Paramotor Courses in Portugal

We run Paramotor courses in Portugal in September and October. We have now released our 2024 dates. Download this PDF or see below for the dates in Portugal.

Portugal Courses

SkySchool operates along the coast near Ferrel in Portugal, which is an ideal place to run Beginner and Intermediate Paramotor courses.

When not flying it's possible to learn how to surf! If you can't make it to Portugal check out our courses in the UK and Spain. The following outlines the course fees, accommodation, food, travel, transport and insurance information.

Discounts are available for groups of two or more. To discover more or to make a booking contact us.

Course Fees

  • Beginner Paramotor Course

    • Beginner Paramotor Course with acc: £1,495
    • Beginner Paramotor Course without acc: £1,245
    • Deposit: £495
  • intermediate paramotor Course

    • Intermediate Paramotor Course with acc: £1,495
    • Intermediate Paramotor Course without acc: £1,245
    • Deposit: £495
  • paramotor pilot Course

    • Paramotor Pilot Course with acc: £2,495
    • Paramotor Pilot Course without acc : £1,995
    • Paramotor Pilot Course split between UK & Portugal with 7 nights acc: £2,195
    • Deposit: £495
  • The Course Fees Include

  • The Course Fees Don't Include

  • Accommodation & Food

    SkySchool students and staff are accommodated on a holiday park called Ninho do Corvo near the coast just outside of Ferrel.

    The accommodation is simple yet affordable and allows students to build team unity while being immersed in the sport. Each student is accommodated in a single room in a shared, self catered bungalow with air conditioning. There is the option to upgrade to a private cabin.

    On Sunday check in is after 3pm and check out no later than 10am. There are several good restaurants within walking distance, as well as a supermarket.

  • further information

    Students should aim to arrive and depart on a Sunday as the Courses start at 09.00 on Monday morning and end on Saturday afternoon.

    During the day please bring appropriate footwear (ankle supporting boots are recommended), water, food suncream and suitable clothing for the time of year, including a jacket and trousers as it can get cold while flying.

    Lisbon Airport is a 75 minute drive from Ferrel and is very well serviced by most UK and European airports at reasonable prices. We recommend students hire a car in order to not only make your travel from the airport to Ferrel very easy but also to give you more freedom to explore the region when not training.

    We will connect students together on a WhatsApp group a month or so before the course allowing you to discuss sharing hire cars. If you don't drive or can't share a hire a car there is a good bus service from Lisboa Sete Rios to Peniché. We require students sitting a course in Portugal to have their own Insurance. If you have any questions please contact us.

Portugal 2024 Course Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you operate Paramotoring Courses in Portugal?

In Portugal we run Paramotor Courses from a variety of different sites on the coast about 75 minutes north of Lisbon near Ferrel, which is also where we provide accommodation.

What is the best place to Paramotor in Portugal?

One of the best flying sites in Portugal is Praia do Bom Sucesso, about 20 minutes north of Ferrel, where it's possible to Paramotor and Paraglide on the beach. Another good site is Praia do Salgado, which is a huge open beach just south of the famous Nazaré, where the world's biggest waves can be found.

How safe is it to Paramotor in Portugal?

It is very safe to learn how to Paramotor in Portugal. The golden rule is to never fly low over the sea. The wide open beaches allow for plenty of space in which to take off, fly and land without having to fly anywhere near the water. The laminar on shore winds, coupled with stable weather, make the Portuguese coast the ideal location to learn how to Paramotor safely.

How easy is it to learn to Paramotor in Portugal?

Portugal is one of the easiest training locations in the world because of the smooth on shore breeze, the consistent weather, the wide open beaches and the lack of thermals on the coast. This makes it very easy for people to learn how to Paramotor in a short period of time.

Where and when do we fly to in Portugal and when do the courses start and finish?

Students should fly into and out of Lisbon Airport on a Sunday. The courses start at 9am on Monday morning and finish around 18:00 on Saturday afternoon. Sunday is the Team's day off.

What are the best transport options in Portugal?

Most people share the cost of hire cars having liaised together over the flight times via the WhatsApp Group that we send out in the pre course email. This helps keep the transport costs down quite considerably.

Testimonials

Ricardo and Zeb are incredibly professional and amazingly calming when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of instructions that have to be put together to fly.

Simon Clarke

Published 21/02/22

Just completed a fantastic two-week beginner/intermediate course with SkySchool UK in Portugal - wow, what an experience!

Mark Ferguson

Published 01/11/22

Excellent training and good instructors that are passionate about the sport. I did a week in the UK and in Portugal and would recommend both.

Tom

Published 25/10/21

Absolutely loved my time learning to Paramotor in Portugal with Skyschool. All the instructors know the sport inside out. It was the most incredible feeling getting up in the air for the first time.

Tom Wickstead

Published 11/10/21

My son and I both got to go in the air under the expert instruction of the Master instructor Ricardo on the last day and it made all of the hard work worth it.

Stephen Kennedy

Published 09/08/21

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