The feeling of freedom that the idea of flying provides is one of the main reasons why adventure sports lovers dare to practice paragliding. To this is added the fun and the release of adrenaline in a pleasant and exciting experience. Pedro Jiménez knows a lot about all this. This paraglider & ndash since 1989 & ndash has been in charge of Desnivel Paragliding since 1997. In his school, the oldest recognized by the Aeronautical Federation of the Region of Murcia, he has trained more than 500 pilots and offers the opportunity to fly in two-seater paragliding during all weekends of the year and also during the week during the month of August.
Other leisure and multi-adventure companies that offer this activity also use Paragliding Desnivel services, such as Aventuricas Murcia or Siroco Aventuras, which is why Paragliding Desnivel is the main flight option for users in the Region.
The skies of Aledo, Alhama de Murcia and Zarcilla de Ramos (Lorca) are the ones chosen to start in this sport in which «we do not jump into the void, nor do we jump through any cuts, we simply inflate our sail, take a couple of steps, we take off smoothly and enjoy a relaxing flight and a quiet landing », is explained on the Parapente Desnivel website.
According to Jiménez, “people are amazed at the tranquility of the flight, because before the equipment is fitted they tend to think that the feeling of danger is much greater.”
You do not need previous experience and there is no age limit to enjoy paragliding. The baptism of flight is ideal to get to know the sport and consists of a twenty-minute journey & ndash70 euros & ndash. Depending on the weather forecast, this flight takes place in the Cabezo del Molino area, very close to the Aledo municipality, “from above we can see the town and the castle is particularly well seen”; or from Alhama de Murcia, always climbing between 200 and 300 meters above the take-off level. These locations are also chosen for the acrobatic flight, an experience lasting half an hour & ndash100 euros & ndash recommended «for daring people who want to experience strong emotions» which consists of executing different maneuvers under the control of Chechu Costa, a specialist pilot with a wide range of winners and European champion with the Spanish National Team (2018).
The Lorca district of Zarcilla de Ramos is the scene of the scenic flight, lasting one hour & ndash140 euros & ndash. «A beautiful place in which the sighting of dozens of vultures and other birds of prey stands out. Flying so close to them is quite a spectacle. A journey between mountains next to the Valdeinfierno reservoir, in a landscape of pine forests. Three flight options available for beginners and adapted to the sensations that everyone wants to experience, from a pleasant walk through the heights to an impressive adventure.