running down the beach, sun bleached hair and surfboard under arm would have popped up to taunt you. Let this inspire you but not put you off – we don’t look this good, ever. Getting on board with surfing is more adventure than posing and a lot more face planting and drowning than looking good, but that’s the real fun of it. Our female friendly Surf House is a safe space for first time travellers and surfers. Don’t be phased if you’re a bit nervous to put yourself out there, you just need the right place to touch down and the right people there to greet you. 

The San Sebastian Surf Camp Specialises In First Time Surfers

If you’ve never touched a board before but desperately WANT TO, well the pressure is off. We’re not here to judge or show you up, we just want to help you do your thing. If learning to surf, or even just ticking it off the bucket list is what you want, you’ve got to start somewhere. We’ve got super experienced surfers on board to show you the ropes and literally push you off into the waves (then pull you out if you need it!).

Did Someone Say FEMALE Surf Instructors?

Surfing has always been a male dominated sport, but this is changing, fast – it’s 2020 everybody. We’ve got some talented women on board, which for a lot of us self conscious souls is a massive breath of fresh air. Women understand women and surfing can be an emotional ride. There’s lots of new fears to overcome and challenges to face and we sometimes need a little push in the right direction. Female surf instructors are a great way to soothe your nerves and level with you if you’re struggling. Women’s surf is on the up and finding a group of surf sisters to weather the storm with is an essential part of the process. 

If you’re panicking about that bikini bod, don’t! No–one is here to judge you – or creep on you. We provide wetsuits for all shapes and sizes to avoid board rash so we all officially look as non–sexy as each other. Forget Cameron Diaz and Pamela Anderson, we’re talking more Power Rangers beach edition. ALSO future surf babes, take care of yourself whilst surfing!

Slap that zinc on your face and coconut oil in your hair to keep sun damage at bay.

Do you HAVE to Surf?

Quick answer: absolutely not, and you won’t be alone in this! The San Sebastian Surf House life is more of a lifestyle than a sport. Don’t be put off by nightmares of squeezing into wet suits and getting beaten up by waves. You might not even want to touch a surfboard – and that’s OK.  It’s just as fun lusting over beautiful surfers from the shoreline. Our ‘Beach Bum Deal’ takes off surf costs if it’s not your thing, so you won’t be paying for something you’re not using. We’ll even get the insta shot of you running towards the waves you never plan to enter with a surfboard you never plan to use if you like – no judgements here!

What’s the San Sebastian Surf Hostel vibe?

Female Only Dorms

Don’t want to share a dorm with a bunch of guys you only met yesterday? Totally understandable – you don’t have to. We have a female only option which is ideal if you want to roll around in your underwear in peace. Sorry boys but this luxury also means less snoring, less farting and less awkward nipple flashing encounters. Walking into a room full of guys can throw people off – our women only only dorms can be less intimidating. They’re also smaller and more intimate which gender regardless is an easier setting for integrating and a better night’s sleep.

Getting Some Down Time

If your kind of fun is reading your book, practising yoga or pondering the meaning of life with like minded souls – we’ve got you. We have yoga classes every day to relax your muscles 

after a surf and clear your mind after what could have been the most stressful year of our lives! We also have huge amounts of space and some of the best views around so if you’re ready for some down time you’ll find your spot. Our Surf House leads straight up the perfect mountain for morning exercise and solo hikes so you are literally at the foothills of adventure. 

‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’

Likewise if you’re looking to let loose in your free time, we’re on board and you definitely won’t be alone. We’re fully experienced party travellers so there’s always the option to drink some socially lubricating sangria, trade travel stories and unwind after a big day in the waves. We also take you into local towns for Pintxos and into San Seb for craft beers – if you don’t want to stop moving, we can keep up.

Bonus Good Vibes from Matilda  –  The Last Female Surfer Of The Season 

“I had the best time at the surf house. I loved learning to surf and being pushed outside my comfort zone. Everyone at the hostel was so friendly I immediately felt part of the group and very welcomed! I got to visit different Basque towns with the crew which was a real highlight as I got to see the bits I never would have known to visit alone. Overall it was a fab mix of fun activities, chill time, learning to surf and of course teaming up with awesome like-minded people.”


The San Sebastian Surf House is open for an extended summer season – from Easter until early October! Lock your spot in now for a measly €1. We sold out in 2020, and with the pandemic hopefully easing we’re sure we’ll do the same early on in 2021

 

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How To Make Post-Pandemic Travel Plans

2021 is our year, baby!

Man, hasn’t this pandemic just been a big mood spoiler? From all the people falling sick, the deaths, the economic disaster, the lockdowns and social distancing measures – it’s all been pretty horrible. 

