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Chamonix: Tandem Paragliding Flight

1. Chamonix: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Meet the pilot in Chamonix at the paragliding school to begin your tandem flight adventure. The pilot will prepare the equipment and ensure everything is in order. You’ll be provided with a helmet and a harness, which is the harness in which you will be seated during the flight. Next is a briefing about what is expected of you during take-off and the flight. After ensuring you are properly equipped, staff will take you to the cable car, and with your pilot you'll continue up to the take-off site. Then, all you have to do is enjoy your flight. Take in spectacular alpine views as you fly over Le Brevent, Chamonix, and maybe even a glacier.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc: Mountain Tandem Paragliding Flight

2. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc: Mountain Tandem Paragliding Flight

Experience the adrenaline rush of soaring through the air on this paragliding tandem flight in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Fly with an instructor that has 20-years of experience. Admire stunning mountain and valley views. Meet at the lift departure station where you can purchase your ticket for the lift. Ride up on the gondolas together. Enjoy a short scenic walk to the take-off area. Listen to a safety briefing to help ensure you are confident for the flight. Take off from gentle grassy slope, after a quick run to get airborne. Relax as you drift through the air and see the peaks of the Graian Alps on a clear day. Learn what it is like to fly a paraglider with a lesson from your guide. Have the chance to perform some aerial acrobatics before landing in the vicinity of your meeting point.

Chamonix and Paragliding Tour

3. Chamonix and Paragliding Tour

The view of the surrounding mountains and the Chamonix Valley offers a breathtaking spectacle. In 90 minutes by bus, you will follow the picturesque valley of the river Arve to Chamonix, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the exceptional and majestic massif of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, 4,807 meters (15,770 feet). Take a breath of fresh air and stroll on the little streets full of charm. Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the free-ride wave as the capital of all mountain skiing. This busy little town is a popular place for day trippers; you will find many boutiques selling local produce such as cheese, meats, fresh Savoie honey, and famous brands of mountain clothes and equipment.  You can also try a  paragliding jump from Plan Praz in The Chamonix valley, since the stunning views are breathtaking.  You will be accompanied by one of the instructors for this magical 30 minutes. The total ascent is 1,100 meters, 11,840 feet.

From Geneva: Private Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day Trip

4. From Geneva: Private Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day Trip

On this private day trip, admire the world-famous mountain resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, its towering peaks, glaciers, and picturesque alpine town. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. During your full-day tour, you will ride the Aiguille Du Midi cable car to enjoy a 360 degree viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. This is the highest point accessible by cable car in Europe. At the summit, there are a number of viewing terraces, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop. Then you will ride the Montenvers railway from Chamonix to Mer de Glace, France’s largest glacier. Visitors can descend into the ice cave that is sculpted into the glacier. Consider that this ticket does not include any ticket fairs with the cable car or the railway. At the foot of Mont Blanc, you will visit Chamonix town center to soak up the atmosphere of this alpine town. This picturesque place is beautiful all year round, and offers a great range of attractions, shops, and restaurants for you to enjoy. At the end of your trip, tranfer back to Geneva where your tour will end.

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What people are saying about Haute-Savoie

I loved the experience, the weather at the beginning was not so favorable since it was cloudy and there was not much visibility, but with a little patience it was achieved in an incredible way, also the perfume that the pines have is so intense that in the flight it shows, thanks phillip :)

Really wonderful everything! The whole team were great at communicating what was happening and where to be before hand. Then the flight was truly magical! An absolute must if you visit Chamonix!

It was an amazing experience, The pilot was really nice. I would recommend it. You can ask for videos and pictures for 30 Euros, they give you the SD card with all the pictures and videos.

We had a wonderful experience. Sigrid and Clement were the ultimate professionals but still fun. It was all very quick but you felt completely at ease with them.

Absolutely stunning experience. I would do it thousand times more if I could.