We like flying as much as the next person and paragliding just happen to be one of the most favorite recreational aerial pastimes around the world. It is like gliding but with a parachute. When you are gliding your way down to the ground, the panoramic view before you is both breathtaking and exhilarating.
You can paraglide just about anywhere in the world, but only in wide open natural or clean spaces. Just be careful and consider all of the safety precautions in mind as you are dealing with an extreme sport. So without further ado, here are some of the nature’s most glorious sites for your paragliding adventures.
1. Annecy, France
If you take even one glance at Annecy, France, you will feel as if you are in a well-drawn portrait of Leonardo DaVinci. It is beauty in all of its natural glory. The delightful canals of Annecy will remind you of the ones at Venice. The cobblestone streets that consist of pastel houses, as well as the bright flower boxes, are just a handful of the wonders that await you in this friendly little town.
The highest peak in the Alps, which is Mont Blanc, has a large number of pilots, like tandem flight pilots, paragliding schools, and instructors. The jaw-dropping views of mountain lakes and the alpine meadows are what you can treasure for many years to come.
2. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
This holiday island is without a doubt the perfect vacation and romantic getaway.It is the home of the rare Dugong, manta rays, whale sharks and other sorts of marine life that you will find in the Indian Ocean waters. You can enjoy sucking in all the pristine views from high above as you want.
It matters not when you go because the conditions and the views stay they do all year long. It is here that Jody MacDonald and Gavin McClurg became the pioneers of paragliding. From above, you will get a dazzling view of the Magaruque Island and the legendary Santa Carolina Island.
3. Bir, India
It is here that the Paragliding World Cup of 2015 took place, and for good reasons too. Just look at the place! The peaceful and charming town of Bir is a top pick for meditation and ecotourism studies. Its natural beauty is among the finest and praised from every corner of the world.
Bir is in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. The Bir-Billing area is a hotspot for paragliding pilots from India as well as others from around the world.
4. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany from a single glare looks like a massive painting that has come to life. The honor is rightly deserved seeing as how the city boasts the most exquisite collection of paintings and sculptures that date back to the Roman and the Renaissance Era.
It is not just a place for paragliders to enjoy, but also for the wish to enjoy the vast vineyards as well as the lush green fields on the hills. A good pitch of wine is what you need after your little gliding episode.
5. Oludeniz, Turkey
You are going to fall in love with paragliding, especially after you have taken your trip to Oludeniz, Turkey. The hypnotic turquoise and aquamarine waters and the gorgeous beaches are just some of the many features that make this spot one of the most popular and photographed beaches around the globe.
The waters are calm even during rough storms and the panoramic views of Mount Babadağ’s make this location an easy pick for vacationers and romantic-goers alike. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime adventure that will go down in your scrapbook.
About Writer: Scarlett Erin works as a Pro Photographer & Cum blogging enthusiast for Assignment Star. She is passionate about traveling and loves capturing the flora and fauna.