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Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla

La Jolla Community, News | 16th Nov 2012

La Jolla, California features another amazing outdoor adventure and this is none other than the Torrey Pines Gliderport. It offers a magnificent paragliding or hang gliding experience over the Black’s Beach. Watching people do this stuff alone brings excitement to the heart (and knees), but experiencing it yourself is indeed more exciting. The brave hearts can choose to leap off a cliff and fly like a bird in a height of 300 feet above sea level. How awesome is that? Not everyone has the courage to do so but those who take the challenge will have the time of their lives, that’s a guarantee.

Awesome Adventures at Torrey Pines Gliderport

Paragliding is not the only adventure offered in Torrey Pines Gliderport. Guest can have lessons, tandem rides, photography sessions, as well as a hike down to the Black’s Beach. Once on the area, people get to see the breathtaking view of the La Jolla coastline, sunset over the Pacific Ocean, and of course, viewing the adventures of the hangliders and paragliders.

These are some of the best things that people can enjoy in San Diego, California. Who would have thought that services like these are available in such place? The views are definitely fantastic, and if you’re the kind of person who does not have the courage to paraglide or hang glide, you can still enjoy by watching alone, and looking at these adventures are free.

Reservations are not necessary since the availability of the services depend on the wind and the weather. However, interested people can always call ahead of time, and the best time to call is around 10:30 in the morning. It is advisable to bring jackets and sneakers, gear up for this adventure! Tandem flights cost around $150-$175, and there is no age limit. For as long as you can handle the excitement, you can take this unforgettable paragliding thrill.

Things People Can Do While Waiting

The Cliff Hanger Café offers delicious meals, snacks and drinks for all the visitors. People can hang out by the café while waiting for their turn. But of course, they’ll never get bored of waiting since all the views are spectacular. Usually, you don’t have to wait for more than 45 minutes to enjoy your share of the adventure. And right before the takeoff, there is 5 to 10 minutes ground training, somewhat like an orientation on what to do, a tandem instructor will be there to guide you until you’re ready.

Here are some of the FAQs about Torrey Pines Gliderport:

  • Location: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, California
  • Contact Number: 858.452.9858
  • Official Website:
  •  Free parking at the dirt lot
  • Paragliding Cost: $150
  • Tandem Hang Gliding Cost: $200

Paragliding and Hang Gliding are two of the best outdoor adventures that anyone can do. These two extreme sports are becoming a bit more popular these days. And if you would like to train yourself more, or learn more advance skills, you can also take lessons offered by the Torrey Pines Gliderport. The instructors are highly trained, and the training offered are of different levels, starting from the newbie to advance.

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