Nice is the administrative capital of the Alps – Maritime department, the second largest city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and the fifth most populous city in France, situated in the southeast coast of France by the Mediterranean Sea. The Nice urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits. The mild Mediterranean climate and the natural beauty of Nice along with the big sporting activity came to attention of various types of athletes.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Paragliding in Alp 2500, Masella, Catalonia Spain
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. When combined with skis (also known as speed flying too), it takes a new level for extreme sporters, speed riding is the ultimate experience! Masella pistes give you the chance to paraglide on skis, among the slopes.
There are no gliding schools in the resort, but the experienced glider can bring his own equipment and discover Masella from above. The forest extends along at 80% of its pistes and at 90% face north. It offers the largest vertical drop in the Eastern Pyrenees at 935 m/3067 ft with 74 km/45 mi of total usable terrain. Lowest altitude is at 1600 m / 5249 ft at Pla de Masella, with a maximum height of 2535 m/8316 ft in La Tosa.
You can move in the area by using 5 chairlifts, 7 drag-lifts, 2 rope tows and 4 transporting tapes. You can find plenty of services in the area like children facilities, medical support, lockers and cafes. There are also a lot of shops to buy, repair or rent your skiing equipment.