Paragliding is an adventurous sport, that gives you the opportunity to fly like a bird and get amazing views of landscape from the sky. You can feel the veil of the clouds embracing your body. You may feel you wanna scream loud "freedom" and hear the echo of your voice. The fresh air is flirting with your face while the adrenaline you feel by being up there makes the mountains, the trees and the stones begging you to take your place on the ground, only for one moment.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Paragliding in Glengarriff, Cork, Ireland
Bantry Bay is a natural bay that is situated in County Cork. The bay extends approximately 35 km/22 mi from northeast to southwest into the Atlantic Ocean. Glengarriff is a seaside village that nestles in the sheltered Bantry Bay. The site boasts many local attractions, including the Italian Gardens on Garnish Island and a number of activities to please all sport enthusiasts. So, if you are a nature lover and at the same time wishing to feel the adrenaline rush, then you are in the right place!
Enjoy breathtaking views of Garnish Island and Bantry Bay, while you are flying through the air. The take off altitude is at 267 m/875.8 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 51°46’19” (51.772)N; 9°34’55” (9.582)W. In addition, the landing point is found at 51°46’12” (51.77)N; 9°34’29” (9.575)W, at an elevation of 234 m/767.5 ft.
The optimum wind direction is from the south, southeast and the ideal time to visit the spot is during spring and summer months. Finally, it is appropriate for more experienced pilots, as top landing is recommended.