Running the length of the country like a gigantic spine, the Apennines are green and rounded, and lacking the turbulence of steeper and rockier mountains such as the Alps. As a consequence, central Italy paragliding holidays in the Umbria and Tuscany region offer some of the best gliding conditions anywhere in the world.
Flytaly offers incredible access to these majestic gliding sites, as well as an incredible holiday destination for all the family. For anyone looking to combine a few days of incredible gliding with a family getaway, this could be the perfect solution.
Why central Italy paragliding holidays by Flytaly?
Run by paragliding guru Kevin Begley, Flytaly offers incredible access and insider information into central Italy’s best gliding sites. Known by the local XC pilots as the ‘best taxi service in Italy’, Kevin and Flytaly take experienced and newly qualified pilots to the best take off spots and guide you through the stunning central Italian skies.
Great relationships with the best local gliders also mean you can get to fly with people who know the thermals here like the back of their hand.
The Villa Pia
Flytaly’s traditional Umbrian country estate overlooks rows of terraced vines, sitting in majestic grounds with beautiful gardens dotted with olive trees. The villa offers everything you could possibly need for a top family holiday. The playgrounds, rope swings and swimming pool will keep the kids entertained for days on end. Organised cookery classes, crafts, mountain biking and massages offer something for the grown-ups to enjoy too.
You’re also close to the historic town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, and nearby Florence offers the cultural thrills and highlights of Renaissance Italy. In short, there is so much to see and do here for all the family you won’t have to feel guilty when you nip off for a couple of days of world class paragliding.
The central Italy flying area
Despite the amazing accommodation and facilities, it’s the flying that’s the real star of any central Italy paragliding holidays. The huge, green and rolling mountains of the Apennines offer big sea-breeze convergence and a lack of turbulence. Soar for hours, crossing spectacular valleys and climbing time after time to cloud base.
Flights of 100km and more are not uncommon, and you can stay in the air for hours even if you’re not covering huge distances. Main take off and landing sites such as Monte Cucco, Gualdo Tadino and Gubbio will have a few local pilots, mostly very friendly and keen to share their knowledge, but you won’t find crowds here as big as some other European flying areas.
All that’s left is to head back to the villa to meet up with the family and tell them about your amazing day in the sky. Central Italy paragliding holidays with Flytaly offer the lot – stunning scenery, great conditions and everything you could need on a family holiday. What more could you ask for?