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Guide to Ager, Spain

Guide to Ager, Spain

A Spanish free-flying paradise on the edge of the Pyrenees

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Guide to Andalucia, Spain

Guide to Andalucia, Spain

Andalucia in southern Spain is flyable all year round. Come and enjoy sunshine and thermals when the rest of Europe is still in winter

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Guide to Annecy, France

Guide to Annecy, France

A landscape that could be designed for XC flying, come to Annecy from April till October for fabulous flying and the cleanest lake in Europe

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Guide to Bassano, Italy

Guide to Bassano, Italy

Bassano del Grappa, on the southern edge of the Alps, is often protected from bad weather. With its big grassy launches and huge landing fields it’s a great option for spring or autumn flying

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Guide to Castejon de Sos, Spain

Guide to Castejon de Sos, Spain

Castejon de Sos is in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. You can fly here all year

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Guide to Cervinia, Italy

Guide to Cervinia, Italy

A relatively unknown Alpine treasure with impressive mountain flying, Cervinia offers big flights for pilots of all levels

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Guide to Chamonix, France

Guide to Chamonix, France

Chamonix is one of the most dramatic and picturesque flying locations in Europe and the adventure sports capital of Europe

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Guide to Col Rodella, Italy

Guide to Col Rodella, Italy

Avoid the autumn inversions that plague most of the Alps, and anjoy some aerial sightseeing as you fly the huge cliffs of the Dolomites

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Guide to Combe Gibbet, England

Guide to Combe Gibbet, England

Combe is one of the best XC sites in the south of England. Check the RASP forecast and drop everything and go if it’s a five-star day

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Guide to Dune du Pyla, France

Guide to Dune du Pyla, France

A week on the dune will work wonders for your glider control

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Guide to El Yelmo, Spain

Guide to El Yelmo, Spain

The season starts early in southern Spain with thermalling from February

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Guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Austria

Guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Austria

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a great introductory venue for Alpine flying. With mountains right next next to flatlands, it has easily understandable valley winds and is flyable from April to October

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Guide to Glencoe, Scotland

Guide to Glencoe, Scotland

Glencoe offers remote and rugged but accessible flying in the stunning scenery that is the Western Highlands of Scotland

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Guide to Greifenburg, Austria

Guide to Greifenburg, Austria

Greifenburg offers big grassy fields and strong alpine flying in the heart of the Austrian Alps

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Guide to Greolieres, France

Guide to Greolieres, France

Come to the sunny south of France, a little corner of the Maritime Alps with a protected microclimate and year-round flying

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Guide to Interlaken, Switzerland

Guide to Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is a great place for adventure and mountain sports of all kinds. Come and soar the north face of the Eiger and enjoy the Swiss chocolate-box scenery

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Guide to Kobarid, Slovenia

Guide to Kobarid, Slovenia

Kobarid is the epicentre for outdoor sports in Slovenia. Come here for great XC flying between May and August

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Guide to Koessen, Austria

Guide to Koessen, Austria

If you sat back and designed the perfect free flying venue it would probably look like Kössen

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Guide to Krusevo, Macedonia

Guide to Krusevo, Macedonia

Well known by competition pilots, Kruševo offers a mix of mountain and flatland cross-country flying and nice strong but safe conditions

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Guide to La Palma, Canary Islands

Guide to La Palma, Canary Islands

The uncrowded paradise of La Palma offers year-round flying while the north shivers

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Guide to Lake Garda, Italy

Guide to Lake Garda, Italy

One of the world’s greatest acro sites, with its predictable winds Garda has been terrifying and inspiring pilots for years

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Guide to Laragne, France

Guide to Laragne, France

The dry skies of Provence provide a free flying theatre of unparalleled quality

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Guide to Lovcen, Montenegro

Guide to Lovcen, Montenegro

The jewel in the Adriatic, Montenegro is a secret spring and autumn autumn flying spot, perfect for escaping to when the Alps are wet, windy and cold

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Guide to Manteigas, Portugal

Guide to Manteigas, Portugal

Manteigas is the best XC site in Portugal – you can fly from here all the way to Spain!

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Guide to Mayrhofen, Austria

Guide to Mayrhofen, Austria

Classic Alpine terrain – grassy meadows, snowy peaks

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Guide to Ohrid, Macedonia

Guide to Ohrid, Macedonia

Lake Ohrid offers consistent conditions for easy soaring above a beautiful lake, with acro and SIV possibilities too

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Guide to Oludeniz, Turkey

Guide to Oludeniz, Turkey

Wring the living daylights out of your wing above a Mediterranean cove in south-west Turkey, land on the beach, then do it again

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Guide to Pamukkale, Turkey

Guide to Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is spectacular without being too strong in May and September – come and soar the spectacular travertines for hours, or go on a big XC

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Guide to Piedrahita, Spain

Guide to Piedrahita, Spain

Piedrahita is Europe’s flatland Mecca, and one of the world’s most reliable comp venues

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Guide to Roquebrune, Monaco

Guide to Roquebrune, Monaco

Soar above the Mediterranean villas of the super-rich – flying is allowed from Roquebrune between October and April

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Guide to Salzburg, Austria

Guide to Salzburg, Austria

Indulge your Red Bull X-Alps fantasies and fly the Gaisberg, the first turnpoint on the world’s toughest paragliding adventure race

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Guide to Sopot, Bulgaria

Guide to Sopot, Bulgaria

Come to Sopot for varied mountain and flatland flying throughout the summer, little air traffic and easy XC

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Guide to St Andre, France

Guide to St Andre, France

St Andre combines everything you need to have a stunning Alpine flying holiday in one sunny package

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Guide to St Hilaire du Touvet, France

Guide to St Hilaire du Touvet, France

St Hilaire du Touvet is home to the famous Coupe Icare festival – free-flying’s Woodstock

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Guide to Tenerife, Spain

Guide to Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is the perfect winter get-away from a winter in northern Europe – take the family and your wing

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Guide to the Azores Islands, Portugal

Guide to the Azores Islands, Portugal

Discover a part of Europe you didn’t know existed and fly these lush volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Guide to Tolmin, Slovenia

Guide to Tolmin, Slovenia

Tolmin in the Julian Alps offers easy and reliable mountain flying and has been the start-point of many distance records

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Guide to Voss, Norway

Guide to Voss, Norway

Come to Voss for long, long summer days, remote wildernesses and a flying experience unlike anywhere else

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