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Paragliding in Carmona Ridge, Cavite, Cavite The Philippines

Take off height:
374ft/114m
Best season:
November to June
Carmona is an urban municipality, located in the Cavite province, less than an hour away from the Philippine's capital city of Manila. As Carmona evolved from a rural town into a city with stable economy, it is now considered to be the center of sports and investment of Cavite.

Apart from the golf clubs and the popular sport racing venues, there is a place that offers the perfect spot for paragliding enthusiasts. Widely known as Carmona Ridge, this site is a playground for kiters and paraglliders from all over the world.

Taking off spot is located on a ridge, facing the east at approximately 374 ft/114 m high. The wide open space with tall grass below the taking-off spot is just ideal for landing. In order to reach the Carmona Ridge, you can hike for about half an hour through an easy trail with tall grass, until you reach the take off point. However, if weather is rainy, the trail gets really muddy and hard to walk, so it is best to drive up with a 4×4 car.

The spot is flyable from November to late June, with mainly east and southeast winds that give you the opportunity to enjoy long and exciting flights. The best uplifting thermal winds usually blow during the afternoon. However, you can have fun with ridge soaring flights in the morning, ideal for all skill level paragliders.

The views of the area and nature around are just incredible, allowing you to stare at endless grasslands and tropical tress just under your feet. There are schools with experienced instructors that can provide you with the necessary gear and introduce you to the world of this high adrenaline sport. If you are planning a visit in the Philippines, then paragliding at Carmona Ridge is certainly a must-do activity. 

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Manila
26mi/42km, 49mins
Head east toward Quezon Boulevard, Turn right onto Quezon Boulevard, Continue onto Quezon Bridge, Continue onto Quezon Blvd, Continue onto Padre Burgos St, Slight left onto Lagusnilad, Continue onto Taft Ave, Turn left onto United Nations Ave, Slight right onto General Luna St, Turn left onto Pedro Gil, Turn right onto President Quirino Avenue, Turn left onto S Luzon Expy, Take the exit toward Governor's Dr, Keep right at the fork to continue toward Governor's Dr, Turn right onto Governor's Dr, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Loyola St, Slight left onto Dahlia St, Take the 1st right onto Alfarez Ave and turn right
BY AIR
Ninoy Aquino International Airport,
19.8mi/31.9km from Carmona Ridge

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
1 Day Paragliding Program (min 5 pax), Carmona
/ Carmona, Cavite, The Philippines
  • Book your paragliding tutor.
  • Book a day of your choice. (Weekday or Weekend)
  • Check the weather forecast the evening before your booking, get the go ahead and start time.
  • Meet at our meeting point at Carmona.
  • Sign in and meet the instructors.
  • We all gather at training sites on the early morning.
  • Introductory safety briefing and parachute landing rolls.
  • Explanation of the equipment and site assessment.
  • Demonstration of how to launch the wing.
  • Time for you to have a go at practice launching on the flat!
  • As the day goes on we aim to progress up the slope and achieve higher flights – weather depending.
  • You fly through the air with a massive grin on your face!
  • If the weather is suitable you might also get a tandem flight. (at extra charge)
  • Debrief and head to the coffee shop for refreshment and chit chat.
  • You get hooked on paragliding!

WHEN YOU CAN FLY: We pride ourselves on being the only full time paragliding active team in the Philippines who flies all the time. We have even been known to fly on Christmas and new year’s day! At night when full moon is out!

WHO YOU FLY WITH:  We have a team of full time qualified paragliding instructors who have your safety and enjoyment as number one priority. All our instructors are experienced paragliding pilots who have flown all over the world and are rather obsessed with paragliding!

WHERE YOU FLY: Just 40min drive from Manila at Carmona Flysite. A safe uncrowded airspace on beginner friendly site.

WHY WE FLY: Because it’s epic and you’ll never forget it!

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$ 35
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) - 25$ per person
Paramotoring Course, Carmona
/ Carmona, Cavite, The Philippines

Flight: 10 to 15 mins

Individual booking: Weekends (Saturday, Sunday and all Holidays) – 75$ / Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – 55$ 

Full powered paragliding course and refreshment training through international assortment of highly skilled professional paramotor instructors with years of experience. Learning to fly a Paramotor will bring you great joy and a sense of personal achievement while discovering an exciting new adventure sport. Having a good time is the cornerstone to our success. Come and learn with us – you’ll be up in the air, having a blast in no time!

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$ 75
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) - 55$
Paragliding Tandem, Carmona
/ Carmona, Cavite, The Philippines

Tandem Flight: 10 to 15 mins

Individual booking: Weekends (Saturday, Sunday and all Holidays) – 75$ / Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – 55$ 

Group booking (2 or more passengers): Weekends (Saturday, Sunday and all Holidays) – 70$ / Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – 50$

-Meeting time is 7:00 am, best time to fly is in the early morning.

