The Costs and How to Book for 2018

The About flyPiedrahita section contains details of the services and facilties we we provide.

No Price Increases for 2018!

Our prices have not changed since 2013.

Basic 'Flying Only' Service

The basic service has worked well since we started it in 2013.

More Pilot Places

For most of the popular weeks from June to early September, the accommodation in the house is fills up quite quickly.

In 2013 we added a new, basic, 'flying only' service for up to 8 more pilots in order to cater for those pilots who did not get a chance to book these weeks.

Improved Retrieve System

During these weeks we use two buses. This, along with the new improved tracking system enables us to offer an improved retrieve service for all pilots.

Two vehicles allow more flexible retrieves and enable those landing early to get back sooner (perhaps for another go), rather than spending the day on the road chasing those still in the air. It also gives us easier airport runs with more scope for late and early pick ups.

Basic Service Accommodation

The basic service is 'flying only', without accommodation, breakfast or evening meals at a reduced price.

We can help you arrange your local accommodation. See the accommodation page for full details. For groups we can organize another house or we can assist individuals with hotel reservations. We have a discount from one of the best hotels in Piedrahita and for those who prefer a higher standard of hotel accommodation, an agreement with a 4* hotel in El Barco at almost 50% discount for our clients. The latter is an excellent option for those coming with non-flying partners and a hire car.

The 2018 Costs

Full Service

For 2018 in Piedrahita the weekly rate for our full service is:

  • Low season - 520€
  • High season - 550€ (4th June to 24th September)
  • Second, consecutive week 30€ discount

This price includes all flying services with live tracking, our alternative activities, airport pick up - on Sundays, accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal.

New Basic Service

The basic service excludes accommodation, breakfast and evening meal.

  • Low season - 350€
  • High season - 385€ (4th June to 24th September)
  • Second, consecutive week 30€ discount
  • The Basic Service includes all flying services with live tracking, our alternative activities, airport pick up on Sundays,

  • Pilot Experience Required.

    We require all clients to be at least IPPI Para Pro 3 (UK Club Pilot) rated, with some thermalling experience. If you are a low air time pilot, please tell us when you book and we can advise you on the best time of year to visit.

    Follow this Procedure to Book Your Holiday in 2018

    • Confirm that we have places available on the 2018 calendar.
    • Complete the booking enquiry on the contact page. We will confirm your place via email.
    • When you receive our email confirmation, send your deposit to secure your place.
    • Pay the balance before your trip by bank transfer or in euros when you arrive.

    Always confirm that we have places available before booking flights or paying your deposit, please check the 2018 calendar.

    We want to make the booking process as easy for you as possible, please use the contact form if you have a problem or a question. We will get back to you ASAP.

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    Deposit

    When you book for your holiday we ask for a 200€ deposit as a confirmation.

    During the summer months the demand for places is very high and to be fair to all our guests and we require a commitment from you. So please send your deposit as soon as possible after confirming your booking to secure your place.

    There are three ways to pay your deposit

    • use the payPal button in the sidebar
    • By transfer to our Spanish account
    • For British clients we offer the possibility of paying your deposit in pounds by making a transfer to our UK account.
      The sterling equivalent of €200, based on the currrent exchange rate is £180. Please Contact us if you have any questions about paying the deposit.

    The details of the two bank accounts are included below.

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    The Balance

    The balance can be made by bank transfer before your trip, or in cash, EUROS ONLY, when you arrive in Piedrahita .

    To carry out a bank transfer, use one of the bank accounts listed below.

    You may prefer to pay the full amount at the time of reservation rather than just a deposit, to save yourself transfer fees and exchange rate commissions.

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    Bank Transfers

    Transfer to our Spanish account:

    • Steven Michael Ham/Purificación Almansa Arribas
    • Banco Popular
    • Piedrahita
    • IBAN : ES47 0075 5739 0107 0024 9383
    • BIC/SWIFT: POPUESMM

    British Clients - Transfer to our UK account:

    We offer the possibility of paying your deposit in pounds by making a transfer to our UK account. The sterling equivalent of €200, based on the currrent exchange rate is £180. Please Contact us if you have any questions about paying the deposit.

    Here are the bank account details:

    • Steve Ham, Lloyds TSB Bank plc, Corn Street, Bristol
    • sort code: 30-00-01
    • account: 02277894
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    Deposit Refunds

    We only give refunds in special circumstances.

    During popular months we lose potential bookings when we are fully booked and the cancellation of a booking early in the year can mean that a week with a small group will run at a loss.

    We will always give a refund if you can find someone to take your place.

    If we provide a refund, bank charges will be deducted from the returned deposit.

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    Booking Form and Assumption of Risk

    When you arrive you will be asked to complete a booking form which includes our disclaimer. You may save form to print and bring it with you, or if you have been here before, we will have your details, so we can print one for you, so all you need do is date and sign it. We will not accept clients who do not understand the risks or who refuse to sign this document.

    You are asked to acknowledge that you understand the inherent dangers of paragliding. During your stay with us your decision to fly rests solely with yourself. Likewise the decisions you make in the air will be your own. We may make recommendations both before and during the flight. However, at no time should they be considered instructions.

    We require all clients to be at least IPPI Para Pro 3 (UK Club Pilot) rated, with some thermalling experience. If you are a low air time pilot, please tell us when you book and we can advise you on the best time of year to visit.

    Likewise, the use of our rafts, kayaks, buggies, kites and bicycles are at you own risk. We do not charge for these activities and we hold no formal qualifications in these sports which permit a commercial transaction. These are hobbies of ours which we share with our guests who are interested in trying them. We may charge for loss or damage of this equipment if used in an unsuitable manner.

    If a tracker is lost we will charge €150, to cover the cost of a replacement.

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