Tandem paragliding in Funchal, Madeira

Tandem paragliding in Funchal, Madeira
This offer is very popular
248 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 16 y/o
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexible FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    To be arranged with the instructor when the booking is confirmed
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Enjoy a tandem paragliding flight on the idyllic island of Funchal in Madeira, an experience you will never forget!

The experience begins with a briefing, giving to know local conditions, flight plan and instructions for the passenger to takeoff and landing.

The chosen take-off spot to flight will depend on the weather conditions. Then, the duration of the flight depends on the spot, but it generally takes 15 to 20 minutes.

You will fly in one of these several spots in Madeira Island depending on the weather conditions:
- Chão da Lagoa to Funchal
Starting at 1440 meters and landing sea level
Flight between 30 and 40 minutes
- Pico da Cruz to Praia Formosa
Starting at 270 meters and landing in Praia Formosa
Duration 15 to 20 minutes
- Canhas to Madalena do Mar
Starting at 470 meters and landing sea level
Time between 15 and 20 minutes depending on the weather
- Rochao at 780 meters
Landing in Madalena do Mar
Flight for 20 minutes with possibility of more
- Cabo Girao to Câmara de Lobos
Starting at 500 meters 15 to 20 minutes
Some days, possibility to land on Praia Formosa
- Porto da Cruz
Starting at 40 meters with nice possibility to soaring
20 minutes guaranteed when good wind direction and speed

Gaze at the wonderful landscapes of Madeira Island beneath your feet and feel the amazing sensations of flying!

We guarantee a unique and fun tandem paragliding flight!

Activity requirements

The minimum weight required is 40 kg and the maximum is 85kg.

Please contact the instructor as soon as your booking is confirmed to arrange the pick-up, the meeting point and time depending on the weather conditions.

Included
  • All paragliding equipment
  • Pick up service within Madeira
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
  • Trekking or sports shoes
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Bottled water and snacks
Meeting point
To be arranged with the instructor when the booking is confirmed Get directions

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Awesome experience with very good host
  • 5 / 5
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I recommend this to anyone who appreciates beautiful views and loves the adrenaline

Awesome
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Paragliding madeira

Espetacular! Para repetir!
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Foi a primeira vez que experimentei e sem dúvida para repetir.

Loved it
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Very relaxing

Amazing experience!
  • 5 / 5
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It was our first time, really enjoyed it, it was our best experience in Madeira. Recommend it to everyone!

Aventure exceptionnelle avec des professionnels
  • 5 / 5
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Parapente qui permet de découvrir une partie de l’île. Avec l’adrénaline de la discipline

AWESOME!!
  • 5 / 5
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The activity was great!! As the team! Really nice experience, I loved it!

Extraordinaire
  • 5 / 5
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Une expérience extraordinaire pour notre premier vol en parapente.

Amazing
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Just spectacular.

Amazing experience
  • 5 / 5
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Tandem paragliding in Madeira

Expérience unique avec de supers instructeurs
  • 5 / 5
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Volet en parapente était un de mes rêves. Ce n’est pas effrayant du tout. La sensation d’envol et pouvoir contempler les paysages de Madère vus du ciel est extraordinaire. Malheureusement mon mari et moi sommes sujets au mal des transports, et le mal de l’air n’a pas fait exception après 5min de vol. Si c’est aussi votre cas je vous conseille de prendre un médicament contre le mal des transports avant votre vol.

FANTASTIQUE
  • 4.8 / 5
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tres bien organisé

Amazing experience
  • 5 / 5
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Amazing

amazing experience
  • 5 / 5
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The wind has a big role for the activity. Had the experience twice to be able to take off and land because of the wind.

Unforgettable experience
  • 5 / 5
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It was amazing!

Perfect Day Out
  • 5 / 5
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Weirdly serene, must do!

Best day in Madeira
  • 5 / 5
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It was amazing!!! We went to the mountains to check the weather and then boooom ! Let’s fly… it lasted around 20 min even if the weather was not as expected… highly recommended !!!

Top of the Top ! MUST DO !
  • 5 / 5
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I really enjoyed the flight with Rui. Finally i got the sensation of a free bird flying in the sky !

MUST DO in Madeira
  • 5 / 5
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It was our first time paragliding and so much fun, the views were breathtaking. We felt safe and supported and would definitely do it again. Anything we‘ll write here, will not come close to the experience, so go for it!

