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Paragliding Tandem Flight over the Alps in Chamonix
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Paragliding Tandem Flight over the Alps in Chamonix

By Air Sports Chamonix
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Soar above the Alps on a tandem paragliding flight in Chamonix, riding the air currents from Plan Praz or Plan de l’Aiguille (additional cost). No experience is required for this tandem paragliding flight, which means you can get all the thrills with an expert to ensure a safe, fun ride. Launch from 3,900 feet (2,100 meters), then enjoy dramatic views as you fly over picturesque villages and rocky ridges.
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Ages 5-75, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 15m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Tandem paragliding flight in a gorgeous location
  • Start with a briefing about equipment and safety
  • Option to buy video and HD photos after the flight
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at a central location in Chamonix

  • Driver/guide
  • Use of helmet
  • Inssurance
What's not included
  • Photos and HD video of the flight (available to purchase: 30 euros)
  • Ticket for the cable car to reach the takeoff place (16 to 19€)


Start:
  • Haute-Savoie, 74400 Chamonix, France
    There are 2 different meeting points. Your pilot will meet you near the cable car ticket office. Adress: Flight from Plan Praz: 29 route henriette d'angeville, 74400 Chamonix. Flight from Plan de l'Aiguille: 100 place de l'aiguille du midi 74400 Chamonix. PLEASE ASK US TO CONFIRM THE MEETING POINT
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16695P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • MEETING POINT: in front of the cable car ticket office. We do not have an office or desk there. Just wait there and the pilots will come.
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • Please do not have a big bag with you for the flight. Only very small bag is permited.
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please provide your weight in KG. Max weight is 100 kg
    • Best time to fly: in summer: Less than 40 kg: ask for an early time: 8 am or 9 am
    • Best time to fly: in summer: 40 to 60kg: book a flight until 11 am max
    • Best time to fly: in summer: Above 60 kg: you can fly all day
    • Total activity takes about 1 hour
    • If weather (wind or rain) does not allow a safe flight, you will be refunded
    • Be at the meeting point 10 min before. Buy your ticket for cable car (one way , about 18 euros)
    • Do not write or call us to inform that you arrived. Do so only if you are late
    • Pilots might be up to 10 min late. Don't worry, they will come and look for you.
    • have you phone with you, as we might try to call you if we don't find you
    • All the Pilots speaks English and French. Some of them speaks Spanish as well.
    • Max weight is 100 kg
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16695P1

