A Tandem Hang Gliding lesson in Rio de Janeiro is a very special
experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird,
with a light breeze of tropical air in your face and surrounded by the
beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Our friendly hotel transfer service will pick you up on scheduled time,
driving down the shoreline from Copacabana through Ipanema and Leblon to
São Conrado is the neighborhood where the beauty of nature is strongly
present. This is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. The Tijuca
national park, the largest urban forest in the world, englobes the area.
The mountains that surround the area are part of the C section of the
Tijuca National Forest and are called Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita,
Cochrane and the two brother peaks.
First a short briefing with the worlds best Hang Gliding instructors
about the take-off and other aspects of free flying. Taking off that is
very simple and easy and not terrifying as you might imagine. Soon we
will be airborne with out hang glider. Flying a not propelled aircraft
means gliding smoothly through the air, after seven steps over the
platform you will feel and understand why birds are peaceful animals.
The fear of not touching the ground will disappear and will be overcome
by tranquility of floating in the air.During flight you will also see
the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro ; Sugar loaf , Corcovado ,
Copacabana , Ipanema , Lagoa and the city of Niteroi on the other side
of the Guanabara Bay.
After a smooth landing on the sandy beach of Sao Conrado, you will be
offered refreshments while you watch others landing. The whole adventure
can be photographed by our special camera attached to the glider or
video recorded so you can revise your first Hang Gliding lesson and
share this great adventure with your friends and relatives.
After all this hopefully we got you inspired to go on with your lessons,
with us or back home, in order to soon become another happy pilot
sharing the sky with us.
: Photos and Videos during the flight / Hotel transfer