What is it really like paragliding? Here’s a snapshot experience!

For those not in the know, this isn’t something I do.

Paragliding is an extreme sport, requiring you to support the idea that dangling in the air is fun. You also put all your trust in a stranger to control wires and harnessing draped around you.

So each time I go to a new place the challenge is to try something a little out of my comfort zone. It’s usually a water based activity, this time it was Paragliding.

…You also put all your trust in a stranger to control wires and harnessing draped around you..

Here are a few snaps of how incredible this sport is with a briefing of what happens, enjoy!

  1. You’re safely harnessed into what will be your seat for the journey
  2. Then you’re attached to an instructor for a tandem ride

The chair!

  1. Your feet will scurry back on the mountain top, as the parachute opens itself and pulls you back with mighty gusto!
  2. The parachute fully opens to unveil a storm of beautiful colours

  1. Your feet gradually tip-off the ground as you begin to glide up …
  2. Up and up and up …
  3. Sit  back and look at that blue sky

Over Isleta

If you head to Gran Canaria look up Chris and his team on: http://aventuraencanarias.com/parapente.html for a 25-30 minute ride its 70 euros.

Facey B: Aventuraencanarias Canarias

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