Hang Gliding & Paragliding

If you've always dreamed of soaring peacefully above serene landscapes, a hang gliding or paragliding experience is just for you. Perfect gift ideas for men and women, our hang gliding and paragliding experiences include tandem flights for those who want to relax and let the instructor do all of the work or lessons for those of you who want to soar by yourself!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between hang gliding and paragliding?

    Both experiences are thrilling and will have you soaring through the air. 

    Hang Gliding: Participants glide through the air on a non-motorized, lightweight glider with a rigid frame.

    Paragliding: Participants use a parachute-like wing with no rigid structure, suspended from lines to glide through the air.

  • Do I need any prior experience to go hang gliding or paragliding?

    No prior experience is necessary for most hang gliding and paragliding experiences offered by Virgin Experience Gifts. Professional instructors will guide you through the entire adventure.

  • Is there a weight limit for hang gliding and paragliding experiences?

    Yes, many hang gliding and paragliding experiences have weight restrictions. Weight limits can vary by experience, so it's essential to check the specific details for each adventure. This information ensures both participant safety and a smooth booking process.

  • What safety measures are in place during hang gliding and paragliding experiences?

    Safety is our top priority. All experiences adhere to strict safety standards, and certified instructors provide thorough briefings before your flight. Safety equipment is also provided.

  • Do you wear a parachute while hang gliding?

    No, hang gliding does not involve wearing a parachute. Hang gliders are non-motorized, lightweight gliders with a rigid frame and wings. However, it's important to note that hang gliding is subject to strict safety regulations and standards. Safety measures include thorough pre-flight briefings, the use of safety harnesses, and compliance with weight limits for the equipment. Participants typically receive instruction and guidance from certified hang gliding instructors to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.