Great Experience
  • 5 / 5
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Paragliding on Madeira

Superb first experience of paragliding
  • 5 / 5
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This was my first experience of paragliding and, while running off a grassy ledge into thin air 600m above the valley floor certainly required an act of will to overcome the fear factor, it then took only a few seconds for me to realise that I really was going to enjoy this very much indeed! We were in the air for around 25 minutes and enjoyed some breathtaking views despite the cloudy weather. The whole venture was undoubtedly one of the absolute highlights of my week in Madeira, and I would love to go paragliding again when opportunity permits :-)

Fly like a bird
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Paragliding is a magical adventure and surprisingly not scary. I have been fortunate to have been tandem paragliding in a number of countries and Madeira is right up there with the top places.

S'envoyer en l'air à Madère !
  • 5 / 5
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Un super moment et une belle façon de découvrir Madère vue du ciel. Les instructeurs sont très gentils et disponibles. Je recommande !

Tandem paraglide
  • 5 / 5
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The activity was fantastic, the flight was smooth and the views were magnificent.

Parapente à madère super expérience
  • 5 / 5
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Parapente

Uma experiência única!
  • 5 / 5
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A experiência de voo é espetacular.

Awesome Experience
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We spent an incredible moment there. It was a first time for me and I would definitely do it again based on this experience.

Incroyable 🤩
  • 5 / 5
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Le vol était incroyable, les paysages sont à couper le souffle ! Nous avons effectué deux vols entre mer villages et falaises avec Rui et Alicia en toute confiance.

Tandem Paragliding
  • 5 / 5
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Best experience ever! Breathtaking, Beautiful and fun!

Accueilli par des personnes super sympas, d'une extrême gentillesse
  • 5 / 5
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Le spot de parapente était très bien choisi en vu des conditions climatiques. Tout était parfait... Merci à Rui et Alicia

Highlight of our trip to Madeira!
  • 5 / 5
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Our flight with MadeiraWings was the highlight of our trip to Madeira. From being picked up in the morning to being dropped off in the afternoon Rui and Alicia were incredibly friendly and gave us a warm welcome to the island. Rui’s knowledge and experience of paragliding was evident from the start so we always felt in safe hands. We headed straight for the landing area to make sure it was clear and then headed up to our launch point. From our vantage point we were given a stunning view of the ocean glittering in the light, and as the glorious sunshine warmed the mountains, thermals began to rise. Our excitement built as we felt cool breeze rush past and saw birds gently floating through the air. I being lightest went first and was kitted out in warm clothes and safety gear. We were given instructions on what to do during take off and landing (Listen to Rui and Run!) and told how to operate the go-pro that we would be using to film our flight. All that was left to do was to strap in to the tandem harness and wait for right moment... The breeze picked up and on Rui’s mark I began to run! Before I knew it I was bicycling in the air as we were gently lifted up into the great blue sky. We soared up and out over the cliffs until we had gleaming ocean on one side and verdant Madeira on the other. It was a surprisingly relaxing experience, that gave me a new perspective of the world. Sweeping along the coastal cliffs with the seabirds was altogether surreal but the highlight for me was when we headed out over the ocean. Being able to only see blue sky above and blue sea below was liberating and made all the more thrilling when I was given a taste of adrenaline by experiencing a turn that sent us rushing down for a few seconds. After a smooth landing I was left with a huge smile and sense of satisfaction... we’d been in the air for an amazing 25 minutes! On the way home they were kind enough to take us to the Cabo Girão (Highest sea cliff in Europe) sky walk (2nd highest in the world) and even set us up with a friend of theirs to do a Jeep tour of the island. We both decided to purchase a video of our flight for a very reasonable €10 which was brilliantly edited together by Alicia.

Topissime
  • 5 / 5
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On a adoré. Rui et Alicia sont vraiment des personnes adorables. Le vent n'était pas au rdv, mais tout le côté technique etc était la. Ils donnent le meilleurs d'eux même et ça se ressent . Merci encore !

Super expérience !
  • 5 / 5
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Activité totalement conforme à notre attente, avec un atterissage sur la plage ! Top.

Exceptionnel !!!
  • 5 / 5
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Ce fut un moment inoubliable, tout était parfait : la météo, le vent et surtout le cadre tout simplement magnifique ! Mille mercis Madeira Wings !

