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Summary

Connecting the best way of travelling - Sailing - with the best reason for travelling - Paragliding - into one epic journey through the Aegan and Ionian sea. Discovering new flying sites while getting there after a night at sea, a true adventure where everyone forms a part of it.
Paragliding conditions
Intermediate, Advanced
Flying Style: Cross Country, Soaring, Acro, Hike & Fly
Terrain: Mountains, Beach
Spot guidance

Along the route there are plenty of oficial take offs that we will visit. As on our past expeditions we will search some new magic spots where nobody ever flew before. Its a blend of coastal soaring sites on the islands and more xc suitable areas on the mainland. Whatever is your skill level, the good groundhandling is highly recomended. Many launches are rocky, not well prepared, a robust wing is preferable. Go light as we do good amount of hiking. Every pilot should have 2m radio and a celphone for comunication.

Trip characteristics
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Non-pilot
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective
Food: Full board

The Destination

The 2023 route takes us back to Greece. 700 nautical miles splited into two 2-weeks legs will take as from Kos across the cyclades, Crete, Peloponnese to Ionian islands. An incredible variety of playgrounds - from charminig coastal cliffs to 2000 meters high peaks. There are few sites we allready checked back in 2012 and 2015 and few promissing ones, with great potential that we will hunt for.

The Experience

It's all about adventure... Imagine sailing for the first time through the night with the sky full of stars and the music of the waves, arriving at sunrise in a perfect, unknown bay, beautifull and promissing mountains rising from the sea. The peace and the excitment at the same time. Hiking to the take off with no windsock, no shuttle service. And than the perfect moment and You are in the air, no matter if it will be simply coastal soaring or xc into unknown its pure happines, it has diferent taste, a taste of discovery... Top it up with landing next to the boat, cold beer and mediterrenean food on deck, another beautifull sunset and a promise of unknown and exciting tomorrow...

The concept

Rather than allinclusive tour, this trip is about becomming a part of the crew and creating this adventure together. The route is carefully planned, based on our experience and research, but we make the exact decisions in the moment, to make the most out of the weather conditions. We analize those together and decide where to fly, or where to sail.

Sailing part

No previous sailing experience is required. The expedition is actually a great oportunity to learn a lot about sailing. The crew will be divided into 2-3 persons teams that will get their turns on sailing or cooking watches. You will be given full guidance, briefings and help on the sailing duties. Depends on the transition but theese are usualy 3 hours shifts sailing the boat and cooking shifts every 4 days. The legs of the route are 200-300 nautical miles long which gives around 40-60 hours of sailing during the 13 days period. Keep in mind that it strictly depends on the weather. On every leg there will be some night sailing involved.

Flying

No matter if its an official take-off that we know or a new spot that nobody flew before, You can count on our expertise and guidance based on the 20 years of experience. As there is large variety of sites and conditions on the way, it will be a diferent aproach in case of coastal flying or cross country day where we will try to stick together, agree the flight options, retrive route, comunication.

Food

The boat is provisioned in all sorts of dry and long term food. Fresh meet, vegetables and Ice are bought in every harbour. The menu is discussed and agreed acording to crew preferences. The crew is divided into 2-3 persons teams. Every team gets his turn cooking for the whole crew every 3-4 days. It can be either on the boat or BBQ on some remote beach. If that's the crew choice we eat out sometimes to try local food. This is not included in the price though.

Inland transportation

To get to the take offs we either hike, use local transport or rent cars (spliting the costs, full day aprox 10 euros/person), depends on the crew's preferences and the area.

Team

Marek - Boat's skipper, sailing since the age of 6. Thousands of miles of experience like sailing around Cape Horn or crossing the North Atlantic. 25 years of experience in paragliding, working in many places in the world as a guide, instructor, tandem pilot. Marce - 1st mate, from Argentinian Patagonia, she is responsible for provisions and logistic, takes care of those litle things that make life onboard so much easier.

Accommodation

Our home and transport will be a 12m sailing catamaran - Lagoon 380. It consists of 4 double cabins, 2 toilets with shower and hot water, kitchen (galley) with fridge, 3 burner stove-oven, large saloon, spacious cockpit with easy access to the bathing platforms, bow nets . Full navigation equipment, safety gear, solar panel, inflatable dinghy with outboard.
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Marek is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.

Flying since the age of 14. Past 15 years Ive been travelling and working in many places of the world as a guide, tandem pilot, instructor. Love wagas and discovering new sites. As a skipper I sail since the age of 6, having countless miles in the med, baltic, atlantic crossing and rounding the cape horn.
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