Paragliding and air sports in Edremit
Edremit is a district in Balıkesir Province, Turkey, as well as the central city of that district, on the west coast of Turkey, not far from the Greek island of Lesbos. It is situated at the tip of the gulf with the same name (Gulf of Edremit), with its town centre a few kilometres inland, and is an important centre of trade, along with the other towns that are situated on the same gulf (namely Ayvalık, Gömeç, Burhaniye and Havran). It is also one of the largest district centres of Balıkesir Province. The district of Edremit, especially around Kazdağı, is largely covered with forests.
Edremit's economy relies largely on the production of olives, as well as on tourism. Edremit is known as the olive capital of Turkey. Kaz Dağı National Park, extending around the ancient Mount Ida (mentioned in Homer's epic poems such as the Iliad), is situated within the boundaries of Edremit district and is an important tourist attraction with its natural scenery and a number of picturesque small villages around it. In ethno-cultural terms, the population of Edremit is a mixture of Balkan Turks, descendants of immigrants from Balkans, Aegean Islands, some Circassians, as well as Tahtacı Turkmens, who pursue their own traditions and life-style to this day. A private museum of ethnography in the village of Tahtakuşlar is one of the rare institutions in Turkey focusing on Tahtacı culture.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Edremit
Want to learn to fly on your own? Edremit Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Edremit.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Edremit, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Edremit and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Edremit's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Edremit!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Edremit, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C