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We are very excited about our second paragliding trip to Israel, sites and conditions should be suitable for most levels of pilot skill in this amazing historical area.

April is considered spring time in Israel, and should give us the opportunity to fly several fascinating and diverse sites before the weather settles down to a constant wind direction for the summer months.

Imagine soaring the eastern shoreline of the Mediteranean, along the capital city of Tel Aviv, then the next day perhaps flying XC over the sea of Galilee.

We are also hoping for the chance of flying the 400m cliffs of the Dead Sea, where we will take off at sea level with the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, over 1200 feet below us!

Spring time in Israel hosts the migration for many bird species. You will most likely be soaring and thermalling alongside great bird species migrating between Africa and Europe, an unforgettable experience. 


This is a 7 day tour, lead by Chris White to explore the flying and XC potential in Israel.

We will be able to visit 4 sites during the stay (maybe more). As April is still spring the weather is less predictable than in summer and almost all take-off sites may be an option, guided by the weather. We will be supported by a team of an experienced local XC guide and a retrieve driver as well.

Apart from flying, Israel has a wealth of other attractions. You may want to take the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea, visit Jeresulam or Bethlehem, stand on the edge of the world's largest crater, go scuba diving or snorkling, or even take an extra couple of days at the end of the trip to do some more sight seeing in Israel, Egypt or Jordan.

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Location Flying sites in Israel
Site details and weather updates

Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor is shaped almost like a half-sphere, located 9KM east of Nazareth, at the north-east corner of the Yizrael (Jezreel) Valley. It is a round steep hill 613M above sea level. The Catholic Church at the top is well visible from afar.

Mount Tabor is strategically located on the main north-south ancient road, and for most Christians it is a Holy mountain - "The Mount of Transfiguration".  It was an important fortress during the First and Second Temple, Greek, Roman and Crusaders times.

On a typical day, we are able to soar above Nazareth and fly eastwards towards the Sea of Galilee, landing along the Israeli border.

Mevo Hama

Mevo Hama is located at the southern part of the Golan Heights and overlooks the Sea of Galilee. It is quite common for us to take off at Mount Tabor and land at Mevo Hama, thereafter ending the day’s activity with a calm afternoon flight capturing the sunset.

Zikhron Yaakov

Zikhron Ya'akov is the lowest and most western take off sites in Israel, and is located in the southern slope of the Carmel Mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Typical flights from this site aim to soar eastwards, crossing Yizrael Valley, Mount Tabor, and the Sea of Galilee.

Guide / Instructor Chris White
Course Fee Details The course fees of £575 include the site permissions, guiding, mountain transport, retrieves and accommodation for the 7 day tour.
Accommodation Accommodation will be organised on a bed & breakfast basis, with 4 pilots sharing a room. Addon charges for the accomodation, mountain transport and retrieve will £575.
Flights & Transfers Tel Aviv is served by Easyjet as well as other airlines. Current prices from London are around £300 per person return.
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