Travel Guide

Where to go in January/February

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Guide to Aguergour and Ait Ourir, Morocco

Guide to Aguergour and Ait Ourir, Morocco

Aguergour in Morocco is an affordable winter retreat for weatherbeaten European free fliers

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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 Bariloche, Argentina

Guide to Bariloche, Argentina

Fly the Andes and (maybe) fly with condors

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Guide to Bright, Australia

Guide to Bright, Australia

Banish the northern winter blues and give your year the perfect kickstart at one of Australia’s best and most accessible flying sites

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Guide to Cape Town, South Africa

Guide to Cape Town, South Africa

Scenic flying at the tip of Africa with XC heaven 150km inland

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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 Gangtok, India

Guide to Gangtok, India

Fly Sikkim, one of the Himalaya’s ‘secret kingdoms’, with 8,000m Kanchenjunga as the stunning backdrop

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Guide to Governador Valadares, Brazil

Guide to Governador Valadares, Brazil

Smooth, reliable climbs to a warm cloudbase, over a rolling landscape of green hills that extends as far as the eye can see – what’s not to like about Governador Valadares?

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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 Kamshet, India

Guide to Kamshet, India

The perfect place for a winter paragliding adventure with added spice

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Guide to Kerio Valley, Kenya

Guide to Kerio Valley, Kenya

The Kerio Valley offers fast out-and-return flying in a spectacular natural landscape

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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 Manilla, Australia

Guide to Manilla, Australia

Manilla offers safe, easy and relaxing XC for all levels of pilot

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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 Nid d’Aigle, Morocco

Guide to Nid d’Aigle, Morocco

Enjoy some winter sunshine and easy sea-breeze soaring in the exotic setting of southern Morocco

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Guide to Porterville and Wilderness, South Africa

Guide to Porterville and Wilderness, South Africa

Porterville is a theatre of XC dreams, with mountain and beach flying and African sunshine

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Guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Come to Rio for spectacular, year-round flying in one of the world’s great cities

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Guide to Roldanillo, Colombia

Guide to Roldanillo, Colombia

One of the top-10 friendliest countries in the world, Colombia’s flying capital is Roldanillo

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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 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 Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Guide to Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Valle de Bravo is probably the most consistent flying site in the world

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Guide to Wanaka, New Zealand

Guide to Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island offers spectacular scenery and challenging flying

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Guide to Zaachila, Mexico

Guide to Zaachila, Mexico

Come to Zaachila in the Sierra Madre for reliable high-altitude flying, with a wealth of culture to explore when you’re not in the air

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