Paragliding is an activity that many people dream about. It is a sport that gives you a magical feeling, between the feeling of flying like a bird and the view of the landscape. However, you can't paraglide in just any place. Apart from Annecy, there are also some wonderful spots in France in the two Savoies such as Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens. Adrenaline Parapente offers you an overview of the conditions in which the flights take place in these places.
Paragliding in Courchevel
Popular with locals, a paragliding flight over Annecy is a great way to experience the view of the city and its azure lake. However, this is not the only place where you can have a good time.
The ski resort of Courchevel is one of the best places in the Alps for winter sports, but also for paragliding. In an absolutely exceptional setting, you will fly over the Courchevel valley to contemplate the mythical peaks of France such as: the Mont-Blanc, the Écrins, the Vanoise, the Lauzière, etc. With this course, you will have the opportunity to paraglide above the largest ski area in the world. Depending on the weather and temperature conditions, our professionals will assist you with a safe take-off and flight.
Depending on the season and time of day, paragliding flights offer a variety of different experiences. The atmosphere is very alpine on one side and rather woody on the other as you fly over the beautiful local forests. Courchevel is an exceptional place where you can enjoy the splendid panorama during the flight. You will certainly enjoy the feeling of freedom, a unique experience of paragliding.
Paragliding in Méribel
Home of the famous world paragliding champion, Jérémy Lager, Méribel is another interesting spot in the 3 Valleys to practice this activity. Ideal for professionals looking for thrills, the resort is also ideal for a first flight over Méribel if it is your first paragliding flight.
During the summer, people who are used to paragliding are always very happy to take off from the mythical Dent de Burgin. It is located at the top of the Saulire, at an altitude of 2740 metres. It is a panoramic site which will be unforgettable for a fifteen minute flight. You will be seduced by the contrast between the high mountain climate and the rocky atmosphere of the departure versus the arrival.
You can make a landing overlooking the Altiport forest and its rich flora and fauna. Taking off from Méribel Mottaret is another option to enjoy this activity. This paragliding flight allows you to admire the lake of Tuéda at the gates of the Vanoise National Park as well as the flight over the famous restaurant "La Folie Douce".
Paragliding in Val Thorens
Paragliding in Val Thorens in the Savoie department is an activity that will blow you away, whether in summer or winter. You will take off from the highest ski spot in the 3 Valleys (3000 meters), but also the most mineral and rocky. Every minute of the flight, you will enjoy a breathtaking 360° panorama of the Belleville valley. The Mont Blanc, the Maurienne, the Tarentaise and the Écrins are some of the most beautiful sights you will see during your paragliding flights in Val Thorens. The spot is accessible in both summer and winter, with specialists on hand to advise you on all the arrangements to be made during the flight.
There are several places to paraglide in the Savoie region apart from Annecy. The ski resorts of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens are the best spots, however, because of their beautiful views and the conditions that are perfect for this activity. As wind speeds and other factors can vary from place to place and from season to season, we advise you to find out before choosing a location for your next paragliding flight.