And sometimes we need to just check ourselves and be thankful for our health. 

But also sometimes we need to get mad because in addition to the aforementioned COVID horrors, this virus has also taken away travel. Beautiful, gorgeous, enriching travel, meaning that not only have our plans been ruined in 2020, but also many of us lost money on non-refundable bookings, meaning that we might be shy about making more plans for 2021.

That’s where your drop-dead-gorgeous pals at Stoke step in. We’ve identified your anxieties around booking, felt your pain as many people lost money on trips that couldn’t operate, tried to do our best to work around our terms and conditions as travel plans changed for so many people. 

And we’ve made booking future trips as risk-free as possible, PLUS we’ve made dreaming about future escapades upon Europe’s cobbled stones more appealing by throwing down some of the spiciest early bird discounts in the business.
But this ain’t just another advertorial, it’s a practical piece of advice for all travellers all over the world who will hopefully eventually book with us. Shall we dive in? 

Pandemic Problem 1: we don’t know when we can travel again

We’ve really got no idea, not even here in Stoke Towers with our fingers firmly up the pulse’s butthole. But we do know it’s not now, and we also mostly know that it won’t likely be tomorrow. What we are sure of, though, is that sooner or later we’ll be travelling again, and for that we need to be prepared.
We’re planning on going ahead with our Andorra ski weekends from January, but as they’re operating in winter they’re the least likely of our trips to happen. That said, if we were operating them right now we’d be allowed to, and the goal is that things get better in the world after this round of curfews, lockdowns and other antiviral measures.
So we’re confident that they’ll go ahead. And if they do, then everything else should happen as we inch back towards a sense of travel normality.
So while we don’t know when we’ll travel again, we have to be confident that we will sooner rather than later, and make plans accordingly, giving us something to look forward as we go through more lockdowns and suffer from the advanced effects of “galavanting around the world” withdrawals. 

Pandemic Problem 2: heaps of us lost money on cancelled travel already

Yeah, this one sucks. So while we might be super confident about travel happening again, we’re not confident enough to throw down your hard-earned loot on some deposits, because who knows if you’ll just lose it all again.
It’s tough for travel companies, because we encourage you to make deposits and then use said deposits to pay our staff when we’re not running trips, and to pay for the things we need to run the trips. Hotels, sailing yachts, tents, cooking equipment, 100s of 1000s of litres of beer – all these things require us to book, and pay for, in advance.
But despite that, we can’t with good conscience ask you to put deposits down on trips in 2021. It’s just not clear if we’ll be running anything.
So we asked our booking system if you could do no deposit deposits. And the computer said no. So we asked the computer if we could do €1 bookings, and the computer said yes. 

So for one measly euro you can book any 2021 trip, and if the trip is cancelled for any reason we will just transfer your €1 deposit to different dates, or a different destination entirely. ALSO we won’t be asking you to pay any more deposit until it’s 110% certain that the trip is both going ahead, and that you can make it. It is basically a risk-free booking proposition. You can’t go wrong. Plus, it is also applicable for our mega super special deals.

Pandemic Problem 3: there’s no reason to book anything now, because nothing is selling out

As we say in this biz, there’s no booking pressure. Our trips usually do book out, at least on the busiest weekends, and people are sometimes forced to book different dates or with inferior travel companies (all of them), but this year that isn’t the case. There is no fear of fear of missing out, FOFOMO, because you know that nobody’s booking, that we’re desperate and that you can just cruise and wait to see if things get better before you take a chance on your €1 deposit.
BUT!
But that’s why we’ve put in place our most ambitious and generous early-bird booking system to date. We want to offer you some crazy deals, so that you might get to booking sooner rather than later. That way we can get a fair idea of how many people are interested in certain trips and dates, and we can plan accordingly.
So yeah, while we might not sell out in 2021 – at least not until right up to the trip dates – these prices do have expiries on them, both in terms of dates when the deals finish, and how many people we will allow to book at these prices. 

Early Bird Sail Croatia Specials

With a measly €1 deposit you can reserve a €500 berth on any of our 2021 Croatia sail trips. Our Croatia Sail trips that ensure that you have the most fun, with the best people, plucking the greatest parts out of the coastline and archipelago, in a way that doesn’t just treat you like another number. We go out of our way to make every Croatia sail the best ever, with our bottomless brunches onboard, open and unlimited beer and sangria bar, our legendary Wet Wednesday feasts in a traditional restaurant, and our guides and crew that know how to perfectly balance out the good times and the nice things.
On each boat the first six bookings are €500. After that they go up until the last six bookings that are €750. Seven nights, all the stops, air conditioned boat, water included, and so on, and so forth. Basically everything you expect from a Croatia sail trip, and then we’ve added things that we really like, or that can be annoying (like the bar tab) and what we’ve come up with is by far the best deal, and we are easily the most fun. Go and book your next, or first, Croatia sail here.  

