Flying in Las Aguilas on Ruitoque’s beautiful long ridge, with morning thermic flights, XC potential, and afternoons flying in dynamic winds until sunset.   Practice your kiting and top landings.  More advanced pilots can fly across the city of Bucaramanga or top-land on Mesa Ruitoque or 15K beyond to Mesa de Los Santos. Afterwards enjoy cervesa and a sunset view of the city from your hammock at the flysite hostel.

 
 
 

Flying in Chicamocha Canyon. 1.5 hours south. It is a P2 site with a river-bed landing approximately 1,200 meters (4000 feet) vertical.  Cross-Country potential with climbs to cloud base and crossing to the other side of the canyon. Tandem flights are available. A typical flight lasts at least 15 minutes, however, the aim is to stay up for longer. Flight times vary according to the weather.

After a flight in the Canon, it is hot… so we pack up to go swimming at Menzuly, a local resort with a cold natural swimming pool and typical Santander lunches.  After a refreshing dip and a meal, we head back to Mesa Ruitoque to the flysite hostel. There you can fly, hike, or simply hang out in a hammock enjoying a view of the city remembering your flights. 

Van tour of Mesa de Los Santos. There are many possible activities, such as waterskiing, horseback riding, biking, tram across the canyon, rock-climbing, mudbaths, and swimming.  It is a place of great natural beauty, lots of organic agriculture, and a mild cool climate.  Besides working farms, there are many “gentleman’s farms” – country homes and estates that are weekend getaways for Bucaramanga’s families.  If you are there on a Sunday, try a visit to the farmer’s market where you can buy local, hand-picked organic coffee, locally grown pineapple, and vegetables and fruits too numerous and unusual to name.