Paragliding Lake Idro

 

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Italian Aerobatic Paragliding Championship

5 - 6 - 7 June, 2020

The competition of June was canceled given the current global health situation, was postponed to September 2020 with a date to be evaluated and the future health situation.

Loc. IDROLAND – BAITONI – LAGO D'IDRO

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Idroland Fly Zone - Info

Idroland Fly Zone is a location for paragliding, hang-gliding and speed fly, north of Lake Idro and on the border between the provinces of Trento and Brescia.

It is located in the municipality of Bondone, and more precisely in its tourist hamlet called Baitoni.

It is well-known thanks to Lake Idro, which is 10 km long, has a perimeter of 30 km and is a symbol for this area.

The valle del Chiese goes north-south, with lake Idro at its lower end, the Dolomites at its upper one and the Adamello glacier at its sides.

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While flying regularly you can reach 700/800m above the lake surface, an ideal altitude for acrobatic maneuvers or SIV lessons.

The landing area features a wide building for events, conventions and course lessons.

 

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When

Flying is possible from spring (early April) to late autumn, up to the first snow days.

During winter the roads are closed due to the risks posed by snow and avalanches.

It is still best to call the Tourist Office or the town authorities for updated news about the roads at the beginning/end of the season.

 

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Winds and thermals

In the mornings there are usually no winds blowing in the valley, while at take-off height there may be some light breezes, nevertheless nothing as strong as the strong northern winds common of the area south of the Prealps.

Starting at noon, or later in the autumn, the “Ora” wind starts blowing, a linear, southern wind, which can become rather strong during the afternoon; at higher altitudes mid-afternoon offers relevant thermal activity.

For learners it is best to fly between 8 and noon, and after 6 p.m.

 

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Fly Card

All pilots and flight fans not accompanied by a school do not need to have a fly card.

Flight schools planning to hold a course here must first register with our office and then they will be licensed to fly here and the student will receive a Fly Card.

It is highly advised to check the weather forecasts at METEOTRENTINO: (https://www.meteotrentino.it/) and our meteo stations before flying.

 
 

Take-off and landing

The Fly zone has three different take-off zones::

 

1

“Alpo”
Take-off zone

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Altitude: 1550m

 

2

“Casali”
Take-off zone

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Altitude: 900m

 

3

"Calva"
Take-off zone

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Altitude: 1000m; on the opposite side of the valley

 

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Sits next to the Idroland building and related services

 

1

“ALPO” TAKE-OFF ZONE

Take-off area for paragliders and hang-gliders.

 

Data and description

Data and description

 

Take-off zone

Località Alpo – Fienili di Alpo

Altitude

1650 mt.

Direction of the wind

SOUTH

Suggested landing

Idroland (Official Landing)

GPS coordinates

45.809988
10.575881

Meteo station

Available (www.trentinoadventures.it)

 

 

There is a table with bench at the take-off zone, to allow non-flyers to enjoy the view.

Check the meteo station before reaching the take-off zone, to make sure the wind blows in the right direction. Stronger winds tend to occur mid-afternoon.

Park in the lot at the end of the forest road, it is absolutely prohibited to drive through the meadows.

Respect the boundaries, the neighbouring meadows are private property.

Shuttle bus from Idroland available.

 

 

2

“CASALI” TAKE-OFF

Take-off zone for both paragliders and hang-gliders

 

Data and description

Data and description

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Take-off zone

Località Casali

Altitude

1000 mt.

Direction of the wind

SOUTH

Suggested landing

Idroland (Official Landing)

GPS coordinates

45.806740
10.561204

Meteo station

None

 

 

If the wind socks are not turning south, take-off might be dangerous. Mid-afternoon usually features the harshest winds, making it difficult to reach the landing area.

Park in the parking place on the left, 100 meters after the take-off area, is absolutely prohibited to drive through the pastures by car.

Respect the boundaries, private citizens own the neighbouring fields.

Shuttle bus from Idroland available.

 
3

“CALVA” TAKE-OFF ZONE

Take-off zone for paragliders and hang-gliders

 

Data and description

Data and description

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Take-off zone

Località Calva

Altitude

1080 mt.

Direction of the wind

SOUTH

Suggested landing

Idroland (Official Landing)

GPS coordinates

45.786283
10.539045

Meteo station

None

 

 

Respect the boundaries, private citizens own the neighbouring fields.

Only take-off that sits upwind from the landing zone: it is then necessary a short move to be perpendicular to the lake, technical takeoff that requires a good experience in taking off, ideal for acrobatic pilots and as a take-off point for HIKE & FLY, trek along comfortable forest roads and marked trails.

Restricted access road: it can only be reached via the Shuttle bus service provided by Trentino Adventures.

 

 

IDROLAND LANDING

Landing zone for paragliders and hang-gliders

 

Data and description

Data and description

 

Landing zone

Località Idroland - Baitoni

Altitude

370 mt.

Direction of the wind

SOUTH - NORTH - WEST - EAST

Recommended landing zone

for paragliders and hang-gliders

GPS coordinates

45.805731
10.528443

Webcam and meteo station

Available (www.trentinoadventures.it)

 

 

Read the rules and request your own Fly Card (Mandatory for students of flights schools, free for regular pilots)

Wi-fi spot

Shuttle bus from Idroland available

 

 

Hike & Fly

Hike&fly is a classic activity on our mountains: a hike, paraglider on your shoulders, and a return trip flying. Numerous trails that start from the valley floor reach the upper meadows, from which it is quite often possible to take off.

Or even more difficult hikes, reaching the highest peaks in Trentino, such as cima Tosa, or Presanella, to experience longer flights above enchanting locations.

On November 28, 2015, Idroland inaugurated the “Amor di svassi” trail route with the first Hike&Fly event in the area.

The trail leading up to the “Alpo” take-off has been used by hikers for years, with a total altitude difference from Idroland of 1200m.

The photo gallery includes a map showing the planned route, starting from Idroland and ending at our main take-off zone, “Alpo”.

Altitude difference: 1200 m
Length: 3650m
No need for technical equipment

 

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How to reach Idroland

 

OFFICIAL LANDING POINTS – HEADQUARTERS

Adress: Strada ai Gregi, 65 – Loc. Idroland

Baitoni di Bondone TN - 38080 - (Chiese Valley - Lake Idro)

GPS COORDINATES: 45.806469, 10.527612

Once you have reached Baitoni, you have to turn right at the fire station and follow the signs for Idroland until you reach the landing zone in front of the lake.

 

 

From Brennero

Exit the motorway at the Trento Nord junction and follow the road to Riva del Garda until you reach Sarche.

Once there follow the SS237 road to Tione di Trento, then follow the signs to Brescia until you reach Ponte Caffaro.

At the bridge on the Caffaro torrent turn left and follow the signs to Baitoni; at the fire station turn right and follow the signs until you reach Idroland

From Verona or Brescia

Exit the A4 motorway at the Brescia Est junction and keep going until you reach Ponte Caffaro; at the bridge turn right, follow the signs to Baitoni and at the fire station turn right and keep going until you reach Idroland

 

BY TRAIN

The closest station is in Malè, connected to the Ledro Valley by daily buses and taxis (MB osso Service +393284189712)

BY PLANE

The closest airports are Brescia-Montichiari, Verona-Villafranca and Milano Orio al Serio (BG).