Why walk or take the bus to Rio’s main attractions when you can see them while flying across the city. Hang gliding is a popular flying sport for people who love the feeling of flying but are not so much fond of extreme things in life. This of course requires a beautiful place where it should be performed. Rio de Janeiro is among the best known places for it, especially for first time gliders, as the weather is perfect for it as is the view of mountains and beaches around you. If you decide to go hang gliding you will be visiting São Conrado which is an amazing place because the nature there is incredible for it is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. You will also see The Tijuca national park, the largest urban forest in the world, and many more exotic places. Also you may start from Pedra Bonita which is also an amazing starting point. The time of your flight will most likely be from 12 to 30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. There will be a camera attached to the hang glider and the pictures that you take are a perfect souvenir because they will always remind you of the feeling of flying. There are no age restrictions, although children under 18 must be accompanied by adult relatives. For more details be sure you visit the Rio hang gliding web page. Below you can see a few pictures of this experience along with a video.
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro
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