Taiwan is a mountainous island and perfect destination for paragliding. However, due to early wartime concerns, the government never relaxed its overly restrictive policies on paragliding. It was not until 1987 that this extreme sport finally started to gain prominence in the public eye.
Try to imagine flying over the beautiful mountains of central Taiwan while being carried by Mother Nature's wind and amazed by the scenic view of the lush green basin of Puli. The adrenaline-pumping paragliding can easily be enjoyed at Hutoushan (虎頭山), and a twenty-minute flights will only cost you TWD3,000. Even if you are a total newbie to paragliding, the professional pilot and instructor will make sure you have a wonderful flight as long as you wear the safety equipment provided. Be prepared for some good tricks such as full 360° spins and spiral dives – an adrenaline rush for sure.
If you would like to have a longer flight of an hour, you may choose to pay a bit more. For those who are experienced enough, flying solo is also possible, but please keep this in mind: paragliding is a totally weather-dependent activity. If the weather forecasts are not looking good for safe flying, it is better to cancel your trip that risk serious injuries.