Turkey offers many opportunities for sports lovers. You can find a suitable environment for all kinds of sports in this country. It also has beautiful geography for paragliding. Paragliding is one of the sports branches that have become more popular in recent years. Discovered by several innovative French aviators in the early 1980s, paragliding turned into a common and attractive sport with the improvement of the aerodynamic structure of parachutes. This sport is practiced by leaving yourself at a maximum altitude of 4,000-5,000 meters and gliding 100-300 kilometers. We have listed the best paragliding sites in Turkey.
The most preferred place for paragliding in Turkey is Babadağ in the Fethiye district. Babadağ is also known as the first paragliding place in this country. Babadağ, which is 45 minutes away from Ölüdeniz, has three tracks. A unique and breathtaking view awaits sports enthusiasts on paragliding from 1,700-1,900 meters high.
Çökelez Mountain is 30 kilometers from Denizli city center. The jumping point is at 1,650 meters. Winds blowing from the west and south prevail. Denizli center, Sarayköy, Buldan, Honaz districts, and Organized Industrial Zone can be easily seen on flights from Çökelez Mountain.
Having a height of 2,200 meters, Mount Nemrut is a very suitable address for those who want to do paragliding. Watching the historical textures from a bird's eye view at the place where professional and amateur people jump offers a different experience. You can also take paragliding courses here.
The paragliding site in the Talas district of Kayseri is one of the most suitable places for sports fans. Located at an altitude of 1,750 meters, the jumping point is also close to the city center. This place, which hosted the World Paragliding Championship in 2004, is a good option to experience paragliding.
Especially preferred by local tourists, paragliding is very popular along with boat scuba diving tours in Kaş. Touristic flights are carried out throughout the season from Kaş departure of 600 meters. Paragliding landings are made to the small harbor in the center of Kaş. You can fly in this perfect place while watching the natural wonders of Kaş.
Tourist paragliding and balloon flights have started relatively recently in Pamukkale. There is more than one take-off runway of approximately 300 meters, and the most well-known of these is Dynamite Hill, which used to have a dynamite tank. The exit to the take-off runway takes about 15 minutes. There are also mid-altitude and thermal training of flight schools that provide paragliding training.