Paragliding - Tenerife
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Paragliding

As you look up to the sky, you feel the fresh air on your face. You run like crazy until the parachute lifts you into the air and all of a sudden you're soaring over the trees. It feels as if you could touch them with your tiptoes. Looking back, you see Mount Teide. Looking down, you see the steep slopes lined with pine trees, vast valleys of banana plantations and volcanic black sand beaches for you to land on.

Which sport are you looking for?

Of the main paragliding spots, the easiest to get to are:

  • North - Los Realejos.
  • South-west - Adeje.
  • East - Güímar.

To make the most of these areas, it is very important to be under the supervision of local pilots or companies. Although there are no official infrastructures for take-off or landing, these are the areas that people currently use. If you have any questions, contact the Air Sports Federation.

All year round, though it always depends on the specific weather conditions in each are...Read more
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When?

All year round, though it always depends on the specific weather conditions in each area on a given day.

The best time of the year for expert flyers is from October to May.

By areas:

  • South-east, Taucho - From September to May.
  • North, La Corona - Autumn, spring and summer.
  • East, Ladera de Güímar - From autumn to spring, and often in summer.
  • Cumbre de Izaña - All year round.
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What do I need?

You can adjust your flight options according to your goals and skills:

If you just want to experience the thrill of flying, there are specialised companies that can take you on a tandem flight.

If you would like to learn how to paraglide yourself, you can take one of the courses organised by the official schools and associated companies.

If you already know how to glide, you can go out on your own with your own equipment (equipment is very personal and gliders do not usually like to hire it).

Prohibitions
According to the CURRENT REGULATIONS OF THE FECDAfecda@fecda.org Tel. 00 34 928 40...
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Prohibitions
According to the CURRENT REGULATIONS OF THE FECDA
fecda@fecda.org Tel. 00 34 928 400 805 / 00 34 615 602 329:
  • Within the security areas of airports, aerodromes, air corridors and restricted flight areas.
  • From sunset to sunrise.
  • Inside the clouds.
  • Over large groups of people.
  • Over villages, towns or cities at a height of less than 300 metres (985 feet), except during emergency landing manoeuvres.
  • Any other prohibitions established by the competent authorities or by the FECDA.

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