Oh, hello again.
Here's what's around the corneron our epic lower CO₂ emissions challenge.
Team Alpha take the back roadsin laid-back Easy Rider style.
whilst Team Omegaare determined to make waves.
on their way to a meetingat the top of the world.
Best view so far.
This is The Great Travel Hack.
And welcometo the beautiful Schloss Biebrich.
It's time to select the vehicles, but, “There's only one car, “I hear you thinking.
So get your phones outand spin the roulette wheel.
We got the car! We got question marks.
Every single time! You have a vehicle, but it's somewhere a few kilometres away from here and you have to findanother way to get there.
You've got three days to get to Greg'sfavourite mountain retreat in Austria.
And remember to keepyour CO₂ emissions low.
-Enjoy walking!-Off you go.
How is this fair? -Same old, eh?-Same old.
Bye! We've got a pin.
-I've got an idea.
-You've got an idea? -Let's go back.
-Here they come to rub it in again.
We're not picking them up? Jump in! -Oh, Loiza!-Thank you, guys.
It was not my idea.
-This is Loiza's idea.
I'm not on board.
-Leave the doors closed.
-No, trust me.
Thank you! -Thanks, Loiza, for picking us up.
-You're so welcome.
Why did you do it, though? Seriously.
She's a lovely person, Jamie.
She's caring and thoughtful.
OK, I have to say, when you guys are in our car, we can split our emissions to four.
We never agreed to that.
Yeah, well you did.
You're in the car.
-At least, that's good.
-Really, guys, where are we?-It's just round here.
-That is it.
-Nice! Look at that beauty!Much better than sharing with you two.
There's the talk again.
We saved ourselvessome CO₂ emissions.
It's a really good idea.
It might help us win.
And that's the only thing that counts.
Their suffering helps as well, a bit.
-Yes, it does.
Next time they can walk.
It looks a little bit like a spaceship.
Let's do it.
How much do you love this car? I ****ing love this car! It's amazing.
It's silent, it's fast, it's high-tech, and it's got lower emissions.
We should chat to Mission Controland know something about the car.
Let's do it.
Hey, guys, so the Mercedes GLC F-Cell uses a hydrogen fuel celland a battery to power it, so your only emissions right noware heat and water.
And check this out.
Hydrogen is the most abundant elementin the universe.
-Well that's good, because.
-Plenty of it, then.
There's loads of hydrogen, it only gives off water vapour.
I mean, that's pretty solid.
That's solid for the environment as well, isn't it? Oh! It's Greg.
Greg! We haven't heardfrom him in ages.
He just pops up.
Shall we see what he said? Travel Hackers, it's challenge time.
I like to call this onethe “go local” challenge.
Eat local, shop local, play local.
Follow the messages to track downevery item on the list I'm sending you, and do it in the cleanest possible way.
Bring your A-game.
Park at the drop pin, then use what's in your black bags and head into town.
And have fun! -We need to get things from a list?-Yeah.
-Shopping is always your strong suit.
-Shopping is my strong suit.
And you speak German.
I can help you purchase everythingin German.
I've got a feeling, the fact thatwe're going into a more rural area, less people are going to speak English.
-How beautiful is this.
-It's really nice, huh? I do feel very cool.
Team Omega'swill not have as cool vehicles as us.
I don't care.
They could be quicker, they could be more efficient.
But they definitely won't lookcooler than this, that's for sure.
With just a little bit of body weight, we're floating through this country.
I like it, but I still feel a bit wobbly on it.
-I wonder if the others are there.
-We'll find them in town.
Look at the little doggie! -This is beautiful.
There they are! -First!-About time, eh? Time for another challenge.
Speaking of challenges, I just got a text.
“Hello, Travel Hack teams.
Below is your listof local culture-based tasks.
Your 30 minutes starts now.
” Come on.
-It's in German.
-We'll figure it out.
“Take a photoposing like a statue in town.
” -Next to this guy.
-Where is the camera on this thing? -Next on the list.
-Jordan will give you a performance.
-He's a professional dancer.
“Selfie with the happiest person.
“Who is the happiest? He's happy.
Let's go! Next one.
“Fruit juice, sausage, and schnausen.
” “Rohwurst”? Yeah! That's it.
Was ist “schmaltz”? -Yes.
-One of those.
“Instagram our food.
” Ladies and gentlemen, best sausagein town.
Everybody queue up! -“Schneeballen.
“-I don't know what it is.
Schneeballentraume cafe ! Thank you.
Schneeballen in the pocket.
Lovely! -Is that a bakery?-Yeah.
You do? Yes!-Thank you.
Ein rohwurst, bitte.
“Find the golden griffin.
” I can see it! Only fresh juice, then we're there.
Whoa, this looks local.
Is it made here? It is? Perfect.
