Flying Style: Soaring
Terrain: Flatlands, Mountains, Beach
Lessons or coaching
We have the best climate conditions in southern Spain, allowing us to fly the whole year round, especially in winter while the rest of Europe is frozen. Even in this time of the year we can fly great thermals at 18-20ºC! The mountains of Algodonales are one of the best paragliding spots in southern Spain and one of the most popular in Europe, especially in autumn and winter. During the spring it is a great thermic site and has good cross country potential, even for pilots who are looking for their first XC flight. But it is also an easy place for beginners, full of big landing areas. The coast is just one hour away and offers two other easy coastal flying sites above sand dunes.
Typical Pickup: Avenida de la Constitución, 44, Algodonales, España
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Couple
Ambience: Relaxed, Lively Bars
Experience Type: Collective
Algodonales is a famous paragliding destination known for it's great weather conditions during the winter months, and allowing a nice escape from the northern cold. Not only will you be flying but you will be enjoying the culture and the real people of Spain. Algodonales is also ideally situated for visiting the surrounding great cities and sights of interests such as Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera, Costa de la Luz and Costa del Sol.
This offer consists of personal training for new paragliding pilots, being specially designed for low air-time pilots who want to improve their skills after they have finished the beginner's course. Also good for "rusty pilots" needed of a refresh.
This course has many different names for the same thing: it is also called Post Club Pilot course or Club Pilot Plus in the BHPA, Low Air-time Pilots course, Refresher... Whatever you call it, this course is ideal for any low-airtime pilots who need coaching in a safe and friendly environment supervised by instructors. It is also a good choice for “rusty pilots” looking to come back to paragliding after a long break.
What’s different about us? Most of the paragliding companies here offer just guiding service. That’s good for pilots with experience, but if you need something more than just a shuttle to the takeoff site, then our instructors can help you.
Personal training: Every pilot is different. We know. Because this, the refresher paragliding course is customized. We have a personal interview with each pilot on the first day; You can tell us what you want to practice or to improve during the week, and we will design a customized training program for you.
You can practice Reverse launch, Big-Ears, Speed system, Simulated Asymmetric collapse, Active Flying, Soaring in dynamic lift, Thermalling, Cross Country initiation, approach, and landings,…
Mini-paragliders: Too much wind for flying? No worries… we won’t lose that time; with our mini-wings of 13 m2 surface, you can practice ground handling even if the wind is strong!
We have a private flying spot where you can fly without too many other pilots around. It is ideal for soaring in a quiet environment and for the top-landing practice.
You will benefit from the local knowledge of the instructors. Our staff is Spanish. We were born here and we have learned to fly in these mountains. We know our place.
Workshops: in the event of bad weather, we organize clinics that you can find interesting, as “How to fold your parachute reserve”, “How to control asymmetric collapses”, “Cross Country tips”,…
Dual flights: You can fly with your instructor in a dual paraglider and practice some exercises that you want to learn or improve.
Coaching with professional instructors.
Customized training program for each pilot.
Daily meteo briefing and Site briefings.
Shuttle to the flying sites & retrieves: we can fly in more than 10 different spots. We don't mind to move to another area if it is necessary due weather conditions.
Airport transfers, included* (please, read terms & conditions)
Accommodation, 7 nights included in shared double room, with twin beds. You can also choose a single room or extra nights during the booking process.
For this course, you must be a pilot rated leastways FAI Para Pro3, BHPA Club pilot, APPI Pilot, or equivalent. If you have not flown for more than one year, please contact us before you book your place. You should have a Flight License and a Third Party Insurance specific for paragliding. Bring it with you. If you haven't please let us know it. Before coming, You should have a Travel Accident Insurance with full rescue/repatriation cover. If you are a citizen of the EU, bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment. Accident insurance is NOT included in the price of the paragliding tours or holidays. You should have a Travel Accident Insurance, specific for paragliding, with full rescue/repatriation cover. If you don't have one, you will assume to pay for any medical costs in case of an accident.
We can offer to you an accident insurance with rescue and repatriation cover by 20€. You can apply for the insurance during the online booking process or when your arrival. Bring your Flight Equipment, with reserve parachute, helmet, Walkie VHF 2m and mobile phone. It is possible to hire with us a full flying kit or any elements.
The briefings are in English or Spanish. You must understand at least one of these languages
Accommodation is included in the price of our paragliding courses and tours. Most of the accommodation that you can find at Algodonales are focused on paragliding pilots, and they are based in shared double rooms in a house with kitchen facilities.
You can choose a single room or you can add extra nights during the online booking process.
The standard accommodation for this program is based in a double occupancy.