Experience the mountains of Tirol from a new perspective on a tandem paragliding flight with a trained expert. The region has many excellent places to try out this thrilling sport.
Just a few quick steps are enough to fill the mighty canopy with air and whisk you off your feet into the sky above. There are few better ways to experience the freedom of flight than paragliding. Many beginners are surprised how calm and peaceful this sport is. Indeed, Tirol is recognised as one of the top destinations for paragliding and draws many enthusiasts keen to take to the skies at one of the numerous local take-off points.
With Tirol being home to so many high mountains, the flight time from the top down to the valley is often much longer than in flatland areas. Experienced flyers can use the thermals to stay in the air for several hours at a time and even fly over the Italien border to the province of Alto Adige. Those new to the sport will find plenty of paragliding centres where experienced pilots will be happy to take them under their wing and introduce them to this fascinating sport practised in both summer and winter.
The region's regular paragliding get-togethers and competitions create a spectacular sight in the skies high above Tirol. The most well-known include the annual Stubai Cup in March, the Super Paragliding Testival and Expo in Kössen, the Alpenrosencup in Westendorf and the Zillertal Open hosting the Austrian Championships.
Paragliding is permitted in almost all parts of Tirol, though in recent years a number of areas have developed into popular hotspots. We have put together a list of some of the best places for paragliding in Tirol.