What's Paragliding? How And Where?

Paragliding is a sport that does not require a special runway or aircraft, and is completely accompanied by the wind. Paragliding was found by people interested in air sports in the early 1980s. When it comes to paragliding, people usually think of free parachute. Free fall requires an aircraft and swings from high to soar across the sky. There is no need for an aircraft in paragliding. From the mountains or high slopes, people jump and blend into the sky by gaining a certain speed.

How to Paraglide?

For paragliding, firstly, it is necessary to go to the places that are suitable for this sport. Two of the most suitable destinations for this are Kaş and Fethiye Ölüdeniz, and these regions are among Xanthos Travel Paragliding Tours . After that, only muscle strength and wind are needed for flight. If you will be in the sky for a paragliding experience, you can get brief information about paragliding from the instructors and fly with the pilots in the places where this sport is performed.

Paragliding is not a three-person sport. It is done with only one plus person except the pilot. This is called "Tandem Paragliding". The age limit for paragliding is 16. Family permission is required for under the age of 16.

Paragliding is usually done between spring and autumn, in clear and dry weather. There is no strict rule that it cannot be done in the rest of the year, but the weather in the area is a very decisive factor.

Popular Locations

Fethiye Babadag is known as the first place where paragling is maden in Turkey. Along with this, the most popular locations are as follows;

  • Fethiye Babadag is the Babadag location, located in Oludeniz, Mugla. There are three tracks in Babadağ, which is 45 minutes away from Oludeniz.
  • Ali Mountain (Kayseri), organized by the 2004 World Paragliding Championship, is another region preferred by professional and semi-professional paragliders.
  • Another location, Dinamit Hill, Pamukkale. This is the preferred spot for paragliding training to experience all kinds of weather conditions. You can watch the travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City during the flight that make Denizli an important tourism center.
  • If you have chosen Antalya as a recreation area in summer and want to add adrenaline to your holiday, you can experience unforgettable moments in the blue of both the sea and the sky with paragliding you will do in Konyaaltı, Alanya and Kaş for paragliding tours.
  • Those who want to watch Yeşil Bursa from above can also participate in paragliding flights in Uludağ and Gürsu.
  • Hazarbaba, the highest mountain in Elazig, is a place visited by skiing in winter and paragliding in summer.
  • Izmir is among the prominent spots in paragliding with Bozdağ in Ödemiş district.
  • If you want to live when you go on a tour of Turkey's capital Ankara, history and culture as well as a little adventure, in Gölbaşı is made paragliding pilots and are accompanied by training.
  • Boztepe is a touristic area where tourists coming to Ordu provide transportation by cable car and watch the city view. You can also paraglide to watch the city and the Black Sea from a bird's eye view.
  • You can be one of the thousands of people in the air by participating in the paragliding festival held in Adana every October.
  • Hatay, with its rich culture, history and cuisine, is of one of Turkey's touristic city, offers three different appeals of paragliding experience for everyone from 7 to 77.
  • You can spend pleasant moments with experienced pilots in Uzungöl, where you will watch every shade of green with paragliding.
  • In Istanbul, the best choice for paragliding may be Ormanlı, the hidden paradise of Istanbul.
  • Kartepe, which serves as a ski resort area in winter, offers a suitable environment for paragliding in summer.
  • The paragliding stop in Sakarya is Kırantepe located in the Serdivan region.
  • In Bolu Abant, where international Paragliding competitions are also held, you can witness the magnificent views of the Abant Mountains during seasonal transitions.
  • Uçmakdere, Tekirdag is one of the favorite paragliding location in Turkey.

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