Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular wind sports practiced in Rio. It is a recreational sport that uses a craft often consisting of a metal-framed fabric wing, with the pilot mounted on a harness hanging from the wing frame. He exercises control by shifting his body weight against a triangular bar, also attached to the frame. During the tandem flight, the pilot can let you hold the bar and get the feeling of controlling the air craft.
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain situated in São Conrado neighborhood, just 20 minutes from Ipanema. You don`t need any experience since the pilot takes control of the whole flight . During the flight, all you do is to smile at the camera and enjoy the view. The landing area is on Pepino beach, with its clear waters and white sands. Rio Adventures works with the best pilots in Rio, who have over 20 years of tandem flight experience and are certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding Association.
Pepino beach, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro city. See details on your voucher.
After meeting the Chief Pilot on the beach, it takes from 01 to 02 hours in average. In summer, and specially during carnival , the whole process can take from 2 to even 6 hours sometimes. Avoid booking flights during carnival and busy holidays.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip flops. Take a valid ID when signing the terms and conditions at the hang gliding club (no copies).
CONTACT THE OFFICE VIA PHONE, EMAIL OR WHATSAPP BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE METTING POINT. WIND CONDITIONS MUST BE CHECKED FIRST.
90 kilos (200 lbs). This limit may be lowered in 10% according to wind conditions.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$49.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the chief pilot Ronaldo, once you meet him at the meeting point.
Travelers shall meet the chief pilot ( Ronaldo Freires) at the meeting time and meeting point displayed on the voucher .
Once they meet the pilot, they will be directed to the club to sign the terms and pay for the student pass and insurance.
After that, they will be driven to the top of Pedra Bonita mountain, for about 15 minutes.
Once there, the pilot will pass some take off instructions to the passengers while the hang gliders are mounted.
Once they are mounted, the passengers will line up and wait for their turn to take off.
After take off, flights can take from 7 to 15 minutes in average according to the wind conditions.
After safely landing on Pepino beach, the group will wait for our staff to transfer the photos and video files to a DVD.
Once they are ready, passengers are free to leave .
(from February 15th of 2018, to december 15th of 2018 , except the Winter Break
R$ 499,00 per person – flight with insurance, ramp usage fee, video and pictures included
(from december 16th of 2018, to march 14th of 2019, and from july 15th to july 31st of 2018, except Carnival season)
R$ 549,00 per person – flight with insurance, ramp usage fee, video and pictures included.
(During carnival season from March 1st to March 10th of 2019
R$ 599,00 per person – flight with insurance, ramp usage fee, video and pictures included.