Gudauri is a wonderful place to get off the ground in a paraglider. This exhilarating sport has become increasingly more popular in recent years. Gudauri long been the number one choice for windsurfers and paragliders alike. It is popular paragliding venue—the breathtaking landscape of the highest mountains in region. Gudauri is not only home to the famous ski stations and resort, but it also offers the chance to paraglide over some of the most stunning snow capped hills in an amazingly bright blue sky. It is in this area (not for the faint-hearted) that there are some of the highest take-off points – at an altitude of 2000m. Paragliding is an all year round sport. In these privileged natural surroundings, you will be flying with professional licensed instructors.
Paragliding is not to be confused with hang gliding. A hang glider has a rigid wing shaped frame and can fly at higher speeds than a paraglider. Paragliding is literally flying on the air, with the help of an aerofoil canopy, designed to fly on wind and air currents.
One of the big advantages of the paraglider over the hang glider is that it is much more portable. It packs away into about the size of a large rucksack, whereas the paraglider calls for roof rack transport from site to site. The paraglide take off is a question of using your feet! Beginners start by running on gentle slopes before jumping off any cliffs.
Where better to realise this amazing dream than in the greatest mountains?