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Paragliding Marrakech

Overview of Paragliding in the High Atlas

What is paragliding?

Simply defined, paragliding is flying from a slope or cliff using a wide, light, foot-launched glider. If you're looking for an unforgettable activity, tandem paragliding is an excellent choice: you'll never forget the feeling of being a bird in the sky, flying with no engine other than the wind.

The basic tandem paragliding flight is a heavenly adrenaline rush. No experience is necessary, your pilot will do all the work, just run to the takeoff, then sit back, relax and enjoy the view, not forgetting to smile for the camera. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft.

A tandem glider is specially designed to carry two people. The passenger is strapped into a harness in front of the experienced pilot. Do not confuse paragliding with skydiving, you will not be jumping out of a plane.

What should I wear during the flight?

Rubber shoes, long-sleeved shirt and pants are recommended. Sunscreen. Sunglasses can be worn while flying.

Is paragliding dangerous?

Paragliding is an extreme sport, but you are in good hands with our pilots. All Paragliding pilots are highly experienced and certified with insurance.

Our pilots will only fly if the weather conditions are safe. If other pilots are flying, but the pilot feels that it is not safe to fly, he will not allow it, therefore we prefer to schedule you for another day. Safety is paramount.

Safety measures include wearing a helmet, harness with back protection, a reserve parachute, as well as a thorough pre-flight check and observation before take-off.

Everyone, regardless of age, can fly with us!

Paragliding is the most popular activity in the Kik Plateau area south of Marrakech, and it allows us to fly in a wide variety of conditions. The paragliding program is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm or later if winds permit. Flights are conducted on a first come, first served basis. Photos and video will be given to you at the end of your paragliding experience in Marrakech.

At Atlas Parapente you will fly with the most experienced paragliding pilots in Morocco. Our instructors are certified, professional and available 7 days a week. They earn their living by providing you with a safe and exhilarating experience. Our record is impeccable with nearly 20,000 accident free tandem flights in the last 10 years.

About this activity

No charge for cancellations
Must cancel 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Round trip transfer
A comfortable vehicle will pick you up from and to your accommodation.
Mobile or printed ticket
The confirmation ticket is accepted on mobile or printed on paper.
Companion who speaks your language
The team consists of members who speak Arabic, French and English.
Local tea
A glass of typical local tea will be served on site.
Authorized age
Everyone can participate except children under 5 years old.
Weight allowed
The weight of the participant must be between 35 and 100 kg.
Safety equipment
Personal protective equipment is provided on site.

Paragliding program

How it works

1 Booking your flight :

To book a paragliding flight, you can do so online or call us to complete the booking, or come directly to our office in Marrakech. the day before your booking, you will receive a call confirming the weather, the time and any other questions you may have. if for any reason the wind or weather forecast does not allow for paragliding, we can offer a full refund or choose another day. we fly from a beautiful location where friends, family and spectators are encouraged to join us and participate in the Marrakech paragliding experience.

2 The journey :

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Marrakech whether it is a hotel, Riad or residence, thereafter it takes about 40 minutes by car to Lake lala takerkoust, where our base is located. on site you will meet your pilot guide.

3 Upon arrival :

After a welcome tea break on a terrace, with a beautiful view of the Atlas Mountains, and after some basic instructions on the ground; your pilot will drive you in a 4x4 vehicle, you will climb about 8 km above to the village of Aguergour which culminates at 1300 m of altitude, in order to start this dream experience. on the launch site, with your pilot, you carry all the necessary equipment, and off you go for a beautiful experience of paragliding flight Marrakech above the mountains of the high atlas, the arid landscapes of the Kik plateau and the lake Lalla Takerkouste! this paragliding flight will give you the opportunity to free yourself from all tensions, fears or doubts, it's just total freedom! this unique experience will remain engraved on your memory forever.

