What No One Tells You About Paragliding

By Yasi Agah

Do you thrive off adrenaline? Are you looking for a great way to get out of your comfort zone? Do you want to see one of the most beautiful places in the world by flying through the sky? Well, then you have come to the right place. Paragliding in Interlaken, Switzerland with PGI is one of the most incredible experiences a traveler could and should have. 

First off, what is paragliding? It’s basically what you do after they open the parachute when you’re skydiving. You are able to fly through the air, control the parachute so you can turn in any direction and float over the city. It’s not as expensive or intense as skydiving but you still gain the full thrill of flying through the air. Paragliding Interlaken is a paragliding company that can help you take to the skies and discover the beauty of Interlaken through a bird’s eye view. Here some things no one tells you about paragliding: 

Wear durable and warm shoes…You’ll probably be running in snow!

Although Paragliding Interlaken will definitely mention this to you when you book it can slip some people’s minds. If you decide to go to Interlaken when it is winter and snowing (which everyone should because it is stunning) you will have to hike through some snow to get to the launch site. More than that, to officially take off you are going to have to run in the snow to get started paragliding. So make sure to have shoes that can handle all that. 

The beginning of paragliding can be scary because you’re literally running off a cliff.

You are totally safe and strapped to a professional. You run to get the parachute off the ground and it eventually takes off and you start to fly! The first part of paragliding can be intimidating to a lot of people. Some of you might be thinking “you have to run off a cliff…are you kidding? No way I’m doing that!” Surprisingly, it’s not as scary as it sounds and it’s so peaceful once you’re in the air! Try not to be intimidated by the beginning or end. It’s all about the journey, right?

You’ll have a new respect for facing your fears. 

It’s okay to be scared, everyone gets scared but nothing in the world feels better than running off a mountain and flying over the Swiss Alps. This is an experience once in a lifetime. Overcoming a fear like this will help you gain a new respect for conquering them in the future. If anything, going paragliding gives self-esteem to know that you can do amazing things.

It is absolutely worth it to buy the photos and videos at the end.

When in your life will you ever be able to go paragliding in Interlaken again? You’ll have the memories forever, you will look back on those photos and remember the incredible feeling of flying above the Swiss Alps. Plus, they make for some pretty unbelievable Instagram pictures, or you can edit your own video with music to make your experience look even cooler. 

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Paragliding is an activity unlike any other. It’s not insanely expensive compared to other activities and will still give you the adrenaline rush that you might be looking for. And if you’re not necessarily looking for that crazy thrill, it will still be something that pushes you out of your comfort zone and makes you a stronger person. So what are you still doing reading this blog? Go out and book your flight with Paragliding Interlaken! It will be an experience you will never forget. 

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