Where to paraglide in Calabria

Are air sports your passion? Paraglide in Calabria for a sea-view flight
CS-Praia a Mare-Isola Dino-Parapendio Sport Outdoor 2 [Nicholas Rinaldi]

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Sport and nature

If the adrenaline rush of flying is your passion, you absolutely must try a paragliding launch in Calabria.

No territory like Calabria offers the thrill of taking off from a high cliff overlooking the sea and admiring, in one fell swoop, the green of the forests, the blue of the water and a myriad of villages below you.

Not only that! The places where you can book a paragliding experience in Calabria are almost always recognised for the cleanliness and services of their beaches, on which Blue Flags and Green Flags fly every year.

Discover with us the best places to paraglide in Calabria, from north to south.

Paragliding in Praia a Mare

Ready to take your first paragliding flight in Calabria? If you choose the province of Cosenza, one of the best places to try is the town of Praia a Mare.

The experience of soaring over the Riviera dei Cedri is priceless. During your paragliding flight in Praia a Mare you will fly over the picturesque Dino Island, one of two small Calabrian islands together with the islet of Cirella (Diamante), a true protected natural paradise.

This stretch of sea is home to Posidonia meadows and many other species of marine flora and fauna that make it a unique habitat. Flying over it offers an emotion at the water's surface that is hard to forget, which is why paragliding in Calabria is a perfect activity to enjoy even as a couple.

Choose the package that suits you best, agreeing everything with the expert instructors who will accompany you in flight and provide you with the appropriate equipment to safely enjoy one of life's most beautiful experiences.

Parapendio Praia a Mare
Nicholas Rinaldi

Paragliding in Tropea and surroundings

Just as exciting will be admiring the cliffs of Capo Vaticano (Ricadi) and the entire Costa degli Dei, in the province of Vibo Valentia, from above, with a paraglider flight in Tropea.

We are in one of Calabria's "postcard places", among the most famous in the world. Tropea is in fact the "Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea" known to most for the sweet Tropea Red Onion PGI and for being one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy.

It will be wonderful to fly over its historic centre, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, and observe from above the way the hand of nature has carved caves and sculpted cliffs that rank among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. You will discover coves and little corners of paradise only visible from above. Again, a team of experienced instructors will guide you in choosing the most suitable experience for you and those flying with you.

Tropea
Regione Calabria

Along this extraordinary stretch of coastline, it is possible to soar from two other nearby locations equally renowned for their scenic and natural beauty: you can paraglide in Pizzo and paraglide in Zambrone. What scenery do these places offer?

A paragliding flight in Pizzo will reveal from above the secrets of Murat Castle, the symbolic site of the capture and execution of King Joachim Murat, as well as the suggestion of caves dug into the tufa rock that characterises the geology of this area, such as the unmissable Piedigrotta Church.

The paragliding experience in Zambrone is just what you need to complete an active holiday that has no equal. Would you like to put the thrill of going from diving into the depths of the so-called Paradiso del Sub, one of the most pristine coves in the Mediterranean, to the heights of a 360° panoramic flight?

Paradiso del Sub
Regione Calabria

Paragliding in Bagnara

We conclude our flight over the extreme tip of the region with two more unmissable paragliding locations in Calabria.

For lovers of "Fata Morgana mirages", we recommend a nice flight on the Costa Viola over the Strait of Messina, a legendary place by definition. Here you can paraglide in Bagnara, a town that together with nearby Scilla is the undisputed home of swordfish fishing. Besides admiring the fishing from above, this stretch of sea is famous for the dolphin crossing, a sight that gives your flight a touch of tenderness and joy.

Finally, you can paraglide in Reggio Calabria, the "City of the Strait" par excellence with its seafront defined as the "Most Beautiful Kilometre in Italy". Imagine flying over the city and catching a glimpse of the steaming Etna and the Aeolian Islands in the background, a paradise that you will feel like you can touch.

Reggio Calabria
Regione Calabria

Have we convinced you? Then all that remains is to wish you a happy paragliding flight in Calabria!

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Ultimo aggiornamento: Feb 28, 2024 2:34 PM