flight, pure craziness, thanks to thermal lifts, soar up to the summits of the
mountains around, and enjoy the beauty of Lake Annecy from very high. We can
even do the « tour du lac »
and cross the lake twice, without any drop of kerosene!!
If you are lucky, you’ll see the
wild mountain goats, « les bouquetins »
that live on la Tournette, the biggest mountain around the lake( 2350m).
de la crème, for the
pilot and his passenger.
We need good
weather condition to achieve this flight. It will be planned in the middle of
that lasts 45 minutes is for anyone wanting a longer time in the sky. Even for
a first flight it can be a good choice. These 45 minutes will allow you to
really feel how it is to be a bird, to fly higher, further.
You will be told to come 30 minutes before we
leave to our chalet at col de la Forclaz ( about 30 minutes drive from
Annecy)(town of Montmin 74210) above Lake Annecy. We’ll
drive you to the take off thanks to our shuttle. After walking two minutes, you’ll
reach the green carpet that’s on
the take off. Check our photo and video gallery to see how it is.
It is important to notice that contrary to
parachute, we are not jumping of anything; a
paraglider works more like a plane that we’ll
take off with you on a gentle slope. You won’t have
that feeling of standing on a cliff and have to jump of a step down.
A briefing will be done by the pilot to tell you
what you’ll have to do. That can
change depending on the wind conditions. No worries, there is nothing
After having you connected to the paraglider, in a
very comfortable harness, in front on him, the instructor will ask you to walk
forward, you will feel a resistance in your back, it is the wing that starts to
inflate. A couple of seconds later, you feel yourself becoming lighter. He will
then ask you to run on a couple more meters sot ha we have a bit more speed and
you’ll be gently lifted off
the ground. You’ll never have the
feeling of jumping or falling down. The take off is a great feeling of
lightness. Then just have to enjoy the rest of the flight !
At the beginning
of the flight, we have to gain altitude to be able to fly further. That can
take a couple minutes to reach 1500 or 2000 meters. Afterward, we’ll
fly toward other mountains, like le Lanfonnet, les dents de Lanfon or la
Tournette. Before crossing the lake over Talloires’s
bay, to achieve the classic « tour
du lac ».
will then propose you to take the control handles so that you can pilot the
paraglider on your own.
A few second
before touching the ground, he will ask you to stand up again in the harness,
do a couple steps as we touch the ground. As if you were walking down stairs,
recovering your weight back on your legs. An easy and funny feeling.
Count on about 1h30 until we have it all finished
and you leave from the chalet.
To note : people suffering from motion sickness can feel it during a
thermal flight because it moves a bit.. If you know you can be sick, we
advise you to choose a discovery flight where the air conditions will be
quiet so that you won't be nauseous.
We provide you the lift back up to the meeting point after flying with our mini van and our driver.
flights are fully refunded, or postponed (your choice), if the weather
does not allow us to fly or if you cancel at least 48 hours before the