2022 CLOUDBASE BALI (TIMBIS) TOUR BOOKING STATUS

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NUSA DUA TOUR WEEK #1 - TIMBIS

SAT 23RD JULY – FRI 29TH JULY
FULL – WAITING LIST ACTIVATED

“..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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NUSA DUA TOUR WEEK #2 - TIMBIS

SAT 30TH JULY – FRI 5TH AUGUST
ONE SPACE REMAINING – BOOK NOW!

“..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..read more.”
Lisa Nimmo - Brisbane

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NUSA DUA TOUR WEEK #3 - TIMBIS

SAT 6TH AUG – FRI 12TH AUG
ONE SPACE REMAINING – BOOK NOW!

“..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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NUSA DUA TOUR WEEK #4 - TIMBIS

SAT 20TH AUG – FRI 26TH AUG
2 SPACES REMAINING – BOOK NOW!

“I’ve been to Bali with the Cloudbase crew for the last couple of years and it is honestly the best thing that has happened for my pilot development… read more.”
Kaushal Vyas - Melbourne

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NUSA DUA TOUR WEEK #5 - TIMBIS

SAT 27TH AUG – FRI 2ND SEPT
2 SPACES REMAINING – BOOK NOW!

“..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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NUSA DUA TOUR WEEK #6 - TIMBIS

SAT 3RD SEPT – FRI 9TH SEPT
3 SPACES REMAINING – BOOK NOW!

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

These guys are top!… read more.”

Lynton Dalla Rosa - TV Celebrity 😜

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. WE’LL CONFIRM YOUR SPOT BY REPLY EMAIL. 

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2. READ THE #1 2019 TOUR NEWSLETTER & NUSA DUA 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. 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. SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTERS. THEN SIMPLY MEET US IN 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!

YOUR INVESTMENT BY PILOT EXPERIENCE

BALI (TIMBIS) TOUR - PG3

PG3 RATED PILOT INVESTMENT
$600

..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

2022 Nusa Dua (Timbis) Tour for Licensed Pilots

(Tour #1) Timbis – Sat, 23 Jul 2022 to Fri, 29 Jul 2022, inclusive
(Tour #2) Timbis – Sat, 30 Jul 2022 to Fri, 5 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #3) Timbis – Sat, 6 Aug 2022 to Fri, 12 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #4) Timbis – Sat, 20 Aug 2022 to Fri, 26 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #5) Timbis – Sat, 27 Aug 2022 to Fri, 2 Sept 2022, inclusive
(Tour #6) Timbis – Sat, 3 Sept 2022 to Fri, 9 Sept 2022, inclusive
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DETAILS RELATING TO THE NUSA DUA TOUR

We make it all about you, the pilot

We up the ante every year. As you can see, we’ve moved heaven and earth to tailor a full-service tour that is as individualised as possible for everyone, primarily to ensure that you receive more support. This year, our tour crew will consist of instruction by Chris and Mark, in company with Apprentice Instructors Steve and Geoff.

Our main intention is to cater for your specific training needs, and anyone who has been to Bali with us can attest to the fact that it’s generally flyable all day, every day. This means that whatever you want to practice, you get to do it on consecutive days until these new skills become second nature to you.

Our main point of difference is that in Bali is that we have 3-4 instructors on the hill at any given point in time. This means that all of our time is devoted to helping you enhance your piloting skill range. This is a fun, high-quality tour where you will achieve your goals and have an incredible time. We do not overbook our tour, nor do we under-service our tour participants.

Pricing Structure

PG2 or less than 15 hours flying time (not including your course time)
Ideal for those looking to achieve their PG3 progression
$800.00 per tour

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

Ideal for those looking to achieve their PG4 progression
$600.00 per tour

PG4 and Above
$500 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 IDR500,00 (Approx AUD$50.00) site fee payable to Timbis Paragliding. 

 

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.

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 rating\endorsement 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?

There are two options for Tour Payments:
1. 100% payment up front
2. 50% deposit payment 60 days prior to tour commencement, then the remainder 30 days prior to tour commencement 

What are the respective 2022 tour dates?
(Tour #1) Timbis – Sat, 23 Jul 2022 to Fri, 29 Jul 2022, inclusive
(Tour #2) Timbis – Sat, 30 Jul 2022 to Fri, 5 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #3) Timbis – Sat, 6 Aug 2022 to Fri, 12 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #4) Timbis – Sat, 20 Aug 2022 to Fri, 26 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #5) Timbis – Sat, 27 Aug 2022 to Fri, 2 Sept 2022, inclusive
(Tour #6) Timbis – Sat, 3 Sept 2022 to Fri, 9 Sept 2022, inclusive

Getting There
We’ve always highly recommended Garuda Indonesia Airlines. They have a generous 23kg sporting goods allowance, additional to the 30kg check 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 $7-$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 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$90 p/n for the standard Superior Room, with the optional ability to upgrade to the Deluxe Room ($105.00, and the 1 Bedroom Suite Room ($210.00). 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, and Day Spa.
*Group transport to and from the Timbis flying site and return daily (for those booking via Cloudbase)

Please complete the Online Pre-Bali Questionnaire to learn more.

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).

For 2022, Tour participant places will only be available to those booking accommodation with the Vouk Hotel via CLDBSE.

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

READ PREVIOUS PARTICIPANT TOUR EXPERIENCES

.. 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

2022 Tandem Endorsement Course - Timbis

(Tour #1) Timbis – Sat, 23 Jul 2022 to Fri, 29 Jul 2022, inclusive
(Tour #2) Timbis – Sat, 30 Jul 2022 to Fri, 5 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #3) Timbis – Sat, 6 Aug 2022 to Fri, 12 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #4) Timbis – Sat, 20 Aug 2022 to Fri, 26 Aug 2022, inclusive
(Tour #5) Timbis – Sat, 27 Aug 2022 to Fri, 2 Sept 2022, inclusive
(Tour #6) Timbis – Sat, 3 Sept 2022 to Fri, 9 Sept 2022, 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 20 flights to achieve this rating, however we anticipate that you will undertake far more than the minimum.

Pricing Structure

  • Course cost is $800 and you must supply your own serviceably airworthy, certified tandem equipment. This course is 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) site fee payable to Timbis Paragliding.

Why come to Bali with us?

We offer the absolute number one tour with over 56 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’ll run 8-day learn to paraglide course in Bali this year. Scoot on over to our dedicated page for more!

What about the Candidasa Tour?

Unfortunately, flying in Candidasa in 2022 will not be possible. We’re just as disappointed as you are, but due to the many cultural and religious ceremonies taking place between June and October on Gumang Hill, local government has mandated no paragliding for the whole year.  This directive must be respected and accepted as failure to do this may compromise touring opportunities in the future. For more information on this, please refer to my Facebook announcement from 2019.

JOIN OUR BALI TOUR TODAY!

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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

I’ve been to Bali with the Cloudbase crew for the last couple of 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

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

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)

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

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

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

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 top!

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