Azeitao.Net  

ARRÁBIDA

Paragliding in Arrabida / PORTUGAL

 

From North VS South...

The "Arrabida" take-off sites are on the top of the "Praia de Portinho da Arrabida". It is located at 15 km of Sesimbra.
The take-off require a lot of attention and are very technical. Arrabida is a excellent flying site in dynamic (soaring), The landing place is on the beach where you can fold up your canopy and chat with many very good local paragliders..
The "Serra da Arrabida" is a hybrid flying site. It has a lot of potentialities from a short flight ending on the beach or to get around a cross-flight to Sesimbra. and more…

The Serra da Arrabida flying sites have three main characteristics:

Flying from the Southern slope: Mainly soaring (dynamic), during eastern it is thermodynamic but unfortunately it is forbidden to fly during summer holidays. The landing place is on the beach and it is quite a crowd.

Flying form the Nothern slope: Mainly thermodynamic and sometimes you could get good thermals.

The hills bordering the see have all the advantages of flying in dynamics and disadvantages due to the thermals.

How to reach it:?

If you come from Setubal: National 10, in Aldeia Grande turn to Vale da Rasca.

In Setubal: at the end of Av. Luisa Todi turn to the serra (mountains) until you meet a crossroad before the cement factory SECIL.

If you are coming from Lisbon: N 10, in Azeitão you turn to Sesimbra till you find a crossroad which climbs to the hill.

Take-off and landing sites:

Flying to praia da Figueirinha (S, SW, SE):


Photo: João Trincheiras - Praia da Figueirinha


Photo: João Trincheiras
 Portinho da Arrábida

The take-of site is just under the first belverdere (miradouro) that you see when climbing in the hills from Setubal. The landing site is on the praia da Figueirinha that is on the left side of the take-off. You see it just after you have launched.

Flying to praia do Portinho da Arrábida (E): the take-off site is a wooden ramp made for Delta's take-of. Pay attention! the launch is very technical due to the effect of the ramp and you risk tearing your glider.

The landing site is on the beach that you see under your feet.

Flying from Norte (N, NE, NW)

The official take-off site requires 10 min walking in the middle of the "serra" The more skilled paragliders have chosen the first northern belvedere (miradouro) just after the Figueirinha's take-off (to those who are coming from Setubal). The official landing site is around a small old house that you see at the left  side of the belvedere.

If you would like to take-off from the Serra's highest site (Formosinho), it is located just near the triangulation point (Alt: approx. 500 m). You should walk for half an hour in the middle of the Serra. The walking conditions are more sever than the official take-off site. Do not forget that it is forbidden to take-off in the Serra da Arrabida Reserve but the view is great.

Some have already launched from Norte (Formosinho or belvedere) and landed in Sesimbra (climbing one thousand meter higher than the take-off). With the Delta some have launched from Norte and arrived at the Serra S. Luis, stopping over Setúbal, entrering in a thermal just over the city and finally landed in Montemor. In Portugal it is difficult to find a site so nice.

Take-off Co-ordinates:

Figueirinha

SW

N

38º 29.387'

W

008º 57.385'

Portinho - Rampa de Madeira

SE

N

38º 28.899'

W

008º 59.357'

Descolagem Norte (Mirador)

N

N

38º 29.649'

W

008º 58.015'

Contacts

Clubs and Associations of paragliding

 

CLUBE

MORADA

CONTACTOS

E-MAIL

Associação de Paraquedistas
de Setúbal

Rua do Moinho, 13 - 12 D, Bela Vista
2910 Setúbal

Tel: 265 721109
Fax: 265 721109
Tml: 96 6329639

sadoesq[email protected]

Clube de Montanhismo da
Arrábida

Alameda do Pinheiro, 6 C/v Traz.morada
Apartado 238
2910 Setúbal

Tel: 265 724345
Fax: 265 724345
Tml: 96 6075639

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Clube de Parapente de Setúbal

