Colombia - 2023

Over the last couple of months we have been frequently asked about our 2023 Colombian dates, so we are pleased to finally announce we’ll be offering another two opportunities to join us on our Colombian XC adventures in 2023.

In 2023 we are going to be focusing our attention on our two favourite sites Pie de Chinche and Roldanillo. The aim will be to warm up at Pie de Chinche before heading to the world famous Roldanillo to explore the Valle del Cauca before returning to Pie de Chinche to end the trip.

Colombia is an easy long haul decision to make. Not only are the conditions perfect for some winter XC but having now run trips to Colombia for nine years we have a reliable network of local contacts who work together to make your trip authentic and hassle free.

Since the change of government 17 years ago Colombia has turned itself around and has become a very popular winter destination for pilots from all over the world. The PWC have a regular spot there every January and lots of Brits make the pilgrimage for what are the best XC conditions for any pilot wanting to escape the long European winters. With easy landing out and retrieve options, there’s never any fear of leaving the hill, just join a gaggle and away you go.

We would recommend pilots interested in this XC excursion have a minimum of 20 + hours and be confident with unassisted launching and landing. The focus of this trip is XC so to get the best out of the conditions you should also be comfortable with thermalling.

If this paragliding adventure tickles your fancy contact me to confirm your place. This trip is strictly limited to 10 places per two week trip and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Email: lee@freeflightacademy.com

Prices

The cost of the trip is £1,750

What's Included

  • Pre-trip consultation to identify personal objectives
  • Airport transfers – subject to set pick up and drop off times (Pick up and drop off 10am CLO).
  • Accommodation (on a B&B basis – Price includes a Single room at Siga La Vaca subject to availability. In Roldanillo price is based on two sharing for single rooms at this location please contact us)
  • Transport to each location, flying sites & XC retrieves
  • XC theory and in-flight instruction
  • Daily XC tasks set based on weather conditions and individual pilot level
  • Expert tuition and endless enthusiasm

What to bring

  • Glider in fully serviceable condition
  • Suitable reserve parachute system that has been checked and repacked within the last 12 months.
  • 2M Radio able to receive and transmit from 142.100 up to 146.400
  • Towel
  • Sunhat / sunscreen

Please also take a look at our terms and conditions.

Trip Dates

  • January 14th - January 28th
  • January 28th - February 11th

Schedule

Day Activity Transfer
Saturday - Jan 14/ Jan 28 2023

Arrive - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Hotel
Sunday - Jan 15 / Jan 29 2023

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Monday - Jan 16/ Jan 30 2023

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Tuesday - Jan 17 / Jan 31 2023

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Wednesday - Jan 18 / Feb 1 2023

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Transfer to Roldanillo after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Jan 19 / Feb 2 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Friday - Jan 20 / Feb 3 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Saturday - Jan 21/ Feb 4 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Sunday - Jan 22 / Feb 5 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Monday - Jan 23 / Feb 6 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Tuesday - Jan 24 / Feb 7 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Wednesday - Jan 25 / Feb 8 2023

Fly - Roldanillo

Transfer back to Piedechinche after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Jan 26 / Feb 9 2023

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Friday - Jan 27 / Feb 10 2023

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Saturday - Jan 28 / Feb 11 2023

Departure - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Airport

Booking Form

January 14th - January 28th
January 28th - February 11th