Paragliding is one of the many outdoor activities on offer at Annecy L’Idéal!
The best paragliding spots near Annecy
Paragliders are mainly concentrated on the eastern shore of Lake Annecy, near Talloires and Montmin. In fact, Talloires offers such excellent conditions for paragliding that it is Europe’s leading paragliding site. Before you leave terra firma and plunge into the void, at an altitude of around 950 m, you can enjoy the fabulous view of the lake and its contours, with the town of Annecy and the mountains in the background. Orientation is good and take-off is generally easy in the absence of wind. The site is often frequented by walkers and spectators who come to watch the take-off. The other take-off areas are at Montmin-Col de la Forclaz, Montmin-Coche Cabane and Le Grand Bornand. The latter is particularly interesting if you want to fly over the Aravis massif.
There are three main landing zones:
- Doussard (460 m altitude): a popular area for paragliders, hang gliders and kites.
- Perroix (540 m above sea level): this area is home to several facilities, including hotels, campsites, a bar and a sail repair center. Make sure you have read all the recommendations for this site before taking off.
- Marlens (450 m altitude): this area lies to the south of the lake, between Faverges and Ugine. The wind can be strong in the middle of the day. Be very careful as you approach, as you will see power lines in the vicinity of the landing area.
Fly over Lake Annecy with FBI Parapente
Created in 1987, FBI is THE paragliding specialist above Lake Annecy. The company offers flights lasting from 8 to 45 minutes with an altitude difference of 850 to 2,000 m for adults, children and people with reduced mobility (panoramic, ascending, prestige, optimum…). Some packages include the 1st driving lesson. The more adventurous can request a sensational flight (360°, wing over) or fly their own tandem with the instructor. Flights take place every day in summer from the Col de la Forclaz (landing at the Doussard airstrip). The FBI Parapente reception office is just a stone’s throw from the L’Idéal campsite. The reception team will be delighted to answer any questions you may have, so that your first paragliding experience is as stress-free as possible. What are you waiting for to live a unique and unforgettable experience?
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