Adrenaline-seekers are in for a treat in Rio de Janeiro. Few experiences surpass that of a hang-gliding flight from the top of the Pedra da Gávea to the sands of the Praia do Pepino in the São Conrado neighbourhood. The next video shows the entire flight sequence, filmed from a camera installed on the tip of the hang-gliders’s wing. There’s a slow build up at the beginning but after take-off it’s all excitement.
Tandem flights do not require any previous experience. The official Rio tourism site lists the companies providing that service. Make sure you choose your company wisely as accidents aren’t unheard of.
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