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prices & booking info for 2021

All prices below EXCLUDE Accommodation.

Although we will book the Accommodation for all depending on where you wish to stay.
Simply settle up your room bill when you check out.


The price below includes courtesy airport transfer from Venice or Treviso as well as ALL transport to launch & retrieve along the routes flown.

£450 per person for the Bassano & Pre-Alps XC - Northern Italy
Throughout the season - Intermediate +

£450 per person for the INTRO TO XC - Northern Italy
July - Post School +20hrs


The price below also includes all transport plus transfer from Venice.

£500 per person for the Greifenburg/Main Alps XC - Southern Austria & Italy
Throughout the year - Advanced


Please read the information on this page, before going to the booking form.

Click here to view our all available dates.

what is included...

6 days air-to-air guidance/coaching around our huge areas. Some start fees are applicable.

'Pure XC' courses in Bassano, Feltre & Greifenburg include 3 theory sessions to explain how to read the terrain and fly confidently in the Alps.

Bassano XC, Feltre XC & Greifenburg XC prices include courtesy airport transfer, if at the airport at the appropriate time. See getting here.

Bassano XC, Feltre XC Tour & Greifenburg XC prices also includes retrieval along XC routes with driver/launch helper and all transport.


Note about Accommodation: The price excludes accommodation as many people like to charge things to their rooms and this can make checking out complicated.

However, as usual, we will book the accommodation for our groups, just pay when you check out.

See Accommodation options & prices below for each area.

Accommodation options


Garden Relais - 3* Hotel on Landing Field

per night
for shared twin
per night
for single

Price includes buffet Breakfast.


Alessi's B&B - Mid-range Comfort

per night
for shared twin
per night
for single

Price includes Breakfast.



Fictenheim - Comfortable Mountain Hotel at 1800m (amsl)

39 - 51€
shared twins
for single

Price depends on room, south facing is more than north facing for example.
Includes Breakfast. Both Half-Board or A-la-Carte Available.


Please ask for more details on particular weeks and we will let you know the situation.

Please note: All prices are current as of 31.01.2021. However these may change as time goes by. We do not control the prices at the hotels but usually the prices are stable throughout the season.

What next?

COVID-19: due to the unsecure current situation we are now only asking a minimal £50 deposit to show commitment from our pilots, valid for unlimited time should our ability to run our courses be curtailed in any way, shape or form.

Once you decide when you'd like to come please complete the booking form. We will pencil you in for the days you want and reply by e-mail.

Your place will be secured once the deposit is received, via bank transfer, details by e-mail.

We work on a 'first come...' basis, unfortunately we cannot guarantee an unsecured place for longer than 2 weeks. The rest of the balance is payable when either the week becomes 'red' & removed from the website or 4 weeks before traveling out. Whichever is sooner.

Please let me know when you have made the transfer, we'll confirm by e-mail. Also it's important to put your name as reference with the payment so it can be easily identified.

In the event of a cancellation please note that deposits are non-refundable. They may however be used to hold other dates if cancellation is 8 weeks before course start date.

Although if that week is full and removed from website then the deposit or balance is non-refundable unless we can advertise the place and fill it. Any cancellations less than 30 days in advance will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

In the event of a cancellation we will be happy to issue an invoice for insurance purposes.


Some Other Important Stuff
All courses run from Sunday morning to Friday evening. Saturday is normally the travel (arrival/departure) & briefing/orientation day. However there maybe a chance to fly in the morning or afternoon in Bassano if pilots book an early arrival flight & late departure.

Long weekends, longer or shorter stays may be available at some times, please contact us.

Austrian Arena reserves the the right to change the location for any week, if we believe it is in the interest of safety, logistics or reliability. Pilots will however be given at least one months notice and any logistically problems regarding air-flights will be covered by us.

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