Our tour format, and two locations explained

If you’re new to our Bali tours, navigating the offerings, experiences, and training at each location may feel a bit overwhelming. Let me simplify it for you.

Our tours are designed as comprehensive two-week training packages. The initial week unfolds in Nusa Dua, focusing on fine-tuning your skills, and then progresses to Candidasa for enchanting flying experiences, breathtaking vistas, and a complete mental and physical decompression in an idyllic resort.

Our tours are highly sought after. If you’re particularly interested in a one-week tour, this option will become available when our two-week offerings are fully booked. However, please understand that in the initial phase of dates being released, priority is given to those booking for the comprehensive two-week experience.

As we progress with bookings, we anticipate the possibility of offering single-week evolution training experiences in both Nusa Dua and Candidasa, expanding the opportunities available. The capacity for tours and the decision to open them to the single week option is dynamic, and is determined by the collective experience level of the participating group rather than a static percentage.
We offer the absolute number one tour with over 64 years of combined experience in touring Bali. Chris and Mark, in company with their extremely experienced apprentices Steve and Geoff, offer the most well-organised, boutique tour format available.

Our major point of difference is that we have 3-4 instructors on the hill at any one given point in time. This means that whatever you choose to do with us in Bali, you have our 100% undivided support and guidance. Anyone who knows how we operate in Bali will know that we don’t take risks, and our tour numbers reflect our training ethos when at home. We are not a sausage factory.

Nusa Dua (Timbis)

Timbis is the ultimate paragliding workbench. If you’re seeking to meticulously refine your skills — seeking guidance to perfect every move, mastering top landings, Cobra launches, and advancing your overall skill set, this tour is tailor-made for you.
For more details on the Timbis tour, click here.

Candidasa

After an intense week sharpening your paragliding skills in Nusa Dua, Candidasa awaits—a place where paragliding dreams come true. As discussed in the link below it’s a harmonious blend of awe and relaxation, creating numerous “how’s the serenity” moments throughout the day.
For more insights into the Candidasa tour, clickhere.

While I could continue elaborating on the distinctions between both tours and their unique landscapes and respective offerings, it might be more beneficial to share a couple of video links that succinctly showcase what to expect.

Start by watching this highly informative video from recent participant David Szapiel, followed by our own informative videos—especially this one in Nusa Dua, which not only imparts valuable information but also captures the vibrant vibe of our tours. Additional videos can be found here.

Explore the comprehensive accordion section beneath each tour category, offering an extensive wealth of information. Dive into details about tour operations, accommodation costs, transportation, and more. To navigate directly to specific tour sections, you can find Nusa Dua (Timbis) here and Candidasa here.

 

2024 CLOUDBASE BALI TOUR BOOKING STATUS

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TOUR WEEK #1 - TIMBIS: FULL

  • TOUR #1 TIMBIS: FULL 100% 100%

SAT 20TH JULY – FRI 26TH JULY

“A magnificent team of instructors. I felt incredibly safe and grew my confidence in flying under their guidance, super supportive encourage,… read more.”

Sara Schelosky - Melbourne

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TOUR WEEK #2 - CANDI: FULL

  • TOUR #2 CANDI: FULL 100% 100%

SAT 27TH JULY – FRI 2ND AUG

“What these guys lack in looks they more than compensate with personality, professionalism, skill and patience. Safety is a key focus and the tours … read more.”

Ken Crowe - ACT

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TOUR WEEK #3 - TIMBIS: 1 SPOT LEFT

  • TOUR #3 TIMBIS: 1 LEFT! 95% 95%

SAT 3RD AUG – FRI 9TH AUG

“..You won’t find a better crew than Cloudbase! I had a great time recently with these legends in Bali..If you’re thinking of learning or doing a trip with them don’t wait any longer..read more.”
Kevin Gosden - Brisbane

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TOUR WEEK #4 - CANDI: 1 SPOT LEFT

  • TOUR #4 CANDI: 1 LEFT! 95% 95%

SAT 10TH AUG – FRI 16TH AUG

“I’ve been to Bali with the Cloudbase crew for the last 5 years and it is honestly the best thing that has happened for my pilot development. I’m a pretty busy guy with a young family, so the fact that Mark takes care of all… read more.”

