The world’s most exciting flying race, The Icarus Trophy, which started at the legendary Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safari in Johannesburg, is expected to end in Zimbabwe this week. We look at a few spots that are popular. Picture: Supplied.

The world’s most exciting flying race, The Icarus Trophy, which started at the legendary Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safari in Johannesburg, is expected to end in Zimbabwe this week.
 
Tom Hughes, paramotoring expert at The Adventurists told IOL Travel his top five worldwide paramotoring picks:
 
Rio, Brazil

It’s hard to beat flying above one of the world’s most iconic statues, in the form of Christ the Redeemer, with Rio’s bars and beaches far below, says Hughes. 
 
Table Mountain, South Africa

 
Here’s somewhere closer to home. The good thing, according to Hughes,  is that there is no need to hike or get the Cableway to the top of one of the world’s most unique mountains if you have a paramotor.
 
Dorset, UK
 
Hugh said some of the country’s most charming landscapes are in Dorset, with its rolling hills and coastline. “The only issue is finding a day when it’s not raining or too windy to fly,” he says. 
 
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
 
There is not anything Thailand cannot do. The soaring rock pillars of the Phi Phi Islands are an incredible sight, but flying between them is a whole new level of amazing. 
 
Okavango Delta, Botswana  
 
If you looking to see one of the most incredible views of the wild, here is the place to see them.