Photo of paragling scene around Algodonales, Andalucia, Spain

Photo of paragling scene around Algodonales, Andalucia, Spain

 

 

We can only put a handful of photos on the site but hopefully these will give you a flavour of what is in store for you around Algodonales.

 

 

 

 

Photo of the southerly take off of Lijar, Algodonales, Spain, overlooking Zahara

The take off areas on Lijar

above Algodondales are

large and well prepared.

This is a view of the

southerly take off

overlooking the lake named

Embalse de Zahara El

Gastor. The Twin Peaks on

the left form part of an XC

route towards Ronda.

This is a photo of the

southerly take off from the

air. At the right, halfway up

the photo is the town of

Algodonales. This takeoff

usually works in the earlier

part of the day.

photo of Lijar southerly take off from the air
Photo of Lijar westerly take off

Here's the take off on the

other side of Lijar.

Typically, this is used late

mornings and afternoons

depending on the heat of

the sun and the time of

the year.

Don't necessarily try this

one at home!

 
Paragliding in Spain
Fly in spain with Griffon Vultures

The impressive sight and

experience of flying

amongst twenty or thirty

Griffon Vultures -

awesome!

If you can't find thermals

with these boys marking

the spot then it's time you

took up snooker instead!

Thermal flying over the

flatlands hoping for a boomer

but not worried 'cos look at

those massive landing areas!

This part of Andalucia is ideal

for cross country flying as

thermal sources are frequent

and landing is not usually a

problem. The area is criss

crossed with roads and farm

tracks meaning retrieves are

quick and simple to organise.

 

Baz is also a hang glider

pilot although he spends

the majority of his time

on a floppy.

Thermal flying in Spain over the flatlands
XC flying in Spain with a trustee retrieve wagon

The name of the game in

XC flying is a trustee

retrieve wagon. There's

plenty of comfortable

seating together with

storage for the gliders and

she's blessed with that

vital survival ingredient in

Spain - air conditioning!

 
hang gliding in Spain
Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery

This is what it's all about!

Flying in the company of

your mates in great

weather amid cracking

scenery. Landing out early evening by a remote tapas

bar and chilling out with a

beer before heading back

to town...

This is Si. He's flown with Baz

every year since 1999 and

currently flies a (vintage!)

Ozone Vibe. Si owns

Mountainfeet, a mountain-eering, trekking and skiing shop in Oldham. Here is an

article about a visit to Algo to

fly with Baz and Sam in Sept.

2002. www.mountainfeet.

co.uk/news016.htm

Photo of Si, a paragliding pilot who has been flying with Baz since 1999
Flying in Spain with Griffon Vultures

You may well get Griffons

this close to you and

literally be able to follow

them around as they hunt

the lift out for you! It's a truly awesome experience and they seem quite at ease with our gliders in the thermals.

  Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery

 

 

 

 

  Baz and Sam Rhodes with Pepe during the Carnaval in Algodonales Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery

Here are a few more photos to wet your appetite - just click on the thumbnail for the full size version

 
Best way to chill out after a day's flying in Spain Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Sam Rhodes, your host and driver during your paragliding holiday or paragliding course in Spain
Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery XC flying in Spain with a trustee retrieve wagon Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Flying in Spain with Griffon Vultures
Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery Baz Rhodes, your flying guide and host during your paragliding holiday or paragliding course in Spain

Click on Paragliding Cross Country Course to see photos of Piedrahita 2010 trip.

Flying in Spain in great weather amid cracking scenery

What are you waiting for... ...get 

out here,  we're ready to take

you flying!

Signature of Baz and Sam Rhodes, your flying guides and hosts during your paragliding holiday or paragliding course in Spain

 

 

Contact Baz and Sam for more info: Email: info@andalucian-experience.co.uk

Telephone: 00 34 646 800 564 or 00 34 649 790 551