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      Excellent guides and equipment, good ratio of training and practice. Perfect location just by the landing site. Thank you David and Clement! Recommended!
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    • fedorb697
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      Beginner's course makes me passionate about paragliding!
      We did the 5 day beginner's course. Fantastic experience guided by excellent instructors. All the staff is very friendly and passionate about paragliding. I myself was quite stressed after first two solo landings, and was put back on track by a suggested additional tandem flight with our instructor Siegfried, thank you! Our second instructor, Adrian, another instructor, can make your mind peaceful just by the sound of his voice on the radio :) A fantastic course, and we'll surely more!
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    • olesyap352
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      Fantastic
      I had a great week of paragliding course for beginners with Siegfried and Adrian. Very professional instructors, great company and nice atmosphere.
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    • ambroisef2016
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      Super organization, great atmosphere !
      I did an acrobatic tandem flight and a hike at the Aiguille du Midi. It was perfectly organized and the pilots were all very nice, thank you Airsport Chamonix !!!
      Written 10 March 2020
    • 737ludwigg
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      I've had a flight with Benoit Micolon, excellent pilot, he gave me a lot of technical explanations for the flight, the other part was the sensation in ULM, Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat. The aircraft has excellent visibility, due to the large amount of glazing, including convex doors, that allow the occupants to look straight down. It was magical over Mer de glace, I saw the real colour of the ice, shades of blue.The A-22 uses a 3-axis control system, giving the pilot full control over the aircraft, it's very safe, equipped with an emergency parachute.
      Written 24 February 2020
    • Q5839URgeorges
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      Speed riding with Jean Charles
      Jean Charles is an excellent teacher, really helps you quickly build confidence and with him I’ve been able to make a super fast, but safe, progression. Would recommend to anyone interested in taking up speed riding. JC also offered a tandem ride for anyone looking for the experience..
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    • EsterG252
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      Completely speechless paragliding experience
      I went on my first paragliding flight in Chamonix with Air Sports. Clement was my pilot and I couldn't have been happier with a pilot. Experienced, entertaining and with a good presence, felt like I had always known him. The pick-up, the trip up and the preparation for the flight was seamless. The flight was wonderful, the view stunning and Clement took me above other paragliders and gave me the best view available at Mont Blanc. I became completely speechless. One of the best days of my life. Would always recommend this company to my friends and would always recommend Clement as a pilot! THANK YOU!
      Written 1 September 2019
    • fullhousejt
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      More fun than a box of puppies, safer than driving a car, as gentle as a kiss, and by request, breathtaking exhilaration
      I had done tandem hang-gliding in Tennessee, but this experience is not to be missed. Paragliding off the mountains above Chamonix is equally as serene & peaceful as it is mind-blowingly beautiful & exhilarating. IMax movie scenery paired with sun, wind, expert pilots....thanks Jean Charles, and a visual perspective that only eagles and paragliders can experience. From a group of 6 grandmothers in our group, there were no regrets among the 5 that took flight....two of our group actually followed eagles on thermal updrafts. My face ached from smiling. From the dawn of time men have dreamed of the ability to fly.....above Chamonix you can. With apologies to Nike, JUST DO IT
      Written 27 August 2019
    • BetsNashville
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      Magnificent Experience
      I believe I can fly! Pilots are so robust, personable, enthusiastic, professional. Incredible experience. Only negative was that my SD card was defective and this was a once in a life time experience and I am left with no pictures.
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      Truly an amazing experience (better than skydiving, in my opinion, ‘cause you get to slowly enjoy the views and the “flight” was very comfortable). I flew with Mathieu and he was great & fun - reassuring during take off and even though I didn’t take so well to the “tricks” in the air he wasn’t put off by it and was nice to offer if I wanted to try again after bracing myself - it was awesome, glad I’ve no regrets! He also let me try out the steering and that was cool. Mat & Jean Charles (whom my husband flew with) were both very kind and accommodating to fly us close to each other every now and then so we could get epic shots. Really great guys and we hope to come back, would definitely recommend this crew to friends who come by :) Thanks Mat & JC!
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    • rickabrac
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      I was lucky to have Richard, who is one of the owners of the business, as my pilot. He was incredibly affable, knowledgable, and obviously an extremely skilled and experienced pilot and instructor. Although I was not taking a lesson, he gave me some training gratis and shared many interesting facts about the sport as well as the history of the Mont Blanc/Chamonix region as we fllew. We conversed in English, but he speaks perfect French in case that is your langue. To top it off, the flight was only supposed to last 20 minutes, but he flew me around for an extra 10 since he didn't have another flight coming up right away. If you get the chance to experience this, I recommend it unequivocally.
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    Kev Schroeder
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    5/5 no questions asked. These guys were friendly, accommodating, fun, knowledgable, passionate about what they were doing, and made us feel at home and most importantly SAFE at all times. My wife and I can't say enough good things about our experience with our pilots Mathieu & Adrian.

    These guys went above and beyond, to be flexible with our schedule, and were super quick to respond to any of our questions leading up to the day of flying.

    Their positivity and friendliness helped solidify an absolute memorable experience in the French Alps. I could sit here and type paragraphs and paragraphs about how awesome and great everything was, but I will keep it short and simply say.. go fly with Air Sports Chamonix and find out for yourself!!

    Thank you guys for such a great time, and leaving us with a lasting memory during our travels from Canada to France!!
    Written 13 March 2020
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    LyndaMN
    Lakeville, MN791 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2021
    This was the highlight of our trip (other than seeing our kids, of course!) The cost was $120 and it was worth every single penny. If the weather didn't turn bad, we would have done it again the next day.

    We are in our 70s and don't let your age concern you! The trained, experienced, and talented instructors will keep you safe.

    My husband had a smile on his face for the entire day after his jump. It was fun and I am a scardy-cat but I wasn't afraid for a second.

