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Camino las Moraditas, 38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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Tel: +34 603 195 042​

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Flying conditions

On a good day cloudbase reaches 1,600m opening the XC potential right up. Conditions are generally mellow in the morning and evening but it can get strong during mid-afternoon. On a normal day during the winter season expect climbs of between 1-5m/s up to cloudbase which is more typically around 1,300m. Pilots regularly fly cross country flights of 20km, and when the annual round of Spanish national league is held here in December, competition tasks usually involve triangles of 50km. Find a Tandem Paragliding Company

Tenerife island

The island of Tenerife is a volcanic mountain that drops into sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s renowned as a holiday destination for Europe and it’s hard to escape the package tourism here.

 

But the industry offers some great bargains and a good infrastructure that paraglider pilots can take advantage of to get some winter thermalling while the rest of Europe chills. There are over 30 take-offs on the island offering everything from gentle soaring to strong thermals.

wind and weather

The prevailing wind is NE, and the south side of the island is sheltered in the lee of the Mount Teide’s volcanic peak, so this is where you’ll find the thermals. All the southwest side of the island can be flown.

 

In the winter the wind is generally from the NE, with temperatures in the mid twenties. 97% of days are flyable.
 

what to see

On the north side are a number of dynamic soaring sites, the most spectacular of which is Taganana which offers 15km of coastal soaring, mountains that descend into the sea, unique scenery and lift everywhere.


There’s also flying from the foot of Mount Teide itself, in the centre of the island. The two take-offs at 2,300m, one on the north side to Puerto de la Cruz and one to the east side in Guimar, both give a long sled ride all the way down to the beach early in the morning or at sunset. 

The south side launches: Ifonche at 1,000m, Taucho 750m, Los Pinos 1,000m, La Aira 1,000m, Jama 800m
Volcano launches: 2,300m
Landing: On the beach
Cloudbase: 1,000-1,300m but occasionally reaching 1,600m to give the best XC days.

Must be flown

Starting from Ifonche in the south zone, explore Roque del Conde. It’s easy flying even for beginners. Intermediate pilots can then take the 20km crossing to Los Gigantis and back.

Altitude

The south side launches: Ifonche at 1,000m, Taucho 750m, Los Pinos 1,000m, La Aira 1,000m, Jama 800m
Volcano launches: 2,300m
Landing: On the beach
Cloudbase: 1,000-1,300m but occasionally reaching 1,600m to give the best XC days.

Hang glider access

Tenerife is not really for hang gliders as there are no large landing fields.

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