Fly with locals at the very best flying destinations on your paragliding holiday. We offer privately organized tours and guidance at Roldanillo and the surrounding areas; thermal flying, XC clinics for pilots of all skill levels, and Acro Coaching over water with top of the world instructors; all of this at tropical paradise with all-inclusive logistics so you can fully enjoy flying without the hassle of organization.
Why you should choose Colombia?
The Cauca valley is a great place to fly and progress in thermal flight and Cross Country. It is primarily a sugarcane growing area where there are always ample places to land safely, with a transversal highway and secondary roads that facilitate retrieve from wherever you land. The people of the Valley are very friendly and will always be happy to see you land, you will be greeted with a smile anywhere. The colorful landscapes of our tropical country, the warm climate, the biodiversity of fauna and flora, and the delicious food will make you feel in paradise.
We offer you in the package
Guidance with professional instructors.
Shuttle to the flying sites & retrieves.
Daily tasks and group review of the tracks.
Talks with top of the world instructors.
Instructive Tandem Flights. (optional at no additional cost)
Three meals a day and accommodation with private room and bathroom, pool and ammenities.
Colombian phone number with internet. (Unlocked phone required)
GPS live tracking, you just fly; We will be watching
We use an App on your phone which sends your GPS coordinates to the tracking website while you’re flying and we can see where you are at any moment. This is for your safety, to organize your retrieval after landing, and to review your flight every day.
What you need to be and to bring
For this tour, you must be a pilot rated leastways USHPA P2, IPPI 1, BHPA Club pilot, APPI Pilot, or equivalent, with a minimum of 25 hours, and totally autonomous for taking off, flying and landing. Bring your flight equipment, with reserve parachute, helmet, Walkie VHF 2m a vario (for XC) and unlocked mobile phone.
We provide a free airport transfer only from/to the Palmira airport on the set travel dates. We require a minimum of 3 people booked to run the shuttle. The shuttle service departs from Palmira airport on the arrival date.
How to get here
OUR ADDRESS: Siga La Vaca - Santa Helena, Colombia
If you cannot take our airport shuttle service then you can try another way to get here:
RENT A CAR: Hiring a car could be the best option and sometimes is cheaper than to take a bus. There are several Rental Car Companies in the airports which offer good prices.
TAXI: You can arrange a private taxi. The price from Aeropuerto Internacional Alfonso Bonilla Aragón is approx. 30 USD.
Easy flying for new pilots, but also a strong competition venue
Why travel with High Wind Paragliding?
Cross country training for pilots of all levels in one of the best places in the world and with an excellent team.
Acro lessons and training for intermediate or advanced pilots. Above water, in warm weather and with top acro pilots of the world. All included, no extra cost for water landings.
Expert LOCAL Guides
Our instructors knows the intimate details of the site. And we are Spanish speakers - We take you to local places so you can have an authentic experience.
Everything is Included
As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your tour covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.
We don’t want to be a simple “taxi driver”
In the daily briefings, we review the weather conditions and set a task appropriate for the skills of the group (with smaller cylinders for the most skilled pilots or with better performance wings) we will review the possible landing places on the route and the difficulties that may arise. At evening we will meet in the classroom to analyze the group's track, the decisions that were made and what could have been done better. There will be talks about XC by some of the best pilots in Colombia.
Our guided tours are run by experienced instructors who’s interest is not just with those pilots that fly the furthest, but they take an active interest in the ability and progress of everyone in the group. We will always be available to help you solve your doubts, teach you how to use the flight instrument, adjust your equipment and help you improve your strategy and flight in all aspects. If you are stuck on something, our instructors can take you in tandem to show you first-hand how to make the best decisions.
You will benefit from the knowledge of the local instructors. Our staff are Colombian. We were born here, learned to fly in these mountains and we know our place. We are here to guide you, translate and also help you with anything not related to paragliding.
Book now! No cancellation fee up to 30 days before the starting date
Remember, the number of available places for each course or tour is limited! Book now and secure your reservation with a deposit (500 USD ) Look for flight tickets and make your other travel arrangements. Pay the remaining on your arrival. You may cancel your reservation up to 30 days prior to the starting date and we will refund you the deposit.