Kaushal Vyas - Melbourne

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TOUR WEEK #5 - TIMBIS: FULL

  • TOUR #5 TIMBIS: FULL 100% 100%

SAT 24TH AUG – 30TH AUG

“..All I can say is WOW!! I’ve had the best week with Cloudbase at Timbis. I learned more about my flying in the last week than I have in the last 18 months… read more.”

Kieren Gormley-Smith - Brisbane

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TOUR WEEK #6 - CANDI: FULL

  • TOUR #6 CANDI: FULL 100% 100%

SAT 31ST AUG – 6TH SEPT

”After my first Bali Tour in 2016, I was addicted to the sense of camaraderie that Chris, Mark, & the team project.  These guys are considered to be at the very top… read more.”

Lynton Dalla Rosa - TV Celebrity 😜

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TOUR WEEK #7 - TIMBIS: 1 SPOT LEFT

  • TOUR #7 TIMBIS: 1 SPOT LEFT 95% 95%

SAT 7TH SEPT – 13TH SEPT

“..I originally learnt to fly in Bali. Coming back for training on successive years has made me a far experienced pilot. I highly recommend Cloudbase for your evolution training.. read more.”
Ricardo Neves - Sydney

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TOUR WEEK #8 - CANDI: 1 SPOT LEFT

  • TOUR #8 CANDI: 1 SPOT LEFT 95% 95%

SAT 14TH SEPT – 20TH SEPT

“If you want to develop as a pilot, refresh, or just see some other stunningly beautiful fly sites this is the team for you. They know Bali weather and they’ll take the guesswork … read more.”

Zoe Thompson - ACT

..I spent a week refining my ridge soaring skills. Amazing about Bali is that you can set yourself a goal like 20 or 30 top landings in a day and it’s totally achievable..

Read Craig’s incredible article on the Bali Tour in Skysailor Magazine

Craig Heinrich - Sydney

2024 Nusa Dua (Timbis) Tour for Licensed Pilots

(Tour #1) Timbis – Sat, 20th July 2024 to Fri, 26th July 2024, inclusive
(Tour #3) Timbis – Sat, 3rd Aug 2024 to Fri, 9th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #5) Timbis – Sat, 24th Aug 2024 to Fri, 30th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #7) Timbis – Sat, 7th Sept 2024 to Fri, 13th Sept 2024, inclusive

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DETAILS RELATING TO THE TIMBIS (NUSA DUA) TOUR

 

We continually elevate our offerings each year. As evident, we’ve gone to great lengths to customize a full-service tour, ensuring individualized experiences for everyone. This year, our seasoned tour crew comprises instructors Chris and Mark, accompanied by Apprentice Instructors Steve and Geoff.

Our primary focus is tailoring the tour to meet your specific training needs. Those familiar with our Bali operations can attest that favorable flying conditions persist daily, allowing you to practice and refine new skills on consecutive days until they become second nature.

What sets us apart in Bali is having 3-4 instructors on the hill simultaneously, dedicating all our time to enhancing your piloting skills. Our tour is a blend of fun and high-quality training, ensuring you not only meet your goals but also have an incredible time. We deliberately avoid overbooking to guarantee each participant receives adequate attention and service.

 

Pricing Structure

PG2 or less than 15 hours flying time (not including your course time)
Ideal for those looking to achieve their PG3 progression
$850.00 per tour

PG3 with over 15hrs flying time (not including your course time)

Ideal for those looking to achieve their PG4 progression
$650.00 per tour

PG4 and Above
$550 per tour

These costs encompass any and as many of the below-listed skills training and tutelage as you like, and as often as you like. Yes – this will include Rating Progressions if you’re ready*

Additional to the costs referred to above is a mandatory IDR150,000 (~AUD$15.00) per day site fee payable to Timbis Paragliding through us.

 

Who is this tour designed for?

This tour is primarily designed for novice pilots seeking to build large amounts of airtime, skill range, and experience with a view to obtaining their next rating progression. We concentrate heavily on assisting you in building the following competencies:

Advanced launch skills 
Do you feel as though your launch technique could do with some improvement? Let us teach you how to launch with style. We’ll assess your current technique and train you on how to read the conditions and modify your methodology to ensure you look good and get off the hill like a professional. We are the Cobra launch technique training kings.

Precision Top Landing Skills
Would you love to refine your top landing technique? This one’s for you. Bali is seriously the home of where to learn slick and precise top landing techniques. We will talk you in as many times as it takes to make you a star!

