Summer long Thermal courses in Ultra reliable Bassano del Grappa
See both XC & Thermal Courses in Bassano del Grappa, mix of mountains and flatland flying
XC Courses and Tours in Greifenburg, Drautal
Probably the most impressive accessible terrain in the World

prices & booking info for 2019

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.

£425 per person for the Bassano XC - Northern Italy
Throughout the season, see dates page - Intermediate +

£425 per person for the Bassano Thermal & XC "lite" - Northern Italy
Throughout the season - Post School +10hrs


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

£475 per person for the Feltre XC - Northern Italy
July & Sept Intermediate ++


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

£499 per person for the Greifenburg XC - Southern Austria
June - Intermediate + - Advanced


The price below includes courtesy airport transfer from Venice.

£649 per person for the BIG MOUNTAIN XC - Northern Italy
September - 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 Arenas, including access to private sites. Some 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. However on our BIG MOUNTAIN XC TOUR these classic alpine scenarios and theories should be in the hand already.

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

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

IMPORTANT: Our BIG MOUNTAIN XC TOUR are NOT XC courses, it is NOT an appropriate place to learn the basics of Alpine flying, so very minimum theory will be explained. The area and aerology here is complex and we expect pilots to understand the concepts of Alpine flying to a good level before enrolling. These concepts can be found on our XC courses in Bassano, Feltre & Greifenburg. We prefer all pilots to be known to us and have completed the apprenticeship when flying in the Dolomites with us. Check the page about the 'System'.

Please Note: Cable car costs for Dolomites or Arntal tours are NOT INCLUDED in the price. These are to be paid by the individual, so to keep costs to a minimum as we cannot estimate how many trips up we will need during each week.

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.




Canal Osteria - Clean & Comfortable B&B

per night
for shared twin
per night
for single

Price includes Breakfast.



Our 3* Hotel near Cable Car & Landing Field

per night
for shared twin
per night
for shared suite
per night
for single

Includes Breakfast.



Fictenheim - Comfortable Mountain Hotel at 1800m (amsl)

33 - 44€
shared twins
for single

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 24.07.2018. 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?

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 a £200 per person deposit is received, via bank transfer, details by e-mail. You can also pay via PayPal with our email address, info (at) austrianarena (dot) com. However please make sure that any fees are picked up at your end.

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 for 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.

Fly guiding on a daily basis is sometimes available, the price is 150€ per day.

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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