An historic region in central Italy, Umbria is a region characterised by green hills and historic towns, such as Assisi. Traversed by the large valley of the Tiber River and with part of the Apennines being found in the region, the scenery is spectacular. This, combined with large thermals and small crowds, makes Umbria paragliding holidays so special.
Paragliding is very popular in Italy, with nearly 500 sites and 90 schools. Along with the northern Alpine regions, such as Piedmont, Umbria paragliding holidays offer incredible adventures for all levels.
Umbria Paragliding in Mount Subasio
Take to the skies in the Valle Umbra, and the hills around the ancient town of Assisi. Launch and land safely on Mount Subasio and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Umbrian hills as you catch a thermal and soar for up to two hours at a time.
Umbria Paragliding in Monte Cucco
An ideal location for both beginners and experienced gliders, the Pian di Monte and the Sella di Culumeo are two of just a few places where take off and landing are possible on the same flight. The rolling green hills are perfect for beginners practicing their skills but advanced gliders can take off and soar on some large thermals. High-level national and international competitions are held here at Monte Cucco, and there are a number of specialised gliding schools in the area.
Umbria Paragliding in Alte Valle del Chiascio
The nearby relief features of this valley are also great for gliding, with alternating Atlantic and Balkan air currents making for good conditions. Practice your free-flying and benefit from simplified take off and landing thanks to the geographical characteristics of the region.
With its natural beauty, well-suited relief features and plethora of schools and established gliding sites, Umbria paragliding holidays are without question some of the best in Europe.