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Paragliding around Oludeniz

Listed under Flying, Gliding & Ballooning in Aegean Region, Turkey.

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It’s the mountains rising just off the coast that make for great paragliding conditions in Oludeniz. The thermals are fairly consistent and the view over the lagoon and out to sea is ordered but enticing and it’s a smooth, cool flight down to the beach, checking out the view and the talent on the way.

This is probably also a good place to have your first paragliding experience, there are quite a few companies that do tandem flights here and the good weather and views will more than likely be with you forever and leave you wanting more. Practically the mountain take off point is one of the highest commercial sites in the world, about 2000 metres, which means a good amount of air time.

For experienced pilots the Oludeniz Air Games Festival is held in October where you can see all kinds of crazy airborne antics, including skydiving, ballooning, lots of group paraglide and all kinds of planes. Physically, Oludeniz is a nice place to visit, the mountain take off point, Mount Babadag (means Father Mountain) is heritage listed because of its wildlife and cedar forests.

It’s part of Turkey’s ‘turquoise coast’, meaning that the water is bright blue, the sand clean and the weather sunny, so non flying partners will be easily convinced by a carefully selected guide book photo or two. There is decent diving and snorkelling and I also went sea kayaking and kayaking at nearby Saklikent Gorge. For the more culturally inclined there are some nice historic towns and ruins to wander around. Go in summer.

For a selection of the best hotels on the Turquoise coast visit The Hotel Guru.

Written by  Kirk Browne.

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hi can anyone tell me if hot first week off may????????????

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Hire Equiptment

Is it possible to hire a paragliding harness and reserve during my holiday in Oul Deniz, June 2010. regards John Wallace

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Hi John, World Reviewer is a review site, we don't run any of the experiences, but are a place to recommend great travel experiences to others. Hopefully someone will be able to recommend a good operator to you, because there are quite a few who will be able to rent you gear.

the weather

please please somebody tell me whats weather like in olidienz turkey around oct 19th

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Olu Deniz weather is beautiful in October. I married there on 20th October 2007 and it was fabulous. It ia a bit cool in the evening you need a cardigan but in the day around 25 degees.


Great little resort! I would recommend it to everyone, old, young (disco,pubs,bowling, paragliding etc...) and families. Wonderful weather even in October. A big MUST DO - is fly from 2000m. mountain!!! and attend the Air Games in October - a lot of fun + parties in the evening - until morning...GREAT!

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