Alas del Hombre is a 100% Mexican company with a long history and tradition in Mexican avicación which dates from 1927, it is the first paragliding school in Mexico, Alas del Hombre start Hang Glding and Paraglding in Valle de Bravo in 1978. Alas del Hombre has multipes national and International certifications and awards. Alas del Hombre has the highest reputation and prestige in Mexico, is a formal institution composed of several specialists instructors in different areas of paragliding, which are in constant training and professional advice. Alas del Hombre was awarded with "Highly Commended Award" by Federal Tourism Bureau (SECTUR) in 2018. Alas del Hombre is also the organizer of the prestigious Monarca Paragliding Open one of the most popular and best organized competitions world wide. Monarca Paragliding Open has positioned Valle de Bravo and Temascaltepec worldwide as one of the best winter destiations around the world Monarca Paraglding Open has awarded from the Federal Tourism Bureau (SECTUR) with "The Best Sport Event 2019”
In charge of Vuelo Libre Mx is Rudy Gotés, with more than 10,000 flight hours, 10 world championships and hundreds of international competitions support the safety of your flight. Represent the Wills Wing delta wing brand in Mexico. The main idea of our tours is to enjoy flights at any level from beginner to better in competition or XC. We focus on safety, good service, we try to make the most of flight conditions, and always learn something new and raise the flight level or just have a good time. We offer new equipment of the Wills wing brand and we have a staff that will help you to enjoy the flight week.
He is a hang gliding instructor for more than 12 years and paragliding for 10 years. Founder of the SKYRIDES school. A native of Valle de Bravo, he has participated in competitions in both categories. Young talented and with extensive knowledge of the area and its meteorology, focused on teaching, enjoyment and safety of the sport. He is passionate and will be happy to help and receive any foreigner who requires his services.
Paraglide New England was founded in 2017 by Calef Letorney and Matt Henzi to provide a full range of paragliding instructions, International travel included. Henzi learned to fly in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. UU. In 2009. He started flying like a duck to the water and has been an instructor of the USHPA since 2011. Specialized in advanced flight instruction and SIV, Henzi is a suitable celestial Jedi dedicated to advanced teaching piloting skills, but still finds time to send large flights in the great western mountains U.S. Henzi also competes with PG, recently winning the first task at the PWC in China, and has I enjoyed several competitions in the Valle de Bravo. PGNE is excited to Let Henzi teach us in the Valle de Bravo this season! Calef Letorney's mother will tell you that her "need for adrenaline" began in the womb, when he rolled his car while he was 8 months pregnant. He denies being an adrenaline junkie, but he did Learn to ski at age 2.5 and enjoy most adventure sports. When I was a teenager. He competed in freestyle kayak in whitewater, winning medals in National and world championships. He learned to fly paragliding in 2005 in Colorado and Utah. His first trip Valle de Bravo was in 2006 and has returned every year since then. Calef got his first USHPA Paragliding instructor qualification in 2009 and has been guiding trips to Valle annually since 2013.
Termikk & Rotor by Tonny&Ronny has been coming to Valle de Bravo every year since 1996. We know the flying-site exceptionally well, and have been guiding 2-3 big groups here every year for the last 23 years. Our company do many exciting paraglider-tours all around the world, the whole year around. We are also exclusive distributors for Ozone, BGD, UP, Nova, Naviter and Woody Valley in Norway. We have our shop and work-shop in the center of Oslo Norway. Ronny has been flying since 1987, and have been living full time of paragliding and parachuting since this time. He is a pioneer and a living legend on the Norwegian paragliding-scene. He is still active on the international competition-scene, he is paraglider-instructor, acro-instructor, SIV-instructor, and a lot of other things. Tonny has been flying since 1993, and been working professionally with paragliding in Termikk&Rotor since 1999. He is also paraglider-instructor, SIV-instructor and former competition-pilot.
