3 Best Spots for Tandem Paragliding in Antalya [with FAQ]

Last Updated by Heike on July 8, 2021
Tandem Paragliding in Antalya in Turkey

Pictures of tandem paragliding in the Antalya and Fethiye regions are quite popular. If you travel to Antalya, you might see them flying overhead. If you want to try this, it's pretty easy and we'll guide you thought the experience.

In this article, you will find everything about the spots that offer tandem paragliding and the prices you will find in Turkey. We will also answer frequently asked questions about this experience in Turkey.

Please keep in mind, not all paragliding packages are available in every beach resort town in Antalya. We advise you to ask on site before booking, to be sure to get the experience you expect. 

That having been said, we can now start with the 3 best spots for tandem paragliding in Antalya. 

1. Olympos (Tahtalı Dağı) Cable Car

In 10 minutes, the red cabins of this cable car go from the beach in Kemer to Tahtalı Mountain, better known as Olympos. The ride up the 2,365-meter-high mountain, one of the highest mountains directly on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, takes about 10 minutes, and the panorama is impressive.

Paragliding flights start from the top. The route here is the longest in the Antalya province. Depending on the weather conditions, the flight can last between 35 and 60 minutes. If the panorama wasn't already impressive enough on the cable car ride, it's simply stunning during the flight. You will land near the sea. The operators will bring you back to the starting point.

Olympos is the most central, best, and also the most popular option in the Antalya province because of the long flight experience and the fantastic view. Organized paragliding excursions are available from all resorts between Kaş and Alanya.

2. Paragliding in Alanya

In Alanya, paragliding is possible from a mountain about 800 meters high in the Taurus Mountains, near the coast. The meeting point is on Cleopatra Beach, from where you will be taken to the mountain in a jeep. Depending on weather conditions, the flights last between 10 and 25 minutes. You will land again at Cleopatra Beach.

The view of the surroundings, the castle mountain of Alanya, the turquoise sea, and the sandy beach are unforgettable.

Paragliding flights with hotel pick-up are organized by various operators. The flights usually start and end at Cleopatra Beach, from there your are also brought back to your hotel. There are also providers directly on the beach.

3. Paragliding in Kaş

If you are staying in Kaş or the surrounding area, there is an opportunity for paragliding from the 600-meter-high Mount Assas. The meeting point is usually at the office of the providers and the landing takes place near the port of Kaş.

Depending on weather conditions, the flight lasts between 10 and 20 minutes. The view of Kaş, the harbor, the sea, and the Greek island of Kastellorizo are unforgettable.

How to Book Tandem-Paragliding in Antalya

It depends on the place.

  • In Alanya, for example, the vendors have their stands right on the beach. Local travel agencies also have paragliding in their assortment of offerings, the same goes for the vendors in hotels. Online booking is also possible, of course.
  • In the case of the Olympos cable car, booking is possible online or with a local travel agency.
  • Booking in Kaş is with local travel agencies, in the hotel, or online. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Pictures: The pilots take picture of your ride with GoPro cameras. You can buy the pictures after the landing from them with cash. This is a huge part of their income. 
  • Duration: It depends on the mountain and weather. You can expect at least a 20 minute ride at all locations in Antalya. 
  • Go Crazy: The pilots ask you if you want the adrenaline pump version or a smooth ride back down to the beach. They follow the wishes of their guests.
  • Price: The prices for tandem-paragliding vary depending on the season. Due to higher demand during the summer holidays, the prices can increase by 20 to 30%.
  • Luggage: The pilots will put your luggage in their backpack. Please don't take very large items with you, because they sometimes won't fit in the backpack. In these cases, depending on the location, your things will be transported back to you with the jeep that picks you up or the cable car. 

Paragliding Courses in Antalya

Local schools offer paragliding courses on request. Their pilots are very experienced as they perform several jumps a day and are therefore able to guide students well.

Inquiries about courses should be directed to paragliding providers.

Rafting is very popular in Antalya as well. It can be a good experience during your trip to Antalya. If rafting is too much, we have other sports you can discover in the links below.

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