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Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro 2024

Enjoy a panoramic view of Rio while flying above it

Best time: December–March, July–August

Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding

There's a lot of birds in Rio flying high in the sky. Do you want to see this marvelous city from such heights as well? Then take a 20-minute walk from Ipanema up to Pedra Bonita Mountain and try hang gliding. The flight is tandem, so you ​don't need any experience. All you need is an ID, some comfortable clothes, and a smile. The flight usually lasts 2-4 hours, so you hav​e just about enough time to explore and enjoy the city from above. The best weather and time for hang gliding is from December to March and from July to August.

Practical info

What do I need for hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro?

To have an enjoyable hang gliding experience in Rio de Janeiro, comfortable clothes, positive attitude, and identification are necessary. The hang gliding team provides all the equipment like a harness, helmet, and others. The equipment undergoes regular inspection and maintenance to ensure safety for hang gliding pilots and participants. Show more

How long does the hang gliding flight usually last?

In Rio de Janeiro, hang gliding experience typically lasts between 7 to 20 minutes, depending on weather and wind conditions during the flight. Participants can expect preparation, transport to the starting point, and training before the flight, which extends the duration of the overall experience. If you book a long tour package, you can enjoy multiple launches and extra activities to make the experience even more memorable. Show more

Where is the best spot to go hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro?

Pedra Bonita Mountain situated in Tijuca National Park is the best spot for hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro. It offers spectacular views of the city, the mountains, and the coastline. The site is easily accessible by a cozy stroll from the Sao Conrado neighborhood and offers facilities like restrooms, a parking lot, and a launch ramp. Show more

When is the best time of the year to go hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro?

Hang gliding is best from December to March or July to August in Rio de Janeiro. At these times, weather conditions are less likely to be cloudy, with lower chances of rainfall and optimal wind conditions for hang gliding. Checking the weather forecast before booking provides the necessary information about flight conditions. Show more

Are there any weight restrictions for tandem hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro?

Maximum weight limit for tandem hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro usually set around 100 kg (220 lbs) to ensure proper and safe hang gliding experience for participants. However, it is essential to check the age, health requirements, and other restrictions with the operator as some might have additional restrictions. Show more

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