XC Skills Theory Session
Let us coach you on the theory behind advanced XC pilotage. Learn how to make the most out of the conditions, understanding thermals, weather, and advanced thermaling techniques. Held in a relaxed resort-style environment, no question will be left unanswered.

Ground Handling Coaching
You’d like to brush up on your ground handling technique? You’re not alone. In saying that, the best pilots are forever building on their ground handling skill abilities. Your ability to effectively manage the wing on the ground directly translates to a better understanding of the wing’s behaviour in the air. We will be more than happy to provide some one-on-one GH training while we are in Bali on tour.

Advanced Soaring Strategies
Make sure that you are getting the most out of your coastal soaring skills. Learn the little sneaky tricks and tips that can take your flying to the next level. Bali is the perfect location for building on your already great skill base.

If you’re on the tour, please ensure that you’ve registered for the Tour Newsletter. These newsletters are highly informative updates for those attending Cloudbase Tours and provide you with the necessary info to help you prepare. Past issues for last year’s tour are located here.

*The fine print about Rating Progressions: Please understand that you will only obtain the next level of pilot skill ratingendorsement if you are capable of doing so, and your piloting skills reflect this capability. Of course, we will assist with every fibre of our being to coach, enhance and improve your flying, however, you must understand that although Bali is a magical place, it will not change the fact that we do not just simply hand out rating progressions willy nilly.

In saying that, if you are willing to work with us, we can take you as far in your paragliding career as you like. The sky’s the limit, guys!

How do I book?
Joining the tour is really seamless. We’ve made a simple 4-step guide on how to reserve a slot. We look forward to meeting you soon!

What is the payment process?

Aside from the initial $150.00 tour reservation payment to secure your spot, there are two options for Tour Payments:
1. 100% payment up front
2. 50% deposit payment 70 days prior to tour commencement, then the remainder 40 days prior to tour commencement

What are the respective 2024 tour dates?
(Tour #1) Timbis – Sat, 20th July 2024 to Fri, 26th July 2024, inclusive
(Tour #3) Timbis – Sat, 3rd Aug 2024 to Fri, 9th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #5) Timbis – Sat, 24th Aug 2024 to Fri, 30th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #7) Timbis – Sat, 7th Sept 2024 to Fri, 13th Sept 2024, inclusive

What You Will Need To Bring
Your own glider, harness (preferably with rescue, if not speak to us), and a radio with SAFA channels programmed. Programming can be undertaken on your radio in Bali for a small fee. Please speak with us prior to your arrival to ensure that your specific radio can be programmed. 

Getting There
We’ve always highly recommended Garuda Indonesia Airlines. They have a generous 23kg sporting goods allowance, additional to the 30kg checked baggage for Economy class fares, and 40kg for Business Class fares.

It has been the case in the past that what may appear to be a cheap ticket with Jetstar or Virgin may end up being much, much more due to extra baggage charges. If you don’t account for these online, they pump you hard at the check-in counter, and before you know it, you’re paying an absolute packet.

Important: No matter who you decide to fly with, due to the fact that flights generally arrive from midday to late afternoon you must arrive the day prior to tour commencement to ensure attendance for the first day tour briefing.

Getting Around
If you’re on our tour and have booked to stay with us at the Vouk Hotel, we get you to and from the flying site daily, but in the event that you want to go off and adventure by yourself, expect to pay up to $20AUD per day for a hire car, and scooter hire is anywhere from $9-$12AUD on average for short term hires. We can organise all of your requirements cheaper than what you could normally as we have a local contact. This will all happen on day one of your specific tour, and Scooter Master Steve Kilgallon manages it all for you!

Staying There
All rooms are booked at the Vouk Hotel Nusa Dua for tour participants and the Rooms Division Manager will have a list of all rooms matched to tour participant names.

This means you simply turn up with identification and your room is allocated to you with a smile. Easy! This is an EXCELLENT 4.5-Star hotel with extremely friendly and accommodating staff who make your stay very comfortable.

The Vouk has generally offered far more generous than standard online rates for Cloudbase tour participants at ~AUD$95.00 p/n for the standard Superior Room, with the optional ability to upgrade to the Deluxe Room ~($110.00, and the 1 Bedroom Suite Room ~($215.00).