Rua Frei António de Chagas, 26 Dmorada
2900 Setúbal

Tel: 265 729720
Fax: 265 729720
Tml: 93 2475055

[email protected]
       
Aeroclube de Lagos

Apartado 225
Aeródromo de Lagos
8600 Lagos

Tel: 282 762906
Fax: 282 769206
Tml: 96 6089768

Aero Clube da Madeira

Rua do Castanheiro, E-2
9000 Funchal - Madeira

Tel: 291 228311
Fax: 291 221265
Tml:96 4092580

visite o web site »
Aero Clube do Pico Apartado 8
9930 Lajes do Pico
Tel: 292 672384
Tml: 96 2327946
[email protected]

Clube Portugal Telecom

R. Sociedade Farmaceutica,12-1º
1150 Lisboa

Tel: 21 3173950
Tml:96 6074882

 
visite o web site »

Aero Clube de Alverca do
Ribatejo

Avª Capitão Meleças, 54 - A - 2º Dt.
2615 Alverca

Tel: 21 9572924
Fax: 21 9572926
Tml: 91 7288031

 [email protected]

Aerogene

Sitio da Alhada Stº Antão
Arco da Calheta
9370 – 011 Arco da Calheta

Tel: 291 827628

[email protected]

Amigos da Vida Selvagem

Biblioteca Municipal - 1º Andar
2380 Alcanena

Tel: 249 891431
Fax: 249 891431
Tml: 91 9470885

[email protected]

Associação Asas Livres

R.   Manuel Mendes, nº 5 - 2º Dt. - Casal do Marco - Freguesia de Paio Pires
2840 Seixal

Tml: 91 9728111

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Casa do Pessoal da RTP

Avª  5  de Outubro, 197 - 7º Sala 4
1050 Lisboa

Tel: 21 7947951
Fax: 21 7947950

[email protected]

Centro de Voo Livre de
Alvaiázere

Rua Conselheiro Furtado Santos, 88
3250 Alvaiázere

Tel: 236 656145
Tml: 96 9033551

[email protected]
Clube Ar Livre da Terceira Canada Nova, Santa Luzia
9700 Angra do Heroísmo
Tel:295 905639
Fax: 295 905639
Tml: 96 2672069
[email protected]
Clube Asas de S. Miguel R. do Contador, 73 - A
9500 Ponta Delgada
Tel: 296 281344
Fax: 296 281344
Tml: 96 6122483
[email protected]

Clube Azibo Aventura

Praça Agostinho Valente, nº 1
5340 Macedo dos Cavaleiros

Tel: 278 428320
Fax: 278 428329
Tml: 91 9220796

[email protected]

Clube de Campismo e
Caravanismo de Barcelos

Rua Dr. Santos Junior 31 C -Urb. da Barreta
4750 - 332  Barcelos

Tel: 253 815383
Fax: 253 817786

[email protected]

Ass. Desportos Montanha
Aboua Aboua

Ass. Desportos Montanha Aboua Aboua
Pª Conde de Agrolongo, m 105, 1.º B, S11
4700-312 BRAGA

Tml: 96 6110608

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Clube de Parapente de Bastos

Asas Srª da Graça
Lugar da Praça - Atei
4880 Mondim de Bastos

Tml: 96 5375354

[email protected]

Clube Parapente dos Grifos

Freixo de Espada à Cinta
5180 Freixo de Espada à Cinta

Tel: 279 653076
Fax: 279 652865
Tml: 91 7617554

não disponível

Clube de Parapente do Minho

Alderete - Cerdal 4930 Valença

Tml: 96 5225249
Tml: 96 4305789

Clube de Voo Livre Vertical

Linhares da Beira
6360 - 080 Linhares CLB

Tel: 239 716703
Fax: 239 716703
Tml: 91 9050653

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Clube Nacional de Paramotor

Rua Henrique Tavares Júnior
Edifício Gina R/c - Esq.
3870 Torreira

Tel: 234 831210
Fax: 234 838067
Tml: 96 3058345

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Clube Tap Air Portugal

Aeroporto de Lisboa
Edifício 27 - R/c Esq.
1777 Lisboa Codex

Tel: 21 8409282
Fax: 21 8416560

[email protected]

