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Pokhara, Nepal

The flying season in Nepal runs from October through May. Due to the Kingdom's latitude and monsoonal climate, the tree line is at an incredible 3900m. With conditions milder than Summer Alpine, there is limitless cross country flying, in regular, constant conditions.

Nepal guided holiday tours with FlySpainThe lively lakeside town of Pokhara is nestled at the foot of the Annapurna massif. From your hotel room, you can see 3 of the
highest mountains in the world, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manasulu, all 8000m peaks. Your introduction to Himalayan flying is the vast Pokhara valley. We spend the first few days flying the sites around this beautiful landscape. From Pokhara we set off on a 2 night expedition to Sirkot, after some magic flying there we head back or fly back to Pokhara before our final leg to Bandipur, a traditional Newari village, to fly another couple of days.

The final spectacular drive to the Kathmandu valley will leave a lasting impression.

  • Our 12 day tour is designed to maximise your airtime
  • Offer you the chance to experience a range of conditions and flying sites 
  • Build some memorabe flying hours in a very special part of the world!
  • The best local guides plus some FlySpain coaching to boot
  • Inspirational flying and Xc potential day in day out!
  • You´ll want to have dabbled at thermalling to come with a min of 15 hours airtime
  • Read an article about our first visit here

One for your flying bucket list!

Paragliding in Nepal, January 2015
Paragliding in Nepal
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£1,400 p/person

Includes Guiding, internal flight, transfers, B&B, full retrieve

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Day 1 Kathmandu

We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel.  The first evening we will visit and have a dinner together at the temple Boudanath stupa.

 

Day 2-4 Pokhara

This is the main paragliding site of Nepal and a tourist destination. Sarangkot mountain (1450m) is an easy and busy thermal spot with amazing views of the Annapurnas and Machapuchare. Takeoff and landings (next to a lake) are ready for all levels. We will adapt the flight plan depending on your skills, from easy smooth thermal flights to the most popular XC routes around.

 

Day 5-7 Sirkot

40km south of Pokhara, we will ride a jeep to the lodge on the top of the ridge. Sirkot offers soaring but also great xc flights. The lodge, managed by an X-Alps nepali pilot, has one of the best sunrise views ever!.

 

Day 8-10 Pokhara

Near of Pokhara we have alternative takeoffs to explore different ridges and flying possibilities.

 

Day 11-12 Bandipur

We will travel during the morning to a beautiful small village with an afternoon soaring flight. Bandipur is a beautiful and typical old village on top of a ridge. It is situated in between Pokhara and Kathmandu.

 

Day 13-14 Kathmandu

The capital of Nepal has a lot of temples and markets to offer. Before going back home it’s great to have a walk around the most famous areas like the Monkey temple, Durbar square or even the neighbourhoods of Patan and Bhaktapur.

The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

 

Flying clothes:

January: mild temperatures in the valleys during the day (22 degrees), cold in the nights (7 degrees).

Trekking pants

Down jacket

Warm leggings or flying suit in case of no pod harness.

Medium warm gloves

Shoes: usually is dry land.

Electronics:

Smartphone with free sim card option (buying a nepali prepaid sim card is very cheap and efficient for our trip).

GPS or compass for flying.

Recommended:

GPS tracker (garmin inreach, spot…).

Water purification tablets or light water filter (https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/water-treatment-c24/water-filters-c165/befree-water-filtration-system-0-6l-p7645). But it's almost always possible to find bottled water.

Earplugs (for quite nights).

Passport photos:

1 photo for the Nepal sim card.

1 photo for the flying permit

20hrs plus or a current pilot who has made at least one thermic course abroad with half decent take off skills in at least Alpine or reverse launching

 

Colombia :

Piedechince is the perfect place to get into the swing of thermalling, a great area to refresh your skills with great take off sites, easy landings, superb thermalling and some great XC opportunities

Nepal:

If you can forward launch you can come, like Colombia conditions are pleasnat on take off and in the air, you'll need to ba able to land on your own.

Yes if you are on a guided or Siv week, two metres, not PMR or shortwave.

No if you are on a tuition week, all kit is provided.

