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Member since: September 2018
From: Portimão, Portugal
Skill level: Advanced
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Even though I had really bad luck with the weather, Nelson was still an awesome company to have and we exchanged a lot of stories on flying and local history and culture. We went to at least check out a lot of launch sites and when we realized there will be no flying, Nelson took me around to do at least the sightseeing and other tourist stuff. And having a local with you always helps with finding the restaurants and all the local delicacies. Have to recommend even thought I did not get my share of flying!
Although we were not lucky with the weather, we had a great stay in the Algarve and will definitely come back! The organisation of Nelson, the Host, was really very professional. He is really a great guy and his company was very nice. Nelson put every effort to find the appropriate places to fly (according to our skills). As said, the flying conditions very not good (except of two days flying). However, Nelson showed us all the launching sites and we had breathtaking views. Furthermore, Nelson spent his precious time at no fly days and took us to beautifull hidden places. We had a great accomodation (mobile home) with a very comfortable furnishing and an amazing view on the landscape. We fell in love with this beautiful place and the friendly people. We can fully recommend to go on the Algarve Paragliding Trip with Nelson!
Des vacances incroyable, un excellent voyage, Nelson est très compétent, accueillant, sympathique. Cela a même dépassé nos attentes et nous a permit d'évoluer dans le parapente ! Le logement est génial, tout est au rendez vous pour passer des moments inoubliables ! Merci beaucoup !
Nelson is a Portuguese national flyer with many records under his belt.He is charming and attentive and really helped me (interestingly with ground handling as well which so many ignore) . He gave full site briefs and was a great aircoach too. Sadly the weather meant no XC, but plenty of beautiful seaside soaring spots
We had a fantastic time with Nelson. As usual with paragliding, the wind was too strong and then too weak on some days but we made up for it on flyable days by flying till sunset. Nelson was a fantastic guide/instructor and completely changed/improved our technique. The accommodation was new and clean and perfect for two blokes. Hopefully we will be able to organise another trip with Nelson in the future!