Clubescola Nacional de
Parapente

Bº Calouste Gulbenkian, Rua de Moçambique, Lote 299 - 2º Dto.
2645 - 270 Alcabideche

Tel: 21 4450535
Fax: 21 4450535
Tml: 96 8065430

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Delta Clube de Torres Vedras

Alfreiria
Rua da Boavista nº 6 - Torres Vedras
2560 Carmões

Tel: 261 743004
Tml: 91 9720432

[email protected]

Escola Parapente de Manuel Pombinho

Apartado 191 - Serra da Samouqueirinha
7645 - Vila Nova de Milfontes

Tel: 269 633801
Fax: 269 632155
Tml: 96 4030123

[email protected]

Escola de Parapente do Inatel

Torre do Castelo
6360 Linhares da Beira

Tel: 271 776590
Fax: 271 770006
Tml: 91 7241255


[email protected]

Escola de Parapente do Porto

R. Prof. Antão de Almeida Garrett, 229
4200 Porto

Tel: 22 8303940
Fax: 22 8303940
Tml: 91 7514551

[email protected]

Escola de Voo de Santiago do Cacém

Rua do Parque, nº 10
7540 - 172 Santiago do Cacém

Tml: 96 5095893

visite o web site »

Garça Real, Clube de Voo

Rua Miguel Torga, 30 – Ermida
3070 Mira

Tel: 231 452823
Fax: 234 792455
Tml: 96 7001084

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Grupo Desportivo do
Banco de Portugal

Avª Almirante Reis, 71
1150 Lisboa

Tel: 21 3130000
Tml: 96 6887068

[email protected]

Papaventos - Clube de
Desporto de Montanha

Rua do Forno Velho, 17
5470 Montalegre

Tel: 276 512554
Fax: 22 6097504
Tml: 93 9934049

[email protected]

Paravoar, Associação de
Parapente

Quinta da Vinha - Francos
2735 Cacém

Tel: 21 9160205
Fax: 21 9165278
Tml: 91 7322833

[email protected]

Turbulência, Parapente Clube

Lg.Eng. António de Almeida, 70 - 9º Sala 420
4100 Porto

Fax: 22 6079899
Tml: 91 9240371

visite o web site »

Clube Cultural e Desportivo
Sommer Allibert

Parque Industrial -  Qtª da Marquesa
2950 Palmela

Tel: 21 2135155
Fax: 21 2333200
Tml: 93 2881046

[email protected]

Paraventura

Rua dos Moinhos nº 9
Bombardeira
2560-049 A-dos-Cunhados

Tml: 91 9190737

[email protected]
visite o web site »

Associação de Parapente
de S. Mamede

Rua Francisco Alberto Tavares 6
7330 Porto de Espada - Marvão

Tml: 96 6366181

[email protected]

 

 
 


This page was made in collaboration with Paulo Alfonso, the photos made by Helder Branco and the co-ordinates coming from João Trincheira.

 
 
a
| Home | |

Bernardo Costa Ramos ® Todos os direitos reservados


 PUBLICITE neste site!

Este site foi compilado com optimização para uso com o Internet Explorer 4 ou superior. Embora funcione noutros browsers (por exemplo, Netscape), muitas das funções não terão pleno funcionamento, podendo igualmente existir configurações distorcidas.

 :: © 1999/2005 - Bernardo Costa Ramos  :: azeitao.net  ::  Azeitão, uma região a descobrir! ™ ::

Declaração de exoneração de responsabilidade :: Sobre o sítio/site azeitao.net

:: Descubra ainda a península de Tróia em www.troiaresort.com ::