FAQ on Paragliding in Annecy – Everything You Need to Know Before Taking Flight (Paragliding Annecy FAQ):

What is paragliding?

Paragliding is an airborne sport involving soaring through the air using a flexible wing, without an engine. Practitioners typically take off from elevated points such as mountain peaks or hills.

Why is Annecy famous for paragliding?

Annecy is renowned for its favorable weather conditions, picturesque landscapes, and stunning lake. These elements make it an ideal location for paragliding. Additionally, the variety of take-off and landing sites contributes to the region’s popularity among paragliding enthusiasts.

Is paragliding in Annecy suitable for beginners?

Yes, absolutely! There are options for tandem paragliding experiences led by experienced instructors that allow beginners to safely enjoy the thrill. No prior experience is needed to enjoy a tandem flight with a professional.

What are the prerequisites for paragliding in Annecy?

Generally, there are no specific prerequisites for tandem paragliding. However, it is advisable to be in good physical health and to carefully follow the instructions given by the instructors.

What are the best seasons for paragliding in Annecy?

The spring and summer seasons typically offer optimal weather conditions for paragliding in Annecy. The months from April to September are often considered the most favorable, with sunny days and consistent winds.

Are there age restrictions for paragliding?

As a general rule, there is no specific age limit for tandem flights. However, children are usually required to be at least seven or eight years old, and in some cases, weight restrictions may apply. Regarding weight, it’s advisable to call before booking if you weigh more than 100 kg. In general, the lighter you are, the earlier in the day you should fly, and if you are heavier, it’s better to fly in the afternoon.

What equipment is necessary for paragliding?

For tandem flights, the equipment is generally provided by the instructors, including the wing, harness, and helmet. It is recommended to wear weather-appropriate comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

How long does a paragliding flight in Annecy last?

The duration of a paragliding flight can vary depending on weather conditions and the chosen package. Generally, a tandem flight lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, but there are also options for longer flights.

Where to paraglide in Annecy?

In Annecy, there are several renowned sites for paragliding. Here are some of the main take-off sites in the region:

  • Col de la Forclaz: One of the most popular sites for paragliding in Annecy, offering breathtaking views of Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains.

  • Planfait: Located near Col de la Forclaz, Planfait is another renowned take-off site with similar flying conditions and spectacular views.

How to book a tandem paragliding flight?

You can book directly on our website www.parapente-annecy.fr by selecting your preferred time slot. Reservations by phone or email are also possible.

Which paragliding tandem experience to choose?

Choosing the right tandem paragliding experience depends on various factors, including your level of experience, preferences regarding flight duration, and the type of experience you’re seeking. Here are some typical options:

  1. Classic Tandem Paragliding:

    • Description: A standard tandem flight with an experienced instructor.
    • Duration: Usually between 15 and 20 minutes.
    • Ideal for: Beginners or those seeking a standard paragliding experience.
  2. Sensation Tandem Paragliding:

    • Description: A flight with small acrobatics.
    • Duration: Usually between 15 and 20 minutes.
    • Ideal for: Those wanting to experience stronger sensations.
  3. Performance Tandem Paragliding:

    • Description: An ascending flight.
    • Duration: More than 30 minutes.
    • Ideal for: Individuals seeking an ascending flight experience.
    • Note: If you are very sensitive to motion sickness, it’s better to choose a classic flight to start!
  4. Prestige Tandem Paragliding:

    • Description: An ascending flight with photos and videos of your flight.
    • Duration: Generally similar to the performance option.
    • Ideal for: Those seeking a unique paragliding experience.

Before making your choice, be sure to review the detailed descriptions of each option on your site and, if necessary, contact us for advice based on your specific needs.