Paragliding in Gudauri: photos, price & booking
Along with skiing and snowboarding, paragliding in Gudauri also became really popular entertainment for travellers in Georgia. Every year more and more tourists, coming to Gudauri, decide to try paragliding flight with instructor. Let’s tell you more about this sport.
About paragliding in Gudauri
Here is a short summary about what is paragliding and how we do flights in Gudauri
What is paragliding?
Paragliding is rather young sport. It’s based on two words — gliding parachute. While the traditional parachute smoothly falls down, paragliding wing is made to fly horizontally. There are two types of paragliding:
- Wind powered — pilot should use only the powers of weather to fly higher. For example, the flows of hot air helps gain altitude and glide higher. This type of paragliding usually requires mountains. This is about paragliding in Gudauri.
- Engine powered — works well, when there are no mountains. Pilot use special engine with propeller to gain the speed and fly further. We use this type for paragliding in Batumi, where mountains are pretty small.
Height of the flight
The traditional question of our passengers — what is the height of paragliding flight? The answer is simple — there is no limit to the height, it is limited only by weather conditions, physical training of the pilot and legal restrictions. For 10 years of paragliding, the maximum height we climbed was 3 kilometers.
But our practice and experience show that “high” does not mean “interesting”. The most exciting flights occur at an altitude of 50-300 meters relative to the level of the start. In this situation, the speed is felt much better and you can understand the real definition of the word “extreme”.
When we talk about paragliding between huge mountains, the first thing we should think about is safety. Stunning mountain landscapes can hide many dangers.
Ascending airflows, warming up of the ground, lack of sites for an emergency landing — all this make significant restrictions on paragliding in Gudauri.
The experience of our instructors allows us to sensibly track the weather conditions and choose the right area to start. We never do paragliding flights when the weather doesn’t match our requirements. The wind flow should be smooth, there should be no fog in the air — only clear sky and clear mind.
The amount of tourists in Georgia is constantly growing every year. The same thing happens in Gudauri. In this situation, the number of paragliding schools and instructors in recent years has increased significantly. Professional pilots from Russia, Ukraine and Europe actively come to Gudauri to earn money. Most of them have a huge experience and many hours of flying.
At the same time, the possibility of accidentally choosing an inexperienced pilot still exists. In case when it comes to your health or life, the price of an erroneous choice can be enormous. In Toors.co we work only with pilots with a big experience and period of safe-flying. This means, our pilots can work with us only if they have zero accidents in last years of flights.
Paragliding in Gudauri price
In most Gudauri paragliding schools, the cost of flight depends on the duration, the level of pilotage and other factors. The price usually starts from 120-150 dollars for 15 minutes of flight. In most cases, this is enough to get acquainted with paragliding and experience unforgettable emotions.
Additionally, you can order a transfer to the place of start, as well as rent an action camera to record your flight on video (it will be uploaded to the cloud at the end of the day). All necessary equipment – helmet, mount and equipment – are provided free of charge.
Our prices for paragliding in Gudauri with instructor are pretty simple — standard flight (10-15 min) cost 270 GEL / 100 USD. That’s all — transfer from any hotel of Gudauri and action-camera are included. If you need a transfer from Tbilisi, it will cost about 540 GEL / 200 USD. Welcome!
Photos and videos
Happy faces of passengers, captured on photos and videos – our main pride
Do the paragliding in Gudauri and not take a single photo for Instagram? It is unacceptable. Take a look at these shots taken by our clients during flights with an instructor. They are charged to the maximum with energy and positive.
Gudauri paragliding videos
We have a huge collection of videos, taken by our passengers. We always provide them with an action camera and upload the results to the cloud at the end of the day. Action camera is usually included in the paragliding cost. Take a look at this video:
Book paragliding in Gudauri
Since 2019, all the travellers around Georgia have the opportunity to book and, if needed, pay for paragliding in Gudauri online. No more need to contact travel agencies. You can choose a suitable flight length, preferred date of flight and the necessary options (camera, transfer) on our website. After confirming the reservation you will receive an email with all the necessary information.
The ability of the flight is usually depends on weather. So, the date you choose is not the final day of flight. After reservation you can discuss it directly with the pilot and choose the right date and time to have the paragliding flight.
Gift certificate for paragliding
You can also present paragliding as a gift to your friends and family. After confirming the reservation, you can download a beautiful electronic certificate valid for 90 days. If necessary, we can deliver you a printed version of certificate — this will be an excellent gift for any occasion.