The stunning and world class paragliding venue of Ager is located in the Catalonian Pre-Pyrenees about a 2 hour drive from Barcelona.
Ager typically experiences excellent paragliding XC weather from March through October.
Historical weather data suggests that we can expect good thermic conditions, weak inversions and little to no rainfall. Statistics and our experience confirms that it rains an average of one day per month at this time of year. As with previous events we are expecting to fly every day.
At this time of year, temperatures are likely be pretty hot, with daytime maximum temperatures of over 30C and night-time temperatures not lower than about 20C.
Cloud-base will generally be at about 2,200 – 3,000 metres (ASL) (7,000-10,000ft) and low level valley inversions tend to break during the morning.
Winds in the valleys are usually light and tend to blow from the south-east until about midday, switching to a south-westerly direction and getting stronger in the afternoon. Valley breezes are rarely too strong to be of much concern to pilots.
Sun cream and a hat are definitely recommended. You might also want to bring your swimwear – the campsite has a great pool right next to the landing as a perfect way to cool down at the end of the flying day.
The main competition launch is called Col d’Ares. It’s huge and it’s ideal for competitions. Conditions tend to be good for thermic flying from about 11am or so.
The main Ager landing
The main landing is large and right next to the HQ. Other landings (remote goals) are also large and grassy. Valley breezes are generally no stronger than about 10km/h, though conditions can be thermic in the middle of the day.
The HQ will be based at the campsite (Camping Vall d’Ager). Look for signs once you get to Ager.