All rooms include breakfast and in-room WiFi, and we are proud to announce the following extras that the Vouk has offered for guests on the Cloudbase Tour:
*20% discount at the Hotel Restaurant, Bars
*Group transport to and from the Timbis flying site and return daily (for those booking via Cloudbase)

From 2022 onwards, tour participant places will only be available to those booking accommodation with the Vouk Hotel via CLDBSE. Sorry, no exceptions. 

We will ask you to complete the Online Pre-Bali Questionnaire that we plan to push prior to the 16th Feb,

Extra night accommodation on your final day
If you’re flying home to the eastern seaboard, it is a solid recommendation that you consider booking an extra day. The reason for this is that room checkout is 12 midday and your flight will be departing anywhere between 9pm and midnight.

This gives you an opportunity to utilise your room for showers, or an afternoon rest instead of leaving your baggage at the bell desk and showering in the pool (which could be weird both for you and the kids with floaties).

Don’t forget to register for the Tour Newsletter!
If you haven’t done so already, please ensure that you’ve registered for the Tour Newsletter. These newsletters are highly informative updates for those attending Cloudbase Tours and provide you with the necessary info to help you prepare.

.. Candidasa was incredible. Mark and Chris took me up to Cloudbase for the very first time. I would totally recommend this trip to anyone wanting to learn to thermal in super smooth conditions! The hotel was an incredible old-Bali feel and the whole location is super chill. I’ll definitely be back!

Liam O'Dell

2024 Candidasa Tour for Licensed Pilots

(Tour #2) Sat, 27th July 2024 to Fri, 2nd Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #4) Sat, 10th Aug 2024 to Fri, 16th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #6) Sat, 31st Aug 2024 to Fri, 6th Sept 2024, inclusive
(Tour #8) Sat, 14th Sept 2024 to Fri, 20th Sept 2024, inclusive

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DETAILS RELATING TO THE CANDIDASA TOUR

We make it all about you, the pilot

We continually elevate our offerings each year. As evident, we’ve gone to great lengths to customize a full-service tour, ensuring individualized experiences for everyone. This year, our seasoned tour crew comprises instructors Chris and Mark, accompanied by Apprentice Instructors Steve and Geoff.

Our primary focus is tailoring the tour to meet your specific training needs. Those familiar with our Bali operations can attest that favorable flying conditions persist daily, allowing you to practice and refine new skills on consecutive days until they become second nature.

What sets us apart in Bali is having 3-4 instructors on the hill simultaneously, dedicating all our time to enhancing your piloting skills. Our tour is a blend of fun and high-quality training, ensuring you not only meet your goals but also have an incredible time. We deliberately avoid overbooking to guarantee each participant receives adequate attention and service.

Pricing Structure

PG2 or less than 15 hours flying time (not including your course time)
Ideal for those looking to achieve their PG3 progression
$850.00 per tour

PG3 with over 15hrs flying time (not including your course time)

Ideal for those looking to achieve their PG4 progression
$650.00 per tour

PG4 and Above
$550 per tour

These costs encompass any and as many of the below-listed skills training and tutelage as you like, and as often as you like. Yes – this will include Rating Progressions if you’re ready*

Additional to the costs referred to above is a mandatory IDR180k (Approx AUD$18.00) daily fee for porterage (IDR80k) and site fee (IDR100k) payable on any day that you fly.

Who is this tour designed for?

Undoubtedly, the Timbis week stands out as the prime skills refresher period, while Candidasa is tailored to offer the ultimate reward following the honing of your skills in Nusa Dua.

In a commitment to boost tourism for the Candidasa and Bugbug communities, we’ve recently made a substantial investment by resurfacing and installing a 10mx10m synthetic launch environment on Sumuh Hill.

For those new to Candidasa and holding a PG3 or lower rating, participation in the Timbis week is a prerequisite. However, accomplished PG3 pilots with exceptional ground handling skills may seize single ad-hoc week opportunities once the bi-week slots are filled.

This tour caters to pilots aiming to gain expertise in mountain ridge soaring and thermal coring skills, enabling them to reach cloudbase in the tranquil coastal laminar air conditions. Precision spot landing techniques, particularly to a small beach area, receive considerable coaching emphasis during the program.

 

Candidasa core training competencies could be best detailed as:

Technical Mountain Launch Skills
We go to great lengths to teach you the fine art of safe launch procedures associated with all technical aspects of mountain launch environments.

