Due to its unique scenery, the Kale paragliding spot, located 3 km east of Tillo city center, is one of the most preferred visiting points not only in Botan Valley but also in Siirt city. The flight point is located right next to the asphalt road leading to Alkumru Dam and 25 minutes drive from Siirt downtown. The take off point is 1415 meters above sea level and 860 meters above the landing point.
The Kale paragliding spot is considered the most challenging flight spot in the Botan Valley. Therefore at least P4 and P5 rated pilots can fly. It is not suitable for tandem flights!
Take off: The best time for take off is between 7-8 AM. Since the direction of the wind turns later to the north, it is usually not possible to take off after 8 AM.
Flight: After gaining altitude, those who want to make a cross-country flight may fly towards Tillo downtown located 3 km west or Şirvan downtown 12 km to north. The pilots who prefer to fly over the valley can continue to fly with westerly winds.
Landing: There are two landing points of the Kale paragliding point. The approach should be towards east in both landing points. 925 meters above sea level, the first landing point is located right under the rocky cliff under the flight spot. It is 300 x 500 m wide and has a soft surface. The second landing point is at the bottom of the valley, on the banks of the Botan River. This landing point, which is about 3 km away from the take off point, is also located on a large field with soft surface. However, due to the high-voltage power lines nearby it is necessary to be careful not to be blown away by the wind towards the Alkumru Dam during landing.
Located in a north-south axis section of the valley, the east facing spot allows flights at early hours of the day.
The spot is located about 1 km north of picnic area which is the most visited destinations of Siirt.