paragliding tandem flight
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Paragliding tandem flight is a great way to see the world from a different perspective.
You get to enjoy the beauty and excitement of flying while feeling completely safe and secure.
Every year hundreds of visitors choose Explore Paragliding (ex Cretan Paragliding) to give them wings. We offer an easy, safe way to enjoy the exhilarating, unforgettable freedom of life from above.
Tailored to your needs
A paragliding tandem flight is an exhilarating experience that allows you to soar above the beautiful landscapes and take in breathtaking views. A tandem flight is the perfect way to experience the thrill of paragliding with the added safety and comfort of having an experienced pilot by your side.
Tandem paragliding is a great way to introduce yourself to the sport, without the need for prior experience. Tandem flights are perfect for people who want to experience paragliding without committing to a full course. It is also suitable for people who have some fear of heights or for those who want to share the experience with family and friends.
During a tandem flight, you will be seated in front of the pilot, who will control the paraglider, allowing you to relax and take in the stunning views. You will have the opportunity to steer the paraglider yourself, with the guidance of the pilot, and even take the controls for a short period of time.
The flight lasts around 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the location of the take off. The take off and landing are usually done from a hill or a mountain, and the flight is done in thermals to gain altitude.
A paragliding tandem flight is a unique and unforgettable experience, it’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and the feeling of freedom that only paragliding can provide. Book your tandem flight today and experience the thrill of paragliding!
We offer trips over some of Crete's most beautiful areas.
Please note: the place we fly from, depends on the weather conditions.
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We have 3 meeting points, depending the spot for paragliding over Chania. Here you will meet your pilot, his assistant and the ground staff. Don’t worry if you feel anxious, your pilot is more than confident and relaxed enough for both of you. And if you’re wondering about the big smile on his face – it’s because he can’t wait to fly with you.
ON THE WAY TO TAKE OFF
The drive to take-off area lasts 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the spot. The view while driving up is beautiful. The most stunning road though is on the way to Chania-Varipetro take off.
We’ll drive through a beautiful green gorge, and the last few kilometers to take-off is off- road driving, where we’ll see goats and sheep everywhere.
TAKE OFF PROCEDURE
Once we arrive at the take-off area, you’ll have some time to enjoy the breathtaking view. Maybe at this point you’ll start feeling a bit nervous, but there’s no reason to. Meanwhile, your pilot will get the glider ready as well as constantly checking the current weather conditions. You will watch him unfold the glider and deal with hundreds of lines. It looks really complicated and confusing, but for him it is a routine procedure that he’s done… hundreds of times.
IN THE AIR
There are no words to describe the feeling! And even if there were, we wouldn’t want to spoil your experience – paragliding over Chania is a once in a lifetime experience.
When you are close to the ground, you and your pilot step down softly and do few steps forward as you come into contact with the ground. In rare cases there may be a bit more speed due to weather conditions. If this is the case, you may experience a bum landing.
Do I need previous experience?
You don’t need any previous experience; your pilot will explain everything in a short briefing before your flight.
Our professional pilots have hundreds, if not thousands, of flights under the belt and they’re there to give you an unforgettable trip.
You can trust us to give you a trip that you won’t forget.
Capture your Flight Memories!
Most people only get to experience a view from the sky once, and we want to make sure that you have beautiful, high-quality memories of that experience to share with friends and family. That’s why all our flights are recorded with an HD GoPro camera.
Not only will you have the videos and photos to show your loved ones, but you’ll also have the option to purchase them so you can re-live the experience again and again. We know how important it is to capture these memories, so don’t forget to book your flight today!
*Please note that for safety reasons personal cameras and recording equipment cannot be brought on the flight.
Make a Gift
Order a gift voucher and surprise someone you love with a tandem paragliding flight.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for someone who has everything, a flight voucher is the perfect solution. You’re giving the gift of an unforgettable experience, and we know they’re going to love it!