Where can you go paragliding in Annecy?

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In Annecy, there are several paragliding sites offering extraordinary experiences. Here are some of the most popular sites for paragliding:

Col de la Forclaz

The Col de la Forclaz is one of Annecy's most famous paragliding spots. Located around twenty minutes from the town centre, it offers breathtaking views of the lake and mountains. It's a popular take-off point for tandem flights, offering ideal conditions for a memorable experience.

Planfait

Close to the Col de la Forclaz is Planfait, another popular paragliding spot. Favourable weather conditions and spectacular views make it a popular spot for paragliding enthusiasts.

Montmin

Montmin is another famous take-off site, offering magnificent views of Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains. It's a place where experienced pilots and beginners alike can enjoy exceptional flights. Technically, Montmin and the Col de la Forclaz are the same site...

Doussard

Doussard is the name of the village that hosts the landing at the end of the lake.
This is generally where the two-seaters that take off from La Forclaz/Montmin land.

Talloires

Talloires, with its unique panoramic views over the lake, is also a popular take-off point for paragliding flights. Local paragliding schools often use this site to offer memorable flying experiences.
In fact, Talloires (or more precisely Perroix), is the landing of Planfait's take-off.

The "plus" of Grands Espaces

Unlike most other tandem pilots who only operate from the Col de la Forclaz-Montmin and land at Doussard, we'll go where the conditions are most favourable for you, as we can take off from both Planfait and La Forclaz. We have written pages dedicated to the presentation of our flight sites.

On the other hand, when the conditions are right, and we choose to take off from La Forclaz, we try to get back to base, i.e. to the Talloires landing. This involves gaining altitude, which makes the flight more interesting for you (and for us!) than a simple glide to the Doussard landing.

Conclusion

These and other sites offer ideal conditions for paragliding in Annecy. Whether it's for a tandem flight Whether you're a first-time skydiver or a paragliding enthusiast, these places offer breathtaking views and unforgettable moments in the air. Oh, and we don't say "jump" when paragliding, but take off or fly, we'll explain all that to you 😉

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About the author :

Olivier C.

An adventurer and polyglot, I've been travelling the world with my paraglider since 2001, particularly in winter, to indulge my passion. After scouring Southern Europe and Morocco, I've been to Nepal, South Africa, Colombia and Brazil on several occasions... but now it's time to go to Mexico that I spend the winter, where I accumulate flights (around 200 hours), so that I can devote more time to our students/passengers during the season in Annecy. I'm also the developer/webmaster of our new site, waiting for yours! 😉

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