The Azores are deemed a singular paragliding destination, providing several spots, as well as take-off and landing areas that combine adventure with amazing landscapes. It is possible to paraglide all year round, but summer months are the best to practice this sport. Technical cross country flights, which allow overflying volcanic craters, lakes, beaches and cliffs, are definitely very entertaining flights. In fact, the village of Sete Cidades, on São Miguel Island, has been elected by a European jury one of the 60 most beautiful sites of free fly in Europe. The Azores Paragliding Festival is in its 20th edition and takes place in August, hosting many national and international pilots who, during a week, exchange experiences in the best paragliding spots of São Miguel Island.