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Ahornach - Italy

Paragliding Holland has found a beautiful flying spot in a side valley of the Pustertal valley, a very popular holiday spot in South Tyrol, Italy. Ahornach is a wonderful place to teach: nice spacious take-off, large landing area and favorable flight conditions. The environment here is also beautiful: we are right on the border of the impressive snowy Alpine main massif towards the north and the overwhelming Dolomites range to the south.

Attention: in Italy the minimum age for being allowed to fly paragliders is 16 years. This means that you have to be at least 16 years old if you book a trip to Italy with us. If you are younger please consider joining our trip to Slovenia.

Vast choice of flying sites!
Ahornach is our home site and is easily accessible by car. From Ahornach we can make very nice trips, such as to Speikboden, a wonderfully beautiful take-off that is accessible by a cable car and chair lift. Speikboden is a famous spot for cross country flying and from there mega flights have been made through the Alps. With a northerly wind we move to the Kronplatz: a beautiful mountain just behind Bruneck where you can also go up with a cable car. The Kronplatz has several take-offs, with a spacious landing down in the valley. And if that is not enough we can also fly at Gais and Pfalzen. Enough variety!

Nice holiday region
This is also a very nice holiday area for your family! We are close to the city of Bruneck where all facilities are available, nice restaurants (good Italian food!), shopping, etc. And we are right on the border of the Alps and the Dolomites. From here you can easily make day trips to, for example, the famous Tre Cime (Dolomites) or the beautiful Ahrn valley (Alps).

Comfortable stay
We are all staying in the nice and affordable Gasthof Toblhof . This small hotel is located at the bottom of the mountain, near the landing area and on the way towards the take-off of Ahornach and offers a lot of comfort for little money. Half board (overnight stay, breakfast and dinner) costs only 41 euros p.p. based on a double room. The food is superb and well stocked! There is no campsite in Ahornach, the nearest campsites are located in and around Bruneck, such as Camping Ansitz Wildberg . From the campsite it is then about a 30-minute drive to Ahornach.

Register online

Registering for our Ahornach courses is done online. Look in our program overview for the dates of our Bassano courses. After registration you will receive additional information about the course by e-mail.


Prices

6 day (beginners) course:
incl. guidance & equipment rental
€ 595
6 day only coaching:
excl. equipment rental
€ 310
Pilots with their own equipment can choose to only book guidance and rent (a part of) their equipment, see our rental rates.
Pilots with a valid flying license equivalent to IPPI 4 and pilots who have purchased their equipment from PaHo are entitled to a discount. See our rates overview.

Additional costs

  • Accommodation costs (see travel notes)
  • Takeoff fee per week: € 30
  • Shuttle rides: € 6 per flight
  • Cable car to takeoff


Accommodation

We stay at Gasthof Toblhof, a nice cosy hotel close to our home site in Ahornach. Overnight stay with breakfast and super tasty and extensive dinner costs only 41 euros p.p ..


How to get there

If you leave early, you can easily drive to Ahornach by car within a day. The nearest airport is Innsbruck. You can also fly to Venice and rent a car, it is still about 3.5 hours drive.


 Download Travel notes

You will find important information about your flying trip in the Travel notes: directions, meeting point and time, telephone numbers of hotels and campings.