If you like the adrenaline rush but would prefer mixing it with an exclusive and exotic experience, you’ve got to go paragliding at these scenic destinations across the world
Have you ever jumped off a cliff hanging thousands of feet over the mountains or hopped off a jet flying over the clouds? If not, then you must add paragliding to your new year’s resolutions list. There are innumerable options around the world for you to try this thrilling experience but if you’re selective about choosing the very best, this list is for you. So, buckle up and get ready to wing up through the most scenic locales around the world, and get a unique high-altitude perspective of some of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes.
Oludeniz, Fithuye, Turkey
Known for its tandem paragliding, Oludeniz, Turkey is a beautiful destination enclosed with Mediterranean shores and breath-taking mountains. The exceptional height of Mount Babadag offers the ideal spot to launch for all the paragliders and landing gets even more mesmerizing at the exotic pebble beaches, with scenery of with aquamarine and turquoise sea shades beneath you. Book your flight is easy at any of the local paragliding centres.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With the sun-kissed urban beaches and breath-taking Corcovado landscape, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most happening cities in Brazil, and offers one of the most stupendous locations on this list of scenic paragliding places around the world. Usually the flight takes off at the Pedra Bonita, the tropical rainforest of Tiguea and canopy forest, then swooping above the city giving unique sights of Pedra da Gavea and the Rocinha favela, and enjoy the completely different view of Christ the Redeemer and landing down at the beautiful Pepino Beach.
Mont Blanc, France
With snow-capped mountains and chilling weather, Mont Blanc is the highest peak in France which is 4440 meters above sea level, and is a perfect destination for a once-in-a-lifetime paragliding experience. Here the Chamonix valley serves as the landing ground with steep slopes and going down with a greener valley. You can find numerous paragliding services and you can enjoy the exotic tandem paragliding here.
With diverse alpine mountains, deserts with huge sand dunes, arid plains and the deep canyons, Colorado is no wonder the ‘it’ destination for paragliding. Across the state you would find vantage points for flying. The Rockies, for instance, have some fabulous launch spots, and provide the perfect backdrop as well. Many flying enthusiasts visit the Colorado National Monument and Dinosaur National Park for some exciting experience.
Dubai has lately become a travellers favourite with its innumerable options of thrilling sports experiences. Dubai is also one among the most south-after locations for the exciting experiences of paragliding. The most popular spots for paragliding in Dubai is the Kite Beach. Taking off from the Kite Beach takes you through great views of the Burj-Al-Arab, along with the pristine white beaches of the Jumeirah road.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Built around Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by the Southern Alps of The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak, which together make it a wonderful platform to take off and fly. You can choose from any one of the peaks at the Queenstown, and watch the beautiful scenery around, along with towns and the spectacular aerial view of the Lake Wakatipu.