Hang Gliding

Experiencing the flight of Hang gliding on the marvellous beaches of Sintra.

Associação Voo Livre Sintra

This association is registered with the Portuguese Free Flight Federation and provides experiences in paragliding, hang gliding and introductory tandem flights.

Sintra, Portugal
(+351) 910 844 321

The practice of this activity in Sintra dates back quite some years and, due to its unique conditions on the Portuguese coast, is in fact one of the places where free flight first emerged.

Find out all about the characteristics and the conditions for use of take-off and landing sites authorized for the practice of free flight in the municipality of Sintra:

Praia da Aguda Cliffs

  • Take-off: next to the car park
  • Landing: at the take-off point or, in case of need, on the beach
  • Wind direction: W to NW
  • Wind speed: 13 km/h to 26 km/h
  • Capacity: 15 Hang-gliders
  • Parking: Aguda Beach public car park
  • Restrictions: no landings on the beach are permitted during the bathing season


Praia Grande do Rodízio Cliffs 

  • Take-off: southern cliff face
  • Landing: at the take-off site or, in case of need, on the beach
  • Wind Direction: NW to N
  • Wind speed:14km/h to 26 km/h
  • Capacity: 10 Hang-gliders
  • Parking: at the end of the dirt road, on the left by the house. Limited to 4 or 5 cars
  • Restrictions: no flights south of Adraga Beach are permitted; during bathing season no landings on the beach are permitted


Praia da Vigia Look Out

  • Take off: southern cliff face
  • Landing: at the take-off site or, in case of need, on the beach
  • Wind direction: NW
  • Wind speed: 14 km/h to 25 km/h
  • Capacity: 10 Hang-gliders
  • Parking: Praia da Vigia public car park
  • Restrictions: Take-off and landing forbidden from January 1st to June 30th. No beach landings permitted during bathing season

 
Peninha

  • Take-off: left side of the path between the car park and Peninha
  • Landing: at the take-off site or on private land by National Road EN 247
  • Wind direction: SW to S
  • Wind speed: 15km/h to 20km/h
  • Capacity: 10 Hang-gliders
  • Parking: Peninha public car park
  • Restrictions: to be posted on-site by the PNSC (Sintra-Cascais Natural Park) services