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Are you a thrill seeker? Do you love observing the world from the sky? Accompanied by a professional instructor, paragliding allows you to live a unique experience several tens of meters from the ground! Whether you are new to paragliding or want to repeat an activity you have loved, you will certainly find the formula that suits you among the countless offers on offer! Book your next tandem paragliding flight directly online or offer it as a gift voucher to someone you love!
Paragliding is an aerial activity par excellence, and is a very popular sport in France. For beginners, nothing beats a tandem flight to make the most of this unforgettable experience with a seasoned professional. Derived from the parachute, paragliding allows you to experience a totally free flight several tens of metres above the ground in order to discover or rediscover breathtaking landscapes. Easy to organize, paragliding in tandem is perfect to experience this fun activity! In addition, thrills are guaranteed!
Course of a paragliding flight:
Are you probably wondering if you can do a paragliding flight? The answer is simple: yes! Of course, there are a few conditions to meet before starting. First of all, there are no age limits. However, it is important to be able to assimilate the safety instructions and listen to the instructions given by the instructor throughout the flight. Many paragliding schools therefore allow the youngest to take off on their own as well, provided they are volunteers. Various and varied, the equipment can be adapted to all body types and some centres even have specific equipment to enable people with disabilities to discover this activity!
Depending on the type of wings chosen, the maximum weight of each passenger can be up to 120 kg. During a paragliding flight, the total weight of the tandem in this case has no influence on the take-off phase but may reduce the flight time! Indeed, the laws of physics do not spare paragliding and the heavier the weight on this last one, the faster you will descend!
With regard to the regulations in force, the referenced schools have specific insurance for tandem flights. As for training, none is required for you! The instructor has a state diploma so that you can live this unique experience in complete safety! So as long as you are a volunteer and can run about ten meters, nothing prevents you from flying paragliding!
You will have nothing to bring with you when you fly paragliding, except of course your best smile (and a good pair of sneakers!). However, for practical reasons, it is better to choose an outfit in which you will be comfortable. Whether it is to run or simply to enjoy the flight, comfortable clothes are to be preferred.
Moreover, paragliding is not a closed cabin, so you will be totally exposed to the winds. Even in the middle of summer, it is possible that at high altitudes, the temperature will not be the same as on the ground. It would be a shame to remember the cold weather felt during this experience. This is why it is strongly recommended to be well covered. In winter, it is best to wear a ski suit to be warm throughout the flight. Gloves, scarves, warm and waterproof clothing are therefore required!
Here is a short guide to the ideal outfit for the seasons:
Concerning safety, beyond the instructions to be respected and a check of the weather before departure, there is essential equipment to ensure the safety of everyone during a flight. These include the mandatory use of helmets, the use of harness protection such as an airbag or foam, the use of a reserve parachute and the use of a radio set on the appropriate frequencies.
Although it is possible to fly all year round by paragliding depending on the starting spot, there are still times of the year when it is more convenient than others to enjoy this moment of freedom. Between April and November, temperatures are not yet too low and the conditions for a successful flight are more easily met. In the morning or afternoon, it is thus possible to fly for one or two hours to discover and enjoy the landscapes in the colours of spring... or autumn! However, it is important to note that imperceptible atmospheric variations can occur throughout the day and can radically change the sensations or duration of the flight. Indeed, during the afternoon, the warm winds (known as thermal) allow paragliders to rise higher and longer and so enjoy this exceptional experience even more. If the school you have chosen allows it, do not hesitate to program this activity at sunrise or sunset to see otherwise these sublime moments of the day!
For the more adventurous, why not fly in the middle of winter over snowy landscapes? Directly from the slopes, skis on, you will fly away to incredible landscapes in which you can easily distinguish life under your skis! So, try a paragliding session in the heart of an immaculate mountain range?
The most beautiful sites in France for paragliding
Lake Annecy: discover the beautiful landscapes of the Bauges and Aravis ridges or the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy by starting from the "Venice of the Alps"!
In the Vosges: discover from the air the Vosges Massif or Lake Gerardmer!
In the Puy de Dôme: discover a high altitude takeoff by starting from the famous eponymous peak culminating at 1465 meters!
In Chamonix: discover Mont-Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges massif with its eternal snows in summer and winter!
Les Gorges du Verdon: discover this emblematic place of Provence and admire the lavender fields as far as the eye can see or the Castillon lake!
In Normandy: discover the cliffs of Étretat from another angle!
La Dune du Pilat: discover the highest dune in Europe and enjoy the Arcachon basin as you have never seen it before!
Paragliding in tandem is perfectly adapted to beginners who love thrills. Relatively affordable, its price varies according to the spot and of course according to the duration you have chosen. However, there is still an average rate. For example, for a classic 15-minute tandem flight, the cost is about 80 euros. On the other hand, if it is a popular spot or a longer flight, prices can reach 150€. In view of your altitude and for obvious safety reasons, it is not possible to take photographs yourself during the flight, so to compensate for this, schools provide optional cameras or cameras during the paragliding session. Depending on the school chosen, its price will vary between 15€ and 50€.
Want to share this exceptional experience? What if you opt for a group rate? With friends or family, tandem paragliding flights can be a way to celebrate a happy event in an original and fun way. If there are many of you, it is up to you to negotiate directly with the selected school to get the best price! Of course, if you want to offer this experience to someone close to you, all paragliding schools offer the creation of gift vouchers! Surprise and originality guaranteed!
There are many ways to discover the Earth from the sky. But then why choose paragliding? First of all, tandem paragliding is accessible to everyone. Indeed, it is not necessary to carry out an upstream training before launching it. Very reassuring, the tandem paragliding allows you to exceed your limits while being in a reassuring environment which offers you the possibility to launch yourself from spots that seemed inaccessible until now.
Indeed, one of the surprising characteristics of paragliding is the almost total absence of vertigo. Indeed, the brain does not focus on the void, even in flight. Of course, flying can be a source of stress, but it quickly disappears when you start. To this, we must add this sensation similar to that of birds in flight. As you glide over the reliefs or plains, you will feel a sense of total freedom guided by the winds. In addition, the monitor-controlled movement of the wing will help you understand how birds can move using their beats simply by following atmospheric variations.
For the more adventurous, it is possible to opt for an acrobatic flight. Much more sporty, acrobatic paragliding flight will focus on thrills. The free fall, wind strength, speed and figures will create a unique experience that you will surely not forget!
In either case, the common feeling common to the different paragliding practices is that of freedom. At several tens of metres above ground, in a calm and light environment, you will feel more free than ever. The wind on your cheeks, feeling the slightest changes in the air and all this far from the Earth will give you an exhilarating feeling of freedom that you will want to regain immediately after landing.
Paragliding is a unique experience to live alone, with friends, family or to offer. Freedom and lightness are the key words of this flight which will provide you with thrills while offering you a safe environment. Very supervised, tandem paragliding will please both young and old, and that's good, everyone can do it!