- Algodonales, Spain
- All year round
- Available to:
- Anyone (Age and weight restrictions may apply)
- €120 SALE: €100 (discounts available for groups)
In addition to our bird of prey based activities, we also offer regular tamdem paragliding flights.
We are based in Algodonales in beautiful Andalucia southern Spain. Algodonales is Europes leading destination for paragliding, attracting thousands of flyers and thrill seekers attracted by its stunning scenery and amazing weather conditions. We are located just 1 hour from Seville, 40 mins from Ronda and 90 minutes from the popular coastal resorts of the Costa Del Sol.
We fly at number of different sites depending on the wind and weather on the day. A typical flight will last approx 20 minutes, longer flights can be arranged on the day. After the flight, we can head to the Parahawking HQ to see the birds and maybe even sign up for a Parahawking or Bird of Prey Experience.
All our pilots are internationally licenced and insured.
About your pilot:
Scott Mason is a highly experienced internationally renowned and respected tandem paragliding pilot with 20 years paragliding experience. Scott is the pioneer of Parahawking (paragliding with trained vultures), he has flown in many countries around the world from the himalayas of Nepal to the stunning landscapes of southern Spain and has flown thousands of passengers from all around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our birds need to be rewarded for guiding us into the thermals. During the flight the passenger will place small morsels of meat onto his gloved hand, the birds will come and gently land on the hand to take the food, and then gracefully fly away to find the next thermal. A perfect symbiotic relationship.
Vultures are important in our society, they play a vital role in our ecosystem by cleaning up all of the dead animals that would otherwise be left to rot. Millions of tonnes of animal carcasses are disposed of each year across Asia, which if not cleaned up, would pose a real risk to human health. Asia's vultures are declining faster than the Dodo and could be extinct in the next 5-10 years, unfortunately not enough people know about the problem. Vultures are considered to be quite unsavory creatures because of this, these prehistoric looking birds are difficult to empathize with. We want to change that!
Parahawking provides a unique opportunity to see vultures in a different light, to understand about the importance of them in our society and to learn about their behavior in the wild. Parahawking is our mission to raise more public awareness to the plight of Asia's vultures and in doing so halt the decline and prevent their extinction.
We support vital Vulture conservation projects, proceeds from Parahawking go to Vulture conservations projects.