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Top 10 Paragliding Sites

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3. Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites

Craving for an active holiday? Consider paragliding – a wonderful sport, that not only enables you to enjoy the excitement of flying, but also admire the wonderful panoramic views. Here are ten destinations, that offer an unforgettable experience.

1. Hautes Alpes, France

The paragliding school accepts the beginners and youth. In winter this skiing resort is used for winter fun, but in summer it becomes a paragliders’ haven. Flying in the Alps – the biggest mountain range in Europe – is indeed incredible.

Why to go there?: Wonderful sites, paragliding school, professional pilots.
When to go there?: In summer.
1. Hautes Alpes, France - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Tristan Shu

1. Hautes Alpes, France - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Tristan Shu

1. Hautes Alpes, France - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Tristan Shu

2. Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Turkey

A beautiful holiday destination in Southern Turkey provides with an unforgettable flight. You can see stunning blue lagoons underneath after taking off from Mount Babadag, which is 2000 m high, or even from higher peaks.

Why to go there?: Wonderful climate, amazing sites, professional pilots.
When to go there?: All year round.
2. Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Turkey - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Kenan Olgun

2. Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Turkey - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Abdullah Rhwanjy

3. Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy

The famous skiing site is incredibly suitable for paragliding. From the rocky cliffs paragliders fly over the largest Alpine meadow in Europe! The flight with the pilot takes about 30 minutes – enough to enjoy the flight and admire the views.

Why to go there?: Full service, experienced pilots.
When to go there?: All year round. However, in winter you will have to wear warm apparel.
3. Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Radomír Klimša

3. Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Alberto Santini

3. Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Tomas Michalek

4. Dune du Pyla, Gironde, France

One of the most famous paragliding sites in Western Europe. Dune du Pyla due to the weather conditions and wind serves perfectly for paragliders to exercise different techniques and of course admire the wonderful views.

Why to go there?: A great site for experienced paragliders.
When to go there?: All year round.
4. Dune du Pyla, Gironde, France - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Jean-Philippe Bellon

4. Dune du Pyla, Gironde, France - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Nicolas Assael

5. Julian Alps, Tolmin and Bohinj Regions, Slovenia

Experienced guides and agencies offers tours in various locations, that are plenty in Slovenia. The whole trips with transport, accommodation and service are available. So it is suited for the real aficionados.

Why to go there?: Paragliding for professionals as well as beginners.
When to go there?: All year round.
5. Julian Alps, Tolmin and Bohinj Regions, Slovenia - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Robert Kovacs

5. Julian Alps, Tolmin and Bohinj Regions, Slovenia - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Uros Podlogar

6. Danyang, South Korea

Two and a half hour drive from Seoul and you reach a paraglider’s heaven. The popular tourist town is found in the beautiful natural surroundings. There are two runways for paragliding and hang gliding – Mt. Yangbangsan and Mt. Dusan, from where wonderful sites of the mountains and valleys open.

Why to go there?: A favorite tourist destination, many activities, paragliding facilities.
When to go there?: All year round.
6. Danyang, South Korea - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: JongYoung Kim

6. Danyang, South Korea - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: JongYoung Kim

7. Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy

At 1452 m high, Castelluccio is the highest village in the Apennines. The little village is best known for the colorful valleys, that start blooming in spring and summer. In the town there are also hang gliding and paragliding schools, that offer an unforgettable flight.

Why to go there?: Wonderful nature, various activities, paragliding facilities.
When to go there?: Any time of the year is charming. For the blooming flowers in the fields go there in spring and summer – from late May to early June.
7. Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Giuseppe Peppoloni

7. Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Francesco Riccardo Iacomino

7. Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Francesco Riccardo Iacomino

8. Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

A resort town in the South Island attracts tourists all year round. Built around Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by the Southern Alps, that make it a wonderful platform to jump off and fly.

Why to go there?: Amazing nature, plenty activities, one of the most famous resort towns in New Zealand.
When to go there?: All year round.
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Photo: Mark Meredith

8. Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Martin Jeffries

8. Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Mark Watson

9. Wengen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

The hiking and skiing village is a nice place to visit at any time of the year. Here tourists are provided with various activities, that enable to explore the Jungfrau-Aletsch site protected by UNESCO. Paragliding is one of the favorite ones.

Why to go there?: Great service, wonderful sites, various heights.
When to go there?: All year round.
9. Wengen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Sasipa Muennuch

9. Wengen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Daniel Řeřicha

10. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Situated 750 km off the mainland, the remote place is divine. The archipelago is barely touched by civilization. Only white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Aficionados Jody MacDonald and Gavin McClurg were the paragliding pioneers here.

Why to go there?: Unspoiled nature, wonderful sites.
When to go there?: All year round.
10. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Jody MacDonald

10. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Jody MacDonald

10. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique - Top 10 Paragliding Sites
Photo: Jody MacDonald

Source: Places To See In Your Lifetime
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