Paragliding in Tenerife is an activity that is becoming increasingly popular among our visitors. Flying as freely as a bird over the sea of clouds, surrounded by the beautiful landscape at the foot of the Atlantic, is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience and the icing on the cake for your perfect holiday in Tenerife. Do you want to know more about paragliding? Where can you practise it? What is necessary? Keep reading, we’ll tell you!
Where to practice paragliding in Tenerife?
In Tenerife there are several paragliding takeoff and landing spots, divided into north (Los Realejos), southwest (Adeje) and east (Güímar). In the 360º panorama you can see the area of La Corona, one of the most famous starting points. As soon as you take off you can admire the entire La Orotava valley in all its splendor.
Other relevant areas for paragliding are Ifonche (Vilaflor), Taucho (Adeje), Izaña (from where you can land both in the north and in the south), the Güímar hillside or the Fasnia volcano.
Izaña‘s takeoff point is one of the most famous and sought-after, as it is 2,300 metres above sea level. It is a unique flight because it starts with direct views of Mount Teide and you can land in Puerto de la Cruz in the north as well as in Güímar in the south. If you do not know which starting point to choose, then you will certainly not regret this one with these amazing views of Mount Teide.
When to do paragliding in Tenerife?
The weather conditions in Tenerife make it possible to practise paragliding actually all year round. However, the best time for experienced pilots is in the months of October to May.
Some landing areas, especially those that involve beaches, are only available during the winter months. So if you want to descend on a beach, plan your flight during the winter season.
In addition, it is always advisable to consult the daily weather conditions, both for the landing area and for the take-off area. And who could better advise you on this? The experts of the Canarian Federation of Paragliding: mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +34 928400805 // +34 615602329.
What do I need for paragliding in Tenerife?
There are several options, depending on your skill level and the flight you are interested in:
The experience of flying
In Tenerife there are a lot of companies with a wide range of tandem flights for the different flying areas of the island. No previous experience is necessary, as you will always be accompanied by a pilot who will fly the paraglider.
You just have to relax, smile and feel free as a bird; a dream that can become reality today.
Learn to fly in Paradise
If you want to learn to fly and have control over the paraglider, no problem, as the flight companies offer different learning courses.
The paragliding professionals teach you all the techniques and secrets, from the basics to improving or perfecting your flying technique.
Ride the wind
If you already know how to fly, then you can paraglide with our own equipment. Due to the personal characteristics usually equipment is not rented. Remember to check the local regulations for a safe flight. If you have any questions or doubts, contact the Canarian Paragliding Federation.
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