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Paragliding in South Tyrol, Italian Alps during the XC Camp 2022
Paragliding safari in The European Alps
XC Camp
Trip #1: 19 - 30 June 2024 (trip full)
Trip #2: 30 June - 11 July 2024 (spots available)

Trip status: Confirmed

A very special paragliding trip to the Alps. Devoted to celebrate the great sport experience of paragliding. For twelve days we will follow the best flying weather across the most famous flying sites of the Alps (Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Slovenia). During the 2018 to 2022's trips we flew in Italy (Dolomites, Speikboden - South Tyrol, Dollada - Valbelluna, Feltre - Southern Dolomites, Bassano, Cavallaria, Meduno) , Slovenia (Soca Valley), and France (Chamonix, Annecy). Where will the flying weather take us in 2023? Are you thinking about your first 100km flight in the Alps, or about a cloudbase at 4,500m, or maybe about learning to fly FAI triangles? This is the trip to give these goals a chance in the top alpine scenery. Check out a video from a sample flight during 2017 Antofaya XC Camp.

Note: This trip is back-to-back with our Bassano & Southern Dolomites trip. For pilots participating in the two trips we provide free transportation between the trips' locations.
  Trip Description  
Early morning start for a long XC flight :: Grente Alm above Antholz valley in Italian South Tyrol. The essence of high mountain cross country :: Your host Jarek flying high above the main spine of the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria in the area of the Brener pass during 2017 edition of the Antofaya XC Camp

During the XC Camp we focus on distance flying in spectacular mountain scenery. (See below "area of operations"). The idea is to promote among pilots high mountain alpine cross country flying while having great flying holidays with a friendly and adventurous group. And above all have safe fun in the air and on the ground, just great flying vacations.

We travel following the most promising weather forecast in the Alps. Our travel/retrieve van has an experienced retrieve driver. We stay at quality mountain hotels, guesthouses, or vacation appartments. This is a guided trip and I will devote all my time and local Alps knowledge to each participating pilot. Participants will get coaching in the air and on the ground. As an experienced paragliding guide I will provide all information about relevant flying sites. Every evening we will have a briefing planing flying routes for the next day and studying maps of the terrain. After each flying day we will analyze our flight logs and talk about our flights. Learning the flying weather forecasting will be crucial part of the trip.

To join you need to be ready for a great adventure and hungry for xc distance, have a paragliding pilot license and your own equipment. You need to be a self sufficient pilot with at least some thermaling experience. And better yet have already some xc flights behind your belt. We meet at Venice airport.

  Area of operations  
XC Camp breafing :: Jarek (the XC Camp host) breafing a group of pilots in the Southern Dolomites, Val Belluna, Italy Speck :: Jarek (the XC Camp host) loading up on the cross country Tyrolian jet fuel - speck (juniper-flavored ham
  • South Tyrol, Italy - unquestionably the best place for big FAI triangles in jaw dropping environment: glaciers of the high Alps + towers of Dolomites
• Fiesch, Switzerland - XC Mecca of the Swiss Alps with the biggest glacier of Europe just at the takeoff
• Greifenburg, Austria - popular xc site with special micro-climate with excellent infrastructure
• Belluno, Italy - Site of 2017 World Championship, the Dolomites do not need recommendation
• Dachstein range, Austria - great opportunities for big distance along the famous XAlps glacier
• Bassano, Italy - The famous paragliding mecca with views of Meditereenan see
• Pinzgau valley, Austria - the Pinzgau Promenade one of the easiest cross country flights of the Alps
• Soca Valley, Slovenia - Simply magic, one of the best paragliding places in the Alps
• Zillertal, Austria - World record site in the hart of Tyrol
• Grindelwald, Switzerland - flying in front of breathtaking colossal walls of ice and rock
• Interlaken, Switzerland - Paragliding circus with the highest number of flights in the world
• Stubai, Austria - One of the most flyable site along the main spine of the Alps and a home fo the famous flying festival
• Meduno, Italy - very easy fun flying above Italian vineyards with great weather
• Annecy, France - French paragliding mecca, for a reason!
• Cavallaria, Italy - giant peaks like Matterhorn at the back, green plains in the front, Aosta valley

Antofaya XC Camp 2017, Mass landing at Bassano, Italy pg mecca of the southern Alps :: PG World Championship 2017 happened during the XC Camp and we flew together with the champions Early morning at the high altitude take off in the Italian South Tyrol::Waiting for the first thermals of the day

Antofaya Expeditions
Antofaya Expeditions have years of experience in organizing paragliding trips. 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 four star spa hotel or traveling during the retrieves in our air conditioned and GPS equipped vans.

Jarek Wieczorek
Jarek Wieczorek will be our primary paragliding guide for this trip. With his over ten 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 parcipant 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  
Antofaya XC Camp 2019 :: Cano on his flight from Speikboden, main spine of the Alps in the background, Pustertal valley, South Tyrol, Italy Antofaya XC Camp 2019 :: Happy Bert after a long flight to Italy and back, Kobarid LZ, Soca valley, Slovenia
Twelve days tour: 19-30 June and 30 June - 11 July, 2024
Arrival at Venice, Italy airport (VCE) on June 19th and 30th (please choose a flight arriving no later than late afternoon)
Departure from Venice, Italy airport (VCE) on June 30th and July 11th

(please choose an afternoon or later flight)

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.

• Twelve-day tour:
$4,250 - private room - single ocupancy

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 Geneva, Switzerland/France airport (code GVA) and Venice, Italy international airport (airport code VCE) to/from our pg base on the first and the last day of the tour,
• Accommodation in a modern mountain hotels or vacation appartments,
• Unlimited transportation to and from flying sites in comfortable air conditioned vehicles (cable car fees not included),
• 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.

Flycards and cable car tickets
Flycards (flying site and landing zone fees) and cable car tickets are not included in the price of the tour. Most of the sites we use have convenient cable car access. Some are drive-ups. We will choose our flying sites depending on the weather conditions and pilots wishes.

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.

Antofaya XC Camp 2019, Paragliding toward the main spine of the Alps, South Tyrol, Italy.

• 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