The owner and the leader of FLUMEN is a Master Instructor MARKO HRGETIC, certified by and part of the Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors - APPI MARKO HRGETIC is the most complete instructor in all of Mexico, probably even around the globe, being the first instructor to obtain the certification as an APPI Master Instructor in Mexico. He has been responsible for certifying other instructors operating in Mexico, the USA, Argentina, China, Japan, Canada, Croatia and is highly active in training and certification programs worldwide. He is one of few instructors in Americas certified to do APPI SIV and XC courses and the knowledge and commitment that is given during the courses is a reason to join the courses he organizes. In addition to the above, MARKO HRGETIC has been an active and outstanding pilot in the middle of the paragliding competitions. MARKO HRGETIC has won numerous competitions in various categories and has knowledge and experience in flying and teaching that not many instructors have. The experience that he has to share is immense. He participated in the Red Bull X-Alps 2019!
Hola and howdy. What changes over 28 years of our flying at El Peñon!!! Twenty eight consecutive New Years passed in Valle de Bravo. Improvements seen to launch going from width of a hang glider widening to a five lane flyway, roads that were dirt for miles now paved and concreted, and the closest landing area (The Piano) becoming an all approach direction, vehicle accessible, fun zone. FlyMexico with Alex Olazabal initiated the safer piano lz which now sees landing down in front of launch the destination instead of the plan of last resort. FlyMexico has lifted up considerable numbers of pilots, instructors, and guides. We have maintained local relations to keep our operations running smoothly through various chapters of site management and difficulties. The local connections and immersion in the culture with a Mexican wife Norma and TexMex little girl Elizabeth see Jeff and FlyMexico anchored. We keep facilities, vehicles, and a support team going for flying and fun in the Valle de Bravo area. The years look to continue adding up doing just that.
I have been flying paragliders in Valle de Bravo since 1999. I am an advanced instructor, tandem and competition pilot. My specialty is helping P2 pilots get their first taste of thermal and XC flying. I run week-long tours starting on Sundays and ending on Saturdays during the months of December and January. If you can get yourself to the Mexico City airport on Sunday afternoon, I can meet you there and travel to Valle with you to show you how to fly the site safely. We generally stay at the same posada and ride in the same vehicle to launch every day. My maximum group size is 5 pilots per week and my tours are generally the least expensive offered in Valle. We fly twice per day from the El Peńon site, making for long days full of flying, conversation and fabulous food. If you join our group, expect to get between 12 and 24 hours of thermal flying experience for every week that you are with us. Stay for multiple weeks if there is room. For more information including cost of tours and daily living expenses, visit my website.
Jochen Hendrics is a DHV Instructor Flying experience since 1986 Coming to Valle de Bravo since 2002, every season
My name is Alejandro, I am a local paraglider pilot who likes to believe himself Vallesan and adventurous. I grew up coming to this place during the holidays and 5 years ago I made the big decision to settle here and start an adventure sports and environmental education school. This has allowed me to discover the most incredible of this town. I have been flying constantly for 4 years, I have participated in 3 competitions since I started flying and the type of flight I like the most is the adventure or expedition flight; cross, climb high mountains and whatever discover the conditions and flight sites in Mexico. If I can help you with any suggestions, recommendations or tip, very welcome.
David Prentice has been flying paragliders for 27 years, with 15 years of hanggliding experience. He has been guiding paraglider and hangglider pilots in Valle de Bravo and other world renowned flying destinations for 19 years, with an excellent safety record. David has thousands of hours flying XC worldwide. Personal best xc flight is 400kms. David has held advanced instructor, and tandem instructor ratings with USHPA for over 20 years. With extensive mountain rescue/emergency medical training and experience David has been an integral part of many of the critical pilot rescues in Valle de Bravo over the past 19 years.
Paragliding Pilot since 2000, is one of the most experienced Instructors in México, Guiding XC Tours in México, Europe, Asia, South America. He is an expert of Peñon Fliyng area. Acro Pilot and SIV Instructor as well as Competition Pilot. Together with his partners Hector Serrano “Chifus” Jose Ma. Zarate “Chema” it has stablished like the safest Paragliding Flying school in México. APPI 236
Advanced Instructor and Tandem rated pilot/instructor. Teaching for 8 years as owner of Cloudsurf Paragliding. 4 years of over-water maneuvers coaching as owner/operator of Cloudsurf Towing.
