Situated in the north-west of El Hierro, the Dos Hermanas peak is one of the best places in the whole of Spain to practise paragliding. The southernmost of the Canary Islands offers fabulous conditions that make a flight here really spectacular. The trade winds, the orientation of the land itself and the possibility to take off from several different altitudes make this the ideal spot for learning and acrobatics. In fact, the island has hosted an important international annual gathering of paragliding pilots for the past 20 years, which attracts enthusiasts from all over the world.
Paragliding over El Golfo Valley
El Hierro’s most popular flight, over El Golfo Valley, can be taken from different altitudes of the Dos Hermanas peak (in Frontera). No matter which take-off site you choose: 1200, 1000, 800 or 600 metres above sea level, there are termal lift conditions which allow paragliders to spend hours in flight, enjoying the magnificent scenery from the Arenas Blancas beach to the Roques de Salmor. The landing site is located in Frontera, just beside the bus station.