Location: Lodging near Lake Annecy and Chamonix, France Arrive in Annecy on July 8th
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. France is an amazing place to visit and paraglide. In my opinion, 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 (5 nights). Stay in the town of Talloires, with beautiful views of Lake Annecy and Montmin. Paragliding launches and landing zones within 10-15 minutes. Each hotel room is double occupancy in this beautiful 7 bedroom home. Daily transportation will be provided to paragliding sites.
Second location: Chamonix: We will then move to the town of Chamonix. The gondola is 25 minute walk from the chalet. We will be staying in a 7 bedroom home within walking distance to town and views of Mont Blanc from the balconies. There is a jacuzzi available for relaxing every night.
Inclusions: 9 nights lodging (double occupancy) Daily transportation to paragliding sites Site introductions and coaching, retrieves if you land out Optional Non-paragliding activities (fees not included)
Exclusions: Meals Airfare Transportation to/from airport Site and Gondola Fees