Serra Gorda is the "Cathedral" of paragliding on the island of São Miguel, Azores. This mountain rises to 485 meters of altitude above the level of the sea. In the immediate vicinity are the Arribanas, Pico dos Bodes, and Pico das Contendas.


The access to Serra Gorda is done on foot through a private property, situated on the eastern front of the hill.
It is a place where it is possible to take off for several quadrants, allowing the thermal and dynamic flight.
In Serra Gorda it is not allowed to fly without the knowledge of the local pilots and without the authorization of the competent authorities.

Paulo LuisInformation kindly provided by Paulo Luis


GOING TO SERRA GORDA

The maps below contain the routes to Serra Gorda, from the three nearest municipalities and the route to the Pastinhos (another paragliding spot, near Serra Gorda). You can download the respective files to the GPS.

In the maps, besides the relevant points in the Sierra Gorda, you will also find useful information of the route. Gas stations and restaurants are some of the examples of relevant points on the maps.


ROUTE PONTA DELGADA – SERRA GORDA

ROUTE RIBEIRA GRANDE – SERRA GORDA

ROUTE LAGOA – SERRA GORDA

ROUTE SERRA GORDA – PASTINHOS


TIME TO EAT!


SNACK-BAR 2B
LOCATION: PONTA DELGADA

Regional food, fresh fish, salads, sandwiches, fast food and take away.

ARRIBA
LOCATION: PONTA DELGADA

Delicious mexican dishes made with the best natural products of the Azores.

FORNERIA SÃO DINIS
LOCATION: PONTA DELGADA

With a cozy atmosphere, the restaurant overlooks the sea and free parking.

MANÉ CIGANO
LOCATION: PONTA DELGADA

The real “tasca”, good and cheap! If you have a vacant seat just sit and eat!

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