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Paragliding in Pedra Grande, Atibaia, Sao Paulo State Brazil

Altitude:
4534ft/1382m
Take off GPS Coordinates:
23°10'35" (23.1764)S; 46°42'56" (46.7158)W
Vertical Drop:
1902ft/580m
Wind Direction:
North - Northwest
Landing area:
Flamboyard district
Sao Paulo, located in the southeastern side of Brazil, is the largest city of the country as well as the largest of South America's cities. Although a 2014 FIFA World Cup host city, Sao Paulo represents a thrilling extreme sports destination. The entire region is a top adventure destination offering great fun and lot of adventure in its amazing landscape.

Atibaia area, located at 66 km/41 mi in the north of the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, quite famous among the paraglide community for its excellent flight conditions almost all year round.

In the suburb area of Atibaia, in Pedra Grande location, paragliders can enjoy exciting moments of flight in an impeccable landscape and great wind conditions most of the year. The spot is ideal for long distance flight and can satisfy both, beginners and more skilled pilots. The landing area is at 2.5 mi/4 km from the take off location. Keep in mind the rocky ground and that the area is in the middle of aircrafts route.

Best period for practicing paragliding on the spot is in September when weather gives possibilites for long distance flights. Easy pilot pick up along the highways. Pedra Grande (”Big Rock”) is a great spot for paragliding, combining lovely moments under the Brazilian sky and at the same time in a sort distance offers you the vibrant spirit of Sao Paulo and sleepless full of fun nights.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Atibaia
12.6mi/20.4km, 50mins
Follow Rodovia Dom Pedro I to Av. Bom Jesus in Bom Jesus dos PerdõEs and take axit 65 from Rodovia Dom Pedro I. Continue onto Estrada Municipal da Pedra Grande.
BY CAR FROM Sao Paulo
42.9mi/69km, 1h
Take the ramp onto BR-116 toward Dutra. Take the exit toward Aeroporto Internacional. Merge onto Rodovia Fernão Dias and take exit 39 toward Atibaia/​B. Caetetuba. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Av. Gerônimo de Camargo.
BY CAR FROM Rio De Janeiro
266.5mi/429km, 4h 45mins
Follow BR-101 and take the ramp to Vista Alegre/​Irajá/​Nova Iguaçu/​São Paulo. Continue onto Rodovia Presidente Dutra/​BR-116 and take exit 169 for SP-065/​Rod. D. Pedro I toward Campinas. Take exit 72 toward Atibaia.
BY AIR
Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro, International Airport-CGH,
40.20mi/64.7km, 55mins
BY TRAIN

The area is not served by railways network

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