The village of Valle de Abdalajís is just 10 minutes north of Finca Gran Cerros and is nicknamed ‘Capital del Vuelo’, the Capital of Flight.
As well as providing excellent terrain for climbing and hiking, the backdrop to the town, the Sierra del Valle de Abdalajís mountains, provides some of the best convective conditions on the region.
It’s no wonder that Valle de Abdalajís is home to Málaga’s Paragliding Club.
The landscape on show during a flight in this area is spectacular and extremely varied; from the lakes at El Chorro and Guadalhorce reservoir at the north-west of the mountain range to El Torcal de Antequera Natural Park in the east.
Based in the centre of Valle de Abdalajís, Air-Born Adventures offers tandem flights with an experienced paragliding pilot. Lasting around 30 minutes, the flights cost from €80.
For novices wanting a more in-depth taste of paragliding, a One Day course is available for around €120.
Air-Born Adventures also offer an Introductory Course of 5 or 6 days in length. Taught through classroom sessions and practicals, the course enables you to progress at your own pace, ensuring that by the end of the course you will be able to:
- Prepare your flight equipment
- Design your flight plan
- Perform manoeuvers in the air, of turns and brakes
- Take off and land using different techniques
Courses and tandem flights must be booked in advance.
For full details and booking information, visit the Air-Born Adventures’ website.
For experienced pilots, Air-Born Adventures offers a technical guide of the different flight locations throughout Andalusia.