Paragliding in Famara, Lanzarote
Lanzarote is one of Europe's premier winter Paragliding destinations. When the rest of Europe is freezing cold, raining or snowing Lanzarote is enjoying weather that is better than Summer's in the rest of Europe. Most paraglider pilot visiting Lanzarote can find places to paraglide almost every day for every wind direction, Famara being the islands best flying.
Every year more and more paraglider pilots are coming to Lanzarote for the great winter flying conditions. With the right local knowledge you can fly almost everyday.
The island is suited to paragliding enthusiasts of all experience levels. Early morning and evening flights are the times when low air time pilots can have the most flying fun. At this time of day the winds are lighter and the thermals not so strong. As the sun gets higher and land gets hotter the stronger thermals and thermic driven winds start to come into play. This is the time when the higher airtime paragliders can get some amazing cross country flights. There is no better place in Europe over winter time to fly than in Lanzarote.
Paragliding locations on Lanzarote
When the wind in Lanzarote goes between west and north then one of the most spectacular flying routes in Europe becomes available, this is known as the Famara ridge run and is when paragliding in Lanzarote is at its very best. This is the route that many paraglider pilots visit Lanzarote to fly.
Other great Paragliding locations include El Cuchillo, Soo, Mala, Orzola, Playa Quemada, Femes, Asomada and many many others.
The nice thing about Lanzarote for paraglider pilots is that there are plenty of landing options and also plenty to do the rest of the family. Weather it is all but guaranteed.
Famara is a perfect place to stay for paraglider pilot. From the bungalow there are amazing panoramic views of the beach where the family can spend the day and the pilot can land in the evening.
Paragliding sites in Lanzarote include the Famara take off points of the lower Teguise take off and the high 'Chimidas' take off.
La Asomada, El Cuchillo, Orzola and Mala. See the Lanzarote hang glider section for fuller details of each area.
Take off at La Asomada