Not included
Skill level

Summary

Escape the cold winter and boost your thermaling or XC skills in a pilot's paradise! We will work together on improving your skills as a pilot and teach you theory that you are missing. You are guaranteed that you will fly all days and we can do a few hours of flight time daily.
Paragliding conditions
Intermediate
Flying Style: Cross Country
Terrain: Mountains
Lessons or coaching
Spot guidance
Retrieve (XC)

Expect flying EVERY DAY! There are absolutely no bad days! Here it is flyable 340+ days per year and the winter time is the best! Food and accommodation are cheap! For XC flying is good to have SPOT or inReach and personal insurance even though you will not need it.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Sta Maria Ahuacatlan, 51200 Valle de Bravo, Méx., Mexico
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group
Experience Type: Collective, Private

The Destination

Valle de Bravo is a beautiful town where you can really enjoy your time flying and relax afterward. The famous Mexican food and the tropical fruits will be adding to your memories from Valle. In the surroundings, you can visit the impressive Santuario de Mariposa Monarca - the famous butterflies. The volcano Nevado de Toluca that tops up at 4800m and all the mountain area is excellent for hiking. It's also worth visiting Mexico City and other local attractions like Zocalo, the Pyramides of Teotihuacan, Reforma, Coyoacan. If you come for a longer time you might consider traveling further to the Mayan coast (Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba) or the Pacific coast (Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Escondido).

The Experience

Escape the cold winter and learn to fly XC in Mexico or upgrade your skills!

Join our daily coaching during the winter holidays. The coaching is held in Valle de Bravo by Marko, an XC APPI Master Instructor with a long career in teaching pilots and instructors around the world. Flying with Marko you will feel total confidence and security with everyday progress as a pilot. The climate allows us to fly every day! You can expect a whole day dedicated to your flying skills and enjoying Mexican culture with a European instructor and a guide.

Included
  • Expert guide
  • Equipment check
  • Pedagogical material
  • Local transport from Valle to Takeoff and back;
  • Theoretical lessons;
  • Analysis of the flights.
  • Fun times
Not included
  • Insurance;
  • Accommodation;
  • Food;
  • Equipment rent
  • Takeoff fee (www.clubpenon.org)
  • Transport to the airport
You need

-Your own equipment: glider, harness, reserve, helmet, variometer and radio VHF; or to rent one -Finished basic course -SPOT or in Reach in case we do XC flights -Medical Insurance is really recommended -Sun's cream

Requirements
  • Autonomy at landing for light thermaling
  • SIV course for midday thermaling (especialy if you come with EN-B) (I allow thermaling on EN-A gliders without SIV) -Thermaling course or proficiency in thermaling for XC flights; -Advanced SIV course for midday XC flights or thermaling on EN-B gliders or higher

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the package but there are lots of local options. We can assist you with booking an Airbnb or local hotel.
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Your Host: Marko

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Marko is your host for this tours and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.

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Marko has been selected as a host by bstoked. We only accept hosts which are trustworthy and have a great quality in service to make sure you get the best experience possible.