Traveling is probably the best way to open your mind and free your soul. You get to meet new people, discover and explore new astonishing places and their wonderful views… but, as a paraglider, you have a front-row seat to some of the most amazing views on Earth. That is the reason why today we are talking about is a few of the best paragliding destinations of the world for keeping your head in the clouds!
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Some of the world’s best paragliding destinations
Are you wondering which are the best paragliding destinations in the world? That is the reason why we have decided to tell you quickly some of the world’s best paragliding destinations! Nevertheless, you should know that we still prefer the Canary Islands.
Do you want to discover the best places to go paragliding? Off we go!
Chamonix, French Alps
Chamonix Mountain is one of the most important paragliding destinations in the world, and that is for a very good reason. Its amazing glaciers together with the beautiful high peaks of the French Alps offer astonishing views and an unparalleled scenery from there.
If you decide to go paragliding there, you will get a bird’s eye view of Mont Blanc — which is the highest peak in Europe (4,810 metres high). Furthermore, if you count on a little extra time, you can also visit the charming town of Mieussy — the birthplace of paragliding.
Hautes Alpes, France
The Paragliding School of this amazing destination accepts everyone, even beginners. During the winter, this is just a skiing resort used for winter fun, but in summer it becomes the heaven of paragliders. Imagine how it feels flying in the Alps, which is the biggest mountain range in Europe.
Hautes Alpes have wonderful areas and places, a great paragliding school, and many other good things. And if you are wondering when the best time of the year is to go there, the answer is during the summer.
Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
If we talk about the best places in the world to paraglide, it is compulsory to mention Costa Adeje. Seeing this wonderful paragliding destination from the sky is one of the most extraordinary experiences you could have during your holidays. You will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of the coastline and the astonishing volcanic landscapes. It offers a panorama full of contrasts.
Furthermore, the great temperature throughout the year together with the trade winds will provide you with constant and strong propulsion. That will allow you to enjoy your flight to the maximum at any time of the year. Nevertheless, the best time of the year to fly in Costa Adeje is from October to May. Visit us and discover all the paragliding sites around Tenerife!
Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Turkey
Definitely, this is a stunning holiday and paragliding destination. It is located in southern Turkey and it provides an unforgettable flight. You can see stunning blue lagoons underneath after taking off from Mount Babadag, which is 2000 metres high, or even from higher peaks.
If you wonder why it is one of the best paragliding sites in the world, you should know that this is due to its wonderful climate, its amazing areas and so on. The best part is that you can go there to practice paragliding all year around.
Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy
This spot is a famous skiing site — but at the same time, it is amazingly suitable for paragliding. Imagine how it feels to fly over the largest Alpine meadow in Europe! In a 30 minutes flight, you have time enough to enjoy those breath-taking views.
Moreover, you will find very good and experienced pilots that offer a very good and full service. However, that is not all — you can visit this little piece of Italy during the whole year! (Although you will have to wear warm apparel during the winter).
Dune du Pyla, Gironde, France
This paragliding site is undoubtedly one of the most famous paragliding destinations in Western Europe. Dune du Pyla serves perfectly for paragliders to exercise different techniques due to the weather conditions in this region of France. Furthermore, in this place, you will have the chance to admire stunning views.
So, if you really consider yourself an expert in paragliding, a good reason to go there is that it is a great site for experienced paragliders. At last, you must know that you can practice paragliding here all year round.
As you probably know, Crete is the biggest and the most populous of the Greek islands and it is also the place of birth of which is probably the oldest story involving man and flight: the myth of Icarus. Nowadays, this island is a heaven for many people, but it is unique for those paragliding pilots who enjoy the breath-taking views of the mountains while they are competing or simply enjoying a flying day!
Julian Alps, Tolmin and Bohinj Regions, Slovenia
If you are starting and you love this sport, but you don’t consider yourself an expert, you must know that paragliding here is available for both, professionals and beginners. Moreover, you can go to this paragliding site to practice this sport at any time of the year!
Lima remains as one of the most versatile paragliding destinations of South America. This area offers a great mix of urban and beach flying. It is also the perfect spot for those height-addicts, who can choose from any of the 37 peaks in Peru (rated 6,000 metres or higher). Moreover, there are flying routes over some of the oldest temples in the Western Hemisphere, including the 4,000-year-old Huaca El Paraiso, at the northwest of the town.
Danyang, South Korea
At last, but not at least in our ranking, you can find Danyang. This is another paragliding destination known as the heaven of paragliders (at least, one of them). Located approximately two and a half-hour away driving from Seoul Airport, this scenic hideaway offers some of the best mountain and valley flying in East Asia. It is a very popular tourist town, and it is located in the middle of its beautiful natural surroundings.
Among other many things, one of the main reasons why you should visit this paragliding destination at least once in a lifetime is due to it is one of the favourite destinations of tourists, it offers many activities and the paragliding facilities are amazing. But that’s not all — you can go there for the whole year!
Once more, we hope that you have enjoyed our post about the best paragliding destinations in the whole world, and we also hope that it has encouraged you to practice this amazing sport with us in Costa Adeje! If you have any doubt or you want to share anything with us, don’t hesitate to contact us — we will be waiting for you to conquer the heavens of Tenerife!
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