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Paragliding in Bassano del Grappa near Monte Grappa, Italian Alps
Bassano & Southern Dolomites
Paragliding tour in the famous part of the Alps, Italy
Dates: 27 May - 5 June 2022

Participants already signed up: 4
  This trip takes us to two top flying places in the Italian Alps: Bassano del Grappa and the Piave Valley on the edge of the Dolomites.

Bassano del Grappa lays at the foothills of the Alps. Just behind the town the very first range of the mountains rises while in front Venetian plains stretch until the Mediterranean sea. The area is well protected from inclement alpine weather and offers one of the most reliable flying during European spring and autumn.

Just an hour drive from Bassano you can soar vertical limestone cliffs of the Italian Piave Valley of Southern Dolomites. The landscape is truly beautiful and the place was chosen for 2017 Paragliding World Championship.

This trip is back-to-back with our Slovenia tour. For pilots participating in both trips we provide free transportation between the trips' locations.
  Southern Dolomites - Piave Valley  
Cross country paragliding along the first ranges of the Dolomites in Piave Valley in Italian Alps between Belluno and Feltre. Dolada paragliding take off near Belluno in Piave Valley, Italian Alps.

Piave Valley stretches West-East between towns of Feltre and Belluno. The Northern flanks of the valley are where the very first ranges of the Dolomites start. The valley offers two major takeoffs on both ends: Monte Avena at the west end and Dolada at its east end.

The grassy slopes of Monte Avena near Feltre are an excellent start for flights along the first range of the Dolomites. The launches and LZs are big and grassy. It is an excellent place for a spring xc in an unforgettable landscape.

The Dolada takeoffs sits right in the middle of the spectacular scenery of vertical white limestone cliffs. Evening soaring along them is something to remember for long time.

The classic 45 miles (70km) xc route from Feltre goes toward Belluno and back following the first ridge of the Dolomites.

  Bassano del Grappa  
Paragliding at Bassano. Bassano main LZ at the Semonzo village flight park during 2017 World Paragliding Championship Paragliding at Bassano. The grassy high plateau of Cima Grappa of the Bassano range.

The Bassano ridge runs East to West for miles. Its slopes are covered with grass and vegetation and the valley is filled with Italian villages and vineyards. Various takeoffs in the area provide great start for XC along the ridge and out into the flats. PG World Cups and World Championship took place here. This and abundant infrastructure for pilots turned the place into a free flying mecca. Plenty of pilots come here not only for flying but for cultural and culinary experience, too. Expect a few hours flights and XCs.

We will be based in Semonzo town. This is where the whole pg infrastructure and the official landings are located. A paved road from Semonzo reaches all takeoffs in the area.

  The tour  
The team of Antofaya paragliding tour 2021 to Bassano del Grappa and the Dolomites. Paragliding in Bassano del Grappa area. Classic Italian countryside full of villages an vineyards.

Every day we will choose our flying location based on weather forecast. The Basano area is always the most reliable being well protected from bad weather. Then, if flying weather allows, we will go for day trips to Piave Valley (Feltre or Dolada).

On every tour I organize we start a day with a briefing including weather forecast followed by setting the day's flight plan. While we fly together I guide the group in the air helping with transitions between thermal triggers.

  Flying areas  
Bassano paragliding. The Bassano classic out-and-return XC flight of 45 miles (70km): Semonzo > Lusiana > the zigzags > Cima > Piave > Semonzo Bassano & Southern Dolomites, Italy Paragliding Tour. Area of operation.

Major flying sites on the "menu" for this tour:

• Bassano, Italy (Semonzo) - The famous paragliding mecca of the southern Alps in wine country with views of Mediterranean sea,

• Piave valley, Ialy (Felrte, Dolada) - the Southern Dolomites do not need recommendation, site of 2017 World PG Championship,

• Revine Lago, Italy - Along the same ridge as Bassano but away from the crowds, proseco area.

