I live near Zurich in Switzerland, so Como is the best option for me for a kiting trip. The wind is super reliable, and Chris and the team at 414 Kiting know exactly where to find the best conditions. I tried some of the other schools before discovering 414, and there's no comparison in terms of quality of service and equipment (all brand new, and great boats too).
I'd never kited before a trip to Como (on a friend's recommendation). I can't imagine a more beautiful place to learn and I felt so safe, despite a few decent crashes. The instructors were all very patient, and I'm happy to say I can now do it! Thanks guys - we'll be back.
A group of us came kiting for a long weekend from Zurich in July with 414 Kiting. Firstly, it's only 3 hours from home, but more importantly it is and amazing place to kite. Half of our group were advanced, but were just as well looked after as the beginners. Such a good weekend, can't wait to get back.
I chose 414 kiting because I wanted to have a taste of kiting. I came over for the day whilst I was working on Lake Garda. I chose the kite surf school due to the location and better thermal winds than that of Garda. From my experience I was very impressed with the high level of service and how I became confident very quickly. The instructors (Vince & Chris) were fun, patient and showed true expertise.
I then had lesson with a kite surf school in lake Garda and instantly noticed a difference: 414 provided a more professional service, friendly, great quality of equipment as 414 had the newest kites available and took great care in their equipment. Many thanks to Chris and his team for a great day learning to kite