RS tandem gleitschirm flieger paragleiter
RS tandem gleitschirm flieger paragleiter

Paragliding and hang-gliding

A paragliding or hang-gliding flight offers a unique view from the bird’s perspective on Lake Caldaro

A flight with a paraglider or a hang-glider allows a breathtaking and extraordinary view on the landscape of the Oltradige area and the south of South Tyrol. Starting point for paragliders is the so-called Lavinaspitz or Monte Lira, a 1,363 m high panoramic viewpoint between the Passo della Mendola mountain pass and Mt. Roen, whereas hang-gliders start from the 1,737 m high Mt. Penegal. The landing, however, takes place on the southern shores of Lake Caldaro.

But what's the difference? The paraglider pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing and controls the flight by a network of suspension lines. The glider aircraft has no rigid primary structure. The hang-glider pilot, however, is in a harness suspended from the airframe and controls the aircraft by shifting body weight in opposition to a control frame. The hang-glider itself is made of an aluminium alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic sailcloth.

There are three clubs in the surroundings of Caldaro and Termeno. The paragliding club "Lee Devils" from Caldaro, founded in 1995, is at the disposal of all who are interested and will provide you with information on take-off and landing sites as well as weather forecasts, so that your flight will be completely safe and you can experience the area around Lake Caldaro from a unique perspective. Two further clubs are located in Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol: Easy Fly and the Beko-Flysystems Paragliding School.

Further information:
"Lee Devils" Paraglider Club
phone: +39 340 4860744

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