Advanced Soaring Strategies
Make sure that you are getting the most of your coastal soaring skills. Learn the little sneaky tricks and tips that can take your flying to the next level. Bali is the perfect location for building on your already great skill base.

XC Skills Theory Session
Let us coach you on the theory behind advanced XC pilotage. Learn how to make the most out of the conditions, understanding thermals, weather, and advanced thermaling techniques. Held in a relaxed resort-style environment, no question will be left unanswered.

If you’re on the tour, please ensure that you’ve registered for the Tour Newsletter. These newsletters are highly informative updates for those attending Cloudbase Tours and provide you with the necessary info to help you prepare. Past issues for last year’s tour are located here.

*The fine print about Rating Progressions: Please understand that you will only obtain the next level of pilot skill ratingendorsement if you are capable of doing so, and your piloting skills reflect this capability. Of course, we will assist with every fibre of our being to coach, enhance and improve your flying, however, you must understand that although Bali is a magical place, it will not change the fact that we do not just simply hand out rating progressions willy nilly.

In saying that, if you are willing to work with us, we can take you as far in your paragliding career as you like. The sky’s the limit, guys!

How do I book?
Joining the tour is really seamless. We’ve made a simple 4-step guide on how to reserve a slot. We look forward to meeting you soon!

What is the payment process?

Aside from the initial $150.00 tour reservation payment to secure your spot, there are two options for Tour Payments:
1. 100% payment up front
2. 50% deposit payment 70 days prior to tour commencement, then the remainder 40 days prior to tour commencement

What are the respective 2024 tour dates?
(Tour #2) Sat, 27th July 2024 to Fri, 2nd Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #4) Sat, 10th Aug 2024 to Fri, 16th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #6) Sat, 31st Aug 2024 to Fri, 6th Sept 2024, inclusive
(Tour #8) Sat, 14th Sept 2024 to Fri, 20th Sept 2024, inclusive

What You Will Need To Bring
Your own glider, harness (preferably with rescue, if not speak to us), and a radio with SAFA channels programmed. Programming can be undertaken on your radio in Bali for a small fee. Please speak with us prior to your arrival to ensure that your specific radio can be programmed. 

Getting There

We’ve always highly recommended Garuda Indonesia Airlines. They have a generous 23kg sporting goods allowance, additional to the 30kg checked baggage for Economy class fares, and 40kg for Business Class fares.

It has been the case in the past that what may appear to be a cheap ticket with Jetstar or Virgin may end up being much, much more due to extra baggage charges. If you don’t account for these online, they pump you hard at the check-in counter, and before you know it, you’re paying an absolute packet.

Important: No matter who you decide to fly with, due to the fact that flights generally arrive from midday to late afternoon you must arrive the day prior to tour commencement to ensure attendance for the first day tour briefing.

Getting Around
If you’re on our tour and have booked to stay with us at the Vouk Hotel, we get you to and from the flying site daily, but in the event that you want to go off and adventure by yourself, expect to pay up to $20AUD per day for a hire car, and scooter hire is anywhere from $9-$12AUD on average for short term hires. We can organise all of your requirements cheaper than what you could normally as we have a local contact. This will all happen on day one of your specific tour, and Scooter Master Steve Kilgallon manages it all for you!

Staying There

We have reserved every single available rooms at the Puri Bagus Villa Resort for tour participants. The front desk will have a list of all rooms matched to tour participant names. This means you simply turn up with identification and your room is allocated to you with a smile.

Anyone that has toured there with us will testify that Puri Bagus is without a doubt the premiere resort in this village township and oozes beautiful old-world Bali charm and chilled-out vibes. Room rate is ~AUD$130.00/night for a Garden View Room, ~$180.00/night for a Sea View Room Upgrade (based on availability). Twin-share options available.

*Please note that 2023 room prices are shown above. Exact and final hotel prices are currently being negotiated. 

Additional to in-room WiFi, we are proud to announce the following extras that the Puri Bagus has offered guests on our tour:

Free afternoon tea at Hasta Putra Bar from 15:00-17:00

From 2022 onwards, tour participant places will only be available to those booking accommodation with the Vouk Hotel via CLDBSE. Sorry, no exceptions. 

We will ask you to complete the Online Pre-Bali Questionnaire that we plan to push prior to the 16th Feb,

Extra night accommodation on your final day
If you’re flying home to the eastern seaboard, it is a solid recommendation that you consider booking an extra day. The reason for this is that room checkout is 12 midday and your flight will be departing anywhere between 9pm and midnight.

