Hang Gliding in Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Belluno,
June to October
Cortina d' Ampezzo has been since the 70' the most important flying area in Italy and Europe as well. The Free Flight Italian Federation has been founded on the spot in 1976, while many free flight clubs have started to operate in the same year.
Cortina is the location where many and very important national and international competitions and championships take place. After a short period, when the free flight has been banned, Cortina returns to play an important role to the sport. The flying season begins in June and it ends in October.
Trentino - Alto Adige, in northern Italy, has recently become a point of attraction for the enthusiasts of hand gliding. The famous Dolomites di Brenta mountain group is a hot spot for flying, due to its plentiful peaks and slopes.
Rising from the Eastern Cape and running along the Kwazulu-Natal's western border, the Drakensberg mountain range is the highest in South Africa, standing at 3482 m/11424 ft in height. The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt at 1400 m/4593 ft thick and offers amazing flora and fauna.
Hang gliding is an air sport that gives you the opportunity to feel like a pilot. With this extreme sport, you feel the explosion of adrenaline while you are above the clouds. You feel like a giant because the ground from upside down seems to be like a tiny spot. So, if you want to feel free like a bird, you should find the perfect place to make your imagination a reality.
If you want to feel like Superman for a while, then you should try hang gliding. It's an extreme fly sport that gives you the opportunity to feel free like a bird and taken away by adrenaline. The amazing view of the landscape and the increasing speed you get at, is a really good combination.
Jockey's Ridge State Park is located in Dare County on the Outer Banks. It is open all year round except from Christmas Day and it covers an area of 426 ac /1.72 km². In order to satisfy your curiosity, visit this park and enjoy yourself performing hang-gliding.
In Alto Adige - Trentino region, the particular geological formation of the Dolomites Mountain group and the continuous pass of floating water and steams have shaped the underground format of the area, creating cavities and caves with an especially interesting character and with ample evidence of the past.
Snowshoeing has become very popular in all winter resorts over the last years. Touring to the slopes and hiking up the hills on these ‘rackets’ gives you the opportunity to admire pure nature in remote locations, accessible only to mountaineers. Reaching heights up to the hills with breathtaking panoramas is the best reward for your efforts.
Trentino-Alto Adige region, in north Italy, can be considered as one of the most known destination among fans of climbing. With the Italian Alps in Trentino side and the Dolomites di Brenta in Adige side, the entire region seems to be an extensive playground, full of options.
During the recent years, snow kiting attracts many fans among the snow sports. In Cortina d’ Ampezzo, in Veneto region, in the foothills of Dolomites mountains, this new trend has offered a different version, the kite surfing on the icy waters of the alpine lakes. In Passo Resia, the artificial lake Resia with its 6.6 km/4.1 mi long of surface is an ideal terrain for landing and sliding on the ice.
Recently, for the pleasure of ski fans, safari skiing version is getting very popular in Trentino-Alto Adige Region, in northern Italy. Followed by mountain guides and instructors, the fans can reach zones and spots in remote areas difficult to access otherwise.
The weather conditions in Val Senales glacier resort, near Merano in the south Alps, a combination of mild temperatures on the valley and alpine climate at high altitudes, create the ideal settings for those who enjoy snowboard-carving.