The XC Paragliding Adventure gives you a real taste of what paragliding is all about.
We travel to Porterville in search of wide open space, big climbs, big mountains and insane views of the Cedarberg mountain range.
The XC Adventure is a full day tour so don’t make any other plans (maybe dinner arrangements after 7pm).
We leave Cape Town at 8am sharp and arrive at our launch (Pampoenfontein) just before 10am.
Upon arriving you have time to relax, walk around, have a bit to eat (we provide snacks and refreshments) and soak up the views. We then brief you on what to expect and what is expected of you, a bit of paperwork and its time to go!
We pull on the glider, it rises over head and after a short run we are flying! Searching for lift by flying along the ridge we soon find a thermal and start turning. The other tandem pilot joins us as we circle in the lift and you watch as the ground drops further and further below.
Once we reach the top of the thermal we set off on a glide (usually heading North towards Citrusdal).
The flight can last anything from 1-3 hours. If you are prone to motion sickness it might be best to go for the Cape Town paragliding experience where the air is smooth and stable. If you love adventure and freeflight then you will love this experience. Your experienced and fully certified tandem pilot will show you the true potential of paragliding in this world renowned cross country paragliding site.
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