This gives you an opportunity to utilise your room for showers, or an afternoon rest instead of leaving your baggage at the bell desk and showering in the pool (which could be weird both for you and the kids with floaties).

Don’t forget to register for the Tour Newsletter!
If you haven’t done so already, please ensure that you’ve registered for the Tour Newsletter. These newsletters are highly informative updates for those attending Cloudbase Tours and provide you with the necessary info to help you prepare. Past issues for last year’s tour are located here

.. I did the Tandem Endorsement Course with the Cloudbase boys in Bali. I’m an experienced pilot, and I learnt a hell of a lot about how to control a glider with a passenger entering the equation. Bali is a great place to do this endorsement due to the fact that the conditions are consistently good, and top landing practice is invaluable. I definitely recommend it.
Magdy Malik

2024 Tandem Endorsement Course - Timbis

(Tour #1) Timbis – Sat, 20th July 2024 to Fri, 26th July 2024, inclusive
(Tour #3) Timbis – Sat, 3rd Aug 2024 to Fri, 9th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #5) Timbis – Sat, 24th Aug 2024 to Fri, 30th Aug 2024, inclusive
(Tour #7) Timbis – Sat, 7th Sept 2024 to Fri, 13th Sept 2024, inclusive

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DETAILS RELATING TO THE TANDEM ENDORSEMENT COURSE

Looking to share this amazing sport with your friends and family?  Bali provides some of the best conditions for this training! We’ll be running a Tandem Endorsement Course during any of our tour weeks. 

Please allow a minimum of 4-5 days training. We’d prefer that you fly for the first couple of days prior to commencement of your pax training so that you can be familiar with the nuances with top landing at the Timbis site. Minimum number of 30 flights to achieve this rating, however we anticipate that you will undertake far more than the minimum.

Pricing Structure

  • Course cost is $850 and you must supply your own serviceably airworthy, certified tandem equipment. This course is completely free in the event that you purchase a new AirDesign RIDE3, Supair pilot and passenger harness set, and AirDesign Donut 220 rescue. Heavily discounted packages available, and you will also receive the GST back when departing the country with your equipment, so the incentive is there to save a lot of coin!
    Additional to the costs referred to above is a mandatory IDR500,00 (Approx AUD$50.00) weekly site fee payable to Timbis Paragliding.

HOW TO JOIN US. BOOK IN JUST A FEW EASY STEPS!

1. CHECK THE TOUR CAPACITY STATUS FOR A TOUR YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN US ON. THEN, SEND US AN EMAIL FROM THE CONTACT FORM INDICATING INTEREST FOR A TOUR PERIOD (S). WE’LL CONFIRM YOUR SPOT BY EMAIL SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR TOUR RESERVATION PAYMENT. YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY TO BALI!

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2. SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTERS. READ 2022’S TOUR NEWSLETTER THAT WE’LL SEND TO YOU. DIGEST THE NUSA DUA & CANDI TOUR SECTIONS. THERE’S A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF INFO LISTED IN THERE TO BRING YOU UP TO SPEED ON EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW & UNDERSTAND ABOUT HOW CLDBSE DOES BALI!

3. COMPLETE THE PRE-BALI TOUR QUESTIONNAIRE THAT WE WILL SEND YOU. YOU’LL SEE THAT WE MANAGE PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING FOR YOU FROM HOTEL BOOKINGS, ROOM OPTIONS, TOUR SHIRT PREFERENCES, ETC. WE ALSO USE THIS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

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4. GETTING EXCITING NOW! HOP YOUR PLANE TO BEAUTIFUL BALI, HIGH-FIVE US AT THE FIRST DAY BRIEFING, GET TOTALLY SKILLED UP, HAVE A BALL WITH OUR CREW WHILE MAKING HEAPS OF NEW AWESOME FRIENDS!
YEWWW!

YOUR INVESTMENT BY PILOT EXPERIENCE

BALI (TIMBIS) TOUR - PG3

PG3 RATED PILOT INVESTMENT
$650

READ PREVIOUS PARTICIPANT TOUR EXPERIENCES

Why come to Bali with us?

We offer the absolute number one tour with over 64 years of combined experience in touring Bali. Chris and Mark, in company with their extremely experienced apprentices Steve and Geoff, offer the most well-organised, boutique tour format available.

