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DATES
2012 dates published now!
  • 7th to 14th April 2012 - PG pilots for an Easter break
  • 19th to 26th May 2012- PG competition training camp
  • 27th May to 4th June 2012 is reserved for the British Championships here!
  • Autumn - We'll try to post something for late Sept. or early Oct.. Enquiry if interested

Meduno, Italy

Dolomites, but a stone throw from the Julian Alps

Meduno is in the northern part of Italy, around 1 hour drive from Venice and 90 mins from Bassano, being set further along the ridge. It is a lesser know site to most Europeans, other than the Germans who have been flocking there for years. In recent times there have been new organisers of the regions flying and they have had huge successes with the local community and mayors such that the site is well and truly on the map!

So what is great about Meduno?
Maybe the question should be what isn't! The flying is extremely reliable and at it's best in the Spring and Autumn. Big, grassy launch. Lots of landing options. Mountain flying. Flats flying. Great hotels with swimming pool and hot tub. Restitution as good as anywhere I have been. This place just has it all and is currently my favorite site to guide.

In 2011 we visited here with four different groups. All of them thought it was a huge success and just loved the ease and reliability of the site, not to mention everything being on your doorstep.

For 2012 I am limited on how many times I can visit here due to other commitments, but the visits we do make are sure to be well received.

Dates?
Currently we have the following listed on the calendar;

  • 7th to 14th April 2012 - PG pilots for an Easter break
  • 19th to 26th May 2012- PG competition training camp
  • 27th May to 4th June 2012 is reserved for the British Championships here!
  • Autumn - We'll try to post something for late Sept. or early Oct.. Enquiry if interested

Accommodation?
We have two main options we use in the area. The main one is a plush hotel, mainly twin rooms, with swimming pool, hot tub etc and their own landing field just yards away. Breakfast is included and their is the option of cheap evening meals in house some evenings too.

The other option, for smaller groups is the rental of a house (owned by the hoteliers) so you can enjoy some home cooking (your own that is). Great for keeping the costs down.

Flying?
Meduno has several distinct flavours of flying, depending on your airtime and the time of day. For starters, it is a several km long ridge for easy soaring. Part of a longer ridge that extends around 100km for the more experienced. As the day warms up the flats out front offer great triangle flights and finally, in the evenings, the place gives the most amazing restitution that usually extends past darkness.

 

Site details?
The launch is a huge, grassy area. Brits will feel right at home. No scary alpine stuff here. For HG pilots there is a gentle ramp. The drive to launch is easy and almost all tarmac after some great work by the local Mayer.

The landing fields are great. Yes, more than one. The official one is big, with it's own club house and camping area. There is also the microlight field, around 300 meters from the accommodation. Finally, there is the landing option directly outside the hotel. Of course, this is excluding the hundreds of landing options in between!

 

Price?
As per all our trips, the price is £495 for a 7 day trip. If we are using the main hotel here though there is a £50 supplement. Trust me. It is worth it!

What is included in the price?
Well, as always, xTc will give airport transfers, transport throughout the week, including evenings when we decide to eat out, retrieves, coaching, guiding and of course the accommodation (with breakfast usually).

Not included are site fees (which were free in 2011. We don't know yet for 2012), flights here and of course your meals (aside from breakfast which is usually included)

How to get here?
Most people would travel to Venice Airport. It is a little over an hour away. You can get flights from all over Europe to Venice with many budget airlines. Favorites of the Brits would be Easyjet from Gatwick, Birmingham etc.

How to book?
Fill in a booking form of course: Book here