The Alps are a wonderful destination for absolutely all paragliders in the world. There are many spots that can be considered in Italy and it is really interesting to notice that it is hard to make a list of the best paragliding locations in Italy since opinions are mixed. You have access to opportunities that are available for many different skill levels, which is definitely something that is wonderful.
In creating the list below we considered many different factors but the one that we considered the most is the possible experience for the paraglider. With this in mind, here are the options you absolutely need to take into account:
Bassano Del Grappa
Bassano Del Grappa is definitely a paradise for interested paragliders. You will most likely want to use the services of Montegrappa Air Park. It offers 6 launch sites, 2 landing sites and a separate nursery slope. Those that are interested and that never went paragliding in the past can take advantage of the services of a paragliding school in the area. The best place to stay at according to TripAdvisor is Tilly’s Hotel because of the environment offered, the location, friendly staff and stylish building. All paragliding spots are picturesque and the weather is usually great for this activity.
Tre Cime Di Lavaredo
Tre Cime is a spot that you will forever remember if you go paragliding in Italy and you include this in your trip. The views are simply majestic and the location in itself has its own unique appeal. You will need to hike a little in order to get to a very good launching spot but it is a guarantee you are not going to regret your decision. While there are not many paragliders that visit due to the location not having a professional paragliding settlement you can consider, those more experienced can have the time of their life here.
You have 2 take-offs that are available. The one facing Marmolada is really technical and only suitable for an experienced pilot. The wind needs to come from the southeast or south and has to be mild, preferably before 11:00 AM. After this time we have a stronger breeze and the glider needs to take-off facing West-NorthWest. Never take off during winter as that is extremely dangerous. Instead, choose the second site, which is more accessible, at col Rodella.
If you are thinking about paragliding in Italy, these are the top 3 spots that you should consider. However, others do exist. Did you go paragliding somewhere else and enjoyed it? Let us know through a comment below!