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Paragliding

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Paragliding

We are looking to go Paragliding when we come next week, can people who have been before or know the area give some tips as to who to book with and give us an idea of how much it might cost? how long does the whole journey up there and flight take altogether?

So excited, tickets came yesterday, only 7 days, 10 hours, 10mins until take-off!!

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You will get loads of replies recommending companies so I will not do that.

But will mention 2 who you would be better to steer clear of

Bloody Gorgeous - a known con merchant.

Eftalya - not very helpful after you pay your money, and were also selling the shorter flights from a lower take off point but charging full price.

As for tips,

Have a wander round, go directly to paragliding companies rather than tour agents, and speak to the pilots not the sales people, see who you feel most comfortable with.

Check their insurance paperwork, your holiday insurance will most likely not cover you.

Ensure the flight is from the top of Baba Dag - this is the highest point and will give you a flight time of at least 30 mins, and maybe as much as 45 mins dependant on weather etc.

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thank you very much, all taken on board.

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I did this in June with re-action cost us £60 each, but the more there are of you the cheaper it was ( there was 3 of us ) It took about half a hour maybe 45 min up the mountain, they explained it all very well and as i was quite nervous calmed me down. Once we took off it's like sitting in a armchair ,you dont seem to be moving it was fantastic, do it !

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Thanks Daney, only 5days now. I am so excited!!

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Book with Sky Sports, they may be a bit dearer , but worth it as they have much better insurance. Ask to speak to Micheal, he is very helpful. Sky sports have the best pilots and have the best safety record. You will find Sky Sports on your fight hand side just after the island on the main strip walking down to the beach,

Enoy you will love the experience..

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Hi

I did paragliding last week with Re-Action, we paid £60 each. We thought they were very helpful and friendly and they just specialise in paragliding which made them safter option for us. They take a load of photos while you are up there and they charge 60tl for them which is quite dear btu it is optional whether you buy them.

Kayleigh

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Focus tried to charge us 140tl for the dvd ,if we did it again i would make sure i knew how much the photos/dvd were at the time of booking.

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Oh you will have a great time! I went in July and to repeat Daney it takes about 45 - 50 minutes to drive up in the jeep. Now this is partly paved but is still a bitt hair raising (I found the drive up scarier than the paraglyding)

Any questions you have they guys are all chatting on the way up and will be able to relax you. When your up all the fears go! I think it's the waiting that makes you scared and the fact that when you are on the ground you can tell your high whereas when you are up in the air in your little seat your brain you just are looking at the stunning views... aw you will love it!

I filmed my experience www.youtube.com/watch…

Have a fantastic time!

Christina

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Paragliding was the best thing I've ever done. I did it in aug'10 with Focus. I paid 60 pounds and the flight lasted about 30 min. Video and photos (70lira) are optional but well worth buying. Enjoy

You'll LOVE it!!!

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i am poul and we have done 19 of us last year with focus on the beach front.. lovely people the guy calling himself george working there and well helpful.. he speaks very good english and he has been there over 8 years as we know..

have a nice flight :)