Paragliding Adventures: Swiss Alps From Above
Paragliding is one of the best ways to enjoy Switzerland and its magnificent nature.
If you love adrenaline kicks, we are sure you’ll love it.
This sport is unimaginably versatile, variable, and fascinating. No flight is like another. In fact, due to the different seasons, weather conditions, and thermal conditions every flight in Switzerland is simply unique. Why not try it?
Experience panorama flight, cross-country, soaring, and rando for that extra special adrenaline rush. With My-Mountains, you’re in good hands. We make sure to run several checks on our preparation rounds in order to make everything run smoothly. With us, you can be sure to land safely.
“When everything seems to be against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford
What to consider before flying?
Let’s start with weather conditions. Good weather is absolutely essential. So, before you decide to paraglide, the team will check if the weather allows for a safe flight.
For a tandem flight, no previous experience is necessary. So don’t worry if you don’t know what to do. Your pilot will brief you about the process, techniques, safety measures, and things to remember. They will also introduce you to the positions and what to expect before the start.
What if you’re not very sporty but still love a bit of adrenaline? The good news is that you don’t need to be in high physical shape. An average fitness level is completely sufficient. If you can run a few steps, you can also do paragliding. It may seem like a ‘mission impossible’, but believe us, it’s not.
Finally, there is also no minimum age for passenger flights. For underage paragliders, only the consent of the legal guardian is needed. Some providers have special small tandem gliders at their disposal so that even the youngest guests can experience the exhilaration of flying.
What about fear of heights?
Anyone who can ride a chairlift will not be afraid of paragliding either. In summer you take good, ankle-high shoes, a light windbreaker or a sweater with you. In winter good ankle-high boots, warm jacket, and trousers or ski suit and gloves. Photographs can be taken during the passenger flight because during the whole flight the hands are free. On your demand, the pilot can also take photos or videos with a special camera.
The pilot will be happy to give you the steering wheel in a quiet minute. If you are interested in paragliding, he will also be happy to answer your questions about equipment and training. At the paraglider test day, you already fly a few meters above ground and steer the paraglider yourself. Of course always with the support of the flight instructor.
When is paragliding is allowed?
Flying is possible all year round, except for the thermal flight, which only takes place from April to August due to thermal conditions. It’s not considered a high-risk sport. Therefore, it is included in the insurance in Switzerland (if you live here). Students from abroad as well as non-employed persons should have their accident insurance confirm that paragliding is included.
You are also welcome to give someone voucher. It happens very often that whole groups come along to experience this amazing sport. Business or group excursions love paragliding flights as a team event that they will surely remember. Are you ready to take off?
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