Tips if you are going to do Paragliding in Lleida
The region of Lleida has numerous places perfect to go paragliding. This activity allows you to live the experience without having ay previous pieces of knowledge about this aerial sport if you decide to carry out the activity in tandem mode…
The tandem paragliding in Lleida takes place with an instructor that is responsible and takes charge on everything, like carrying out the maneuvers during the flight. The participant will only need to fulfill two basic requirements: the first one of them is about weight, and that the minimum is 35 kilos and the maximum is 100 kilos since, next to the instructor, are the limits so that the paragliding section maintains under optimal safety conditions. The second one is to have a parent’s authorizations if the participant is a minor. With this permission, normally, the adventure can be enjoyed by those who are 10 to 12 years old.
The main characteristic that the paraglide has is that it flies with only the wind currents if the assistance, instead of with a motor, is complete silence and connection with nature. You won’t hear any artificial noise during the journey.
Take a look of this video with which you can see a tandem flight through Lleida and the Pyrenees:
You need to be capacitated to run in a short race to take off, accompanied by a pilot, from a cliff, which height will depend on the flight. From there, the wind currents are the one that maintains you up in the air without feeling like falling. The control of the flight is controlled by the instructor, that for some cases, he/she will allow you to control the paraglide for several minutes. Your role becomes active again when landing, getting up slightly from the chair to run to stop and not land immediately on your feet. Is a smooth process that is not complicated at all.
The paragliding schools and centers will give you a variety of options about locations and types of flights:
- In the Alt Urgell, region that belongs to Organya, you have flights to explore that first flight experience with durations that go from 10 minutes to 20. In the case you are looking for a more stimulating option, you can book a 20-minute acrobatic flight, which are more intense and full of stunts. The high-performance flights, that can take place in the Sierra of Ares, can reach up to 45 minutes in the air whilst those of mountains will take you to a peak, like the one of Turó, to then descend and go paragliding.
- If you want to go paragliding in Sort, you will find companies that fly over the surroundings with experiences with 2 hours of duration with 25 minutes of paragliding that passes over the valleys like the Aneu or Arán.
- If you want to overfly Ager, we need to tell you that there is where you will find the most adequate cliffs to take-off with a paraglide from Montsec. This place allows us a cliff that reaches up to 1.000 meters in height to run off and continue with the flight that then, goes over a completely open area and natural that will complement the journey.
- The valley that has the Noguera Pallaresa channel is other of the common locations to fo paragliding with tandem baptism flights of 20 minutes, high-performance experiences that can last up to 60 minutes and courses of 6 days that prepare you to become a pilot.
The paragliding instructors can take GoPro cameras and record videos and photos during the adventure. You can save them on an USB memory card that you can bring or buy it with the flight that you have booked. Make sure that the offer includes it or not to have all planned.
If the tandem starts in you more interest to try this incredible activity, you will find formative programmes to become an instructor. The most basic ones are those about discovering that can be completed in 2 days with 8 hours dedicated for the practice part and 2 only for theory. During the two-seater flights with a didactical character, you can ascend up to 300 meters. If you want to continue until obtaining total autonomy, as a pilot, there are more complete courses about initiation, development, and improvement.