Yes

Not a problem, but if you’ve not done any thermalling before then you’ll not get as much out of the holiday

 

Dune de Pyla, France

Dune De Pyla paragliding, lots of room at the famous Wagga playground

Kite Handling & flying at the Dunes - Time to turn a corner with your glider skills

Dune de Pyla is Europe's largest sand Dunes and makes for an exceptional venue for some easy flying and a great paragliding holiday whilst working on valuable advanced paragliding kite skills. 

The weather is cooking in June and the Arcachon area is brilliant for families and friends, the flying easy and relaxed just prior to to the French Summer holidays.

The area of Arcachon is famous for flying, oysters and its beautiful beaches. Last year pilots went away with over ten hours airtime over five days!

  • Improve all round ground handling and confidence in flying your glider
  • Dispel fears of being dragged
  • Master the pitch and roll off your glider in a strong wind.
  • Kite the glider up the dune to launch, kite surfing in the stronger winds
  • Try a few new techniques for windy styled launching, like the infamous Cobra launch!
  • Fly into Bordeaux airport, drop off/pick up at 1 pm.

Accommodation:

Cabins at Pyla camping, based on two sharing. Non-flyers and family can come, by all means, ask for a quote if you'd like to use your own tents or accommodation.

Kite school and croissant
FlySpain at Dune Du Pyla
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£695 p/person

Includes accommodation

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The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

A quick pack stuff bag as we are based on the closest campsite to the Dune, they make getting out and getting home for tea quick and helpful

You can pay for a singel person supplement for any of the following trips but so ask before booking
Dune de Pyla

Cabins, based on two sharing a room or camping if you'd prefer. 

Nepal

Rooms, twin based on two sharing

Colombia
Rooms, twin based on two sharing
 
Mexico:

Rooms, twin based on two sharing

Italy 

Rooms, twin based on two sharing

 

 

10- 12 students to 2/3 instructors.

 

To get as much ground handling practice in a possible so you can be confident to take off anywhere in the world. We teach some extra kiting skills, plus if the wind is straight on the hill you can get some soaring in too

 

We aim to pick up at 1 pm at Bordeaux. Or you can get a taxi or train to Archachon

 

We expect you to bring your own equipment . (Email us if you have a query)

We can sometimes rent equipment for 400 euros per week.

 

Yes, if you’ve done an Ep you can get your Cp ticked off, training is additional to the course but drop us a line and we can discuss it.

 

Colombia, South America

The aim is to arrive en-mass on the 2rd February and fly until the 16th ... our plan is to fly 3 or 4 areas around Colombia for some serious Xc - flying and fill our boots with air time.

This is an outstanding winter trip, we've been there four times over the last five years when Northern Europe is still dark and cold! Our winter fortnight trip abroad will be all about thermalling and Xc. Politics in Colombia has meant it is super safe and offers great Xc routes, well trodden by the recent world championships. There should be abundant opportunity to get some Xc flying at every opportunity and get to know what is one of the most friendly and beautiful countries in South America.

The driver has a Gps so you can phone or radio in your position and he'll track you down, the accommodation is can often be farm houses boasting pool and BBQ facilities. Breakfast will be included in most places you just need to find lunch and dinner.

Who can come? - Pilots who have done some thermalling, conditions are generally pretty mellow, so if you've achieved some good flying with us in Algo or elsewhere you'll be joining the XC dots in no time with two FlySpain Instructors on hand to guide you

  • Reliable South American weather for outstanding flying abroad over winter
  • Superb First Xc possibilities
  • Full Aircon retrieve vehicle and driver on hand
  • Two weeks of glorious winter paragliding
  • Colombian Tour of world famous flying sites
  • Avoid most of February and take to the Skies with us
Map of course location

£1,425 p/person

Includes Guiding, transfers, B&B, full retrieve

Check availability

The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

20hrs plus or a current pilot who has made at least one thermic course abroad with half decent take off skills in at least Alpine or reverse launching

 

We meet In Cali,  and head to a hotel at the base of Piedechince, a fine area to get some flying in, great take off, easy landings, superb thermalling and some great XC flying is to be had. Brilliant for a refresher few days. Then we once settled in we move to some other sites depending on conditions

 

Periera is favourite or Bogota or Cali, please ask beofre booking so we can coordinate pick ups

 

Colombia :

Piedechince is the perfect place to get into the swing of thermalling, a great area to refresh your skills with great take off sites, easy landings, superb thermalling and some great XC opportunities

Nepal:

If you can forward launch you can come, like Colombia conditions are pleasnat on take off and in the air, you'll need to ba able to land on your own.

