Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flying Style: Cross Country, Soaring
Lessons or coaching
You can expect the typical Alpine flying, with conditions to match the place, according to the season. It can range from easy top-to-bottom flights in case of hike&fly programs, to commiting XC in strong thermals. The high, steep rocky walls provide a good thermal source for exciting flights and the breathtaking landscape will inspire you for some of the best flying a paraglider can ever aspire.
Typical Pickup: 38032 Canazei TN, Italia
Suitable for: Solo traveler
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective
Up to 6 guests
Italy's dramatic rocky rooftop, the Dolomites, offers some of the best mountain thrills in Europe. The bold, light-gray cliffs and spires flecked with snow, above green, flower-speckled-meadows and beneath a blue sky, offer a powerful, unique, and memorable mountain experience. This place comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the World, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. The Dolomites are renowned for skiing in the winter months and mountain climbing, hiking, cycling, and BASE jumping, as well as paragliding and hang gliding in summer and late spring/early autumn During the First World War, the front line between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces ran through the Dolomites and there was fierce mine warfare. There are now open-air war museums at Cinque Torri (Five Towers) and Mount Lagazuoi. Many people visit the Dolomites to climb the vie ferrate, protected paths created during the First World War. A number of long distance footpaths run across the Dolomites, which are called "alte vie" (i.e., high paths). Such long trails, which are numbered from 1 to 8, require at least a week to be walked through and are served by numerous "Rifugi" (huts). One of our options is to spend the nights in one of these huts as we rest from a nice flying day.
I’m able to guide individuals or groups depending on the requested services. We will be based in this amazing area and will use the most suitable spot for the day. I will be able to recommend when and where to fly over these majestic mountains in reference to the weather conditions and of the pilots skills. I can offer several types of guidance according to your will. Or if you prefer i can plan a full XC course for the days you will spend in this area. Please let me know of your pilot level in advance so i can provide you with the program that suits you.
Hike & Fly: We will start early morning and climb to one of the surrounding peaks. After a good trekking uphill, we will then comeback to the valley on an easy glide.
Cross Country: We will set an ambitious cross country flight, where i will brief you about how the local mountains work. Valley winds, house thermals, routes and turning points will be explained in detail.
Our advantage, in case of bad weather (non-flyable day), we will be able to provide alternative activities, like:
- Rock climbing
- Via ferrata
- Mountain bike
Accommodation is not included but i can suggest some nice places to stay, depending on your preference. If we decide to stay up in the mountain there is a possibility to use the cozy mountain huts on the peaks. Alternatively we will choose a nice hotel on the valleys, and use it as our basecamp.
The trip was one of my favourite. Luca was an outstanding guide and host. He was agile in proposing other activities when weather was not flyable or fly in Bassano which was great too. His knowledge of the area and weather enabled me to use every single minute in something I enjoyed. He's well experienced in guiding and coaching and able to communicate positively and clearly which make the trip fun and rewarding. In addition, I really enjoyed the selection of restaurants and meals we shared. thanks.