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Where to go in July/August

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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 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 Chelan, USA

Guide to Chelan, USA

Chelan is a welcoming vacation town with lakes and mountains. It offers the pilot unlimited big routes across the flatlands, with mountain flying too

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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 Cusco, Peru

Guide to Cusco, Peru

Flying in Cusco is a high altitude experience in the land of the Incas, with the magnificent site of Machu Picchu

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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 Golden, Canada

Guide to Golden, Canada

Go epic in the Rocky Mountains – the best time to fly from Golden is July to September

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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 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 Jackson Hole, USA

Guide to Jackson Hole, USA

At the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole is one of the most picturesque and ‘Wild West’ locations in the United States

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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 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 Linzhou, China

Guide to Linzhou, China

Linzhou: amazing food, bullet trains, buildings from the future and a perfect flying site 550km south of Beijing

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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 Marshall, USA

Guide to Marshall, USA

Marshall Peak is in the San Bernardino Mountains on the edge of the Mojave desert. It’s one of the USA’s most reliable mountain thermalling sites

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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 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 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 Sun Valley, USA

Guide to Sun Valley, USA

Prepare to rodeo – this is Sun Valley, the Wild West of free-flying

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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 Torrey Pines, USA

Guide to Torrey Pines, USA

Torrey Pines is one of the most historic in the USA. Come and soar the Pacific coast – but mind your manners – it’s a busy site

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Guide to Traslasierra, Argentina

Guide to Traslasierra, Argentina

Fly Argentina’s magical valley with a condor at your wingtip. This is where Argentina brings its family to relax – from wine tours to horse riding to kayaking to gorge walking, it’s all here.

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