HALF PRICE OKTOBERFEST and SPRINGFEST

The “Stoketoberfests” are easily our biggest and best events of the year, with the big gal in autumn attracting up to 8000 party animals to our campsite, where we get particularly down and overwhelmingly dirty as we celebrate drinking beer by the bucketload. Now these events do sell out, especially over the weekends, and many wannabe beer swillers find themselves enjoying the smaller crowds midweek. But again, this year is different and there’s uncertainty about whether the festivals will run – especially Springfest in April/May. That said, if anybody can pull off a festival it will be the Germans, and Springfest is mostly outdoors, so that follows in step with the COVID prevention advice coming from around the world.
So we’re quietly confident that Springfest will go ahead, and if it does then Oktoberfest is a certainty. We’re quietly confident, and also very hopeful, because we want to show our healthcare heroes a good time with free Springfest trips in 2021. For everybody else, we’re offering half price Oktoberfest and Springfest trips on our four-night packages.
Just go to checkout and use the promo code STOKETOBERFEST2021 and half price will be gifted to you like magic. 

Then all you have to do is start training for the beer fest, and get yourself over here for the event itself.
Lock half-price Springfest in, here. 
Or it’s October older sister here. 

Pandemic Problem 4: sure, Stoke is making it easy for us, but what about the other pieces required to make a travel puzzle? 

So yeah, your pals at Stoke are bending over backwards and sidewards and especially forwards while we try to get you travelling again in order to keep you happy. But what’s the good of a €1 reservation for Sail Croatia, or Surf Camp, or a half price Oktoberfest trip, if you can’t similarly lock in a flight with any kind of confidence?
Well we know that most if not all regional airlines in Europe are offering free date or name changes, so that’s all good if you’re over here (so you can lock in the mega super specials that these airlines like Ryanair and Vueling are sometimes able to do).
For the longer haul flights, there are some specials around, and most offer booking flexibility, but just double and triple check the terms and conditions before you fork out.
The way we see it, you could lock in some mega discounts with Stoke with only €1, and then sit on your long haul flights for a while – you can wait all the way up until a month in advance and still pay the same as you’d be paying now.
The short of it, unless they’re offering you some killer special, no need to lock in any flights until the world makes sense.
And right now Stoke is offering some killer deals.
You know what to do.
For all of our super flexible, uber generous COVID terms and conditions, dive over here and let’s start planning a 2021 that will make this year look like a distant, absolutely forgotten, memory.

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5 Tips para Aprender a Surfear

Si estás aquí, es porque amas el mar. No importa en qué nivel de surf te encuentres, o si nunca has puesto pie en una tabla, el surf tiene un encanto que nos llama a sumergirnos en el océano y a cabalgar las olas.

Por eso nos encanta traerte toda la información que necesitas para comenzar a surfear de manera segura y en los mejores puntos del país.

Como todos los años las playas reciben muchísimas personas que quieren empezar a montar las olas – y uno de esos puedes ser tú -, hoy te traemos 5 tips imprescindibles para aprender a surfear, de la mano de Watsay Surf School & Camp, una de las escuelas de surf más populares del país.

Toma lápiz y papel y continúa leyendo si quieres volver de vacaciones como todo un rey de las olas.

5 Consejos imprescindibles para aprender a hacer surf

1 . No empieces solo

Por muy entusiasmado que estés por aprender a surfear, recuerda nunca hacerlo por tu cuenta cuando estás empezando.

Intentar surfear solo cuando no tienes la suficiente experiencia es una receta para el desastre, ya que siempre existen riesgos de heridas o
calambres y sin que haya nadie para ayudarte.

Además, si no tienes experiencia surfeando, aprender todo por ti mismo te llevará bastante tiempo, aunque no es imposible.

retiro de surf y yoga en sri lanka
Surfea siempre con un amigo o un profesional

Nuestro consejo aquí es que busques a alguien con mucha experiencia para que te enseñe los primeros pasos del surf, y que esté ahí para ti hasta que puedas defenderte solo frente al mar.

Si tienes algún amigo surfista, haz un plan de fin de semana con él o ella para comenzar a aprender lo básico.

Si estás en Cantabria, también puedes apuntarte a alguna clase particular o grupal de Watsay Surf School & Camp, o de alguna otra escuela de surf en donde estarás rodeado de personas con tu mismo nivel de experiencia y podrás aprender de los mejores expertos.