Thankfully it is now history, we fly with professional guides, well versed in where to fly, we fly in the the popular areas of the Cacao valley, we use local sims to keep in touch plus our Famous FlyMaster live trackers to keep a watchful eye. We have never had an incident that has made us worry about Colombia in six years, tourism is on the rise, the locals are some of the friendliest folk you’ll ever meet.

 

2 meter

 

Only really if you plan to go wild camping afterwards

 

South Africa - Wilderness & Porteville 2 Weeks

Having been there for over 10 years South Africa makes for a perfect paragliding holiday. Get some fun flying in the hands of our experienced Guides.

We arrive Capetown and spend a night in Hermanus for the evening, the following day we hit Wilderness, offering a mix of abundant coastal flying at its best and some inland thermic sites. Perfect for dusting off your gear and Winter blues and cranking up some airtime.

Next on to Porterville, It's a massive ridge offering regular Xc potential and an international flavour of visiting pilots, it s a fab spot to get real height and there's a ridge to follow to make your first Xc´s.

  • Who Can Come? - Almost any, Wilderness is just perfect for everyone as a great low air timer area. Porterville will see you making your first XC flights
  • 7 nights in Wilderness, with a choice of  12 great flying sites
  • 6 nights in Porterville
  • Fabulous climate, great flying, great food and super safe
  • The Best Brais in Porterville!
  • Brilliant Xc flying in good company and safe hands

 

Map of course location

£1450 p/person

2 wk inc accommodation, retrieve, transfers and guiding.

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Brazil

I've wanted to run a trip here for twenty years and so many other countries have distracted me, can't complain really.

Brasil flying with FlySpain, winter paragliding tours2020 is our year to go, we are heading off in the murky month of Feb to one of the finest South American flying destinations out there. Similar to Colombia in terms of mellow flying, its offers  a fantastic landscape and incredible opportunities to go big distances

  • Our 14 day tour is designed to maximise your airtime
  • Offer you the chance to experience a range of conditions and flying sites 
  • We'll be touring 2-3  famous flying sites
  • Build some cracking flying hours in balmy conditions
  • The best local guides plus some FlySpain coaching to boot
  • Inspirational flying and Xc potential day in day out!
  • You´ll want to have done some thermalling, with a min of 20 hours airtime.
  • We'll  be offering full tracker support and retrieve service

Brazil is famous for some magical landscapes

Brazil winter tours with FlySpain paragliding

One more for your flying bucket list!

Map of course location

£1,450 p/person

Includes Guiding, transfers, B&B, full retrieve

Check availability

South Africa - Wilderness & Porteville 2 Weeks

Having been there for over 10 years South Africa makes for a perfect paragliding holiday. Get some fun flying in the hands of our experienced Guides.

We arrive Capetown and spend a night in Hermanus for the evening, the following day we hit Wilderness, offering a mix of abundant coastal flying at its best and some inland thermic sites. Perfect for dusting off your gear and Winter blues and cranking up some airtime.

Next on to Porterville, It's a massive ridge offering regular Xc potential and an international flavour of visiting pilots, it s a fab spot to get real height and there's a ridge to follow to make your first Xc´s.

  • Who Can Come? - Almost any, Wilderness is just perfect for everyone as a great low air timer area. Porterville will see you making your first XC flights
  • 7 nights in Wilderness, with a choice of  12 great flying sites
  • 6 nights in Porterville
  • Fabulous climate, great flying, great food and super safe
  • The Best Brais in Porterville!
  • Brilliant Xc flying in good company and safe hands

 

Map of course location

£1450 p/person

2 wk inc accommodation, retrieve, transfers and guiding.

Check availability