What a magical backdrop for soaring over São Miguel's varied green landscapes and wild coasts with the immensity of the Atlantic beyond! This island has become one of the world's foremost paragliding destinations, in part because it's possible to do all year long (though summer remains the best time of year). The classic cross-country route connects Furnas, Lagão do Fogo, and Sete Cidades. And for more than 20 years there's even been an annual Azores Paragliding Festival, held in August. Up, up, and away!

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