2 Consigue el equipo adecuado

Si crees que el surf solo se trata de tablas y olas, te sorprenderá saber que hay un par de cosas más detrás que te ayudarán a volverte un gran surfista.

Obviamente, lo más importante es la tabla.

Existen varios tipos de tablas que se adaptan a todas las necesidades y estilos, así que consigue una adecuada a tu experiencia, a tu tamaño, y a la altura de las olas que quieres montar.

Otra pieza importante que necesitas para aprender a surfear es un buen neopreno. Estos trajes de baño son especialmente creados para el surf y cumplen un montón de funciones esenciales, ayudarte a no deslizarte de tu tabla mientras pedaleas, hasta protegerte del sol.

Tipos de neopreno de surf

Algunos detalles igual de imprescindibles para tu tabla son las quillas o fins, que sirven para estabilizar la tabla y mantener el equilibrio. También necesitarás un invento de surf (cuerda que sale de la tabla y atas a tu tobillo) para mantener la tabla unida a tu cuerpo en caso de que te caigas de ola.

3 Conoce tus playas

Un consejo muy valioso que podemos darte es que conozcas muy bien las aguas en las que vas a aprender a surfear.

Tal como surfear acompañado, familiarizarte con tus playas es una medida de seguridad que te ayudará a aprender de manera más fácil y con menos riesgo.

5 Razones para hacer surf en Cantabria
Playa de Gerra, Cantabria

Siempre adapta el lugar en el que surfeas a tu experiencia. Hay playas que tienen zonas de olas bajas y medias y áreas con oleaje mucho más fuerte, mientras que otras solo tienen olas altas perfectas para los más avanzados.

Investiga sobre las mejores playas en tu zona para aprender a surfear, que tengan un oleaje mixto que se adapte a todos los niveles de aprendizaje.

Una playa ideal que cumple con toda estas características es la playa de Berria, en Santoña.

Esta es una de las mejores playas de España para aprender a surfear, con olas ideales para que perfecciones tu técnica durante todo el verano.

Otras playas ideales para aprender a surfear son las de Zarautz, la de Salinas, y la de El Palmar, así que ya tienes potencial destinos para tu próximo verano.

4 Mantente en forma

Una de las mucha cosas que nos encantan del surf es que puede practicarse sin importar tu edad o tu experiencia.

Sin embargo, sigue siendo un deporte, y el buen estado físico influye muchísimo en cómo experimentamos esta actividad.

Olvídate de si tienes un “cuerpo de bikini” o no.

Cómo nos sentimos es lo primordial a la hora de practicar un deporte como el surf, y para disfrutarlo como tiene que ser, es imprescindible que te alimentes de manera adecuada, que calientes tus músculos antes de meterte al al agua, y que construyas resistencia haciendo otras actividades físicas.

Ojo, no estamos diciendo que debas ser todo un atleta olímpico, solo que lleves un estilo de vida sano que te dará la energía necesaria para montar olas todo el día.

5 Vuelve a la escuela

El surf es una disciplina que nos lleva a uno de los principios más básicos: hay que caerse para aprender. Y aprendiendo a surfear nos vamos a caer muchas, pero muchas veces.

Es por esto que es esencial que te lo tomes con buen humor y con entusiasmo, porque al final del día, el surf es uno de los deportes más divertidos que existen.

Escuelas de surf
La forma más segura de aprender a surfear es a través de una escuela

Por eso recomendamos tanto recibir clases con un grupo completo de personas que están aprendiendo lo mismo que tú, con la enseñanza y supervisión de expertos con muchos años en el surf.

Y es esto exactamente lo que puedes conseguir en Watsay Surf School & Camp, un lugar completamente comprometido a enseñarte toda la filosofía surfista, en un ambiente increíble que tiene como prioridad la seguridad y la experiencia.

Para aprender a surfear con esta escuela solo tienes que elegir alguna de las modalidades de aprendizaje que te ofrecen. Puedes asistir a sus cursos, a sus clases diarias, y a sus campamentos, que están disponibles durante todo el año.

Si nunca has practicado surf y te interesa aprender, este es tu momento. Pasa un verano increíble en las aguas del Cantábrico, bajo el sol, sobre las olas, y conviértete en todo un pro del surf.

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Can You Do Drugs At Oktoberfest? 

