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Paragliding off Babadag Mountain

  • Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey

Last updated: 05 April, 2024

The unique topography of Babadag Mountain, which rises 2,000m above the resort beach at Oludeniz, makes this one of the world’s top sites for tandem paragliding.

Take the road or newly-opened cable car to the summit where, harnessed to your pilot-guide and paraglider, you’ll step off the launch platform for thin air where the warm thermals will sweep you up and away.

The route taken by your pilot will depend upon the wind conditions, but expect him/her to make zig-zags on your descent before landing.

Your descent, with spectacular views over the famed lagoon, the Bay of Fethiye and Greek Rhodes, may take as much as half an hour before your guide brings you safely to land on Oludeniz’s wide sand beach. Step out of your harness – and straight into the sea.

Logistics

Price from: £90
Minimum age: 14
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 30 mins

Getting there & doing it

Book through one of the adventure companies in Oludeniz, who will organise your transfer to the summit and provide all necessary kit, including flying suits, and briefing. Booking ahead is essential.

Any age (who’s brave enough) can do it – apparently they’ve flown passengers aged 4-84.

When to do it

The paragliding season runs from April to the beginning of November. Flights leave 4 to 5 times per day, from morning to late afternoon. There may be cancellations due to the weather conditions.

Views are especially good early or late in the afternoon, while the thermals in the hottest part of the day tend to offer greater lift and a more dramatic flight.

Who to go with: organised tours

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  • Fethiye

Breathtaking panoramic views and stable weather conditions make Mt. Babadag one of the best launching site for tandem paragliding in the world. Transportation from Hanuman Office to the launch site takes about 30 minutes drive. There’s a breathtaking view awaits for you at the top!At the launch site the passenger will be briefed by the pilot about the information regarding safety procedures taken during the take off and flight itself. Once the pilot and passenger are fully equipped and ready to take off, one last check up will be performed to ensure a safe flight! Pilot and passenger head to the mountain slope and wait for the most suitable wind condition till the take off. Once the wind is perfect and the parachute is inflated overhead, they both take few steps together or a short run, and in a few seconds the parachute will be gently lifted up in the air. That’s the moment when the magic happens! Your dream of flying comes true!

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Bring your shoes and sunglasses, cause were gonna go fly! Fly high and meet the birds, understand why they sing and have an experience you will never forget. With a team that is as experienced as one of the first pilots who flied at 1998 safety is our first priority. You can customize your experience as much as you want. Wear masks, make costumes, play an instrument anything you can imagine!

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