Paragliding in Fethiye is the best way to explore beauties of this region. Fethiy is situated on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and promises spectacular coastal panoramas. The mount Babadag which is 6,460-foot (1,969-meter) provides a near-perfect launching point for paragliders, who come from all over to try free flight over the Mediterranean.
How much does the paragliding in Fethiye cost?
Usually prices vary from 500 tl – 700 tl depending on the company. AllTourstoTurkey recommends to choose not the cheapest company though the one which cares about safety.
What can you expect from paragliding experience?
After you pick the paragliding company (there are several offices in Fethiye) pay the sum, they arrange a comfortable minibus which will take you to the mount Babadag. The road takes around 15 minutes, it is a serpentine road.
There you meet your pilot, get instructed and wear equipment. First of all you will be asked to wear a helmet which can be taken off later during the flight. Also we recommend to wear sunglasses and do not forget to use your sunscreen.
You and your pilot ake off from the mountain summit using a smooth, paved launch platform. Warning: when your pilot tells you to run, please do it! And then you can enjoy the freeing sensation of flying and the sound of the wind whistling through the paraglider wings, the flight may take half-hour or more. If you prefer to do some acrobacy in the air the flight will be quicker. Usually your pilot offers you to take some photos with a GoPro cam, later you can buy the photos for 200-250 tl.
Spot glittering Blue Lagoon, island-dotted Gulf of Fethiye, and—on a clear day—the Greek island of Rhodes in the distance. Feel safe and secure during a tandem flight with an experienced, certified pilot, and get an extra thrill as your pilot performers twists, turns, and other tricks.
After landing directly on the beach, you will be able to watch other paragliders.
Also we recommend to attend the annual Ölüdeniz Air Games, held every October, to see skilled paragliders as well as skydivers and other air sports practitioners.
If you are more a sea person we recommend to rent a yacht in Fethiye to enjoy the spectacular views!
If you want a private guide to accompany you have a look here.