Our major point of difference is that we have 3-4 instructors on the hill at any one given point in time. This means that whatever you choose to do with us in Bali, you have our 100% undivided support and guidance. Anyone who knows how we operate in Bali will know that we don’t take risks, and our tour numbers reflect our training ethos when at home. We are not a sausage factory.

What can you expect when you join a Cloudbase tour?

  • An extensively detailed first-day briefing. Then daily, interactive morning briefings and afternoon debriefs (arvo possibly in the pool with a Bintang)
  • To fly day after day in some of the most perfect, consistent laminar conditions in the world
  • A couple/family friendly environment
  • To feel like part of a family
  • To have an incredibly fun time where you get to develop your skills with extensive support and guidance
  • To set, achieve and expand on your flying goals and objectives
  • Make friends for life
  • Free assistance with equipment setup and checks
  • One of the most epic tour shirts on the planet at no extra cost
  • Share some excellent meals and social gatherings with great, like-minded individuals

Read recent Cloudbase Tour participant experiences with us in SkySailor Mag here, here, and here – and then in Aviator Magazine here!

 

Sounds great! I’d love to join. How do I do that?

Joining the tour is really seamless. We’ve made a simple 4-step guide on how to reserve a slot. We look forward to meeting you soon!

I’d like to learn paragliding in Bali. Is this possible?

Yep! We’re running 14-Day learn to paraglide course in Bali this year. Scoot on over to our dedicated page for more!

JOIN OUR BALI TOUR TODAY!

11 + 10 =

A magnificent team of instructors. I felt incredibly safe and grew my confidence in flying under their guidance, super supportive encouragement, and unquestionable skill. These guys know paragliding like the back of their hands but more importantly the supportive instruction is not something you find everywhere in this sport. Thank you Mark, Chris, Steve and Geoff. My experience with you guys has been nothing short of EPIC. Can’t wait till next opp with CB….. just wish I lived closer…..😉

Sara Schelosky - Melbourne

I’ve been to Bali with the Cloudbase crew for the last 5 years and it is honestly the best thing that has happened for my pilot development. I’m a pretty busy guy with a young family, so the fact that Mark takes care of all of the organising and that these guys make the tour totally family friendly is a huge bonus for me.

I come to Bali with a plan of what I’d like to achieve every year, and last year I worked on wingover progression with Mark in the tandem. This style of confidence building with direct guidance is excellent and I would recommend the tour to anyone wanting to evolve their piloting skill range.

Kaushal Vyas - Melbourne

Six stars! The Bali tours are amazing.
The guys have created something really magical, with the Scooter tours, Bali being the place, the team camaraderie, the levels or expertise shared, and of course the unequalled flying. Safety is their priority, and their professionalism provides a sense of safety and security. If they keep doing what they are doing, I plan to come back every year.

Lee Gale - Melbourne

Two years in a row now I’ve been, and I’ll be back every year. You really can’t beat the instruction and development the team offers. If you have development goals in mind, the instructors at Cloudbase will go above and beyond to work with you to help you achieve those goals. The social comradery that comes with being a part of a group of like-minded individuals is fantastic. You’ll leave having made friends from all walks of life and from all over Australia. These tours are really special, and I’ll be back year after year.

Shaun Weedon (Jon Snow)- Western Australia

Cloudbase Paragliding is a very professionally run business with experienced and friendly instructors. I have been on four of their Bali tours and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. They have the tour format down pat, making it easy to just relax and enjoy what Bali has to offer. Ensuring everyone feels part of the Cloudbase family and remains safe is their priority. I look forward to joining Mark, Chris, Geoff and Steve on more tours in the future.

Penny Harry - Melbourne

Very professional and highly recommended for both learning, ongoing support and Bali tours. Highly experienced and professional team who are a delight to enjoy the sport of Paragliding with
Bernie Johns - Adelaide

What these guys lack in looks they more than compensate with personality, professionalism, skill and patience. Safety is a key focus and the tours are run like clockwork by Mark Rossi who works tirelessly in the background. Students and participants of all skill levels are mentored respectfully and I was especially impressed with the sensitivity of the instructors in delivering their tips and lessons – females thinking of taking the tour should be confident that the team is patient and calm in their interactions. No yelling or put-downs – only pats on the back and targeted advice. I arrived as a PG3 looking to learn new skills and have a break. The Cloudbase team exceeded my expectations in every way – I’ll be back!

