This is the story of how a quiet day by the sea on the island of Lefkada turns into a paragliding trip to Greece: unexpectedly fantastic.
It was a quiet sunny day at the end of July when around 5 p.m. I started to notice many coloured stripes fluttering in the sky. They were people who were paragliding on the sea. Curious, I started asking for information as I walked around the beach and they directed me to a gazebo with some guys waiting.
These guys were waiting to help people land post-flight with paragliders. I decided to ask for information and…I got launched!
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE A PARAGLIDING FLIGHT
You will be explained in detail when and how you will have to face both the chase to take speed and the behaviour to adopt during the flight phase. There is no need for prior preparation or special skills, just common sense!
We recommend comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes (better if trekking or mountain) and something to protect yourself from the sun if you are particularly sensitive. From my personal experience, I also recommend not to eat a lot before the launch. I had some nausea!
For the rest the most important thing is to stay calm, trust your instructor and enjoy the view! For example, I spent the first 10 minutes with my mouth open! Paragliding in Greece: unexpectedly fantastic!
Price: 60 Euro per person (including transport to the launch point, equipment, instructor and launch itself)
Flight time: between 12 2 and 20 minutes
Altitude: 600 m
Launch point: Fly Me Lefkada Bar
Arrival Point: Kathisma Beach
Period indicated:: Between March and NovemberExperience: not required Extra: Flight video and photography included
For more information visit: www.lefkadaparagliding.gr.