28 Jul What is paragliding in Tenerife? (and why you should try it!)
Paragliding in Tenerife – We answer the what, the why and the how?!
For us, gliding off the edge of a mountain and flying through the skies in a relaxed free-fall comes as natural as walking in the street. But we know that choosing to go paragliding in Tenerife for the first time and stepping out of your comfort zone can be a daunting experience so here we answer some of our most asked questions about paragliding in Tenerife.
What is Tandem Paragliding?
Paragliding is a non-motorized flying activity which involves using the wind to lift a fabric wing to carry its passengers through the skies. The soft fabric creates an aerodynamic shape which allows its passengers a quiet and tranquil flying experience.
Tandem paragliding is quite simply the safest way to experience paragliding as you will fly with an experienced and qualified pilot. The instructor pilot can fly with one passenger using a bigger tandem wing designed to carry two people with the passenger strapped in a separate harness in front of the pilot.
Why do so many people choose to go paragliding in Tenerife?
Tenerife is a hugely popular location for paragliding due to it’s vast mountain ranges of varying heights (pilots like to learn here because you can start small and work your way up to something much more challenging) The location can also be quite arduous due to the changing thermals, they say if you can master paragliding in Tenerife you’ll find it easy to fly in other locations across Europe! Tandem paragliding here is also a wonderful experience because though each flight is unique, we can normally guarantee a flight time of around forty minutes which gives our customers plenty of time to relax into flight mode and take in the islands breath-taking scenery. It’s also fantastic value for money as you come away having seen so much. Paragliding in Tenerife is also highly addictive! There is so much to see, even for our experienced pilots, who having been on thousands of flights still manage to spot something they’ve never seen before.
How can I book a tandem paragliding experience?
Booking your paragliding in Tenerife adventure is easy. Simply head to our booking page and fill out your details or contact us on our whatsapp number 0034 645470000 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we’re back on the ground! If you have any questions you would like to ask us before you book our friendly team are more than happy to run through them with you, or if you would like to know more about the run of the day when you book a tandem paragliding experience, take a look at our flight page to see what you can expect with Airsports Tenerife!