No. No you can’t, legally. Unless you count beer as a drug, in which case yes. Yes you most certainly can do the drug called beer and it’s friend Jagermeister at Oktoberfest. The problem with doing drugs at Oktoberfest is that you’re really really not allowed to. It’s super illegal to do drugs that aren’t beer in Germany, and they’re especially vigilant on patrolling the festival itself and all of the entry points for people with drugs; there are random sniffer dog stops, they can do a piss test on you whenever they want to, and if you’re caught with drugs in your system the German polizei will give you a hard time, a big-ass fine, and you’ll stay on their druggo database so they can harass you for the foreseeable future. 

None of this is very desirable. 

That said, sometimes people want to do drugs at Oktoberfest. We say, No you shouldn’t, and they say, Well eff you, I’m going to do it anyway. And you know why that is? Because Oktoberfest is on planet earth, and it’s a really good time, and when people are having a really good time on planet earth sometimes they’re going to do drugs. What we’re saying is, it’s kind of inevitable. 

So, look. We’re going to write a guide about not doing drugs at Oktoberfest, because you most certainly should not do drugs at Oktoberfest, and if you decide to ignore our advice and do them anyway, well that my fine little friendling is entirely up to you. 

Alrighty, let’s dance. 

Can you smoke cigarettes at Oktoberfest?

Yes, but you shouldn’t. Remember a time when ciggies were the wafting beacon of a sexy maverick, someone who plays by their own rules and has the conquests to prove it? No more! Now durrie munching makes you smell like the carpet in your bachelor great uncle’s sitting room cum bedroom cum kitchen (use of cum intentional). Smoking kills, smoking stinks and smoking is expensive. BUT when we’re hammered we smoke, and at Oktoberfest we’re almost always hammered, so yeah you can smoke outside the beer halls, and you will. 

BEWARE: smoking when you’re on the other side of the shitfaced threshold will give you seasickness and that could be morbid in a crowded, hectic, already heaving place like Oktoberfest. 

COST: pack of darts, €6.

Can you drink alcohol at Oktoberfest?

Der. While most of life’s celebrations include alcohol, this is one that is explicitly and shamelessly based around it. They serve seven million litres of beer at Oktoberfest (for seven million mouths, which is nothing compared to the 60,000 litres we serve to our 8,000 or so guests at our Stoketoberfest open bar), plus wine to the weirdos who can’t just stop being so sophisticate’ while they’re at the world’s biggest beer festival. People generally drink about three-four litres of beer in the beer halls, which makes the sevel-mil for seven-mil stat so weird, but anyway. People drink their beer, they drink other people’s beer, we’ve even seen them drink beer-laced vomit and steins of piss, so yeah you can imagine how much beer is being consumed here. It’s so wild that in a nation so anti-drug that this wanton piss up not only happens, but is replicated on an almost daily basis in beer gardens and restaurants and homes and petrol stations around the country. You can also drink Jagermeister and other shots, and some of the little bars outside the beer halls even serve harder shit, because yeah sure you totally need that. 

BEWARE: if you’re in the beer halls for the morning session the security guards will use your inebriation as an excuse to eject you. This is less because they have a problem with intoxicated people – it’s literally the spine of their event – and more because they’ve done the math and you’re not able to physically drink any more and they want to free up some space for the thirsty afternoon arrivals. 

COST: about 12 bucks

Can you smoke weed at Oktoberfest?

Why would you want to? Why would you want to lower your energy, increase your paranoia, and increase your appetite in what might be the most expensive food court in Europe? Plus, every time we’ve ever smoked weed after drinking we’ve ended up feeling like we’re floating in a dingy during a North Sea storm; it’s a surefire way to green out. BUT we get it that some of you modern-day Bob Marlettes like a bit of wacky tabbacky to go with your festivities, and so you might want to blaze up in the beer halls. But you can’t! It is still illegal in Germany to smoke the devils’ lettuce and you will get harassed by the cops. That said, having a small amount on you isn’t enough to be prosecuted, so if you can’t last a few days without your sticky icky icky make sure you don’t carry around a trafficable quantity, let’s say less than six grams.

BEWARE: just because you won’t be prosecuted for having a small amount doesn’t mean the sniffer dogs won’t go for you, to po-po won’t stop you, piss test you, detain you a while, confiscate your weed, maybe fine you, etc. If you need to smoke, just wait until you’re back at the campsite. 

COST: honestly not a lot, until those munchies kick in.  

Can you take pills at Oktoberfest?

If they’re prescription, yes you can. But there aren’t many prescription pills that you can confidently take while drinking copious amounts of alcohol. We’re not doctors, but we heard from one, or someone who had spoken to someone who had spoken to a doctor, that the reason why you shouldn’t drink when you take antibiotics isn’t because it’s dangerous, but because the booze lowers the efficacy of the drugs and ruins the full course. But yeah, if it’s safe to take your pills when drinking then you can totally take them, unless you’re talking about those other types of pills, which you most definitely cannot take at Oktoberfest, but geez louise they’d be fun! 

