A bit of a run, a good jump and, when you least expect it, you will be flying and paragliding in Tenerife. Few activities are as exciting as a tour of our island from a bird’s eye view. If you conquered the helicopter flight that we proposed a few months ago, we invite you to raise your adrenaline levels with an experience like no other.
Maybe you remember that scene from ‘The Dead Poets’ Society’ in which Mr. Keating climbed onto the desk to remind himself that “we must constantly look at things in a different way”. This wise lesson is precisely the one that leads many to choose a sport such as paragliding in Tenerife, a place where the number of aficionados continues to rise.
The contrast between the incredible landscapes of sea and mountains, the sensation of flying, or that involuntary joy that is generated when you do something out of the ordinary, are some of the keys that explain its success. And holidays are a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone; so there is nothing like taking advantage of your days at GF Victoria ***** GL to motivate you to try paragliding.
Paragliding in Tenerife: everything you need to know
Whether you opt for sea or mountain, Tenerife is a great place to discover from the heights. On the Tenerife Tourism website you will find a multitude of specialized companies that are located throughout the island, and that guarantee a professional and secure service.
If you have never practiced paragliding, it is very important to always have specialized monitors who are able to organize your trip and comply with the regulations in the event of any unforeseen event. Although it is the specialized companies that establish the rules and safety measures, it is important to follow this advice:
- Wear appropriate footwear, such as trainers or simple hiking boots.
- Wear warm clothes that are lightweight, such as a windbreaker or a fleece.
- Gloves are not essential, but on certain winter days they will be appreciated.
- Schedule the departure in good time and avoid very windy days.
- Always make an effort to be relaxed throughout the experience; you will enjoy it much more and you will help facilitate the work of the monitor that accompanies you.
A multitude of corners to discover
With a multitude of locations from where to start the flight, Tenerife is an island to be discovered by paragliding. If you don’t want to travel far from our hotel, in the municipality of Adeje you will find the Taucho takeoff spot, a perfectly equipped departure point that will allow you to explore the beautiful beaches of the south of Tenerife and the least known slopes of Mount Teide.
On the eastern side, specifically in the municipality of Güímar, it is also possible to access an impressive hillside, also with views of the sea and the mountains. The landscape of this area of the island is extraordinary, with imposing cliffs and volcanic caves of great interest.
If your motivation to practice paragliding in Tenerife is to discover the volcanic richness of the island, there is nowhere like Ifonche (in Vilaflor) or Izaña (in the Teide National Park). You will find no better places on the whole island to see unusual landscapes and to appreciate the immensity of the ocean that surrounds the Archipelago. With luck, you will also see other nearby islands such as Gran Canaria and La Gomera.