Top 3 Places for Awe-Inspiring Hang Gliding

Flying like a bird above, beyond and through some of our world’s most incredible wonders is one of the most unforgettable activities you could ever hope to experience. Don’t believe us? Then head to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and catch a totally unique view of the Christ the Redeemer Statue as you propel yourself off Corcovado Mountain on a hang-glide and make a smooth landing on infamous Ipanema Beach.

Nepal’s Pokhara region is a magnet for hang and para-gliders the world over and offers the unrivalled chance to fly through the world’s highest mountain ranges. Although this is a relatively new sport to be introduced to the Himalayan region it is certainly one of the most exciting of all. Failing that, head to the Swiss Alps, some of the most incredible hang gliding can be found in the heart of Switzerland, with a view of Europe’s famous mountain, the Matterhorn.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hang Gliding Rio de Janeiro
Hang Gliding Rio de Janeiro | Flickr: mwichary
Hang gliding over Rio
Hang gliding over Rio
Parque da Cidade de NiterĂłi
Parque da Cidade de Niterói | Flickr: soldon

Pokhara Region, Nepal

Annapurna, Pokhara, Nepal
Annapurna, Pokhara, Nepal | Flickr: mikebehnken
Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Pokhara | Flickr: kudumomo

Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Paragliding over the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn
Paragliding over the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn
Paragliding from Grindelwald to Interlaken
Paragliding from Grindelwald to Interlaken | Flickr: Jonas Wagner
Paragliding Sunset in Switzerland
Paragliding Sunset in Switzerland | Flickr: Jonas Wagner