BEWARE: while there’s quite the pill culture in Berlin’s techno clubs, and you’re less likely to be stopped and searched, or punished coming out of the Berghain, Munich in general, and Oktoberfest in particular, is a different story. This is billed as a family event, despite the copious amounts of booze consumed, and so drug laws are applied to the letter. Taking half a pill and dancing on tables sounds like a swell idea, but it comes with great risks and maybe even greater consequences. 

COST: really no idea, we don’t think pills cost much in general. Maybe more because it’s Oktoberfest.

Can you do coke at Oktoberfest? 

Despite the videos you’ve seen of people doing cocaine at Oktoberfest, you can’t do cocaine at Oktoberfest. The white powder people are snorting off the backs of their hands, or off the beer tables, is Wiesen Kok, which translates to Wiesen (the Oktoberfest fairgrounds) coke. It’s little more than sugar with a little menthol flavour, or something, and really does nothing more than clear your nose maybe. So yeah, while you may see a bunch of videos of what seems like revellers racking up with impunity, they’re just playing coke head, not actually being one. Now, cocaine, the real stuff, is illegal and even if you did it a few days before, if it shows in your peepee test you’re in big trouble. So while it might be just what you need to sober up a bit and talk someone’s ear off, it can land you in big trouble.
BEWARE: we can’t help but think, though, that the proliferation of fake coke presents an opportunity to put the real deal in Weisen Kok bottles and do beer-hall bumps with impunity… but as everyone generally shares the fake stuff, just be prepared for a local granny to ask you for a line.
COST: more than Spain, less than Australia. 

Can you do LSD or take shrooms at Oktoberfest?

Really couldn’t think of anywhere worse to be tripping. Seriously. It’s such an intense environment, with all the people vibrating at super drunk frequencies and bumping into you and getting in your face, and then there’s the law that puts LSD on the same level as heroin in Germany, meaning that if you’re tripping out hard and losing your shit you would probably be too scared to tell the authorities what’s up and that would make it infinitely worse. If you are a confident mind-bender then you can do what a friend of ours allegedly did: put a droplet of LSD in the bottom corner of certain pages of the book he was reading. Then when he wanted to get high he’d just cut out the corner of page 36 and away he’d fly. 

BEWARE: hallucinogens need to be treated differently to party drugs. They can really mess with your upstairs mix-up. 

COST: potentially your sanity.  

Can you do meth or speed at Oktoberfest? 

We’ve seen some people who would probably benefit from this, but again no you cannot, because you just can’t. While it is the drug of choice for many of Germany’s clubbers, there’s no point taking amphetamines at Oktoberfest because it’s not an all-night deal. If you’re not on your way home by midnight you’re going to be in those big old fairgrounds all alone. Doing speed or meth at Oktoberfest would just crank your pestiness up to unneeded levels, both in the beer halls and then back at the campsite when everyone is trying to sleep. Anyways, meth should really be on your list of never-do drugs, no good has ever come from being a meth head except for those wonderful Facebook rants that the methin’ around crew go on sometimes. Man, they’re so horny. 

Can you do heroin at Oktoberfest?

What? Why would you want to? What is this? No you can’t do heroin at Oktoberfest. Jesus some people. 

And there you have it, all the drugs you can’t do at Oktoberfest. Normally we’d say enjoy, but you shouldn’t enjoy any of these except for beer, and even then in moderation. Really excessive moderation. Also, stay at our Oktoberfest campsite for an all-inclusive experience, the best parties outside the beer halls, and an open bar.

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How To Do Oktoberfest On A Budget

We know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking that we’re just going to say, Camping with Stoke Travel at Oktoberfest is the best budget option, and you’re right, we could say that, because it IS  the best option, as written about by multiple independent bloggers like this gal, and this guy and, and over here too, and not to forget about these guys.

But we’re going to assume that you already know that Stoketoberfest is your best value accommodation option at Munich’s Oktoberfest. We’re going to  move along from that, and show you ways to save your hard-earned euros/pounds/dollars/pesos/baht/rupiah/whatever when you’re on the ground in Munich. These tips are good to go even if you’re not staying with Stoke, in fact, if you’re not staying with Stoke you might need them more because you’re obviously paying WAY TOO MUCH.
Anyway, here we go. P-to the-motherflipping-prost!

Dressing for Oktoberfest on a budget

Whet your whistle over here for our full guide to dressing for Oktoberfest.

