Dolomites and Venice

Iconic Italy

Highlights

This will be a very diverse and variable paramotor adventure. We will combine flying over snowy peaks, vertical cliffs, green valleys, blue-green rivers and land on a sandy beach for a nice espresso or frizante.

Sure the primary goal is to fly the Dolomites as we believe this is the most beautiful part of all Alps in Europe. No kidding.  Sella Ronda is a massive table mountain, crossing over deeep blue lakes and dams we will hopefully fly to the Marmolada glacier and the Monte Civetta. This is a paradise for paragliding but these mountains are very inviting for paramotor flying too. With calm air without thermals we can fly totally close to these vertical walls  you can almost touch them. Proximity flying at 3000 meters! It’s gonna be terribly cold, get some gloves.

Later we will fly low and fun over the Tagliamente river bed. Pure fun to fly low and follow the natural slalom track of the river fed. Keep it safe but have the most fun when flying under the bridges.

To warm up after cold mountain flights we will fly the beaches if Lido di Jesolo. .

Details

Dates:
May 19 – May 23, 2020
Sept.29 – Oct.03, 2020

Your arrival:
We will pick you up at the Venice Marco Polo Airport on the first day at 12:00. If you arrive earlier, enjoy the beautiful city buzz and let us know which hotel you stay at. If possible we will pick you up. Should your hotel be difficult to reach with the van and trailer, we will agree on a different pick-up spot.

The plan is to fly the first flight in the evening.

Your departure home:
We will drop you off at the airport on the last day at 12:00. So book your flight home to leave on the last day afternoon.

Your guide:
This trip is guided by Stefan Prisecaru.
Stefan works as a marketing and sales manager at SCOUT. He is an experienced paramotor mechanic, free flying and a cross country pilot, too. Stefan guided a did paramotor adventures in Romania, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Oman, Croatia and Slovenia. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast, rides downhill bikes and likes many other adrenaline sports.

Stefan speaks English, Romanian, he can understand a bit of Italian and he can fix anything in any language 🙂

What is Paramotor Road Trip?

To maximize our paramotor experience we will drive wherever the weather is the best to fly. We fly in the evening, then the same spot at sunrise again but other direction. During the day we will drive the van and trailer to the next spot.

We have many spots pre-selected. We will choose the next one based on actual weather. To maximize paramotor experience means we need to sacrifice our comfort a little:

  • we cannot book accommodation in advance as we decide where to stay based on the actual short-term forecast. Good news is it will be off season so we have good chances to improvise.
  • we drive a lot during the days in our Mercedes Viano 8-seater van. Yes, you would wish to have a but more rest.
  • the morning flights are pretty cold… the high mountain flights are very cold… the high mountain morning flights are f*

What to bring with you?

  • glider,
  • your reserve (rental machines are equipped with reserve)
  • helmet (ideally with radio),
  • your flying instruments
  • warm clothes for flying, gloves
  • power bank
  • camera is a must

How to get your paramotor there?

Yes, that is the tricky part when traveling for PPG adventures. Taking your paramotor onto plane is always a risky business and you may end up being grounded.

I will drive the minibus and trailer 2 days to Denmark, then get bored to death for 2 days on the ferry and then drive another day cross Iceland to meet you in Reykjavik. Exhausting, boring, time-consuming, terrible… And same way back home, ouch:-( … I will do so you don’t have to.

Here are your options:

  • rent one of our SCOUT paramotors. This is a great opportunity to properly and throughly test the SCOUT. After first flight you will fall in love with it for sure. After flying 15-30 hours on it during the adventure trip you will not want any other machine any more. Should you decide to order a new scout afterwards, you will have half of the rental costs off your purchasing price.
  • place an order for a brand new SCOUT and have it delivered to Iceland. Fly the best adventure of your life on your new dream machine! After the trip, we will take it Slovakia, clean it, pack it and ship to your home.
  • ship your paramotor to SCOUT headquarters and we take to Iceland for you.  We may arrange the pick up at lower cost, we have good deals with FedEx and other shipping companies as we ship a lot.  You are responsible for packing it properly. We will load your paramotor into the trailer and drive it to the to Iceland. You enjoy a comfortable flight to the destination with light luggage only. After the trip, we will take it to Slovakia, pack and ship to your home again. You pay the parcel service only. Transport in the trailer from SCOUT HQ to destination and back is free of charge.

Costs of the trip

With paramotor rental

We will hook you up with one of our SCOUT machines for whole trip. Maybe you want to try a SCOUT or you dont want to scuff your own paramotor. Only you have to worry about is the huge amount of likes you are going to have after the adventure with us! See above about services provided.

Adventure trip+rental:

1056 eur

Ordered with a brand new SCOUT

Treat yourself with a brand new SCOUT and have it delivered for your Dolomites adventure, this is the right time! We will make you a brand new, fresh and crispy SCOUT and it will be delivered for you on your adventure. Free transport to and from Italy, delivered to your home afterwards.

Adventure trip with new SCOUT:

 566 eur

(save 490 eur)

Fly your own paramotor

Ship your paramotor to us before and we will transport to and from Italy for free. We can help to arrange shipping at probably lower costs as we have good discounts with parcel services.

Adventure trip:

679 eur

Service provided

  • pickup in Venice
  • transport of your gear from SCOUT HQ, Slovakia to Venice if applicable
  • transport in 8 seater minibus (Mercedes Viano) during the trip
  • special paramotor trailer for 8 assembled paramotors + camping gear
  • charging of your cameras and phone, BBQ, stove and kitchenware for you to use
  • local knowledge
  • guidance 24/7
  • pre-flight and post-flight briefings
  • radio coms for the whole group to stay safe and have the most fun
  • friendly smile
  • cool photos and videos, best memories…

Service does not include:

  • fuel and oil for paramotors. We do not want to charge you for fuel in advance as we may be grounded due to weather for a day or two. Fuel will be charged on place based on how much we burn. Assume around 100 eur for the trip but trust me, this is the best spent money!
  • accommodation / camping fees. Again, we will improvise a lot in selecting the best spots to fly. Accommodation is usually around 60 eur per person per night.
  • food: restaurants on the way combined with grocery shopping for snacks
  • your plane ticket to and from Iceland

Anyone can join us!

Our trips are NOT exclusive for SCOUT pilots only! Pilots with other machines are very welcome to join us. We have always had great times and brands and colors do not matter.

However, quite often we have more pilots signed up for a trip than seats available. In this case SCOUT pilots will have priority boarding as our reward you for their loyalty.

Following reservations will be confirmed immediately:

  • SCOUT owners who want to participate with their own paramotor
  • any pilot who orders a trip with rental of a SCOUT (4 paramotors available)
  • any pilot who orders the trip with a brand new SCOUT paramotor (with relevant discount)

If you want to participate with your own non-SCOUT paramotor, we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible, too. Although we will not be able to confirm your seat before the priority boarding deadline, after this date seats will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis. So do not hesitate!