4 The flight :

You will enjoy an incredible 20-25 minutes paragliding flight over the beautiful landscapes of the high atlas. you will have a bird's eye view of the Lalla Takerkouste lake, as well as the famous Berber villages made of mud and adobe. during the flight, you will be seated in a comfortable harness with a 360 degree view of the valley and the Kik plateau located in the region of Marrakech. we will be able to communicate during the paragliding flight. flying with the assistance of an instructor at the controls is not only allowed but recommended! after landing, we will pack up the wing and look forward to being one of the first generations to have successfully explored motorless flight.

At the end of the Marrakech paragliding flight, you will land at the same place where you took off.

Our mission.

The adventure of a lifetime :

Paragliding is the best way to experience the thrill of free flight in the high atlas region not far from Marrakech for the first time. Whether you are an experienced paraglider pilot or just want to fly like a bird, a paragliding flight is the safest way to make this dream come true. This is a free flight, not an ascending parachute like you see at the beach on vacation. Anyone over 5 years old and under 100 kilograms can fly paragliding.

A competent team :

Competent and passionate instructors, eager to fly with you.

all paragliding instructors have one thing in common: a love of the sport and teaching. the opportunity to share the joy a student feels when his or her feet leave the ground keeps us coming back. spend the morning paragliding with us in the heart of the high atlas.

Included

  • Round trip transfers (optional).
  • Welcome tea.
  • Paragliding and safety equipment (sails, harnesses, helmets...)
  • Accredited professional pilots, speaking your language.
  • Paragliding flight of about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Passengers are insured.
  • Photos and videos taken during the paragliding flight

Not included

  • Meals and drinks. (Possibility of preparing traditional meals on site).
  • Extras not mentioned in the program.
  • tips

Good to know

  • This flight activity in Marrakech is subject to weather conditions, the departure times will be communicated to you the day before your paragliding activity.
  • Not authorized for participants with serious heart problems.
  • Not allowed for pregnant women.
  • Not recommended for participants with a phobia of heights or flying.
  • The flight is authorized from a weight of 35kg and not exceeding 100kg.

Questions fréquentes sur le parapente

You can call us, send us a message, send us an email or drop by our office so that we can schedule an appointment for you. We will need the following information:

  • The name, phone number, and email address of the person to contact.
  • The approximate weight of each person flying.
  • The day you want to fly, in the morning or in the evening.

Please have all this information at hand when planning your flight.

We normally need about 3 days notice to fit you into our program, but we will try to work with you on shorter notice. Weekends are the busiest, so the more advance notice you give us, the better.

Please note that larger groups (6+) will require more notice as we will need to find more tandem pilots for you.

National insurance requires that you are at least 11 years old and weigh less than 100 kg.

Paragliding flights in Marrakech cost 73 Euros per person, excluding transfers.

If you've planned a morning flight, call us the day before to confirm. If you are planning an evening flight, call us the same day so we can check the wind conditions. The weather is temperamental and difficult to predict, and can change at any time, but our team of experts do their best to establish an accurate forecast.

We will give you an exact meeting time when you confirm your paragliding flight.

There is no official dress code for paragliding, but it never hurts to be prepared. Closed shoes are strongly recommended, as well as long pants. The air is much colder at altitude than on the ground, especially with a constant wind, so prepare accordingly.

We recommend that you wear one more layer than you would need on the floor. Sunglasses and gloves can also be helpful, especially in sunny or cold weather.

We encourage you to come with your family to watch you fly. We just ask them to be aware of other pilots during take off and landing, and to make sure they are not in the landing zone.

Paragliding, like any "extreme" sport, has an inherent risk that it is important to be aware of. However, like most everyday activities, safety depends on what you do with it.

Tandem paragliding is very safe for many reasons: we are very careful about the conditions in which we choose to fly, tandem paragliders are some of the safest around, and we have a reserve parachute in the event of an accident. problem. If there is any doubt about the safety, we will not steal you.

If the conditions look questionable, we will always choose the safest route and have you fly on another day. Most accidents can be attributed to a bad decision made by the pilot, and we do our best to make all the right decisions. Fortunately, paragliding technology has improved greatly over the past five years and the advanced equipment we fly with makes our job very easy to keep you safe.

You can pay in cash at the latest one day before the activity or online through PayPal.

750 Mad / 73€
par personne
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