Hang-gliding or paragliding are the freest form of flying that a human can experience: hanging from a sail or a wing, just us, our intuition and our skills. For some, it’s a foolish activity, but ask anyone who does it and there will be no doubt: it’s the most thrilling experience you’ll ever have. There’s no shortage of adrenaline, but with the right evaluation and the appropriate amount of caution, they don’t have to be dangerous sports. Have no fear: before launching yourself into the void, you can ask a professional to help with your “flight baptism”.
For those who’ve never tasted the exhilaration of flight, Tuscany is one of the best options. Many schools and associations found across the region offer the opportunity to fly with an instructor for the first time. Cradled by the wind and firmly tethered to a professional, you can enjoy breath-taking views with a bird’s-eye view.
If hang-gliding and paragliding have caught your attention, there are a lot of courses for learning to conquer the wind and fly with complete freedom.
Experienced pilots will appreciate the many equipped take-off spots that can be found on all the best elevations in Tuscany. Whether you’re explorers or looking for an escape, if you love free flying, paragliding and hang-gliding are by far the best ways to discover this varied land. Take flight from Elba and observe its wild inland territory before directing yourself toward the coast to end the adventure with a swim in the water. Look out over the medieval villages surrounded by the forests on Monte Pisano before relaxing in one of the art cities, like Pisa and Lucca.