Perfect venue, perfect accommodation, ...and perfect alpine flying conditions.
We can't wait for this trip to
start. Our accommodation is quite simply perfect. "A little piece
of heaven" is certainly an ambitious catch phrase, but in our opinion it's
completely justified. Not only can we land in the garden to be greeted
by a cold
beer, but the quality of our holiday property is quite simply exquisite.
Even without the guiding, the airport transfers, the retrieves, the debriefs
and full breakfast, the price of this trip would justify the quality of
accommodation alone. Its the perfect place to relax,
sleep well, soak up the sun and fill your lungs with fresh mountain air, to
unwind and prepare for the next day of full fat XC mountain flying. Our motto
Paragliding's is "the best destinations at the best time of year".
Late September and early October in St Andre is ideal and this trip
represents the perfect autumn getaway for any pilot
looking to improve their XC and thermalling skills. If you want to score some exceptional
flying experiences in an ideal chilled-out learning environment, welcome
aboard Passion Paragliding's St Andre 2012 XC Mountain Trip!
Guiding comes in many forms, from the simple (“There’s the take-off. Hope to see you later!”), through to the superior air-to-air radio-assisted guiding. Whilst we believe there is room for most types of guiding, at Passion we aim to give you the highest quality service. We know the flying sites and understand the flying conditions intricately. Guiding will include full site briefings and task-focussed flight plans to suit every ability level. We will be in the air with you to give you tips and pointers to help you maximise your flying experience and keep you up in the air for as long as possible, and of course there's a full retrieval service however far you go!
Small group size
Our retrieve service
We also have a fully dedicated retrieve driver so whilst Toby is up in the air with you, our dedicated retrieve driver is always on-hand to pick you up and ferry you home, no matter how far you fly. Our retrieve system is simple and very effective: having landed simply text your GPS coordinates to our retrieve driver, and he will magically appear (ably assisted by a TOM-TOM unit!) to whisk you off for another go (conditions permitting) or get you home at the end of the day in good time for that all important sunset beer. We take all the hassle out of landing-out. No GPS? No problem. We'll work it out the old fashioned way, maps and intuition, or we'll even lend you a GPS if you like. No matter how far you fly or wherever you land, your comfort and fast retrieve is our priority.
Check out full details of our beautiful base here.
The "après-vol" (post flight)
We have the perfect location for evening bbqs and we're also just a short walk from the centre of St Andre where there's a selection of restaurants to suit every taste preference. A supermarket is also on hand if you choose to make use of the very plush self-catering options available.
It goes without saying that our number one priority is paragliding. We will do whatever it takes to get you as much safe flying as possible and by basing ourselves in St Andre we've got every chance of flying every day. However, if we can't fly, St Andre is the prefect venue for "alternative" activities. Not only are we based right next to the beautiful St Andre lake, but with the Mediterranean no more than 2 hours away, and surrounded by huge scenic mountains the scope for non-flying activities is huge: head off mountain biking, tour the biggest gorges in Europe, go boating, or enjoy the peace and quite with a good book (and a bottle of wine?). The choice is yours.
In keeping with our philosophy of "the best destinations at the best time of year", we operate this trip at the best time to fly XC in the Southern Alps. For many local pilots late September and early October really is the "sweet-spot" We also set a maximum pilot number of 7 pilots per week to give you the best possible service.
ST Andre Les Alpes 1 Late September 2012
ST Andre Les Alpes 2 Late September 2012
Price for the week is £545 and includes:
Not included are return flights to Nice, paragliding insurance, lunchtime and evening meal and any non-flying activities.
We are operating free airport pick-up from Nice airport for flights arriving in the early afternoon (please check with us first). Also included is our airport drop-off on the morning at the end of the week. The following links might help you find the best flight for you:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please wait until your place has been confirmed before booking your flights.
(East Midlands and Birmingham)