Northeast Asia is an incredibly interesting and exciting region to travel through, whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the culture, enjoy the quiet life, or just can’t get enough of the natural beauty on display. One of the most exhilarating activities that travelers can partake in is paragliding.
A common pastime for many thrill-seeking tourists is to try paragliding. Paragliding is the most popular form of human-powered flight. The sport involves flying using a large inflatable wing. As a result, paragliding is also sometimes referred to as “parapente.” Paragliding took off in the late 1970s and has been steadily growing in popularity ever since.
Here are top best places that you can do paragliding
- Castellucio, Umbra Italy
In the year 2000, I’d been traveling to Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy since I was a teenager, and I fell in love with the area. It was so beautiful, and I decided to move there. Now, it has become my home for 5 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I love the weather, the culture, and the people. It’s an area of Italy that doesn’t have a lot of tourists but is a great place to go to get away from it all. The food is wonderful, and there are a lot of activities to do. I highly suggest making it a destination on your next trip to Italy, and I’d love to help you plan your trip.
Paragliding is the best way to see the Umbria hills and the green fields around the hill village of Castelluccio. The air current flowing down from the top of the hills can bring you up to 300 meters high. On the way down you can enjoy the scenery, the amazing views and the taste of freedom.
You will be picked up from your accommodation by your paragliding instructor. You will go to the top of the hill, where you will start with a quick theory course about how paragliders work and how to control them. You will be able to ask any questions you may have. Then, using a special parachute, you will be thrown into the air and will start flying with your paragliding instructor.
- Danyang, South Korea
Paragliding is a fairly new and popular sport that took off in the late 1970s. Paragliding, or ‘paregliding,’ is the sport of flying, with or without motorized assistance, in a paraglider: a free-flying, foot-launched wing. The flyer’s feet remain in contact with the ground, and the flyer wears a harness; unlike the related sport of hang gliding, no take-off assistance is employed.
Paragliding used to be confined to the mountains, but with the new, small foot-launched flying machines, it’s possible to fly anywhere that has a suitable slope. One of the best places to do it is in Danyang, South Korea. This small city is located in what is now the Taebaek mountain range but was once a coastal region. As a result, it has an excellent mix of flat, open places where you can take off and land, as well as some fairly high, craggy mountains.
- Dune du Pyla Gironde, France
The Dune du Pyla is a dune located in the commune of Boucau in the Aquitaine region, in the department of Gironde (south-western France). It is a popular destination for paragliding. The Dune du Pyla is a large dune that is located near the seaside resort town of Lacanau.
Like all coastlines, France’s Atlantic coast is a patchwork of sandy beaches and rocky coves, but the so-called “Cote des Basques” is particularly special. The rocky shoreline between the towns of Hendaye and Bidart is studded with north-facing coves in which you’ll find idyllic beaches and picturesque little coves that are especially popular with paragliders.
- Seiser Alm, Dolomites, Italy
Paragliding is a sport in which you can experience the feeling of flying without actually being airborne. To get the hang of it, take a few classes and learn the basics of how to use the equipment, launch, and land, and maneuver in the air. Once you have these under your belt, you’ll also need to find a nice place to fly. While several companies throughout the world offer classes and tandem flights, many people opt to travel to places with ready-made paragliding sites.