Aguergour - High Atlas
Paragliding in Morocco

Flying the Atlas

The Atlas is the mountain range in the Maghreb. More info on its Wikipedia page...
The focus of this website is around Morocco. The paragliding map below is just for illustration.

The Atlas is best flown over the winter season when the weather is being difficult back home, which makes Morocco a superb destination for winter vacation. The flying season can be extended to the end of Autumn to the beginning of April. 

Before booking your plane tickets to Morocco, there is few things to do to avoid any issues with local authorities. You may find these information on the FREE FLYING RULES page or alternatively on the button below.

In terms of general forecast, Morocco is a perfect destination for winter flying. It is possible to fly everyday over winter whereever it is on the coast or in land in the Atlas range. Some fronts may occur topping up snow on the summits but they generally don't last more than few hours to few days. Summers are generally too hot and too thermic to fly during the day and only evening flights are available. Coast flying can be done all year around.

From October to December, Morocco is still mostly dry and dusty. Sun activity is decreasing as winter comes which translate into smoother thermal activity. Fronts may occur infrequently but it shouldn't be ignored, they will bring instability and the best skies known to cross-country pilots.

From January to April, as we get close to Spring, this is when there is the best skies for cross-country. Morocco gets greener, snow covers the mountain summit and water flows in river. Thermals are gentle earlier in the season but powerful. This time of the year is the best for cross country, flying in the Sahara dunes.

Site list

This site guide only describes each sites in Morocco. The information held on this website should be verified by responsible pilots once on site. We cannot be liaible for any incidents happening based on a missing information. If you witness an incident, you may find more information regarding emergency cases. If something is missing, please contact us directly and we will review the information.

Aït Ourir Mountain / Medium Marrakech
Aglou Coastal / Easy Agadir
Aguergour Mountain / Easy Marrakech
Imsouane Coastal /Easy Essaouira
Legzira Coastal / Easy Sidi Ifni
M'Zouda Mountain / Medium Marrakech
Nid d'Aigle Plain / Easy Agadir
Plage blanche Coastal-Dune / Easy Guelmin
Tiz N Test High mountain / Expert Taroudant
Guigou Mountain / Easy Ifrane
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