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Situated on the southern coast of the Bukit peninsula overlooking the Indian Ocean, about an hour from Denpasar, Timbis is one of the most consistent coastal soaring sites in Bali. Ideal for novice through advanced pilots, there are plenty of beach bomb-out options near launch (even at high tide).

Timbis is a ridge launch 75 metres amsl and flyable in south-east through south-west winds. Best flown mid to late dry season, July through October.

Founded by local pilots, Timbis has been catering to the needs of visiting paraglider pilots since 1992. The site offers the possibility of free flight on 12 kilometres of coastal ridge from Nusa Dua to the east, to Uluwata to the west. Members of the Timbis Flying Club are available on-site to offer local knowledge and lend a helping hand with launches and pack-ups. Refreshments (cold water, soft drinks, beer!) and light snacks are also available at the site.

In good south through south-west winds, it is possible to fly from Timbis to the Bali Cliff Resort and soar in front of the swimming pool; or perhaps continue further west to Nggala and the big cliffs; or further still to Nyang-Nyang and the Puri Bali Hotel near Uluwatu temple. The flight to Uluwatu is not recommended for novice pilots however as there are very restrictive beach landing options past the BCR (even at low tide) and no beach landing options whatsoever at Nggala.

All visiting paraglider pilots must pay a site fee to the Timbis Flying Club. This fee includes temporary membership to the Indonesian paragliding governing body (the PLGI), as well as the Timbis Flying Club.

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