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Paragliding over Vila Cortes

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2016 Season
27May2016 to 02October2016

May is Spring conditions with a chance of some rain, but great flying in between.
June has less rain,nice fat thermals,some Cumulus to help,good flying.
July is dry and getting warmer,stronger conditions but great flying.
August is realy hot and dry,excellent XC potential.
September is very similar to June,but less rain,very relaxing.

2016 Competitions

PWC, Serra da Estrela, Portugal 
Sat 02 Jul - Sat 09 Jul, 2016 

British Open 2nd round, Serra da Estrela, Portugal 
Sun 10 Jul - Sat 16 Jul, 2016 

We are offering a Competition Special . Transport to and from
Meet Centre/Takeoff as well as pickup/drop-off at Train/Bus station in Celorico da Beira.
Accomodation,meals,drinks are our treat to you.

Paraglide Portugal offers great flying holidays
You want to go somewhere new and have an adventure, without months of planning and possibly getting it wrong. We can help you - with our experience and support your holiday will be unforgettable.

Whether you are comming on your own,or putting together a whole group, all are welcome here. You will be looked after in style by Arnold and Mariť. It’s uncrowded here, and Portugal offers fantastic flying with unlimited potential. We have numerous flying sites in the Serra da Estrela mountains for changing wind directions. Ridge soaring, Thermaling or XC,we have it all.
Taking your first steps or looking to stretch your legs, we will help you realise your dreams.
Our conditions are often smooth and predictable with good high cloud bases.

Who are we?
“Arnold is one of the most prepared and accomplished pilots I have ever met. Mariť, the best Hostess and Chef. From world record campaigns in Texas, flying the Colorado Rockies, or XC in his new home in the Serra da Estrela – he knows where to fly, how to fly it, and find the best local food and drink. I flew with Arnold and Mariť and had the best vacation of my life in Vila CortÍs. Five Star in every way!”                                      Patterson Stark, New Zealand


Who should come?
Basically you need to at the very least be competent in Launching and Landing. Preferably have IPPI3. 
IPPI 1/2 pilots are encouraged to be part of a group accompanied by their Club/School Instructor

IPPI comes in 5 stages, with 1 being the lowest rating and 5 being the highest.
1. Ground Skimming.
2. Low Level Flight.
3. Soaring in Non-Turbulent Conditions.
4. Soaring in Turbulent Conditions.
5. Cross Country Flight.
Where are we?
In a mountain wilderness reserve in central Portugal.    See map >

What do we offer?
Everything is taken care of! From when you arrive at our lodge until you depart.

For a fixed price you get:
  • Transportation to and from flying sites, retrieve on XCs
  • Local advice on conditions,house thermals         and best routes
  • Instruction and assistance
  And all of this for free:
  • A welcoming home
  • Wireless internet
  • Private landing field
  • Meals with us 

Find out more >

Paraglide Portugal , Arnold and Mariť Marx , Quinta da Regada , Vila CortÍs da Serra , Portugal   ::