Scenic Helicopter Flight Alpujarra

Main characteristics Excursion: TC18600-7
Type  : scenic helicopter flight
Start Location : Heliport Motril
Flying time  : 30 minutes (total time 50 min)
Number of persons 2 - 3 (more persons on request)
Price a person : € 200 pp  (3p) / € 260 pp (2p) 
Aerport tax : € 10 a person
Insurance included : civil responsibility insurance
Suitable for children  : yes, (are charged as an adult)

The tour starts at the heliport in the Port of Motril in the direction of the Alpujarra through valleys and ravines, that descend from the peaks of Sierra Nevada to the Gudadalfeo river basin.You will fly over Motril, discovering the attractives views of the city, Velez de Benaudalla and its castle, the Rules dam and the Guadalfeo river basin. The Alpujarra is an area of great natural beauty and sharp contrasts, with large ravines as the Barranco del Poqueira (declared historical), and its three unique villages Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira, with fertile valleys with abundant fruit trees and vineyards, such as the Trevélez River Valley, with the small whitewashed villages like La Taha, Pitres, Mecina Fondales o Ferreirola. From here you will enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. From the Alpujarra, you will descend to the helipad across the Sierra de la Contraviesa, which will give us a contrasting landscape with rugged and steep ravines, vineyard plantations and almond growing areas. This will be spectacular in January / February, when the almonds blossoms are blooim¡ng and turning the hills white and pink. 

Note: before the flight, you will be weighed  in order to balance the helicopter and you will receive an initial briefing.

The Helicopter & Heliport

R-44 Clipper II helicopter

  • 4 seats (3 passengers + pilot)
  • Lycoming IO-540 engine
  • Cruise speed: 217 Km/h
  • Range:  644 Kms, 3 hours 20 min.
  • Panoramic vision with bubble windows
  • Pop out floats for flights over water
  • HD video cameras  (inside and outside)
  • BOSE noise reduction headsets with voice activated microphone
  • Music

The  heliport in Motril is the second private heliport authorized by AESA in Andalusia. It is located in a privileged environment, surrounded by mountains to the north (Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Lujar) and the Mediterranean Sea to the South. In fact, it is located by the water, so that take offs and landings are always done over the sea, enjoying spectacular views of the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada, what makes it unique. 

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