Experiencing the island from the air and with endless freedom
Paragliding is a special fun sport. The paraglider can enjoy the world from above, from the bird's eye view and endless freedom. Tenerife is very suitable for this hobby as the climate here is mild all over the year.
The landscape offers ideal conditions for paragliding, many routes of different lengths will thrill you. Mountains and beaches offer possibilities to start and to land. The variety of flying routes is characterized by the differences in altitude. There are good conditions for both beginners and advancers.
In Tenerife, there are more than 20 registered flying areas for paragliders. Guides give useful tips concerning the flying areas and which of them are especially suitable owing to the weather conditions.
The destination of some routes is the beach. The region around Adeje is appropriate for beginners. South of the town Taucho, there is a private flying terrain at an altitude of 1,000 metres where you find the starting point. Near Adeje, the tour ends.
Another starting point is Izana, right next to the Teide, at an altitude of 2,300 metres. You can head for many different destinations. Common landing points are the beach, Guimar or Puerto de la Cruz.
The Orotava Valley in the North of the island is also very popular with paragliders. Almost always, the winds there are optimal. During your flight, you can see banana plantations and wine-growing areas.
With view of the coastal areas, you start whether from Candelaria or Playa de las Teresitas.The starting point is near the coast, the landing point at the beach. The conditions for paragliding are very good here, too. Due to the winds, only advancers should go on paragliding tours in this region.
No matter which flying area you choose, if you are beginner or advancer, paragliding in Tenerife is an experience you will never forget. Not even one flight is like the other.
Every year, the Flypa, a festival of paragliders, takes place in Tenerife. The world's best paragliders show their abilities, equipment is exhibited, fans from all over the world meet there to exchange experiences.