Hong Kong has about seven approved flying sites suitable for paragliding activities under the appropriate weather conditions. Dragon’s Back, well-known for its hiking route, is also one of the best paragliding sites in Hong Kong.
Talking about benefits of learning paragliding in Hong Kong, a friend said “it looks real cool and special…and everything becomes static when you fly high” and another one said it is “cheaper than learning driving in Hong Kong and you won’t experience traffic jam in the sky.” I wish one day I had chances to learn and enjoy the view Hong Kong in another way. Here I list out details of two paragliding courses offered in Hong Kong.
How to get there:
- Take a taxi or Citybus no 9 from the bus terminus at exit A3 of Shau Kei Wan MTR Station and drop off at To Tei Wan bus stop on Shek O Road . (20-mins)
- Next to the bus stop you will see a well-marked path, information board and steps leading up to the Hong Kong Trail and Dragon’s Back.
- Take minibus from Big Wave Big to Shau Kei Wan (holidays only) or walk south along Big Wave Road for 15 minutes to Shek O Road and get No.9 bus from Shek O to the urban areas.
(1) PARAGLIDE HONG KONG
A school which was created to help persons to learn the sport in a safe and enjoyable manner. The instructor with more than 10 years flying experience around the world is certified by the UNITED STATES HANG GLIDING PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION.
Student Pilot Course HK$7200, min 8-10 lessons
Club Pilot Course HK$1100 per day, around 3-4 days
(2) SKY ADVENTURE
Sky Adventure provides private instruction in paragliding for beginners and club pilot license holders. Approved by the government, courses are offered in Ma On Shan and Sai Kung for beginners and Shek O and Lantau for advanced students. Instruction is offered in both English and Chinese. The four-day beginners’ course includes 12 flights. Contact Man Kam-fai for details.
Student Pilot Course HK$4000
Club Pilot Course HK$6800
email: [email protected]
phone: 2488 7688
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