Paragliding in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
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Paragliding in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Under the eye of Mont-Blanc

Take flight in an exceptional setting

Deploy your wings over Europe’s most beautiful mountain range. Under the demanding eye of Mont-Blanc, fly in complete safety and experience thrills of a rare intensity. Whether you’re paragliding or tandem flying, take to the skies and soar in an exceptional setting. Paragliding in Saint-Gervais offers unforgettable sensations and an indescribable feeling of freedom. Forget everything and enjoy the moment! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned flyer, paragliding in the Alps is sure to amaze you. Vibrate to the sound of the wind and the birds.

An introductory paragliding course

At Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, you can take an introductory paragliding course. It takes place over 5 days. During this paragliding school-only course, instructors explain:

  • Basic gestures and take-off and landing techniques
  • The equipment used to fly: harness, canopy, reserve parachute, radio, helmet…
  • The main principles of flight: balancing, centering, piloted run
  • Wind circulation and how to enjoy a safe flight for as long as possible
  • Folding the canopy and knowing your safety equipment

Graduated instructors share their passion for paragliding with you for the duration of the course. Discover the sensations, learn to understand the winds, gain autonomy on your first flight and progress day by day as you practice. At the end of your introductory course, you’ll be issued with a free flight passport. It certifies that you have mastered not only the theory, but also the practice of paragliding.

Take a maiden flight over France From the Mont-Blanc massif

A paragliding flight is an extraordinary experience. And when it takes place beneath the Mont-Blanc Massif, you’ll think you’re dreaming…

For your first flight, you’ll be accompanied by an experienced instructor. Firmly attached to each other, you’ll have to work together during take-off and landing. Your guide’s many hours of flying experience guarantee your safety in the air.

Once in the air, let yourself be swept away by the beauty of the Alpine scenery, the feeling of infinite freedom and the magic of flying with the wind. Forget time and live in the moment, facing Europe’s most beautiful panoramas.

How to dress for A paragliding flight

Even if you choose to paraglide in the middle of summer under a beautiful blue sky, don’t imagine flying near the peaks of the Massif du Mont-Blanc in shorts and a t-shirt. Even if it’s warm in the valley, a paragliding flight requires the right equipment.

In fact, the essential element for paragliding is the wind. The same wind that can freeze your fingers and toes if you don’t wear warm clothes.

So remember to equip yourself properly. Let’s review from head to toe:

  • Hiking boots. You’ll need them for take-off (ankle support during the take-off run), during the flight and on landing.
  • Thick pants especially if the ground temperature is below 25°C.
  • T-shirts, sweaters and windbreakers are essential in all seasons. If you’re flying in winter, swap your windbreaker for a thick down jacket.
  • Gloves to keep your hands warm and avoid turning them into icicles. Gloves are imperative for any flight over 20 minutes.
  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes from brightness, particles in the air and untimely flying objects.

You’ll be admiring Europe’s highest massif from the air. Make the most of your chance, and don’t ruin it by wearing the wrong outfit!

From what age Can you paraglide?

The Fédération Française de Vol Libre allows paragliding from the age of 14. If the child is registered for the year in a paragliding club, the minimum age can be reduced to 12. Children must present a medical certificate and parental permission to fly.

If you want to introduce your little ones to the Alps and engrave exceptional memories in their minds, sign them up from the age of 5 for a tandem flight in the company of a state-qualified instructor from the mountain pastures. An experience they’ll remember for a long time to come!

Contraindications to paragliding flight

Everyone’s safety is at stake! Paragliding is strictly forbidden to the following people:

  • pregnant women
  • people with heart failure
  • people with epilepsy
  • people suffering from vertigo or balance disorders
  • people with acute or chronic otitis people with inner ear damage
  • people weighing more than 100 kg (especially for tandem flights)

Practicing paragliding does not require a great deal of specific training, but good physical condition is recommended.

Can you paraglide? When it rains?

It’s not advisable to fly in rainy weather (we’re not talking about a few drops of water, but showers). Rain weighs down the glider and makes paragliding dangerous. It affects the glider’s center of gravity and maneuverability. It can also cause a parachutal stall.

The oldest paragliders become porous over time and absorb water. This is dangerous. Conversely, newer paragliders see rain beading on the upper surface. Even so, humid air is more unstable and wind flows less easy to anticipate.


Paragliding a unique and unforgettable experience

Paragliding, the ideal way to discover the majesty of the French Alps from a completely new angle. Paragliding lets you soar over snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys and Mont Blanc, offering breathtaking views while experiencing the thrill of tandem free flight. It’s an unrivalled adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of the natural beauty and adrenalin of the Alps.

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