Michael Gebert and Andy Flühler are working all the year round as paragliding instructors and guiding trips all around the world. Michael took part 5 times at the Red Bull Xalps and is instructor for hang and paragliding. Since years they are offering trips as well to different spots in Mexico.
Olivier has been flying since 2001. French Paragliding Instructor (FFVL) since 2014. APPI Master Instructor (#16360) since 2018. Shares his knowledge and spread the love for paragliding in Annecy, France during the summertime. After wandering around the world heading for best flying places for almost 20 years, he fell in love for Valle de Bravo in 2017, and would not be heading to any other place from late March to February now. He enjoys flying for himself but also tandem, teaching and guiding. Owner and operator of Parapente-Mexicoenglish version, he is also working together with local instructor
Muchas veces los corredores en esta industria son estafadores, pero la compañía de transacciones que él ha estado usando es confiable después de leer comentarios, además si él confía su dinero a este corredor debe ser uno bueno. Una cosa graciosa es que este corredor está disponible para tod...
Temascaltepec deriva del náhuatl temazcalli, "baño de vapor" y de tepetl, "cerro" y el locativo co, "c"; que significa "Cerro de los temascales o baños de vapor". El territorio de este municipio fue habitado por los matlatzincas y es probable que a ellos se deba la fundación del poblado en torno a las minas. Durante la colonia y aún después de la Independencia, Temascaltepec fue una de las zonas más ricas del país en minerales. Perteneció al Distrito de Taxco. Su nombre anterior fue Cocalostoc, "Cueva de cuervos". Se inició su poblamiento después de 1556, al descubrirse mineral de plata. En 1858, se elevó a este pueblo a la categoría de Villa y en 1861 se le dió el nombre de Temascaltepec de González en honor al caudillo de la Reforma, Plutarco González. De septiembre de 1874 a octubre de 1831, dejó de ser cabecera de distrito por haberse trasladado a Tejupilco, habiendo vuelto a recobrar su categoría, la que ha conservado a pesar del aislamiento que sufrió una larga temporada. Temascaltepec fue nombrado Pueblo con Encanto del Bicentenario en noviembre del año 2008.
En los amplios bosques de Temascaltepec se puede practicar rapel, alpinismo, vuelo en parapente y ala delta. Si te interesa alguno de estos deportes, sólo lleva tu equipo y ¡listo!.
No te pierdas la oportunidad de visitar el Orquidiario de Río Verde y llevarte una bella flor.
Visita el cerro Los Tres Reyes, ideal para el montañismo y el Cañón Brinco del León para hacer rappel, tirolesa y rafting en el Río Verde.
Visita el Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca, realiza recorridos a caballo y disfruta de los antojitos que se ofrecen en este lugar.
Y si te gusta la pesca deportiva, Temascaltepec es para ti.
By Patricia García de Letona with English translation help and some comments by Josh Cohn
Below are descriptions of the main flying routes around Valle de Bravo, based on the most typical days of the area during the cross-flying season (October to May). Heights are only recommendations. Remember to make your decisions based on what is happening on the day and based on your knowledge. If you are a very new pilot I recommend that you fly along with more advanced pilots who can advise you not to risk your safety. These recommendations are mainly for paraglider pilots; if you fly a hang glider you will find some useful information, but be sure to talk to a local hang glider pilot who can advise you on these routes, and especially on the landing options. I hope this information serves you and I wish you good flights!!!
The main landmarks (there are waypoints) of the route must be identified, which are:
Launch, Landing in Piano, Peñon, The Wall, Peñitas, Sacamecate, San Ag...
The XC flight from Peñon to Valle has two basic routes; the Peñitas route is the easiest route to stay within a glide of the main road...
This route to Valle is recommended for pilots with a little more experience. The locations of the thermals around the Peñon, the Wall and G-s...
The flight to Divisadero is one of the most beautiful and imposing when you start to fly XC. You go to Maguey as previously described and then ...
The route towards Saucos is a typical one of the site. The difficulty is that in that direction the terrain goes up, so that although the day is goo...
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