Ken Crowe - ACT

If you want to develop as a pilot, refresh, or just see some other stunningly beautiful fly sites this is the team for you. They know Bali weather and they’ll take the guesswork and hassle of parawaiting away, they’ll make you a better pilot and a happier one.

Zoe Thompson - Everywhere

After doing the Bali Tour in 2016, I was addicted to the sense of camaraderie that Chris, Mark and the team project.

Not only do you have the perfect balance of professionalism and wisdom, but you can expect to be welcomed into an awesome family of friendly, like-minded adventurist pilots. These guys are considered to be the very top offering for overseas development tours and its easy to see why!

Lynton Dalla Rosa - TV Celebrity

I got much so flying time in while I was in Bali it was ridiculous.

Great times in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for such great memories and nights out!

I had a fabulous time!

Best part for me was racking up the hours to develop myself enough to obtain my intermediate rating and learnt how to safely and competently fly a mini wing.

Sanjay Devarkonda - Sydney

This was the single most incredible thing that I have done for my flying development since my student course.

Mark and Chris helped me to achieve the skills I needed to progress to an Intermediate rating, and it’s the right amount of time to make everything click.

It’s easy to see why people refer to this as ‘the tour’ to be on.

Thanks boys, you definitely have Bali locked down!

Benny - Melbourne

Chris and Mark are very competent instructors who run a great tour and treat their trainees and tour group members like valued customers.

Kent Gosden - Sunshine Coast

I cannot recommend these guys highly enough!

I have just arrived home from the Cloudbase Bali tour and still cannot wipe the smile off my face!

I went to Bali as a new pilot with very little airtime – I was nervous, scared, didn’t believe in myself and had no idea what to expect from this trip. The level of experience and professionalism of Mark, Chris, Geoff and Steve made me feel safe and confident to try new skills and develop my flying skills.

I cannot thank these guys enough for all the love and support you offered not only me but the whole group over the last week – I have walked away with so much confidence to head out and fly our local sites but more importantly my flying family has grown!

Much love! Skylight ��

Lisa Nimmo - Brisbane

All I can say is WOW!!!

I have had the best week with Cloudbase at Timbis. This was my third PG tour and my first with Cloudbase. It is definitely the pick of them. I had been told by a number of people how good the CB tours were however as always, another persons opinion is rather subjective and I was looking forward to finding out for myself.

I went on the tour, as you know, with an all but brand new wing and was quietly confident in my abilities. Day one, I felt like a novice. Getting used to the Cloudbase way of doing things as well as all the help from the locals put me in my place. Not that it was a bad thing at all, just reinforced all the bad habits I have picked up over the last couple of years.

Looking back on the week as I fill in my logbook, I can see how much I didn’t know. I have learnt more about my flying in the last week than I have in the last 18 months. The depth and breadth of instruction from your team is mind-blowing. At no stage did I feel like I was asking too many questions nor at any stage did I feel like an outsider. The family feel of Cloudbase is phenomenal. I went to the tour feeling like a customer and have left feeling like a friend.

The work you have put into your business really shows. Whilst I can never redo my initial training, knowing what I know now, if I had started with CB, I believe my skill set would be a lot higher.

I would like to thank yourself, Chris, Steve and Geoff for a wonderful experience and the best instruction I have ever had in paragliding.

Kieren Gormley-Smith - Brisbane

You won’t find a better crew than Cloudbase! I had a great time recently with these legends in Bali. If you’re thinking of learning or doing a trip with them don’t wait any longer, they will have you enjoying the freedoms of flight in no time!
Kevin Gosden - Brisbane

Mark and Chris run a standout tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to build skill and clock some serious airtime.

The acceleration of your pilot skill development is so fast due to being able to fly every day.

Getting guidance from the boys makes it excellent value for money when you learn so much. I met some great friends that I’ll have for life on that tour, and can’t wait to get my arse over there for this year.

Nigel (Youtube: 1 Can Stuntman)

The support from Chris, Mark, Geoff and Steve is second to none. I arrived with very little airtime after my course in QLD and the boys looked after me like gold.

I’d never done any top landings before, and it was great to have Chris and Mark’s voice constantly in your ear to ensure you’re safe.

I left Bali a completely different pilot and came home to smash some great hours and now feel super confident. I’m going again this year!

Adrian Alback - Brisbane

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