OK, look while you can wear your civilian rags into the beer halls, that in no way means that you should. One of the great delights of Oktoberfest is to hit those beer halls dressed like a Bavarian beer-swilling legend! Almost everyone else is dressed in the trachten and you’ll feel like a prize pumpkin if you’re the only one wearing dickies and Limp Bizkit tee. 

So while Stoke Travel sells authentic and cheap Oktoberfest costumes for guys and girls, we’re obviously not here to tell you about how awesome we are! We’re here to tell you that you can look the part just by throwing on one of the chequered-table-cloth style Oktoberfest shirts, for both girls and guys and forgoe the expensive leather pants and braces for guys, or the entire milkmaids’ dress for the gals. 

Yeah, going all out and wearing the whole kit is a bunch of fun, but if you’re stretched for cash just throw an Oktoberfest shirt (you could go with anything chequered/plaid/flannel, but they’re cheap cheap so fork out on this) over some jeans, jean shorts, Daisy Dukes, chinos, cargos, a skirt – whatever! And you’ll fully look the part. 

If you’re not feeling too tight, accessorise up with hats and pins and whatever and nobody will even notice that you’re not fully playing the part, and before you know it you’ll be dancing on tabletops with a bunch of Bavarian beefcakes and betties. What a result!

Oktoberfest beer halls on a budget

Dip your proboscis in here for a full guide to drinking beer in Oktoberfest beer halls.

One thing that’s unavoidable, no matter how tight your wad is, is that you will spend a small fortune in the beer halls. You just will, it’s one of life’s truths like dodging death and taxes. But DW, going to Oktoberfest to spend money on beer is precisely what you signed up for. If you haven’t put a king’s ransom into your budget for Oktoberfest beers then why are you even here. But, that said, there are some ways we can save money in the beer halls, and they are so important that we’re going to listicle them.

  1. Pre-drink
    If you’re staying with Stoke you would have smashed the open bar all morning, so you’re good to go. Don’t be afraid of grabbing some roadies, just hide them when the po-po is around, and even stop off at the convenience store, or even the bar/beer garden on the way in. You’ll be forced to dump your vessel at the Oktoberfest entry, but never fear because there are plenty of non-beer-hall bars inside the fairgrounds and they are well cheaper than the beer halls. Pre-party like a champ, but don’t fuck it up because the main event is inside. 
  2. Respect the beer, respect the system
    Surviving Oktoberfest is an artform. Make sure you don’t pregame too much, because the beers are strong like bull and delicious like bull. That’s good because after like your third or fourth beer in there you’re already in the spirit realm so you can’t spend too much… lies! Of course you can, because like any journey into the spirit realm any fiscal prudence is out the door and replaced with a frivolous need for ridiculous items like rollercoaster rides, cool hats and daring people €20 to drink their own vomit (they do it surprisingly often). ONE THING that we have to say is don’t scrimp on the tip. You have to tip the beer maid every beer, just to be a good supportive human, and to make sure that your wonderful beerfrau comes back to you when you need her most*
    *Sorry about the antiquated gendered language, there are beer bros in there, but the ladies are just the best at serving beers. 
  3. Slip a Jaeger in your pocket
    You can buy little shots in there to give your sesh a much-needed shot in the arm, but they’re going to cost you as well, when you can just pick up some little bot-bots of petrol station Jaeger and store them away in your pockets, so then when you’re feeling a little too sober (never) you can boost your situation with a quick throwback of the magic elixir. Jaeger is German, Oktoberfest is German, you’re feeling über German, you kind of have to do it. 
  4. Don’t do drugs!
    We know that in many parts of the world a sneaky pill or bump might be a way to drink less and enjoy more, but in Germany the penalties for drug use are big time, there are sniffer dogs all over, piss tests at the ready, and if you come up positive you’ll be in the system for life (meaning that every time they stop you, they’ll test you – how annoying!). That said, it is kind of the perfect place to be hiiiiiiiiiigh, so if you’re a brave party monster then maybe go for it, but it’s all up to you. We said NO.

Oktoberfest food on a budget

Here are five things that you just have to eat at Oktoberfest

One of the finer things in Oktoberfest life is the ability to devour, without concern for calorie or keto, the perfectly-paired beer drinking foods that come served alongside the beer. For the locals, and the visitors in-the-know, Oktoberfest is as much a food festival as it is an excuse to pickle your insides in amber ale. Pork knuckles, roast chicken, all the wurst, pretzels – even trout and radishes – are just some of the culinary delights that await is inside those hallowed halls. But boy-oh-boy are they expensive, and if you’re doing Oktoberfest right you might not even enjoy them, as you shovel the food into your sloppily masticating jowls like a St Bernard eating a valium hamburger. 

