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We prepared a comprehensive guide for those who would like to explore the in-depths of paragliding. You can find below all the essential information on how to do it with the most important rules and a detailed equipment list. The best places in Türkiye and from around the world to embark on paragliding are also waiting for you to discover! 

What is Paragliding?

what is paragliding

Paragliding is a type of extreme sport found in the early 1980s by people interested in aerial sports, and it allows one to run off the slopes with free parachutes. Paragliding is generally more accessible than other extreme sports since it does not require a special take off or a landing track. Paragliding is also the fastest developed air sport in the world.

How to do Paragliding?

how to do paragliding

First you have to take the parachute to the hill where you will make your jump. Be aware that the weight of parachute can vary between 6-15 kg. When you climb up the hill, all you need is a paragliding wing. As the paragliding pilot, you should be careful to make sure that the field is not obstructed by anything such as trees or structures. The paragliding pilot should run down the hill, and there is no need to run too fast because the wind will help enough already. The type of sports parachute used in paragliding is designed for easier take off and landing. 

It is always a better choice to learn from someone prevalent in the sports. And thanks to the paragliding courses in various places, you can easily bring this extreme sport to your life.

Paragliding Rules

  • The first thing to watch out for when paragliding is the wind. If you do paragliding without paying attention to the wind, your parachute may shut down or you may have difficulty controlling yourself.
  • Helmets must be worn on all flights. In addition, visibility during flight should not be less than 1800m.
  • The selected flight areas should be suitable for flight. There should be no obstacles such as trees or shrubs. 
  • Take off and landing areas, wind cover, etc. should be taken into consideration. In addition, first aid kit must be available in the flight area.
  • Anyone under 100 kilograms can do paragliding, except for pregnant women, asthma patients, heart disease and epilepsy patients.

Paragliding Equipment List: What Equipment is Needed for Paragliding?

paragliding equipment list

If you want to do paragliding, you will need a few basic equipments.


As you can imagine, the first material is wings which are made of special materials for the sport. The wing models to be used vary according to the weather conditions. 


Produced as finely as possible, these ropes are divided into to; suspension ropes and brake ropes. Although the ropes look very thin, they are capable of carrying a lot of weight.


The harness functions as the pilot seat when paragliding.


When paragliding, you should wear a helmet as a precaution for any accidents.


It is a good idea to carry a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.

When is the Best Time for Paragliding?

paragliding routes

Paragliding is well developed in Türkiye and worldwide. If you want to try this sport, there are a few things to consider in terms of timing. The season is not very important for paragliding, however if it is too windy, you shouldn’t do it. When the weather is too windy, you can lose your way in the direction of the wind and you mostly likely won’t be able to control yourself. 

Where to do Paragliding in Türkiye?

Paragliding in Türkiye is quite developed. You can go paragliding in Türkiye in a variety of places, and the sport is quite convenient to access.

Adana Paragliding

Adana is one of the cities located in Türkiye's Anatolia region. You can come to this city to taste the  delicious cuisine and try paragliding to add excitement to your holiday. All you have to do to visit Adana is booking your flight.

Antalya Paragliding

Antalya is located in the Mediterranean region.  You can go to Kaş or Konyaaltı districts to enjoy Antalya and paragliding at the same time. All you need to do to have a wonderful holiday is to get your flight ticket to Antalya. You can also go to Alanya, a district of Antalya, and experience paragliding there. You can create your holiday plan by getting an Alanya flight ticket.

Denizli Paragliding

Denizli, which is located between the Aegean and Mediterranean regions, is connected to the Aegean region and is a city you should definitely see with its natural wonders. If you are thinking about spending your holiday here, you can also visit the Pamukkale district of Denizli to see the natural wonders. Book a flight ticket to Denizli and enjoy your holiday.

Elazığ Paragliding

Elazığ is located in the Eastern Anatolia region of Türkiye. Paragliding is very convenient in this city, which has a cold climate due to its geographical conditions. Hazarbaba Mountain is one of the most popular paragliding places in this city. You can reach this mountain via car, which is 30 km away from the city center, and arrange paragliding tours. Book your flight to Elazığ to try paragliding on the Hazarbaba mountain.

İzmir Paragliding

İzmir is located on Türkiye's Aegean coast. With its breathtaking historical ruins, it is a city that attracts thousands of tourists every year. If you want to plan your holiday in this wonderful city and you should add paragliding to your list. You can do this sport in Ödemiş district, after booking your flight to İzmir.

İstanbul Paragliding

İstanbul is located in the Marmara region of Türkiye and is the most populous city in the country. You can go to regions like Silivri to try paragliding in İstanbul. You can also gain the experience of paragliding in Sakarya by crossing from İstanbul to Sakarya via car if you wish. Book your İstanbul flight ticket today to experience this fun holiday.

Kayseri Paragliding

Kayseri is located in the Central Anatolia region of Türkiye. You can go to Kayseri and go to Mount Ali in Talas district, where you can experience paragliding with a view that will take your breath away. All you need to do is to buy your Kayseri flight ticket.

Muğla Paragliding 

Muğla is one of Türkiye's most important tourist region and is located in the Aegean region. If you want to add adrenaline to your holiday, you can try paragliding in Muğla's Fethiye, Ölüdeniz or Marmaris districts. All you have to do is go to Pegasus site to get your Muğla-Dalaman flight ticket.

Ordu Paragliding

Ordu located in the Black Sea region of Türkiye and thanks to its geographic features it is very suitable for paragliding. All you need to do is to buy your flight ticket to Ordu via Pegasus.

Trabzon Paragliding

Trabzon, located in the Black Sea region of Türkiye, is a city with unique natural beauty. If you want to come to this city, do not forget to add paragliding to your list. All you have to do is go to Pegasus site and book your flight to Trabzon and enjoy this city.

Tekirdağ Paragliding

Tekirdağ is in the Marmara region of Türkiye. If you want to go paragliding in this city, which is a very important tourism spot, you can go to Uçmakdere neighborhood of Şarköy district and feel the excitement in your bones. With the Uçmakdere paragliding festival, you can try this sport with many people. All you need to do is to buy Tekirdağ-Çorlu flights through Pegasus.

Best Paragliding Destinations in the World


France is a country in Western Europe that attracts millions of tourists each year. When you are in France you can go to Gironde and to paragliding to your holiday list. Dune du Pyla serves perfectly for paragliders. All you have to do is go to the Pegasus site and get your a ticket to France and enjoy your holiday.


Located in Central Europe, Germany is one of the most suitable places for paragliding. You can go paragliding to Tegelberg Mountain and enjoy yourself. All you have to do is to visit the Pegasus site and look for the most suitable flights to Germany for your holiday.


Italy has a temperate climate in Southern Europe and is full of paragliding places to try during your trip. You can go to the Dolomite Mountains in the northeast of Italy and experience the excitement of paragliding. Get Italy flight ticket through Pegasus and have a great trip.


Spain, a country on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, is another suitable spot for paragliding. You can go to Gijon and experience this extreme sport to the fullest for some excitement during your holiday. All you have to do is to visit the Pegasus site and find the best Spain flight ticket for you.


Switzerland is a seaside country in Western Europe. If you want to organize a trip to Switzerland and add paragliding to your trip, you can go to the Interlaken area. You can look for flights to Switzerland through Pegasus to get your ticket. 

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