Both recreational and competitive, paragliding is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This adventure sport is not rare; you could practically find it in any place in the world as long as there’s a mountain, hill, or cliff where it could be done. The difference, however, is the location and scenery that you’ll experience while you’re at it.
Basically, this is done by flying paragliders, which are a portable aircrafts that soar on windward slopes. It’s a kind of non-motorized inflatable wing that you can carry on your back (it’s very light), and is relatively easy to launch and land. Paragliding is slowly becoming more and more famous among adventure-seekers, and if you’re planning to join in, here are some of the best places in the world to do it. In no particular order, here are some of the best paragliding destinations in the world.
Utah, United States
Head over to the beautiful Salt Lake City to experience some of Utah’s amazing mountains by going to the Point of the Mountain Flight Park, where you can have lessons and even go camping. Utah is considered as one of the best paraglinding spots in the United States, so you’re sure to be in for an amazing flight here.
India has many great places for paragliding, and one of the arguably best ones is at Kamshet, where you’ll be enveloped in breathtaking hills and lush landscapes. One company that offers a great paragliding experience is Indus, a professional paragliding school. You can try their tandem paraglider if you wish to share their experience with someone special you’re travelling with.
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Costa Verde in Lima, Peru is one of the best paragliding spots where you can try out this sport. With the abundance unique sights such as cliffs and buildings, this will sure be a very interesting paragliding experience. Tandem flights are also big here–you can go to FlyPeru or Aly Adventure to avail of safe and scenic experiences.
France is always on lists for the best paragliding destinations—this country has the most number of paragliding places in the world. One of the best spots to catch some of the most spectacular view is in Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.
This is also another place in France where you can have an amazing paragliding holiday. Share the incomparable views with birds and dreamy glaciers as you fly on these stunning mountains–after your aventure, it’s likely that you’d want to do it over and over again.
Being home to Mount Everest, Nepal is known for its unparalelled peaks, so paragliding here will sure be a memorable experience. You can do this when you’re headed to the beautiful Pokhara Valley, from Sarangkot to Fewa Lake, where your flight around the towering peaks will allow you to be one with the fantastic Nepali landscapes.
If you have been to a paragliding trip before, why don’t you share with us your experiences? This activity is more popular than ever, and with the many available destinations for it, it sure doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon!