The Azores are deemed a singular paragliding destination, providing several spots, as well as takeoff and landing areas.
It is possible to paraglide all year round, but the summer months are the best. Technical cross country flights allow you to fly over the volcanic craters of Furnas and the lakes of Fogo and Sete Cidades. Beaches and cliffs also offer very entertaining flights.
In fact, the village of Sete Cidades, on São Miguel Island, has been elected one of the 60 most beautiful sites of free fly in Europe.
The Azores Paragliding Festival is in its 20th edition and takes place in August, hosting many national and international pilots who, during a week, exchange experiences in the best spots of São Miguel Island.
**Information provided by Asas de S. Miguel