Tips if you are going to do Paragliding in Cádiz
Would you like to go paragliding in Cadiz? Do you know which are the best flight zones? With this guide, we will try to help you decide between an informative flight or a course with one of the instructors in a tandem paragliding company in Cadiz.
Paragliding is one of the most practices adventure air activities in our country. Practically, all year round, you can carry out a flight, the affordable prices, the beautiful landscapes that are sightseen and the variety of places to fly, make this one of the most demanded activities in the coast, specifically in Cadiz.
The paraglide like we know it nowadays was born in the 80s, due to a group of climbers who wanted to go parachuting from the peak that was reached. After a lot of tests, this discipline was created, and one that consists of jumping from a hilltop of some mountain to carry out a smooth flight until landing.
Here you can watch a flight experience in Cadiz so you can see what are you missing:
The flights we show you here are tandem, are guided by an expert pilot and you, or any other person, can go as the copilot and enjoy this incredible experience. Both the pilot and the passenger will need to go equipped with all the necessary safety elements: helmet and emergency parachutes, and necessary electronic objects for the accurate flight development like a radio, a variometer or the GPS.
The flights are a two-seater, so if you want to enjoy the activity with another person, you will need to do it simultaneously, you will fly in parallel, each one with an instructor.
A paragliding session depends completely in the weather since the thermal pressures and the wind currents are the determinants for the activity’s development, that’s why the flights are only done when duration and safety are guaranteed. At first, the flights can be done from 8 AM until the sunset, and because is in Cadiz, is all year round.
In the region of Cadiz, you can choose between mountain and coast flights, and the zones where you can fly are:
- Paragliding Flight Algodonales:: These flights are over the mountains, and are carried out on the incomparable place of the Sierra of Grazalema, just the perfect place to go paragliding in Cadiz. Flights can start by taking off from the east, north, south or west with heights that go from 900 to 1000 meters. The flights in this area usually last around 20 and 30 minutes, always depending on the weather conditions. For the starters, we don’t recommend flights that last more than 30 minutes. In Algodonales, you will find flight baptism sessions, 1-hour high-performance flights, initiatory flights, and acrobatics. The last one is for those who would like to include doses of adrenaline and excitement to their adventure. The instructor will make you vibrate with turns, pirouettes, and changes of rhythm.
To carry out a flight baptism or an acrobatic one, you need to have at least 1 hour and a half or 2 hours since like we said before, the duration is decisive for the flight. You will meet in a place with instructors and who will take you to the take off zone. Once there, you will receive an explanatory briefing, will prepare you and start making a reality your dream of flying… You will feel like floating over the lands of Cadiz. You can see here the acrobatic flight.
- Cadiz Coast: If you are a fan of the sea and the imageries that the beaches of Cadiz give us, you will enjoy a flight over the coast. The flights take place in Conil de la Frontera, Zahara de los Atunes or Véjer de la Frontera. The flights have a duration of 20 minutes, and you will enjoy some sea and cliffs panoramic views. Also, if you come with children, they will have a special price. You can see here the price of this coastal flight.
To go paragliding, we don’t ask for any specific physical condition nor have experience, nor pieces of equipment. We just ask to feel eager to fly and weight less than 35 kilos. Minors will need to come accompanied by adults and show a parent’s authorization.
If Cadiz is already a magical place, with a paraglide, we assure that is much more.