What is paragliding?
Simply put, paragliding involves launching a broad, light, foot-launched glider from a slope or cliff. If you're seeking for a memorable experience, tandem paragliding is a great option: you'll never forget the sensation of being a bird in the sky, flying with nothing but the wind as your power source.
The fundamental tandem paragliding flight is an exhilarating adrenaline rush. No experience is required; your pilot will handle everything. Just sprint to the takeoff, then sit back, unwind, and take in the vista while smiling for the camera. A paraglider is a foot-launched, free-flying aircraft.
A tandem glider is designed to carry two passengers. A harness secures the passenger in front of the skilled pilot. Do not mistake paragliding for skydiving; you will not jump out of an airplane.
What should I wear while flying?
It is advisable to wear rubber shoes, long-sleeved shirts, and pants. Sunscreen and sunglasses may be worn during air travel.
Is paragliding dangerous?
Paragliding is an extreme activity, but our pilots have you in good hands. All paragliding pilots have extensive experience, certification, and insurance.
Our pilots will only take off if the weather is safe. If other pilots are flying, but the pilot believes that flying is unsafe, he will not allow it; therefore, we prefer to schedule you for a different day. Safety comes first.
Before takeoff, safety procedures include the use of a helmet, a harness with back protection, a reserve parachute, and a comprehensive pre-flight inspection and observation.
In the Kik Plateau region south of Marrakech, paragliding is the most popular activity, allowing us to fly in a range of aspects. The paragliding program is offered seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or later if wind conditions allow. Flights are based on the principle of first come, first served. At the conclusion of your Marrakech paragliding adventure, you will receive photos and videos. At Atlas Parapente, you will fly with Morocco's most seasoned paragliding pilots. The instructors are trained and available seven days per week.
- Round-trip transportation (optional).
- Welcome tea.
- Paragliding and protective gear (sails, harnesses, helmets...)
- Professional pilots with accreditation who speak your language.
- Paragliding Flight duration of approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
- Passengers have coverage.
- Images and films captured during the paragliding flight
- meals and beverages (On-site preparation of traditional meals is possible.)
- Extras that are not specified in the program.
1. Reserve your flight:
To reserve a paragliding flight, you can do it online, over the phone. The day before your reservation, you will receive a phone call to confirm the weather, time, and any other pertinent details. If, for any reason, the wind or weather forecast does not permit paragliding, we will provide a full refund or let you to choose another date. We take off from a lovely location where friends, family, and onlookers are welcome to join us.
2. The Travel:
We will take you up from your Marrakech hotel, riad, or private apartment. The subsequent drive to our base at Lake Lala Takerkoust takes around 40 minutes. On site, you will meet your pilot guide.
3. Upon Arrival:
After a welcome tea break on a terrace with a stunning view of the Atlas Mountains and a briefing on the ground, your pilot will drive you in a 4x4 vehicle to the 1300 m-high village of Aguergour to begin your dream experience. At the launch point, you and your pilot carry all the necessary equipment, and then you go on a breathtaking paragliding trip over the Atlas Mountains, the parched landscapes of the Kik plateau, and Lake Lalla Takerkouste in Marrakech! This paragliding ride will allow you to let go of any stress, fears, and uncertainties. It's absolute liberty! This unforgettable encounter will forever remain in your mind.
4. During Flight:
You will have a breathtaking 20–25 minute paragliding trip over the stunning landscapes of the high atlas. From this vantage point, you can see the Lalla Takerkouste lake and the renowned Berber towns composed of mud and adobe. During the flight, you will be sitting in a comfortable harness with a 360-degree view over the Marrakech region's valley and Kik plateau. During the paragliding flight, we shall be able to communicate. Not only is flying with an instructor at the controls permitted, but it is encouraged! After landing, we will disassemble the wing and look forward to becoming one of the first generations to investigate motorless flight successfully.
At the conclusion of the paragliding flight in Marrakech, you will land in the same location from which you took off.
- This flight activity in Marrakech is weather dependent; departure hours will be notified the day before to your paragliding activity.
- Not permitted for those with severe heart conditions.
- Not acceptable for pregnant women.
- Not suggested for individuals with a fear of heights or flying.
- The flight is permitted with a minimum weight of 35 kg and a maximum weight of 100 kg.