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Buongiorno Sicilia! Welcome to our new european summer-base of 2017; Beautiful landscapes, Italian food all over, staying at nice spacious apartments close to a winery and the spot, around 30 sunny degrees on your head, friendly local people … but especially super lovely kite conditions for all!
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Spot: Shallow, Flat, Small waves

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Gear storage

Lessons or coaching

Spot guidance

Rescue service

Huge flatwater lagoon spots as well as up to 300 days of wind per year is what we love about this country! With Sicily we found one of the best Italian spots. A truly huge lagoon with flat and shallow water throughout offers the perfect conditions to learn kitesurfing. The short distance to the African continent is responsible for the warm and pleasant temperatures from March until November 🙂 Marsala has one of the biggest flat water lagoons in Europe. The lagoon offers flat water, knee and waist high throughout. There are two different wind systems, both suitable for kiting – and one of them is always on! At the north eastern end of the lagoon you’ll find Bergi Vecchi and our kite area. At this point, both wind directions are kite able. A complete kitesurf infrastructure, consisting of an area for setting up the equipment, launch and landing area, showers, storage and a restaurant. Everything is covered within our packages. For your gear, as it’s Europe, we advice you to bring all! Wind can vary on average from 12 till 20 knots and picks up during the day. Our crew is mainly using a 9m, but it’s useful to bring from 7 till 12m depending on your length, technique and bodyweight. Average air temperature : 30c Average water temperature : 25c Average amount of days with more than 3hrs in July > 4bft : 25days You can be sure to always find enough space for practicing your first meters on the board or new (freestyle) moves. Wave rider? Ocean is just around the corner!

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Apartment

Suitable for: Solo traveler

German English Italian Dutch

Ambience: Relaxed

Experience Type: Collective

Up to 1 guests

Food: Full board

The Destination

Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions. Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water, huge lagoons and the beauty of its seabeds. Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily – The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica – offers unique and the intense sceneries, scents and flavors of uncontaminated nature. Last but not least, its great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region. Fascination for this region grows with treasured archaeological sites that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily), lovely food, wonderful wines…. and therefore we suggest to at least take one day of from kitesurfing to discover the island.

The Experience

Buongiorno Sicilia! Welcome to our NEW european summer-base of 2017; Beautiful landscapes around, Italian food all over, staying at nice spacious apartments close to a winery and the spot, around 30 sunny degrees on your head, friendly local people … but especially super lovely kite conditions for every level. For beginners to freestylers there is a big shallow flat water lagoon right at our doorstep, perfect for our intens coaching pack included! Welcome to Marsala Sicily, the most beautiful lagoon Italy has to offer, which we would like to discover it with you this summer.

The area around Lo Stagnone Marsala is already a famous destination to go kitesurfing, the thermal winds take care of a high number of wind days, even during the summer months. Birgi Vecchi, where we will be staying, is ready to become a populair kitesurf destination as well and we aren’t totally alone over here, but for now we still got plenty of space on the lagoon and strange enough, so far it never became crowded at our place as our school has their own entrance at the lagoon, a few km from the main spot, exactly the reason why we go here before the others discover it!

This trip has it all, next to the perfect kite destination and the wind that comes in almost every afternoon, our apartments are in the middle of the winery and our kiteschool is a good hang out on the beach during the daytime. For more shopping, sightseeing, bars and restaurants, we can offer trips to you to the most beautiful places around, like San Vito Lo capo and Favignana. Next to our yoga fit lessons in the morning, we will make a day trip, do a downwinder, organize delicious food, chill at sunsets and we have a storage full of (board) toys like we always do! Think of SUP boards, skateboards, directionals and so on…

As an extra addition to this trip we offer an intensive coaching program with two of our crew members included for free. Wanna make that improvement? Join us! Of course the Girlzactive crew will be around for the support we always give you, but trust us, the coaching makes you do that extra mile. 🙂

Next to loads of kitesurfing, lovely surroundings and a good accommodation, breakfast, lunch and diner are included at Italy. We created a wonderful package, with everything included, so you don’t have to think about anything more than your boardshort, kite gear or which bikini you will wear! Just relax from the moment you leave the plane and we will bring you to our nice summer 2017 hangout.

Join alone or enjoy a stay with your girlfriends; Come and visit us at Birgi Vecchi, Sicily!

Getting there

The flights are not included in the trip, but are very affordable from all over Europe to Sicily. Like always, we are more than happy to help and advise you with flights, as we have done the trip before.

Some advice: There are many different ways to get to Sicily and the island even offers more than one airport to fly on . We offer transfers from two of the airports : Trapani (birgi) and Palermo airport. Please do take into account we combine transfers from Palermo with other camp visitors and it’s only included on the set arrival and departure dates. If you want a private transfer on a different time or on a different date, extra costs may apply. If you fly on Trapani (just around the corner) we pick you up any time! :)

The most popular airlines are TUI, Transavia, Alitalia, Ryanair plus a number of other smaller charter companies doing the same thing.. Of course this also depends on your country of departure. The flights are available from €125,- both ways. Don’t forget to check the luggage prices when taking your own gear!

Once arrived at Sicily, there will be a transfer arranged by us and after an one and a half hour journey, you will arrive at the apartments. Or if you rented a car, we will welcome you at the house / beach with a nice welcome drink.

Visa : EU citizens don't need a Visa.

Accommodation

During this summer kite camp we offer 6 lovely independent apartments per camp week. Our complex is existing of a large common garden with barbecue area for all and a wide stretched view over the ocean and winery. Every apartment exists of a spacious living room including kitchen, private bathroom, a huge double bedroom for two or the option for one person in the double bed and one on the comfortable sofa bed in the living room. We will discuss the preference of the guests per apartment and will always fit your needs. Next to this there is a balcony and terrace for exclusive use and there is a large parking at the complex if you decide to rent or bring a car. Your apartment is located in a residential complex at about 500m from our main Kite Spot where we will store our gear.

Apartment with double bedroom

There is an option to rent your single apartment with a surplus of €35,- per night

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Services

Included services
Food: Full board
Accommodation in a double/twin apartment
Healthy home made Italian breakfast, lunch & diner
Intensive progression coaching pack!
Gear Storage & facilities of the Kitecentre / surfschool
Bike Rental for the week
Yoga fit classes
Airport transfers
Coaching by & 24hrs per day Girlzactive crew service
Optional services
Gear Rental
Kitesurf Rental Private - 7 days
Lessons & Coaching
Full Kiteboarding Course (IKO Certified) (for 2 people) - 8 hours
Private kiteboarding lesson - 1 hour
Intermediate Kiteboarding Course 6 hours group (2 people) - 6 hours
Other
Private apartment (when still available) - 1 day
Full body massage 45min
Private transfers from Palermo one way €95,- (if you dont want to wait or arrive on different dates) - 1
Extra expenses
Flight ticket, ask us for tips. You can fly on Palermo or Trapini
Travel insurance that covers kiteboarding is obligated to join the camp (€10/15,-)

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