This one week Paragliding CP course in Aguergour, Marakech, Morocco for EP+ Pilots CP and Pilot. This HALF BOARD course includes evening meal, Breakfast, transport, retrieves, shared room accommodation on one of the best flying sites anywhere in the Northern hemisphere at this time of year. Aguergour is our base in the Anti Atlas, perched high on the mountain, just a short walk to take off.
Who is this trip for This Trip is suitable for EP+ students, on their way to CP and who have been in training recently and would like to complete CP. If you are EP+ and rusty, ie not flown for a few months, the the 11 day option is better, giving you a chance to practice take off and landings at an intermediate site. Aguergour is a big site 1800' top to bottom which takes about 10 mins to reach the landing if going down. It is also a great trip for low airtime CPs and all BHPA "Pilot" level tasks can be completed here.
11 day option This option is for a pilot who is somewhere close to completion of EP recently, Or is EP qualified and hoping to complete CP, who has perhaps been on one of our dune trips and has not flown for a few months, This option gives the chance for refresher training, before going to Marakech, where the site is very high, with no small training areas. This option means we will not be able to collect you from Agaidir, but can arrange a taxi (£40 ish) to meet you.
2 week option This week can be combined with the previous week in the south of Morocco, If you are a beginner or not yet EP qualified. please see our other listing Outbound could be either Agadir or Marakech airport. Your return flight will be from Marakech.
Getting there.. Flights are not included, and you will need to arrange your flights. The earlier you book them, the cheaper they are. If you can book early you may gets flights for £150 or less, close to the departure maybe £200-250 You might be able to be on the same flight that we go out on, which will make collecting kit easier, if you are using ours. Each student will be responsible for transporting the kit out, and possibly back to us. (please check with us before you book flights and baggage)
Staying there We will normally stay In Gite D'Aznag, where my lovely Moroccan family look after us well, the food is fantastic, typical Moroccan with all local ingredients, some grown at the gite, and is prepared freshly every day, even the bread is made here. The Gite is a few minutes walk from takeoff, and a 15 minute drive from the landing field. The rooms are shared, are simple and fine, There are hot showers, electricity (no wi fi) and a hammam (steam bath). Lunch is normally bought at the cafe on take off, for about £3. More info on this trip is on this pdf
Travel and Flight options. If you arrive on our dates, we will collect you and return you to the airport. It is possible to arrive before our dates and leave after, We can suggest places to stay if you would like a day or two in Marrakech and taxis can be arranged to and from the Airport (Marakech - Aguergour 1hr) There are many flights from Easy Jet, Ryan Air, and BA can be a good option if you book early. Please always check with us before booking flights unless you are prepared to make your own arrangements when you get there.
Paragliding Kit If you are on an EP or 11 day, from the previous week your equipment will have no hire charge. If you are coming on this course as an EP+ and you do not have your own gear, you will be able to hire a complete kit package (Glider/helmet/reserve/harness/Rucksack,) from us for £150 per week. This will be refundable against buying kit from us of value £1500 or more. You will be responsible for either collecting the kit from us in the UK, ( or via a courier approx £25 each way) transporting it to Morocco as sports equipment, and returning it to us within 5 days of return.
Payment We require your deposit of £150 if you are booking more than 6 weeks before the trip. We rquire full payment inside 6 weeks before departure. You can also pay by card over the phone, or bank transfer. we will send an invoice with the details by e mail.
Warning. Paragliding in Morocco is certainly for the adventurous, it is a wonderful experience in a different culture and for most people it is a fantastic experience they remember for the rest of their lives. We strive to keep these courses as safe as possible, and at all times your safety is our priority. It should be noted that we are in remote locations without access to UK standards of rescue. Marrakech / Agadir hospitals are of a high standard, but there are no Helicopters for rescue, or ambulances with Paramedic outside the city. Axis staff are remote location first aid trained and qualified, but each client should understand the dangerous nature of the sport they are undertaking, and the difficulties these locations can present. Each pilot must have an Insurance policy, to cover rescue and repatriation and medical expenses that specifically states the policy will cover paragliding activities. These policies are available from many companies, we have listed some on our links page.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 23 February, 2014.