WHAT IS THE TANDEM PARAGLIDER
The paraglider is a wing designed to allow the pilot to take off using leg thrust. It is characterized by the launch point along steep slopes such as mountainous ones. Paragliding, in fact, takes advantage of wind and height. The pilot maneuvers the wing through the suspenders connected to the ropes that act as handlebars. Its origins date back to the late ’60s and, today, it has become a real sport for which there are also competitions. Tandem paragliding is characterized by the presence of a certified instructor who steers the paraglider. In this way, the activity is safe for everyone and the passenger can enjoy the adrenaline experience without any worries.
HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE
Tandem paragliding in Taormina takes place daily at the meeting point indicated on the map, where you will be given your technical equipment.
Once the weather conditions are verified, the professional pilot will instruct you on the main safety measures and the most correct behaviors to adopt during takeoff, the flight, which lasts 15-20 minutes, and landing.
After a short run down a slope, you will find yourself suspended in the sky. You will be able to decide whether to take off from 470 m or 800 m.
This takeoff site will allow you to fly for 15 minutes above the extraordinary Sicilian landscape: once suspended in the air and propelled by the wind, you will quickly move from the brown, rugged hills dotted with forests to the blue sea. A new perspective from which to view Sicily, which will not fail to amaze you with its colors and contrasts.
Once you land, you will be able to collect the photo and video of your flight experience to relive the sensations of this experience whenever you want.
WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR
Tandem paragliding is an activity for everyone as it requires no physical training. You will always be well connected to the instructor and just have to enjoy the adventure. The maximum weight allowed per passenger is 130kg (if weather conditions permit). This activity is also ideal for couples who want to share a unique and unforgettable moment.
Photo and video
Tandem paragliding flight of 15 minutes
Water and snacks
In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification document
You must arrive at least 30 minutes before the activity takes place