[Webzine 2] Paragliding

Ride the wind to fly over oreum

Paragliding Experience

The place for paragliding shall have a slope of about 25~ 30 degrees, head wind, and the sloped hill shall be suitable for running. In such terms, Jeju’s oreum can be said to satisfy almost all conditions for gliding. But, paragliding is not possible on all oreum of Jeju. Among the oreum, there are about 5 oreum possible for paragliding, and they are Geumak oreum, Gunsan oreum, Ssal oreum (Miaksan Mountain), Hamdeok Seoubong oreum, and Darangswi oreum.

Geumak oreum is the representative oreum in western Jeju, and it is one of the few oreum that you can drive to the top. Geumak oreum has the advantage of possible gliding with the wind blowing from any direction, and convenient facilities such as the health check center, etc. are well equipped within the gliding site, so it is gliding frequently visited by people for the paragliding experience. You can also drive up Gunsan oreum located in Seogwipo, and it has Baksugijeong Cliff of Daepyeong-ri in the view, and you can enjoy the scenery of Sanbangsan Mountain, and furthermore, Songaksan Mountain. You can see the entire view of Seogwipo-si from Ssal oreum (Miaksan Mountain) at a glance, and you can look down to the sea in front of Seogwipo and Beomseom Island, Seopseom Island, and Munseom Island.

Hamdeok Seoubong oreum is nearby the sea, so you can fly over emerald colored ocean when the wind is good. From Darangswi oreum you can see Udo Island and the oreum groups in the eastern region including Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and you need to walk to the top of the oreum for more than 30 min. As such, you can encounter Jeju’s nature with different feelings on the oreum of east, west, south, and north.

 

Paragliding Shops

Experiences 100,000KRW ~150,000KRW(2 persons) 9 am ~ before sunset

Fly Jeju’s Sky 9, Yongdam-ro 20-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea +82-10-9632-0422

Jeju Badang Flying and Paragliding 1222-2, Geumak-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea +82-10-5775-2633

RPB Leports 302, 11, Dongmun-ro 20-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea +82-10-6211-8686

Jeju Paragliding School 17-6, Sinseon-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea +82-10-7105-2633

Jeju Sea Sky Paratour 33, Gwiarang 2-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea +82-10-3692-7345

 

Jeju is called the kingdom of oreum and the island of wind. Oreum have various shapes according to the viewing directions, and each of them has different wild flowers and plants. In particular, you can find an oreum that is suitable for gliding with a gradual slope within 1 hour from downtown Jeju, so it is also called the paradise for paragliding.

Beautiful gliding sites where paragliding is possible

Geumak Gliding Site

It is a gliding site located in western Jeju-do, and you can experience the western view including Biyangdo Island, Chagwido Island, etc. at a glance. Flying possible wind direction: North, west, and south wind.

1222-2, Geumak-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

 

Gunsan Gliding Site

It is located in southern Jeju-do, and it has the view of Jungmun Tourist Complex and the dazzling Sanbangsan Mountain ocean view. Flying possible wind direction: South wind.

930-4 Changcheon-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (Daepyeong-ri Welfare Center)

 

 

Miaksan Mountain (Ssal oreum)

Gliding Site

It has the view of Seogwipo-si and Beosmseom Island, Munseom Island, and Seopseom Island on the sea in front of Seogwipo.

Flying possible wind direction: South and southwest wind.

Miaksan Mountain (or Ssal Oreum), Donghong-dong or Ssal Oreum Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

 

Darangswi Oreum Gliding Site

This is located in eastern Jeju-do, and you can see Udo Island, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, and the oreum groups in the eastern region. To experience gliding on this oreum, you have to walk to the top for more than 30 min. Flying possible wind direction: All directions, east, west, south, and north wind are possible.

San 6, Sehwa-ri Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (Darangshi Oreum Information Center)

 

Seoubong Gliding Site

It is an oreum located next to Hamdeok beach, and you can enjoy the exciting feeling of floating over the sea. Flying possible wind direction: Northwest and west wind.

1008, Hamdeok-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (Hamdeok Seo-Woo Bong Beach

 

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