Paragliding – the bird’s-flight view

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Paragliding – the bird’s-flight view

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Can the magic of flight ever be carried by words?

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Adeje Coast

After skydiving, paragliding is my second most beautiful episode in the sky. You don’t experience the rush of adrenaline, here is all about the beauty of the flight and the bird’s eye view from the high of 750 – 800 m.

Flying and contemplating the earth from above

It’s really fun up here! Helped by aerodynamic forces, the tandem instructor is handling the strings of the wing shape parachute and together we are gliding through the sky. Besides the view, paragliding is about the sense of adventure! We were able to do a lot of schemes, turns and other thrilling techniques in the sky. I even had the opportunity to take the controls in-flight, and it was a very intense feeling!

The flight can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers. My journey was about 45-50 minutes and we flew over the southern coast of Tenerife. The island itself is a paradise on earth – an inspirational place even for Avatar movie directors.

Unlike skydiving, the take off is from a top of a hill or a mountain, not jumping from a plane. So, from the very beginning, paragliding is a smooth, relaxing experience.

The panorama is breathtaking! First you fly over the rocks and the volcanic soils landscapes,  after a while you start seeing the bananas fields, green terraces and rich plantations, and in the end, you fly over the ocean. Basically, paragliding gives you bird’s eye view over the island and there is time to admire all relief forms of Tenerife.

I have simply fallen in love with the view and the feeling that you experience up in the sky, so I wanted to go more extreme! Since then, I couldn’t stop  thinking about skydiving – I’ve been watching videos, checking forums for a long period of time, and in the end, I did it!

If you are a spirit of adventure – Just try it once!

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