Colombia - 2024

Our 2023 Colombian adventure has just finished and already we are being asked about our dates for 2024, so this year we thought we'd be organised and are get them up early!

In 2024 we are going to continue to focus 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.

The only major change from 2023 (which we are very excited about)is changing our hotel option in Pie de Chinche. Over the years we have had numerous issues with Siga la Vaca (loud parties outside rooms etc..) so next year we are moving to Hotel Joshe. In 2023 myself and Richard stayed there and it is a beautiful hotel with gorgeous apartments and several chill out areas complete with many hammocks, pool tables and ping pong (not that we got competitive or anything). There is also a choice of swimming pools to cool off in at the end of the flying day. The one factor that I need to highlight regarding this hotel is (like most in the area) it does not have hot water. This for Richard and I was not an issue as the weather is so warm however I appreciate this may be a concern for some. I can reassure you though that in Roldanillo where we spend the crux of the tour, each room does have hot water.

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 ten 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 18 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 £1,950

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 Hotel Joshe 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 13th - January 27th – Sold out
  • January 27th - February 10th – Sold out

Schedule

Day Activity Transfer
Saturday - Jan 13/ Jan 27 2024

Arrive - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Hotel
Sunday - Jan 14 / Jan 28 2024

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Monday - Jan 15/ Jan 29 2024

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Tuesday - Jan 16 / Jan 30 2024

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Wednesday - Jan 17 / Jan 31 2024

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Transfer to Roldanillo after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Jan 18 / Feb 1 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Friday - Jan 19 / Feb 2 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Saturday - Jan 20/ Feb 3 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Sunday - Jan 21 / Feb 4 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Monday - Jan 22 / Feb 5 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Tuesday - Jan 23 / Feb 6 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Wednesday - Jan 24 / Feb 7 2024

Fly - Roldanillo

Transfer back to Piedechinche after flying (2 hr Drive)
Thursday - Jan 25 / Feb 8 2024

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Friday - Jan 26 / Feb 9 2024

Fly - Pie de Chinche/Cali

Saturday - Jan 27 / Feb 10 2024

Departure - Cali (CLO)

Transfer to Airport

Booking Form

January 13th - January 27th Sold out
January 27th - February 10th Sold out