Best Paragliding in Europe [Top spots to fly]


Best Paragliding in Europe: A Thrilling Adventure Awaits

As an adventure enthusiast, paragliding is one activity that always gets my heart racing. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to experience the best paragliding in Europe. Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of the top spots to soar high above the clouds.

  1. Chamonix, France
    Known for its stunning views of the French Alps, Chamonix is a top destination for paragliding and hut to hut hiking on the TMB. With options for both tandem and solo flights, you can experience the thrill of gliding over the picturesque town and taking in the stunning mountain scenery.
  2. Interlaken, Switzerland
    Interlaken is famous for its spectacular natural beauty and adrenaline-fueled adventures. Paragliding in Interlaken is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you soar over the snow-capped mountains, emerald green lakes and lush valleys.
  3. Mayrhofen, Austria
    Located in the Zillertal alps, Mayrhofen is a hidden gem for paragliding. Take off from the Ahorn mountain and soar over the stunning Tyrolean landscape.
  4. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Lauterbrunnen is another top destination for paragliding in Switzerland. The panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and the Lauterbrunnen Valley will leave you in awe.
  5. Ölüdeniz, Turkey
    Located on the south-west coast of Turkey, Ölüdeniz is known for its stunning views of the Mediterranean and its turquoise waters. Paragliding in Ölüdeniz gives you the chance to fly over the coastline and witness the beauty of this area from a different perspective.

Whether you’re a seasoned paraglider or a first-time flyer, these top spots for paragliding in Europe are sure to give you a thrilling adventure and unforgettable memories.

Paragliding is a wonderful activity for the whole family with an exceptional safety record.

Author profile: Morgan Fielder is a passionate hiker and writer, physical therapist, and photographer. She has a doctorate in physical therapy and is featured giving science-based hiking tips and advice.

​When not out exploring the mountains or sea, she’s writing articles and gear reviews to empower Outdoor Journeys that include family and good food.

With 💞, Crave the Planet

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