Paragliding is like flying with birds. Paragliding is the most adventurous and lively sport. In fact, paragliders tend to use the birds themselves to determine when it is the best time to fly. When the birds are flying, they know that the birds are using thermals to keep them up.
Thermals are the rising hot air from the earth. It is done by using a canopy-like parachute which is light in weight, free-flying, foot-launched gliding aircraft without any rigid primary structure.
In spite of the absence of an engine, paragliders are able to cover hundreds of kilometers and last for several hours in the air. Although ideally flights involving a couple of hours and traversing some tens kilometers are the advised undertakings. However, by skillfully exploiting the leverage given by air currents, a pilot can reach an altitude of several thousand meters.
The portability of the equipment is what makes them unique. The equipment can be easily packed in a bag that the pilot can take by him/herself on his /her back.