The real pros put a meal aside, usually a pre-hall lunch, and visit one of Munich’s many permanent beer halls or beer gardens. In these year-round pleasure domes you’ll find the same beers and the same food at a much lower price, and yeah, sure, you’ll take a hit on Oktoberfest’s ambience for a more sit down vibe, but these Bavarian temples to indulgence are not by any means tame – think oompah bands, large groups of raucous locals belting out folk tunes at the top of their lungs, it’s more like being in a medieval wedding than a French bistro. And they’re everywhere, so you can get your Bavarian food fix on your way to the beer halls and then push yourself to the brink of throwing it all up again in the actual Oktoberfest. Win win! 

Just look at how many breweries, beer gardens and beer halls a quick Google search turns up in central Munich alone! 

Seeing Munich on a budget

Strap on your sightseeing boots before you head out to see these Munich hotspots

OK, this is the ultimate activity to tightwads for there aren’t many sights to see that are going to charge you – in fact the whole act of “seeing” implies doing it for free. How they gonna charge you for seeing? “Just looking” is the universal secret password for “I don’t intend on spending a gosh-darn cent”. The beauty of Munich is that once you get downtown, and we didn’t say this, but we’ve heard that many people ride Munich’s rail system without a ticket, you can walk around all day, see the most beautiful and wonderful buildings and people, lounge around in a park where people are surfing in a river surrounded by naked old people, drink store-bought beer in said park, stroll around some more, fall in love 800 times, and it ain’t going to cost you a deutschmark. 

Get off at Hauptbahnhof and just walk – you can’t go wrong and you won’t spend a cent.   

Getting to and away from Oktoberfest on a budget

Here’s our complete guide on how to travel to Oktoberfest. You don’t need much more than that, just know that as far as a rule of thumb is concerned slower equals cheaper. Here’s a list in ascending order of expense: walking; hitchhiking; rideshare; public bus; private Stoke bus; hire a car; train; airplane; helicopter. Do with that what you will. 

And there you have it! Follow this little guide and get yo’self the most bang for your meagre buck at Munich’s Oktoberfest. And yeah, the easiest way to save the most money is to do an all-inclusive stay with us at our Stoketoberfest party camp, where you’ll find an open and unlimited beer and sangria bar for only an extra €10 a day!

 

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Wearing Party Masks Is The Right Thing To Do

But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Let’s conquer COVID and protect our communities with Stoke Threads party masks, while showing the world that no matter how messed up the world is, we still love to get down. 

Of course it’s right to wear a mask in the face of the novel coronavirus, that vicious and heartless virus known as SARS-CoV-2, the ‘Roni, “not MY k-k-k-corona, Ron Johnson and results in the dreadful COVID-19 disease. Stoke Travel is based in Barcelona, Spain. We have lived through the worst lockdowns, have friends who have caught it and had a tough time beating the bastardo, and know neighbours and friends who have lost family members. We joke about everything, even Karen-ona, but that by no means means that we think it’s anything but serious.
It’s serious, it’s deadly, and it ain’t going to stop until we find a vaccine. And by “we” we mean “them” or “you” the scientists  working on developing the serum that’s going to stop this bugger in its tracks before it overtakes the world.

In the meantime we’ve got to do what we can to slow the roll of the Rone Ranger and one thing that medical professionals keep on recommending is that we wear a MASK. So of course we do, we wear masks (because in Barcelona you’ll cop a €100 fine if you don’t and because it’s the right thing to do). We wear masks indoors and outdoors (but when there’s no one around we’ll poke a cheeky nose out) and we wear masks at all times except when we’re eating and drinking, which is pretty often for your fat bois at Stoke, but that’s just how it goes.

So we’ve made a range of party masks based off our famous Stoke Threads party shirts. They’re fun, they’re flirty, they’re double ply with the option to slide in a filter too. They save the world while simultaneously telling the world that you’re still down for the good times. Wearing a party mask is like making a statement to the universe that alls you’re doing is biding your time for this pesky virus to pass before you get out there travelling and partying and just generally doing all the things we used to do and wanted to do before 2020 came along and sharted all over our plans.

We’ll be selling our Stoke Threads party masks at our Barceloneta store (where you can find party shirts, kimonos, beachwear, fun things, free beer, oh my!), at the San Sebastian Surf House, on the Barcelona Boat Party, and via our online store.

We’ve got to do the right thing through this unprecedented pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t let our inner party freak fly. Get a Stoke Threads party mask and let the good times rip!

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