Paragliding makes our dream to fly come true. No need to board a huge plane, or jump out of one with a parachute. There no engine, it simply involves siting in a harness which is suspended by a large, curved fabric wing. You launching into the air by running and obtaining lift. The complete set of equipment can be easily carried on the pilot’s back and even on public transport. That is why paragliding is the favourite air sport among travellers.
You may be surprised to know that paraglider flights can last for hours and cover hundreds of kilometers. This gives you a unique opportunity to see huge areas of your travel destinations with a bird’s eye view. But the main reason to go paragliding is of course the magic experience of flying tens and hundreds of meters above the ground. It’s an increasingly popular adventure activity for enjoying the skill and thrill of flight, but also spectacular overhead views and with todays webcams its easier than every to capture the experience. Great heights however can involve greater risks.
The most common paragliding injuries are sprained, fractured or broken legs and ankles, which are unprotected and contact the ground hard if the landing maneuver goes wrong. Clumsy landing can also result in bruises, bumps and cuts. In some pretty bad accidents, paragliders can get spinal injuries which can lead to even worse consequences. Although its the last think you would want to think of, some of these incidents can occur when trying paragliding on holidays abroad. Especially as you may be a total novice trying this new exciting adventure for the first time. Always remember to stay safe and follow some basic safety tips to minimise the risk of accidents. Otherwise as well as medical risks, paragliders risk their finances, as medical treatment abroad can cost a fortune.
If you are trying paragliding for the first time or you're not yet an experienced paraglider, avoid an accident on the first day ruining your entire trip. Remember these simple safety tips along with your essential paragliding insurance:
Travel insurance with us means you stay protected and have peace of mind that you're covered for unexpected accidents and injuries
Paragliding travel insurance is a must have, if you are going to enjoy this adventure activity in a foreign country. It is important to read the policy wording carefully and check that cover suits you before taking out travel insurance.Please note: ‘Paragliding travel insurance’ is a general term for the cover that we include within our adventure activities under our travel insurance add-on extras. We do not offer specialist insurance for this activity. Paragliding is classified as a Globelink Category 3 Adventure Activity and is covered under your travel insurance policy if you have paid the additional premium of £35. It should be performed with licensed operator in EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Protective gear is also essential when paragliding abroad.