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World’s Top Destinations to Paraglide

By Carlton Leisure - 24/05/2016


Are you adventurous at heart and want to try paragliding or a seasoned paragliding looking for some exciting destinations? Whatever category you may fall in, there are several destinations around the world which are raring to give you one of the best experiences in paragliding. From Rio to Cape Town to Utah, the world is replete with destination best suited for paragliding. Most of these places have excellent facilities for paragliding.

A gut wrenching Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

Admired as a great tourist destination for its balmy beaches and colorful streets, Rio has also got the reputation of a paragliding destination of repute: thank to its high rising hills. Most of the flights begin from the crest of Pedra Bonita, a peak tucked amidst the Tijuca rainforest. A view from the top with verdant greenery below is one of the most exciting experiences a paraglide can have. Experience the thrill of seeing Pedra da Gavea, the Rocinha favela (among the world’s biggest slums), Christ the Redeemer while you are hovering above in clear blue sky. You will touch ground at Pepino Beach, where coconut milk stalls and cocktail bars will be raring for your attention.

Watch the urban sprawl of Cape Town with a leap from Table Mountain

The South African city of Cape Town enjoys a dramatic setting with Table Mountains in background. The city resembles a zoomed in picture as you touch the ground. As paragliding activities from Table Mountains are not permitted the travelers should take a jump from its equally impressive cousins that include Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. If wind is on your side you may take a glance of Table Mountain National Park, but route can be changed depending on wind direction.

A view of temples and greenery in Kamshet, India

Set amidst the spectacular Sahyadri range of mountains Kashmet which earlier claim to fame was a stop en-route to Konkan and Pune has emerged as one of the top destinations for paragliding. Adventurers taking a leap from there would be able to see the lush surroundings below which are bedecked with wooded hills, placid lakes, paddies and sunflower fields. The hill station developed during the British era is home to some forts and Buddhist temple. The tourists will take advantage of world class paragliding facilities available here.

Get an incomparable paragliding experience in Hawai

Paragliding in Hawai could be one of a kind experience. Very few destinations in the world offer such a varied mix of greenery, top forests, cliff and vast coastline to make an ideal setup for paragliding. Most of the travelers take a flight from, the Makapuu Cliffs, which is situated 200 meters above the sea level. If you are not good at paragliding, there are schools that can teach you.

Perfect paragliding at Utah's Point of the Mountain

Situated South of Salt lake city, Point of the Mountain is a highly sought after destination to paraglide. The popularity of the destination can be measured with the fact that it has been developed as a special Flight Park Recreation Area. In addition to the spectacular scenery, the valley has viable wind condition making it an ideal destination for paragliding.