We report a highly flexible strain sensor which exploits the piezoelectric properties of ultra-long gallium nitride (GaN) wires. Langmuir-Blodgett assembled wires are encapsulated in a dielectric material (parylene-C), which is sandwiched between two planar electrodes in a capacitor-like configuration. Through FEM simulations we show that encapsulating densely aligned conical wires in a properly designed dielectric layer can maximize the amplitude of the generated piezoelectric output potential. According to these considerations we designed and fabricated macroscopic flexible strain sensors (active area: 1.5 cm2). The sensor was actuated in three point configuration inducing curvature radii of less than 10 cm and has a typical force sensitivity of 30 mV N-1.