Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. With a paraglider, you can fly like a bird, soaring upwards on currents of air. In west Sumatra, you can find this challenge sport.
Paragliding sports held at Puncak Lawang is located at an altitude of 1210 m above sea level. This place is one of the objects of the tourism visited paragliding that many tourists, both domestic (local) and foreign. Situated in Tanjung Raya, Agam regency, West Sumatra Province.
Given the place that is located above the height of the natural scenery of Maninjau Lake in the valley so spellbind, the area of Puncak Lawang on the location of the start (Take Off) sports. Thus, the pilot, while hover in the air, can see the beauty of Maninjau Lake.
Start location which is 1210 m from the surface of the sea or right on the hill that encircle Lake Maninjau make this place challenging the paragliding sports. With the altitude, the pilot can fly on the air while enjoying the beautiful panorama of Lake Maninjau. Beautiful scenery offers natural fusion between the green mountains that encircle the lake extends to the broad sheen of water that turn, extend the carpet of rice field area.
This location can be reach by land transportation. The journey starts from the city of Padang Pariaman path through the Lubuk cone (the capital of Kabupaten Agam), passing through Lake Maninjau and flexure 44 with the time of the approximately 2.5 hours.