Parapente em São Miguel, Açores – Paragliding Azores


**Parapente Açores** or *Paragliding* is one of the many activities you can enjoy in the Azores. The Azores also host the Azores Paragliding Festival, which takes place in São Miguel and attracts numerous guests and professionals of the sport each edition.

This festival is recognized by Cross Country as one of the eight best Paragliding Festivals in Europe. The aerial view you can enjoy from the sky is truly unique and magical.

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There are several spots as well as takeoff and landing areas suitable for paragliding in the Azores, making it a cherished destination for enthusiasts of the sport.

Furnas a 150m altura
Furnas a 150m altura
Fotografia de Stephan Kobiákin

Although paragliding is possible all year round, the summer months are the best choice. When it comes to flying locations, there are technical cross country flights that take you over the volcanic craters of Lagoa do Fogo, Sete Cidades, Furnas, as well as the fantastic beaches and cliffs along the coast.

Flying Locations

On São Miguel Island, there are several flying locations:

  • Ponta Delgada
  • Lagoa
  • Ribeira Grande
  • Vila Franca do Campo
  • Povoação
  • Nordeste

Check out who has visited the Azores for paragliding on the visitors’ page.

Parapente Açores – Information

For more details about Paragliding in the Azores, consider visiting the CASM – Clube Asas de São Miguel website, where you can find all the information about the Paragliding Festival as well as all the details for practicing the sport.

It is recommended to contact this organization before initiating any flights.

Paragliding Images in São Miguel

Parapente Açores

In the 2017 edition of the Paragliding Festival, Roland Fugger attended and created/published a video showcasing the fantastic beauty of São Miguel Island seen from a paraglider.

If you enjoy adventure and extreme activities, paragliding can be an excellent choice during your stay on São Miguel Island.

Also, learn about the places of interest and things to do on São Miguel Island.