Basically, paragliding is jumping off a cliff with an open parachute.
As of 2020 summer tandem paragliding prices vary from 350 TRL (about 44 USD) to 1000 TRL (about 125 USD). This does not include pictures and videos but includes the insurance and entrance fees. To understand the reason of the price difference you’d better take a look here.
Oludeniz is known as one of the best beaches in not just Turkey but the Mediterranean. We also have a mountain right next to the beach called the Babadag. The altitude of Babadag is 1967 metres.. The weather conditions in Oludeniz enables pilots to do paragliding almost all through the year. Oludeniz is like the places where all the perfect conditions meet here. The scenery, the weather, safety and experience. As covid affected the whole tourism sector, in 2020 the numbers are lower but overall, there are almost 200-300.000 flights done in Oludeniz every summer.
Oludeniz air games takes place every October since 2005. It had to be cancelled in 2020 due to covid. We host people from all around the world at this time of the year and the sky is a festival ground for 2 weeks.
Paragliding started in Oludeniz in early 90’s. Most of the companies have over 15 years of tandem paragliding experience. Starting from 2018, there is a council, which has representatives from the local municipality, local weather institution, companies and pilots, which authorises the flights every day. If they see a risk, they cancel the flights.
Paragliding is an extreme sport and as like any other extreme sport there of course is a risk. But looking at the accident stats in the previous years the risk is lower than 0.1%.
It is important to choose the right company and pilot to eliminate any risks. We would recommend our article on how to choose a good company.
21 as of summer 2020. Please click here for the full list of paragliding companies in Oludeniz.
Nearly all the companies offer you the next possible flight in the case of a cancellation due to weather or other reasons. To be on the safe side, you should ask the companies about this issue before you purchase your ticket.
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Yes. The weather conditions in Oludeniz enables pilots to do paragliding almost all through the year. . Starting from 2018, there is a council, which has representatives from the local municipality, local weather institution, companies and pilots, which authorises the flights every day. If they see a risk, they cancel the flights.
Companies usually fly 4 to 5 times every day during the summer season. Majority of the flights starts 8-9 am until 5 pm. To be very honest they are all the same as the weather is always shiny here. Slight differences occurs like, the afternoon flights can be 5 minutes longer due to hot weather. Last flights in September for example can leave about 18.30 on which you can enjoy a little bit of sunset and it makes beautiful pictures.
Sure, lots. However, you do not need to bring anything as companies supply all the equipment. All you need is trainers, funny enough, if you don’t have them, companies even lend you trainers and socks as well!!
They usually pick you up from your accommodation in Fethiye area. There is a cable car construction going on which should start operating in 2021. Without the cable car, it takes about 45 minutes to drive up to the mountain. After a 5 minutes of brief briefing, you’ll be in the air. Flight takes about 45 minutes but if you more than one acrobatic move, it may take less. You land on the beach of Oludeniz. Over all about 2 hours.
Do you dare? Go ahead, it’s worth it. Pilots ask you in the air if you want to do it. If you agree, they can swing, make circles and actually much more but with a first timer they are very gentle.