Exploring the Skies and Scenic Marvels of San Agustín and more

Have you ever dreamt of soaring high above the world, embracing a panoramic tapestry of beauty that stretches beyond imagination? Earlier this year, I embarked on a thrilling adventure that fulfilled this very dream. We journeyed to the sun-kissed paradise of Gran Canaria, to the enchanting region of San Agustín, while there I embarked on a microlight flight of a lifetime.

Flying with Club Deportivo Charranes Ultraligeros


My microlight adventure was made possible by the fantastic team at Club Deportivo Charranes Ultraligeros. I had planned this excursion, eagerly anticipating a 90-minute flight aboard the Skyranger Ninja. However, fate had a twist in store for me when the original instructor had to cancel. In came Javi, a true saviour who stepped up to make my day and my holiday too.

Setting Off from El Berriel

Our adventure began as we took off from El Berriel, an airstrip nestled just 20 feet above sea level. As we ascended, the vast, sparkling expanse of the Atlantic Ocean unfolded beneath us, painting a serene backdrop to our journey.

Coastal Delights: Puerto de Mogán and Dunas de Maspalomas

Around 20 minutes into our flight, we found ourselves at about 1,000 feet above sea level over Puerto de Mogán, a charming coastal town known for its marina and charming architecture. The contrast between village life and the serene sea was truly remarkable. Further along, we marveled at the Dunas de Maspalomas, a surreal desert-like landscape alongside the ocean, creating a unique visual masterpiece.

Climbing to New Heights at Los Caserones

As we left Puerto de Mogán, our journey took us over the picturesque town of Los Caserones, initially at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level. From here, we ventured into the heart of the island with a series of climbing turns, ultimately reaching around 4,500 feet above sea level. The view from this altitude was truly remarkable, offering a glimpse of the rugged mountain terrain and lush greenery that characterizes Gran Canaria’s interior.

Over Guayedra Beach: A Mountainous Adventure

Leaving Los Caserones behind, we continued our ascent towards the majestic San Bartolomé de Tirajana, reaching an awe-inspiring altitude of 8,500 feet above sea level. The views from this height were simply unparalleled, providing an awe-inspiring perspective of the island’s picturesque villages and sweeping valley views.

Descending Over Palmito Park

Our descent took us over Palmito Park, a lush botanical garden showcasing a diverse collection of palm trees and subtropical plants. The aerial view revealed the park’s vibrant greenery, creating a serene contrast to the rugged landscapes we had witnessed.

A Final Coastal Journey and Landing

Our journey was brought full circle as we followed the coastline back, with our hotel passing beneath us. The unique aerial perspective added a new layer of appreciation to the pristine beaches and the tranquil Atlantic Ocean, providing the perfect end to our remarkable flight.

The 90-minute microlight flight over Gran Canaria was nothing short of a high-flying adventure. We witnessed a diverse array of landscapes, from coastal towns to desert-like dunes, and mountainous interiors to serene botanical gardens. It was a breathtaking experience that left an indelible mark on my heart and my memory and one that I wholeheartedly recommend to any fellow adventurers seeking to explore the beauty of Gran Canaria from the skies. And if you’d like to relive My journey, check out the video on my YouTube channel [here].

Looking back on the flight and relating the landmarks was made so much easier as I had flown with Skydemon.

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