Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flying Style: Cross Country, Soaring, Acro, Tandem
Terrain: Flatlands, Mountains, Beach
The flying is quite varied, from cliff soaring, in the beach or in the coast, to thermal flying and cross country. Thermals are gentle and our current distance record stands for 52 km, while the island is 65 km long. Lots of places where you can soar until you have enough and just wonna land and relax... We fly all year round, but usually the best season is from May to October.
Typical Pickup: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family
English Spanish French Portuguese
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Private
Azores islands are located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and were recently elected the second best islands in the world for Sustainable Tourism by National Geographic Traveler. The experience takes place in the biggest and more varied island of the archipelago, São Miguel. Expect stunning views as you soar above the amazing volcano craters with its clear water and luxurious forest.
The experience takes place in the biggest and more varied island of the archipelago, São Miguel. I have 22 years of flying experience in this island and will guide you to our best places and take offs, and help you make the best out of your flying day. We fly all year round, but usually the best season is from May to October. Once you take off you will understand why it is so overwhelming to fly in this island.
Plenty of other activities are possible, like whale whatching, trekking, bicycle, swimming in the ocean, visiting hot springs, or just go out and enjoy our luxuriant nature, immerse on our ancient culture, taste our typical food, or relax in the beach bar..
The price includes the use of a 4x4 car. In case you prefer to rent your own car there will be a discount on the total amount.
I can accomodate up to 6 persons, in confortable rooms with great views, private bathroom and wifi. You can use all the facilities, like the kitchen, living room, play ping pong or badminton in the garden. If your group has more than 6 persons, it will be possible to accomodate a few persons in a friends guest house, 2 minutes away by car.
Single and double rooms with sea, mountain and flying spots view!
Indicated price is per person for 7 days (accommodation only is 210 €) for single occupancy.
For sure it won't be easy to leave, so you are welcome to stay longer (26€/night/person)
Shared double room
In case you come with your partner or with a friend and want to share a room, the total price is 265€ per room for the 7 days for or double occupancy.
Extra night (16€/night/person)
I spent a most wonderful time at the Azores. Thanks to Ricardo and is lovely family I felt quick at ease at his home and had the pleasure to live with very kind and helpful people. As it comes to the flying experience: it exceeded my expectations by far. Ricardo made every possible effort in order to get me flights. As a result I could fly every day, which would have been impossible without his help. A great pleasure as well was to meet some other local pilots, who all have been very friendly and welcoming. All in all I had a 5-star experience at this marvelous island: Thank you!
I left with a heavy heart ! I want to go back ! To start the weather was not in a mood to comply but in the 7 days I flew for about 5 of them and in that short duration I was truly blown away by the beauty of the place ! But, what made the trip exceptional was the host! Ricardo is a very laid back and chilled out person with very deep understanding of the weather of the islands and he ensured that in the brief weather windows we had for flying, he maximised my flying time ! He and his family are especially loving and warm ! It was almost like I had known them for a long time, the way they treated me ! I am going back !