A Bird’s-Eye View of the Island’s Beauty
As an avid paragliding pilot, I can tell you, there’s nothing quite like the rush of soaring through the sky, the world spread out beneath you like a magnificent painting. And let me tell you, paragliding over Tenerife, the crown jewel of the Canary Islands, is a whole new level of awe-inspiring. But why, you might ask? Well, let’s take a bird’s-eye tour of the stunning geography that makes this island a real-life paradise for paragliding.
Tenerife’s Diverse Landscape
The Landscape Painted by Volcanoes
Tenerife’s extraordinary terrain is a masterpiece crafted by the hand of volcanoes. Dominating the heart of the island is the majestic Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak and the third highest volcano globally. Try to imagine, if you can, gliding alongside Teide’s remarkable volcanic cone, its lava fields stretching out beneath you like a giant’s causeway.
Along the coast, the island shows off with cliffs that would make acrophobes shiver. The Los Gigantes on the west coast, for example, are monstrous cliffs standing 800 meters tall over the sparkling blue waters. The view from your paraglider as you coast above these natural wonders? Breathtaking.
While the coast of Tenerife enchants with its sandy beaches and the hypnotic ebb and flow of the azure sea, the beauty of the island is not confined to the coastline. Venture inland to the heart of Costa Adeje, and you’ll discover a captivating tapestry of ecosystems that tells a unique story of Tenerife’s natural history.
One particular gem of Costa Adeje is the Barranco del Infierno, or “Hell’s Ravine” in English. This isn’t your typical ravine – it’s a Special Nature Reserve, cherished for its significant geological and archaeological value. This space is not only aesthetically breathtaking, but it’s also a treasure trove of indigenous caves and endemic flora and fauna, reflecting Tenerife’s rich biodiversity.
Taking a tandem paragliding flight with Overfly Tenerife over this enchanting landscape, you get the chance to truly appreciate the beauty of Barranco del Infierno. From your vantage point in the sky, you’ll witness a topography that has been meticulously sculpted by nature over thousands of years. The ravine carves its path through the landscape, a testament to the erosive power of water over time.
What makes the Barranco del Infierno even more unique is its grand finale – a spectacular waterfall at the end of the trail. At certain times of the year, you can see the water cascading down with incredible force and abundance. Now, picture yourself soaring over this stunning spectacle, capturing incredible aerial photos of one of the most emblematic sites in Tenerife.
In the end, as you land on the La Enramada beach, you’ll carry with you the mesmerizing memories of your flight over Costa Adeje and its star attraction, the Barranco del Infierno. Paragliding in the south of Tenerife with Overfly is more than just a flight; it’s an intimate encounter with nature’s grandeur.
Why Paragliders Love the Sky of Tenerife
Paragliding enthusiasts are drawn to Tenerife’s diverse landscape like bees to honey. With a terrain that ranges from volcanic peaks to rugged coastlines, every tandem paragliding flight with Overfly Tenerife is a fresh, exhilarating experience.
More experienced pilots will relish the chance to tackle challenging routes that require deft navigation through ravines and along cliff edges. And thanks to Tenerife’s unique orography, thermals and updrafts are aplenty, making for smooth, consistent lifts that make achieving and maintaining altitude a breeze.
An Aerial Adventure You Won’t Forget
Paragliding over the south of Tenerife isn’t just about the thrill of flight. It’s about the chance to discover and appreciate the island’s unique geography, from the beautiful blue sea to the stunning coast of Adeje, home to Overfly Tenerife. It’s about capturing incredible aerial photos that’ll make your friends green with envy. It’s about the adrenaline rush as you take off from the edge of the Barranco del Infierno, and the gentle thrill as you land on La Enramada beach.
Tenerife, with its dazzling landscapes, exciting routes, and superb flying conditions, truly is a paragliding paradise. So why wait? Come join us in the sky, and let’s explore this beautiful island together!.