A once-in-a-lifetime experience, not to be missed !
Experience Samoens from an entirely new angle, secured safely in tandem with your own professional pilot.
Paragliding (known in French as parapenting), is a wonderful adventure for all ages. No previous experience is necessary; your pilot speaks English and will take care of it all while you sit back and enjoy the total liberty of free flight. With magnificent views in all directions, you’ll be on a high for days afterwards. Paragliding in Samoens is unforgettable.
Rest assured, there’s no jumping from a cliff involved (phew!). Paragliding simply entails running down a gently sloping alpine pasture until your feet are no longer touching the ground. The experience is entirely relaxing, while utterly stimulating.
Those who suffer from vertigo needn’t miss out, as vertigo only affects you while your feet are touching the ground.
Anybody from 4 years of age can tandem paraglide, with no experience necessary at all. We recommend wearing a windproof jacket and enclosed shoes that won’t fall off.
The ideal way to experience paragliding for the first time in Samoens ! A Discovery Flight includes approximately 10-25 mins of flight time, depending on conditions. A minibus transfer is included, with pick up and drop off in Samoens village centre. Allow about an hour all up, including transfer time. If you’d like to try steering the paraglider yourself, just ask! Your pilot will drive you up to the take-off zone at Samoens 1600 and you’ll soar over Samoens village before descending to the landing zone beside the municipal swimming pool. The best viewpoint for family and friends will be at the landing zone (tip : ask your pilot which colour wing you’ll fly with so they can spot easily you from below!).
Price : 85€ adult / 80€ child
Criou Summit Flight
A longer flight for more adventurous flyers. Available in the late afternoon when thermal conditions allow, a Criou Summit Flight takes you from the Samoens 1600 take-off zone directly across the valley to the iconic Criou peak. You’ll soar for approximately 30-45 mins with your tandem pilot before descending back down to the parapent landing zone by Samoens’ municipal swimming pool.
Price : 130€ per person
Prestige Sunset Flight
For those that just can’t get enough paragliding ! Available in the early evening when thermal conditions allow, a Prestige Sunset Flight takes you from the Samoens 1600 take-off zone to explore the Giffre Valley from above. Fly high over Samoens for a full hour, exploring the valley from above and taking in the Criou summit from the sky. You’ll start from the usual Samoens 1600 take-off zone and fly wherever conditions are best, landing back at the Samoens municipal swimming pool. A fabulous option for those who’ve flown before.
Price : 180€ per person
An HD video of your flight is available upon request – just ask us!
What to know before you go :
• From 4yrs of age
• This activity requires fine weather
• All of ZigZag’s pilots speak English
• Meeting point – in front of the Banque Populaire, near the Hotel Les Glaciers in Samoëns
• Free shuttle bus transfers provided
• You need to bring – sports shoes & a wind stopper
• Your guide will provide – wing, helmet, harness
• A high quality video of your flight is available, ask us for info
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