At Penguin Paragliding, we keep our trips small and intimate. Rob, tour lead instructor, will be available full time to help you with your flying needs while non-flying companions will be entertained with site seeing options. We will also be joined by another instructor, Ted from Pikes Peak Paragliding. France is an amazing place to visit and paraglide, it is some of the most scenic flying in the world. Pilots of all levels will enjoy this trip whether you just want to get in a lot of landings or are trying to fly long distances working from thermal to thermal. For pilots, the daily routine will be to choose the best location for the day based on weather conditions, get a solid site intro, and then fly as much as possible. The launches that we will visit are pristine and often manicured like a golf course, the landing fields are large and forgiving. There will basically be no hiking unless you fly far and land out. Some sights are minutes away, other sites are roughly 90 minutes away driving through breathtaking scenery. After a full day of flying there is often time to go for a swim in the lake or explore one of the small towns in the area. Both locations that we are staying are walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants. Each night, we can have a meal with new and old friends while discussing the days flights and always setting goals for improvement.
First destination: Lake Annecy (4nights). Stay in the town of Doussard, with direct lake access. Paragliding launches and landing zones within 10-15 minutes. Each room is double occupancy in this beautiful 7 bedroom home. Daily transportation will be provided to paragliding sites.
Second location: Lumbin/Crolles: We will then move to the Coupe Icare, the largest free flight festival in the world! This portion of our trip will include attendance to the festival and flying in nearby sites. There will be hot air balloon launches, aerial disciplines, hang gliding, paragliding and equipment demos. It will be a one of a kind experience! Best of all, we can fly among some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Inclusions: 12 nights lodging (double occupancy) including 2 nights in Paris Daily transportation to paragliding sites Site introductions and coaching, retrieves if you land out Optional Non-paragliding activities (fees not included) Transportation to the airport (1 pickup scheduled for 10:00AM)