-Polyester/trekking pants (shorts, not really recommended due to the sharp grasses, but if you insist, you can).

-Any dry fit shirt for comfort. You can also wear leggings.

-Sun protection: hat, sun block, shades, long sleeve jersey.

-Outdoor shoes, trekking shoes, trail shoes or running shoes. SLIPPERS IS A NO NO. A change of clothes – after the sustained adrenaline.

-Toiletries: insect repellent, alcohol, wipes.

-Helmet: bike or any sort, if you prefer to use your own, we sell TUBETURBANS at a reasonable price, if you are particular when you borrow a helmet.

-Camera or video camera for souvenir shots.

-While waiting: a snack, a seat, a music player, a book, stories, jokes, fun energy, and a lot of patience.

-Food, water – some of the area is in a remote location. It has cellphone signal though. It will not be easy for you to go in and out of the venue so kindly bring appropriate provisions like personal toiletries or medicine.

-Private Transport – if possible an SUV or 4WD as the terrain to the site is rough, rocky and muddy. There is a grasslands parking area for your vehicle. We advise that you bring only one vehicle for your group.

 

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$ 75
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) - 55$
Full Paragliding Program, Carmona
/ Carmona, Cavite, The Philippines

Free use of school paragliding gear, radio, helmet. Exercises are conducted on a training hill at Carmona Fly-site.

Timing: 15:00 to 18:00 / Price: 110 $ per day

Day 1: Ground Training
Day 2: Ground Handling
Day 3: First Hops
Day 4: Flight Exercises
Day 5: Theory and Exam

Free use of school paragliding gear, radio, helmet. Transport to LZ/TO.

Timing:  08:00 to 12:00 / Price: 45 $ per day

Day 6: Pre-Soaring
Day 7: Soaring
Day 8: Improving your skills
Day 9: Instability & emergencies
Day 10: Theory and examinations

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$ 110
After Day 5 - 45$ per day
Tandem Paragliding, Carmona
/ Carmona, Cavite, The Philippines

Duration: 15 mins

Season for fly sites:

  • Carmona, Cavite — end of October until April
  • San Mateo, Eastside of Manila — June until October
  • Safi Ranch, Sarangani (Mindanao) — year round flying
  • Naravacan Outdoor Adventure Hub (NOAH), the Bali of the North (Ilocos) — November starts 9 months/year flying
  • Akfeg, Polumoloc (Mindanao) — new site still under development

The best time to fly is in the morning from 7AM to 9AM. Weather is quite unpredictable and we really want everyone to be able to do the tandem flight. It is highly advisable for you to come early and as soon as the wind conditions are favorable, we will do the tandem flight.

What to Bring:

Expect hot weather or a little rain.

  • Polyester/trekking pants (shorts, not really recommended due to the sharp grasses, but if you insist, you can). Any dry fit (or similar material) shirt for comfort. You can also wear leggings.
  • Sun protection: hat, sun block, shades, long sleeve jersey.
  • Outdoor shoes, trekking shoes, trail shoes or running shoes. SLIPPERS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
  • A change of clothes – after the sustained adrenalin.
  • Toiletries: insect repellent, alcohol, wipes
  • Helmet: bike or any sort, if you prefer to use your own, HEADWEAR if you are particular when you borrow a helmet (we will have some to lend)
  • Camera or video camera for souvenir shots
  • While waiting: a snack, a seat, a music player, a book, stories, jokes, fun energy, and a lot of patience.
  • Food, water – some of the area is in a remote location. It has cellphone signal though. It will not be easy for you to go in and out of the venue so kindly bring appropriate provisions like personal toiletries or medicine.
  • Private Transport – if possible an SUV or 4WD as the terrain to the site is rough, rocky and muddy. There is a grasslandsparking area for your vehicle. We advise that you bring only one vehicle for your group.
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$ 70
On weekends and holidays price is 80$
Paragliding 10 day Beginner Course, Carmona
/ Carmona, Cavite, The Philippines

Description: In this course, you will start learning the importance of ground control. This means that you will learn to control the canopy as it floats over you while you remain on the ground. Ground handling is the most difficult aspect of learning to Paraglide and the most vital training experience for beginners. The experience you gain from ground control has a very explicit impact on actually flying. Mastering ground control makes the actual flying part easy!

You will learn about the safety regulations, equipment used, rules of the ridge and an overall outline of flight dynamics.

The use of a safe and easy to control paraglider is included as a part of your training course. Be sure that starting a Paragliding course with us, here in Philippines, would be an unforgettable experience.

 

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$ 750

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