Boom, boom, hugs.
I think we didn't see anything.
-Where are some.
-Cafe! -Do you serve orange juice?-Yes.
-No way! -Well, first again!-First again.
Did you get everything? -Yeah.
You as well?-Yeah, everything.
“That's some serious impressiveimmersion into local culture.
For the first time in Travel Hack history, it's a draw.
” -A draw?-No! There's more, there's more.
“One round of rock, paper, scissorsdecides all.
” You ready? Jordan, you step up.
I believe in you.
Go with your gut.
Rock, paper, scissors.
-Boo-yah! Here we go.
-“Mission Control: fact and chat time.
“-Yes! I love a fact.
“There are lots of castlesin Germany, 20, 000 of them.
” No! I wonder how many castlesthere are in the UK? I don't know why I asked.
Who knows that? “By the way, there are 2, 562.
” “What, you don't knowthat there's 14, 704 castles?” “I was actually readingabout this last week.
” No one woke up.
for the last 20 years, here.
Time stood still.
And you know what, we can drive through this quiet villagewith a quiet car.
-Hey, message, message.
-We got a message.
“There are over 300 different typesof bread baked in Germany.
” I mean, the French are, in my opinion, better bakers than the Germans.
Aren't they? The croissant, the baguette.
The croissant, the baguette, the marmalade.
I mean, seriously, they make 300 different types and at least 200are not tasting that well.
Well, then they still have 100 left, and that's a lot.
OK, so we need to refuel.
Have you ever refuelledone of these things before? I have never.
Fantastic, great news.
Well, that lookeda lot simpler than I imagined.
It was pretty easy.
And the nozzle, weirdly, afterwards, hada small layer of ice around the outside.
And it took, what?Literally a split-second.
Ah Misión Controlès! “Fun facts:the first ever souvenir postcard was sent from Austria.
” -Who knows that?-Mission Control! -Oh.
-Must be missing us loads.
“Welcome to Austria.
” -Austria!-Welcome in Austria! Country number six! Number six? We've got UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany.
and Austria! I'm loving it.
I mean, look at the landscape.
Pretty cool, right? Greg: “Hi, guys, I still can't believehow close that challenge was.
But the law of rock, paper, scissorsis all-powerful and Team Omega win the boost: a super-cool gadget to take youacross a gorgeous mountain lake.
” “Team Alpha, you get to takethe more traditional vessel.
” Gosh, losing just gets worse.
Loiza, remember what Seb told usabout regenerative braking? These mountain roadsare perfect for that and could help to keepour emissions score down.
This is it, just up here.
-Wow!-That is actually beautiful, right? Literally speechless.
Look at this, 100% electric as well.
But look, could we be any more spoiled? And we've got an engine.
There's no rush.
I say, take in the view, chill out, go for a nice little cruise.
Jordan, this is a great ideato be going slow.
We're also gettinga very nice tour out of it.
-I can't lie.
Why are you wearing a wetsuit, Loiza? Remember the forest?We're on a lake now.
I'm not taking my chanceswith you anymore.
I don't trust you.
Fair enough! -Wow.
-That's a boost again.
-That is a boost.
-It's gonna be really cool.
-But I'm happy that I chose my wetsuit.
Mission Control, thank you.
Greg, thanks, mate.
This is nice.
Jamie! Faster! Faster! Now we're nice! Fully electric future driving, here we come.
I love the future already.
This is the boost of all boosts, people.
Oh, my God! Jamie! Ahh! Jamie! That's so cool.
-That is so sick!-So cool.
-Very space age.
-Jealous, very jealous.
-Shall we get up the mountain?-Let's get up the mountain.
Let's park this little thing.
-Up the mountain!-Up the mountain.
This is amazing.
Beautiful, eh? -I love this view.
Best view so far.
-What is it? It's a message.
Surprise! Katja was supposedto be here, but she's off getting married.
That's so cool.
You both smashed our go-local challenge but those tricky mountain roads reallyput your lower carbon skills to the test.
But Omega's smart useof regenerative braking has pushed them out in front, so nice work, guys.
Two-one! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Wait, wait, there's more.
So, winners, you will be picnickingby a stunning lakeside while Alphas, you'll have to picnic too, but.
just a bit more car-park-y.
-Wow, this is good.
-What the hell? Team Omega have taken the tips fromtheir Formula-E racing buddy to heart.
They've been driving super efficiently, but their use of regenerative braking has won them the episode.
Victory! -Cheers to victory.
-Cheers to Team Omega.
As if we needed any more remindingthat we're sat in a car park.
Here we are, about to go into the last legof The Great Travel Hack.
The moment of truth, to discover which team will be the winner of Europe's epic lower-carbon challenge.
What just happened? It's a roadblock.
This is getting better and better.
I can't stop binge-watching.
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