Baixo Guandu has a take-off, called ‘Rampa do Monjolo’, which is situated at the back of a huge, horseshoe-shaped bowl. With a vertical drop of 710 m, this is an amazing site and a great place to start your XC.
Facilities at this site have been greatly improved by the local club in recent years, where the Paragliding World Cup has been hosted several times.
Most of the time we have this site to ourselves, since the local club is quite small and visiting pilots are rare.
Dean Crosby holds the current site record, 119 km, landing just short of Valadares because of overdevelopment – flight details.