Are you someone who loves to stay up in the sky? Flying is your dream and looking down from far above is something you have always wanted to do? If yes, consider doing this sport called Paragliding. Paragliding is where you jump off from a helicopter or cliff and then open your parachute to land safely and slowly. This is done with an experienced person and you may make a video as well. If you are considering to go paragliding, you are at the right place, we have compiled a list of world’s highest paragliding sites.
- Bir Billing Para sailing, India
This paragliding site is the Asia’s highest and it is on top. The climate is suitable for paragliding all year long. The cars are parked down the hill and you may go up in diver’s car up at the para site. It takes approximately forty five minutes to reach there. All age groups can dive with a diver at this site. It offers a beautiful view from top. You stay in the air for about 10 to 15 minutes depending upon weather and wind. You may get the video from the diver of paragliding in your hard disk for additional costs. There are many national and international paragliding competitions held at Bir Billing. Paragliding world cup 2015 was held here.
- Treh, France
Treh is a paragliding site in France. The locals of this place are however found speaking German. The shuttle service takes people up to the top which offers a breath taking view. The divers jump and then land near a local area school. There is a shop here as well where the divers can buy essentials for paragliding.
- Chamonix, France
Chamonix is has the top Peak in the whole Europe making it one of the world’s highest paragliding sites. There are various cliff points to jump from, lifts take you up there. Some prior experience is needed to paraglide alone. If you are new, don’t worry, there are guides who can go along with you. Usually the landing is in the beautiful Chamonix valley but it can also go cross country such as Italy or Switzerland.
- Cape Town Tandem Paragliding, Cape Town
Cape Town lies between a varieties of mountains. The paragliding is done from the Signal hill and Lion’s Head. The landing place depends upon the weather conditions, it takes different directions. You may be flying above the Table Mountain National Park and Atlantic sea board. The ride will be a total fun for the divers.
- Castelluccio, Italy
Castelluccio is a small village on the mountains. The valley between the mountains is full of colorful flowers which can be seen when paragliding. The diver will get fully equipped and dive from the height of 1400 meters. The journey will surely be thrilling and an unforgettable experience for the diver. There are medical teams on the landing sites to rescue people if something goes wrong.
- Babadag, Turkey
Babadag in Turkey is one of the world’s highest paragliding sites. People come here for sightseeing and paragliding. The diver dives from top on the mountains and flies above the Olu Deniz lagoon. The whole paragliding experience takes approximately 45 minutes. The landing is done on the beach where the diver may rest and spend time relaxing. The beach has shops and places to have fun and other water sports. The Olüdeniz Air Games are also arranged here where the tourists can take part in paragliding and skydiving competitions.
- Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu is an island in Hawaii where paragliding takes place from Koolau Moutains. Divers reach the top of the mountains by car or by trekking up the mountain. Diver flies above the Oahu Tropical Island and he lands on the white sandy beach area. Depending upon the route, the diver may see waterfalls, Honolulu and a lighthouse near Makkapu Beach.
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
If you ever wanted to get a feeling of being in a Hollywood Disney movie, you should go paragliding up from the Tegelberg Mountain. Jump from here and fly over the Neuchwanstein castle and feel like you a Disney fairy. The place is not open all year long due to the weather conditions, so you may check the weather before going here.
- Dune du Pyla, France
This paragliding site has world’s largest sand dune so it becomes one of the world’s highest paragliding sites. There are very friendly people here who will help you paraglide. Practice your amazing moves on the Dune du Pyla near the soft sandy beach. If you do not bring your paragliding equipment you can get it from here on rent and then return it once you are done.
- Point of the Mountain, Utah
Utah Paragliding Company help the tourists to paraglide from the mountains. The weather is favorable and it is very safe to glide and land on Utah in the morning. However, the weather may change in the evening making it difficult for the unexperienced people to land. Overall, the place is a must go as it has a large landing area and overs a stunning view from the top of the mountain to all the way back to the grassy ground.
This was our list of world’s highest paragliding sites, these are beautiful places where you can glide even if you have never done it before as the guides will help you and go along with you. Go Gliding!