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Skill level

Summary

Experience unique flights throughout Portugal. Dare to improve your XC skills and leave with a new PB under your belt. We will chase the good weather and make sure you will have the flying trip of a lifetime.
Paragliding conditions
Intermediate, Advanced
Flying Style: Cross Country
Terrain: Flatlands, Mountains
Lessons or coaching
Spot guidance
Retrieve (XC)

Portugal has some of the most consistent weather for XC flights in Europe. The westerly winds tend to dominate and the seabreeze often sets in, allowing long border-crossing fligths into Spain. From May to end of September the conditions are the best for XC. The middle months, June-August, are more demanding which require good and confident piloting skills. Our playground is mainly flatlands or mixed with low hills, giving the ideal landscape for safe and easy flights.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Lisboa, Portugal
Flight search assistance
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group
Ambience: Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective, Private

The Destination

Portugal is the hidden treasurebox in the SW corner of Europe. Its mediterranian landscapes rich in historical monuments, olive and cork trees, fishing villages with delicious food and wine along the whole country will leave you astonished. The portuguese are welcoming and warm-hearted people, always ready to help. Although we'll pass by famous touristic spots we will show you the real Portugal. This place offers you the chance for high-quality flights throughout the whole country. For any kind of condition you can have it all: you will have the chance to fly big triangles on the less windy days and go really far when the conditions set in. Always challenging but safe conditions will surely improve your skills at all levels. Astonishing and unique landscapes will follow your flight, friendly vultures will help you to find the thermals and welcoming locals will ensure that you are not thirsty and hungry until retrieve arrives.

The Experience

If you are an independent pilot, confident with thermaling and able to fly some cross-country but looking forward to take your paragliding skills to a higher level, this is for you! We offer a tailor made coaching with the aim of helping you reach your goals in a structured, safe and supported way.

We provide a complete and mixed-trip: We will pick you up from Lisbon Airport on the first day and after spending the first night in the capital we will travel inland to the best spot in order to meet the thermals and try to fly far. We will be chasing the good weather and make the most out of your trip. Every day will start with a detailed analysis and comprehensive briefing before each flight, following the part we all look forward: to FLY! We will be flying together, with radio contact all the time and with a ground crew chasing us. On the end of each day there will be time to digest the experience, analise in detail the decisions and settle the new learnings and improvements. We will share some tips and hints that will allow you to improve your skills and hopefuly help you to set your new personal-best ;) For those really wanting to go fast and furious we have an option for specific coaching regarding the mental game on XC and competition flying. We will go deep into some interesting subjects and share our knowledge from a long and intense flying career.

According to the current weather conditions we will select the best spot. This means we will have to be flexible about accommodation and travelling when necessary. In case the weather does not allow flying in one day or another, there are plenty of alternative options to chose from (kite-surfing, sailing , caving, wine&food tasting, sightseeing, trekking in the Mountains etc.). In order to keep the maximum quality for the atendees, we limit the max nr of pilots per workshop to 6 pilots. For safety reasons and for efficient retrieve service, a live-tracking device is compulsory.

The Team

We are a flying couple with a long and diverse experience and we have flown in many different places around the World only to come to the conclusion the area we live is a perfect playground for challenging yet safe flights. Together we've set some remarkable flights including some of the longest ones in our own country and we can humbly say we know our "backyard" quite well. Every corner is under our "flew over/landed there once" list. These experiences gave us the ability to help progress any pilot who is willing and ready to challenge themselves.

Accommodation

Our offer covers different kinds of accomodation. You can chose to stay in simple hotels, appartment houses or flats close to the flying spot we select. There will always be restaurants, shops and bars in walking distance. The accomodation is in small villages in cosy rural houses which are comfortable and fully-equipped. Dining out is never a problem in Portugal.
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Rita and Nuno

Your Host: Rita and Nuno

Member since April 2017

Rita and Nuno is your host for this camps and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.

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Rita and Nuno has been selected as a host by bstoked. We only accept hosts which are trustworthy and have a great quality in service to make sure you get the best experience possible.