For lovers of adventure tourism and strong emotions, San Rafael offers the possibility of one of the sports world’s most popular free flight: paragliding. It is called free flight to differentiate it from the flights made with a propeller engine, usually called paramotor.
Paragliding is taking off, flying and landing with a flap, based on a slope and wind assistance. It can be performed in one or in pairs, usually if required by an instructor. For those new to the art of paragliding called baptisms are performed on any day of the year and provided the accompanying weather conditions.
The flight of a takeoff at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, and the Mesilla hill flies to enjoy the scenery offered by the Atuel Canyon. The only instruction received by the paraglider takes twenty minutes before takeoff, which explains how to make the trip and how to land. The flights must be grown with helmet and parachute, and as an option can be a jumpsuit, altivario and gps.
The first flights are performed in tandem, ie in pairs, together with an instructor. It is a sport that depends on weather conditions 100%, because in unfavorable conditions dangerous off. The flights generally start at 9 am, if the weather is fine, because at that time the breezes begin to be favorable. The paraglider has the opportunity to photograph or film the tour.