A great time paragliding with Madeira Wings
  • 5 / 5
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My first time paragliding and I loved it. It was a great experience

Extraordinaire
  • 5 / 5
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Une expérience unique dans un lieu magnifique.

5 ⭐️ - Highly Recommend
  • 5 / 5
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So fun and actually relaxing

Marvelous experience!
  • 5 / 5
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Great first flight with amazing views on Madeira North coast in Porto da Cruz!

Magique
  • 5 / 5
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Vraiment génial, le moniteur m’a mise en confiance et m’a aidé à surmonter ma peur du vide ! Un grand merci à l’équipe qui est aussi venue nous chercher à l’hôtel

Génial
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Parapente

Perfect flight with perfect Guide
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Absolutes Highlight für jeden Flugliebhaber. Rui ist spitze

Discovering the sky with Madeira Wings
  • 5 / 5
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The paragliding and the whole experience was amazing!

Fantastic experience
  • 5 / 5
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We went paragliding near Funchal which was a fantastic experience. Rui and Alicia was very professional and friendly. Thanks from Anja, Kristian, Simone and Thomas. We will never forget this day :-)

Amazing Experience!
  • 5 / 5
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We went paragliding with Rui who was highly experienced and very friendly.

Madeira Wings - Excellent!
  • 5 / 5
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The paragliding with Madeira Wings was fantastic, I fully recommend using this company for paragliding in Madeira.

Amazing experience
  • 5 / 5
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Very excited

Amazing
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Exhilarating and gorgeous.

Découverte extraordinaire du parapente et de Madère
  • 5 / 5
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Cette sortie nous a permis de découvrir le parapente et Madère pour notre 1er jour sur l’ile.

Amazing
  • 5 / 5
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Breathtaking experience

Great fun, awesome team!
  • 5 / 5
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We can recommend paragliding in general and especially on Madeira and with these great people! Thank you!

Paraglide
  • 5 / 5
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Paragliding

"Amazing experience"
  • 5 / 5
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It was and it will be my unforgettable experience in Madeira. I would recommend everyone to enjoy the incredible adventure. The view of the waterfalls from the air, OMG, it's great.

Amazing Experience and Lovely People
  • 5 / 5
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It has been an unforgettable adventure! Would recommend to anyone

Amazing experience
  • 5 / 5
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Everything went smoothly! The flight itself was so amazing and breathtakingly beautiful! Could recommend for anyone!!

Vol parapente en tandem à Madère
  • 5 / 5
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C’est génial le parapente, première fois et j’en referai.

Un moment merveilleux
  • 5 / 5
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Ce vol en parapente à été magique. L'île de Madere est un petit coin de paradis qui se dévoile encore plus lorsque l'on prend de la hauteur. Expérience à vivre sans retenue.

Super expérience !!
  • 4 / 5
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L'accueil est top belle rencontre beau vol. Merci pour tout.

Un moment inoubliable !
  • 5 / 5
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Nous avons passé un super moment avec Rui et sa femme. Ils ont été rassurants et à l’écoute durant tout le vol. Nous recommandons à 100% les vols en parapente avec eux! Ils sont adorables et parlent très bien le français 😊

Vol parapente Cabo Girão
  • 5 / 5
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Vol au dessus du Cabo Girão à Madère Superbe baptême de parapente

Merveilleux
  • 5 / 5
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Au top

Magique !!!!!
  • 5 / 5
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Une expérience incroyable, un moment intime et précieux avec la nature

Paragliding
  • 5 / 5
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It was amazing, the instructors were very friendly and I highly recommend it.

Fantastic
  • 5 / 5
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Marvelous
  • 5 / 5
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Amazing to just fly above the island in the quiet of no motor.

Incroyable
  • 5 / 5
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Organisation au top !les coachs très disponibles et aux petits soins . Priorité sur la qualité du vent pour un vol optimal

Superb flight
  • 5 / 5
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Paragliding

A memorable day!
  • 5 / 5
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Madeira is the perfect place for this kind of activity with it's wonderful landscape.

Breathtaking experience
  • 5 / 5
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Paragliding is just amazing!!! It is a great chance to forget about everything that is going on in your life. You feel free and easy and I can only recommend it! It is an experience for life.

6 out of 5 stars!
  • 5 / 5
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After picking me up at my place, I got a guided tour on the way to the flying spot. We checked different point for a best possible flight. I learned a lot about both the island and paragliding. The feeling and view was amazing and we went for a coffee afterwards.

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