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Peak Transfer | Chamonix Paragliding with Chamomix Air Sport
10th August 2015

Chamonix Paragliding with Chamomix Air Sport

No matter what time of year you have visited the Alps you will have no doubt seen that distinctive neon blue/ yellow/ orange paraglider sawing high in the sky above you. If your anything like me a little bit intrigued, there seems to be something ‘magical’ about free flight using only the science of thermal air currents and a wing to transport you in flight. Warm days and cool nights along with strong winds through the Chamonix Valley are a perfect cocktail for thermals. The French Alps being arguably the birthplace of Paragliding as we know it today in the 1970’s and having grown rapidly in popularity since the 1990’s makes the Alps the ‘go to’ place for all things paragliding. This includes hosting probably the most prestigious competition in paragliding, The Red Bull X-Alps where a number of elite paraglider’s race across the Alps by foot and paraglider over approximately 1000km.

Acrobatic / Freestyle Flights

Chamonix however is at a completely different level, known to attract thrill seekers it is commonplace to see paraglider seemingly defying the laws of physics spiralling and loop-to-looping their way to the landing fields of the valley floor. The great thing is you don’t have to be a talented pilot to experience such feats. Our friends/ partners at Air Sport Chamonix provide acrobatic/ freestyle tandem flights in Chamonix from €160, where a highly qualified pilot will swing you through the G-Force spectrum any which way you care to go (see video below), satisfying the dare devil in those of us that way inclined.

Tandem Flights

For those perhaps just looking for a tranquil flight with a view, and quite spectacular ones at that!

There are a number of tandem flights available from 15 to 60-minutes starting all over the valley such as:

  • Plan Praz (2000m) from €100
  • Plan de l’Aiguille (2200m) from €110
  • Index (2350m) from €140
  • Grands Montets (3200m) from €170
  • Aiguille de midi (3800m) from €240

*prices do not include lifts

Kids Flights

This isn’t just activity for adults, Air Sports Chamonix have specialist equipment allowing children as young as 4 years old to experience the art of flight at high altitude from Plan Praz from just €90 all year round. Creating lasting memories and an alternative perspective of the Chamonix Valley.

Air Sports Chamonix

Air Sports Chamonix are based locally in the Valley offering tandem flights, speed flying and a paragliding school. They operate 7-days a week all year round and as soon as the weather conditions are ideal. On their Discovery flights after a short briefing explaining what will happen at each stage of the flight, a running jump and you are Airborne. Air Sports Chamonix can adapt the flight to accommodate your personal preferences whether thats acrobatic craziness, tranquil site seeing, or specific instructional requirements.  They have a range of packages including Paragliding and Spa packages in conjunction with Hotel Aiglons, HD videos of your flight. In the Winter there is also the possibility of taking your paragliding experience to the next level to discover the art of Speed Flying where Skiing and Paragliding (albeit with a smaller faster wing) are combined to take your adrenaline to the next level flying in much closer proximity to the mountains (only for advance skiers) which we hope to write more about this coming Winter Season. But for know get a quick glimpse at Chamonix Air Sports promotional video below.

For the ultimate paragliding experience in the valley don’t hesitate contact Air Sports Chamonix and book your next adventure,  all Peak Transfer customers will receive a 10% discount on tandem flights.

Contact Information

Air Paragliding School Sports Chamonix

  • 24 Avenue de la Plage,Chamonix, 74400
  • +33 (0) 6 76 90 03 70
  • info@AirSportsChamonix.fr

Happy Flying!

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