    One of the best experiences we ever had!
    Written 29 July 2021
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    Jon D
    Atlanta, GA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2022
    I glided on June 13 with my awesome pilot, Ziggy. I wasn't too nervous ahead of time, but thought the initial jump into the void might be scary. It really wasn't. The take off is from a sloping green embankment so there is not a dramatic cliff we step off of or anything. And once you're in the air, you're just peacefully floating over this incredible landscape. No free falling and no adrenaline - at least not for me. Ziggy patiently explained how I should get into the appropriate position and how I should point the go pro (definitely get the video so you can re-live this incredible experience!) We flew around, Ziggy naming each mountain for me, and, when it was time to lose some altitude, doing some small maneuvers for a little thrill - nothing too scary. The landing was soft, and I was even offered coffee when we got back to their office. It was the highlight of a pretty great trip that included Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. I would definitely do it again
    Written 26 June 2022
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    CatMcC
    London, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The team at Air Sports Chamonix are absolutely fantastic. I was very nervous but Romain was very calming and made me feel safe. I had an incredible flight and an unforgettable experience. My husband and two kids (aged 14 and 11) also flew with Adrian, David and Richard. Being fearless they had the chance to do tricks which they loved! Thanks so much to the whole team. We will be back!
    Written 17 August 2022
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    Kaitlin O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2023
    I decided to go overboard on my 30th birthday which included going to my favorite country, trying new things, and facing fears. I'm deathly afraid of heights, so obviously I convinced my golden retriever husband to join me in running off a cliff to float in the air with French strangers attached to our backs. Honestly this was the best thing I could do for myself and a great way to start my new decade. Our pilots were so incredibly kind and understanding of being afraid but not wanting that to stop me. It truly felt like I was in a video game once I plopped myself into the seat. Both my husband and I are on the thicker side, for anyone wondering if they can participate. As long as you can run, you should be good! The office was very helpful and kind when helping us to arrange everything and check on weather delays. 100/10 would do again. I cannot wait to go back to Chamonix, and this is top of my list. Pro tip, there's a spa near the landing pad, Check it out and make yourself a reservation for after.
    Written 24 July 2023
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    Ramit B
    New Delhi, India5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022
    This was my first time paragliding along with two of my family members. Air Sports made sure it was a spectacular experience. I was made to feel at ease and they were very transparent about the dos and donts. The flight experience was amazing - take off, midair, landing - all were very smooth and easy. All 3 instructors - Romam, Nartin, and Nathau were very friendly and made sure our first flight was absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend their services!
    Written 2 July 2022
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    Thank you! We re glad you liked it, come back anytime you like, and welcome to Chamonix! :)
    Written 3 July 2022
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    Filipa MT
    London, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Family
    I bought this tandem paragliding as a surprise for my 8 year old and 15 year old children. I was excited and dreading it at the same time. I really thought they would refuse it on the day but they utterly loved it and want to do it again. The two instructors were friendly and knowledgeable and we felt totally comfortable.

    We were lucky that it was a beautiful sunny day but even if it’s it’s cloudy I think it’s an utterly stunning thing to do.
    Written 28 August 2020
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    J K
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022
    This was one of the most exciting and spectacular experiences that I (and my kids) have ever experienced. You cannot go to Chamonix without doing this. The tandem pilots were friendly and pleasant. There are several companies that provide this experience. We were provided with GoPros on selfie-sticks to take pics and videos (for 30 Euros). It was worth it.

    My one suggestion would be to be a little clearer about where the meeting point is. An address is provided, and the meeting point for this company is at the station for the tram going up the hill. My family and I were waiting in front of a store front near the tram, and didn't realize that we were waiting in the wrong spot. But otherwise - fantastic.
    Written 1 August 2022
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    Ajay G
    Atlanta, GA133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    Views were amazing, my pilot, Richard was excellent. As a first time paraglider, he took care of all instructions and was patient with my questions. He even did a few acrobatics for me and I could not have been happier with the experience. They also took the time to drive me back to the base station. Very professional company. Highly recommend!
    Written 21 August 2023
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    Cheryl L
    Camp Hill, PA28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am terrified of heights - of being unbalanced and on the edge. BUT I also want to push myself out of my comfort zone. So I read reviews, googled the number of fatalities from parasailing in Chamonix and finally decided to take the plunge (literally and figuratively). Our pilots explained what was expected of us (running a short distance) and what to expect during the flight. They both spoke English quite well and had 40 years of experience between them. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would do it again! I highly recommend this company - soar high above the glacier and Chamonix with the best!
    Written 2 October 2023
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