Paragliding is a comfortable way to fly, where just a few steps are necessary to be able to go into flight. The duration of the flight can be about 15 minutes or so, depending on the weather, and paragliding flights are available all year long!
During your flight, you have a 360 degree view of the beauty offered by Rio de Janeiro, and this is one of the most amazing sights in the world. Paragliding is also a great option for older or heavier people, since the run off the ramp and the landings are so gentle. For those of you who want to try something a bit different, these same areas also offer hang gliding. In fact, Teadora's founders just returned from Rio, and of course, experienced both the hang gliding and paragliding!
With so many attractive landscapes, Rio has many flight ramps - in fact, in total the State of Rio has over 50 points to jump into an amazing flight! But my favorite places, which also happen to be the most famous ones, are the Pedra Bonita (Beauty Rock) in São Conrado district and the Parque da Cidade (City Park) ramp in Niteroi.
For security reasons, all paragliding and hang gliding flights are done with an experienced instructor, so tourists can spend their time enjoying these most amazing views of Rio, take pictures and relax in the silence.
Teadora's founders (Valeria Cole, Tom Moran and their family) had an opportunity to go paragliding at Pedra Bonita in Rio this past July and according to all of them it was "a once in a life time experience - the views are simply breath taking". "Even 72 year old and very brave grandmother Penny got to do it and absolutely loved it."And here is a picture of our 19 year old Sydney flying over Rio. Another one checked off of our bucket list".
There is not much else to say really - this is a can't miss activity, and Rio is waiting for you to come experience it!