Governador Valadares and Baixo Guandu XC Trip (Feb/2021)

Governador Valadares

Known as the “Mecca” of XC Paragliding. Its stunning take off “Pico do Ibituruna” is not the only thing that stands out. After getting high over Ibituruna you will surf one of the best flying conditions you ever experienced. There is a huge amount of rocky hills that guarantees that thermals will be popping up all along your path. Either flying on a straight line South to the direction of Caratinga (100Km) or planning a nice triangle and landing back on the main square of the city are both great experiences.

You will for sure meet a lot of great people, see the smiles of a lot of kids that will follow you as you land and ask all sorts of questions (in Portuguese of course), help you pack your gear and even wait for your retrieve with you!

Baixo Guandu

Another worldwide known flying site. It hosted the Paragliding World Cup Super Final in 2019. It is known for its monolithic rocks and an amazing condition for Cross Country flying. You take off from Monjolo ramp and it’s a 35km flight back to the city of Baixo Guandu. You can either go straight there and fly across the river (Rio Doce, the same from Valadares) and reach out for the rocks that are further away, or you can triangulate your way there.

Bonus Site: Pancas

Pancas is only 1 hour away from Baixo Guandu, it is a less explored site with only a South take off. The place looks like an art piece. It is worth the visit for contemplating its stunning view from above and after landing to visit one of the beautiful waterfalls there.

  • What We Offer

  • 2 Experienced XC guides

  • Transport to go up and down to the take offs;

  • Experienced retrieve that will fetch you wherever you land;

  • Accomodation;

  • XC tips and condition analysis before each flight;

  • Transport from the airport and back;

  • Flying in 3 differente flying sites

The Guides for this Trip

Raphael Laghi

9 years of experience paragliding and paramotoring and 7 years working with Paragliding/paramotoring instruction and tandem flights. São Paulo State Paraglinding Champion in the Sports Category in 2020

Longest flight: 365Km in Patú/2018  Flightlog:

Vagner Campos

8 years of experience paragliding, instructor and XC trainer for 4 years. Achieved the Straight Distance to a Declared Goal World Record in 2017 taking off from Caicó. Participated in many Brazilian and PWCs, always getting good positions.

Longest flight: 524Km in Caicó/2017. Flight log:



It is a 2 weeks trip where we will fly in 3 different sites. You can also choose to go for only a week 

We will spend 7 days in Governador Valadares and 7 days in Baixo Guandu when we will also do a couple of flights in Pancas. 



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Baixo Guandu – Valadares – Pancas
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