Paragliding Over the Somosierra Mountains, from Madrid
Duration: 3 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Observe the charming areas near Madrid from new heights as you paraglide over the mountain pass of Somosierra, the Litueros waterfall, and endless shades of green.
- Experience the thrill of flying
- Observe panoramic views
- Fly with a highly-experienced pilot
- Suitable for all fitness levels
There’s a first time for everything. And, once you try tandem paragliding, there’s usually a second and third. The wonderful feeling of flying over the world-famous Spanish landscapes, the wind moving with you, your feet far from the ground – well, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
We meet in the morning at our chosen flight site, which is one of a few options. Having multiple sites ensures that if one location isn’t ideal for takeoff, we can easily start our trip at a different spot. Once we’ve got our equipment ready, our highly experienced pilot explains some safety rules and how he will make the takeoff, landing, and full flight as smooth as possible.
With the harness secured and everything in place, the pilot lifts the glider off the ground and you run forward, the only bit of activity before you sail into the sky. There is no fitness level required, so no worries – it’s as easy as can be.
You are lifted off the ground and begin steadily rising to your maximum height of 800 meters (2,260 ft). For 15-20 minutes, you look out at a world of shades of green, with bright colors of nature and towns in-between. The beautiful peaks of the Somosierra mountain pass rise below you as you sit in the air, feeling limitless.
If you want to have your experience captured in photos or on video, this additional service is readily available. And if you’d like to focus on specific areas – forests, mountains, or villages – just let us know! We are more than happy to make this adventure as perfect for you as we can, so you can get the most out of your time up with the birds.
Need to know before you go
Meeting time is 8:00-10:00 a.m., or at a time best for you.
Minimum age for this tour is 12.
For a group of over 10 people, please contact us.
Flight site options are Cebreros, the mountain pass of Somosierra, and Pedro Bernardo. The weather and your location will best determine the ideal starting point for you.
What to bring: Hat for sun protection, snack, sunglasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, water/drinks, wind-proof jacket.
Duration of activity may slightly change depending on number of participants.
No previous experience with paragliding is required. However, please consider your physical condition before booking this experience.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Avenida del Mediterraneo 28
Provided byMadrid Outdoor Sports
Reviews for this provider
19 Jun 2019
We had a fantastic time on the trip! Gabriel provided very clear instructions and our guide, Charlie, was great. He is an expert in canyoning and made sure that our whole family had fun (wife, daughter (13), son (16), and me). This trip will provide memories that we’ll keep forever!
7 Dec 2018
The ballon flight was a fantastic experience which we thoroughly enjoyed.The tranpotation arrangements from Madrid were excellent. The staff was very ooperative and we enjoyed Daniel's (the pilot) explanations. One recommendation - please supply the participants with a helmet for the landing. Thank you Yaakov Straus
20 Oct 2018
We had a lovely tour. Our guide was knowledgeable about Madrid and we saw some interesting places. He also gave us tips on other places to visit on our stay. We went places we wouldn’t have seen so would definitely recommend.
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