TENERIFE PARAGLIDING VACATIONS
The island of Tenerife is a volcanic mountain that falls on sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. It is recognized as a vacation destination for Europe. Paraglider pilots get great winter thermals at 24ºC, while the rest of Europe gets chills.
There are more than 30 take-offs from the island, offering from gentle climb to strong thermals. Summer conditions on the south side of the island are very stable and tandem paraglider pilots and schools use this to fly every day. The north side gives the opportunity to fly beautiful dynamic depending on the winds.
The prevailing wind is NE, and the south side of the island is sheltered by the volcanic peak of Teide, so this is where you will find the thermals. The whole southwest side of the island is flyable.
Starting from Taucho or Ifonche, in the south of the island explore Roque del Conde. It is easy to fly even for beginners. Intermediate pilots can then make the 20km crossing Los Gigantis and back.
It has also fly from the foot of Teide itself, in the center of the island. The two takeoffs at 2,300 meters are located near the observatory of Izaña, one on the northwest side looking for Puerto de la Cruz and one on the east side of Güímar. Both take a long sleigh ride all the way to the beach in the early morning or at sunset. Riders regularly glide through cloud cover;
With its year-round warm climate Tenerife is a year-round destination for family tourists, so apart from the beach there is plenty for children and families to do, including theme parks and zoos.
For outdoor enthusiasts there is also hiking, mountain biking, kite surfing and scuba diving. The island has a great nightlife with bars, restaurants and nightclubs for all tastes, especially in Costa Adeje.