Category: FAQ First paragliding experience

We are fortunate to have two launch sites above Lake Annecy, about 15 minutes from our school:

  • Planfait (at an altitude of 960m): a pretty, wild site nestling in a wooded setting, offering dynamic flights that let you play with the updrafts and gain altitude overlooking Lake Annecy, under the benevolent gaze of the majestic Dents de Lanfon. It's a more intimate place, away from the hustle and bustle.
  • La Forclaz (at an altitude of 1250m): the highest point in terms of altitude, it is world-famous for its panoramic views. This site offers long-distance flights, either over the surrounding high peaks to reach the school in flight, or over the lake to land at Doussard.

The weather forecast will help us decide on the most appropriate place to start, because the two take-offs do not have the same upwind orientationConditions vary throughout the day. We will not be able to know several days in advance which flying site will be chosen for your first flight; only the instructors will make the decision before departure.

Thanks to the mild local air conditions and the natural protection of the mountains, paragliding in Annecy is available most of the year... Our school and our team are therefore present all year round to show you the lake from the air...