Our base for Bassano/Dolomites trip in Semonzo, Italy village next to an official LZ. A studio apartment for each participant of our Bassano/Dolomites tour.

Our base will be in Semonzo village near Bassano del Grappa on a property neighboring one of the official LZs. Every participant will get his/her own studio apartment. The studios have lots of space for gear, living area with a sofa, a kitchenette and a private bathroom. Breakfast is served every morning. Restaurants, bars, groceries are in the walking distance. It is close to all things paragliding.

Bassano del Grappa paragliding. Panetone - the highest of the grassy takeoffs in Bassano flying area. Bassano del Grappa paragliding. Bassano paragliding playground - the green frontal range of the Alps and the Venetian plain.

Antofaya Expeditions
Antofaya Expeditions organizes paragliding tours since 2007. We strive to be the best in the business. Our fluent multilingual guides will make your flying vacation totally stress free by taking care of all the practicalities from the moment we pick you up at the Venice airport to the moment we drop you off there ten days later. We want you to fully enjoy your paragliding vacations whether it is staying in our excellent upscale hotel or traveling during the retrieves in our air conditioned and GPS equipped vans.

Jarek Wieczorek
Jarek Wieczorek is our primary paragliding guide. With his fifteen years of experience as a paragliding guide and trip organizer you can count on the quality of the adventure. He has been working with returning clients from across the globe. He is a flying site pioneer, XC coach, X-Alps race support participant and respected expedition leader who loves to share his knowledge and experience with other pilots. Contact Jarek Wieczorek

Experienced bilingual local paragliding guides will work with us depending on the number of participants. So every participant will get personal attention and coaching, both on the ground and in the air.

  Prices and Dates  
Dolada - the hidden gem of Piave Valley. Green grass covered slopes and white limestone walls lure paragliders to this flying site. Monte Avena near Feltre in Piave Valley. As much perfect grassy take off area as a paraglider pilot can ever wish. Site of 2017 Paragliding World Championship.
Ten days tour: 27 May - 5 June 2022
Arrival at Venice, Italy airport (VCE) on May 27th
Departure from Venice, Italy airport on June 5th

To provide the best possible service we strictly limit the number participants on this trip. Therefore it is essential to reserve your spot at this adventure early.

• Ten-day tour:
$2,650 - studio appartment - single occupancy

For payments, please contact Jarek Wieczorek at jarek@antofaya.com or tel. (303) 800 6340

Included in the Price of the Tour
• Great flying adventure and your logbook full of new long XC flights,
• Constant assistance of English speaking paragliding guides,
• Transfers from Venice, Italy international airport (airport code VCE) to our pg base on the first and the last day of the tour,
• Accommodation in a modern vacation appartments,
• Unlimited transportation to and from flying sites in comfortable air conditioned vehicles,
• Flying site and landing zone fees - so called "flycards",
• Cross country in-flight and on-the-ground guiding,
• Retrieves from landing zones and cross country landings,
• Services of drivers who are pilots themselves and know the area well,
• Flying sites beta (flying zone descriptions, local tips, and XC coaching),
• Extensive evening weather forecast and flight planning briefings,
• Paragliding competition instruction if desired,
• Special tour T-shirt,
• Transportation to restaurants, shops, tourists sights, etc. when flying schedule allows.

If you need special arrangements for your arrival and stay please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make sure all your needs are met.

Airplane tickets
The airplane tickets are not included in the price of the trip. We will gladly assist you if you need help with booking of your plane ticket.

Paragliding Bassano del Grappa. Flying from the highest of Bassano launches - Panetone - near the top of Monte Grappa.

• Jarek Wieczorek
tel. in the USA: (303) 800 6340
tel. in Chile: +56 9-8269-6562
website: www.antofaya.com
email: jarek@antofaya.com

Where do you want to go?
Contact our guide to set up a custom itinerary in Chile or Argentina