A paragliding pilot and his passenger are seen from above with the paraglider lines that attach them to the sail and Lake Annecy below

Tandem Paragliding Annecy

Experienced English-speaking pilots. Choose your paragliding flight over lake Annecy with Flyeo

Discover the pleasure of flying

There is nothing closer to flying like a bird than Paragliding. Come and share a tandem paragliding flight with one of Flyeo’s experienced pilots over the most beautiful flying location in the world: Lake Annecy. A truly unique experience you won’t forget!

Do you have a question, do you need help? Don’t hesitate to contact us here!

A paragliding pilot attached to his passenger are seen from above carried by the paraglider with Lake Annecy and the mountains below

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Take the thermals and gain height

Your favourite!

Thermal tandem flight is for those who want to gain height and enjoy an exceptional view of the region.

If you want to get a real taste of paragliding, to understand how to gain height and experience breath-taking views of Annecy Lake, this is the experience for you!

Age: from 12 years old
Passenger weight: from 50 to 110 kg
Flight duration: about 25 minutes
When: every day from midday

A paragliding pilot and his passenger seen from above with Lake Annecy below

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A calm flight and a lot of fun

Discovery tandem flight is ideal to discover the sensation of flying in calm conditions and enjoy the view of the lake underneath.

If you want to discover the sensation of flying, the morning conditions will be ideal to get a taste of paragliding and enjoy the view gliding down over the lake. A Zen flight for a big adventure!

Age: starting from 40 kg
Passenger weight : 40 to 80 kg maximum
Flight duration: about 15 minutes
When: every day until midday

A paragliding pilot and his passenger, a child, flies under their paraglider with the mountains and Lake Annecy in the background

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For children from 3 year old

Children’s tandem flight offers ideal calm conditions for your child

For the young first-time flyer, the Children’s Tandem paragliding flight is perfect! Let your children experience the most amazing views of Annecy in the calmest and safest conditions. To ensure your peace of mind, all of our pilots are fully qualified paragliding instructors.

Age: from 3 to 12 years old
Passenger weight: 40 kg maximum
Flight duration: about 15 minutes
When: every day until midday

A pilot and his passenger fly under their paraglider and watch another paraglider that is near La Tournette

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A long aerial ride around Lake Annecy

Prestige tandem flight is for those who want to take a real ride in the air above the lake and the mountains.

At the peak of the day, embark on a real aerial ride along the Dents de Lanfon cliffs or near the Tournette’s top, cross the lake and gain a lot of height. This long ride gives you plenty of time to truly experience what it feels like to soar through the wind!

Age: from 12 years old
Passenger weight: 50 to 110 kg
Flight duration: about 40 minutes
When: every day at 3pm only

A pilot and his passenger perform an acrobatic figure under their paraglider over Lake Annecy

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For the thrill-seekers out there!

Sensations tandem flight will make your head spin: G-force and acrobatics are on the menu!

With some of the best acrobatic pilots in the world, Flyeo gives you a taste of “acro flying”! Strong sensations and adrenaline guaranteed on this exhilarating flight filled with g-force and speeds up to 100km/h !

Age: Adults only
Passenger weigh: 50 to 80 kg
Flight duration: about 25 minutes
When: every day from midday

Flyeo answers all your tandem paragliding questions

The meeting place is at our offices. Meet us at Flyeo, in Doussard, not far from Lake Annecy Green Way (cycling path).

We will ride together to the take-off site with our shuttle bus, a journey of about 20 minutes.

After your flight, we land at the official landing site in Doussard and drive you back to Flyeo so you can check out your amazing photos!

You are coming from Annecy Town? Our Useful information page will give you all the details to come easily to our offices.

“I have a flight booked but I would like to meet you at the take-off, is that possible?”: You may meet us directly on take-off, in this case you will need to contact our team to let them know and discuss the practical conditions with them.

It is important to wear closed shoes in which you can comfortably do a few steps of running for take-off or landing. No flip flops or open-toe shoes!

We advise you to bring a jacket. Even if it’s sunny on the day of your flight, the perception of the paraglider going through the air at a certain speed can be chilly.

Lastly, don’t forget your sunglasses if it’s sunny. And sun cream too.

We are a weather-dependent activity. It’s in fact the main contigency of our industry.

A paragliding wing flies poorly when it is wet which could be dangerous if flown for too long. We don’t go flying if it rains or if rain is on the forecast.

The paraglider acts as a massive wing under the wind. As such, for the key step of taking-off to happen safely, we need the wind to blow in the right direction and not too strongly.

These are some of the reasons that sometimes force us to cancel flights. Thankfully, this can be quite rare thanks to the ideal location of the lake and the take-off sites around Annecy.

We will keep you updated about the weather conditions for your flight and we can suggest a new date to reschedule if the weather is unfavourable.

Yes, unfortunately, this is the main joker card in paragliding. A paraglider doesn’t fly well when wet, which is why rain or a strong chance of rain means we don’t fly. Clouds however are not a problem. In fact, white fluffy clouds are a sign of an excellent day for paragliding as they indicate the presence of thermals that allow us to stay afloat longer!

If the wind is too strong or not from the right direction, taking off can also prove difficult, another cause of no-flying days.

At Flyeo, we always re-confirm tandem flights the evening before the planned date. Paragliding is a weather-dependent sport but rest assured, that if you can’t fly on your booking date, we will reschedule at the most convenient time for you.

In practice: Our pilots do a daily weather evaluation, in the morning before the flights, and our team keeps you informed of their decision.

  • No news means good news: we’re flying! If we don’t call or message you, you can come to Flyeo as scheduled, that is to say 15 min before your booking time.
  • If our team contacts you, this means there may be some changes to the day. We will keep you informed of the weather conditions for your flight and we will suggest alternatives in case the weather is not good.

Nothing to worry about, there is no such thing as vertigo in paragliding. It all has to do with the inner ear and the fact that your feet are not on the ground when you fly (of course!). Most people that typically suffers from vertigo have no problem doing a tandem flight.

It very much depends on the kind of experience you want. In paragliding, there is something for everyone.

If you are looking for a peaceful flight where you can admire the lake and the mountains as you glide through the air, we recommend a Discovery tandem flight for adults or a Children’s tandem flight for the young ones.

Did you know that paragliders use rising columns of warm air to gain altitude? If you want to experience this, we recommend an Ascendance tandem flight during which you will thermal up in the sky. You will gain height for an even more impressive view taking in from the city of Annecy to the nature reserve at the end of the lake, from Talloires to Duingt.

What about getting the grand aerial tour? Choose the Prestige flight and your pilot will take you around the neighbouring mountain peaks before flying over the lake to the landing field.

Are you a thrill seeker? You like to feel the g-force and the spirals, choose a Sensations baptism and you will see that paragliding is also a sport that releases adrenaline!

More questions?

Annecy is paragliding’s world capital. Thousands of pilots come to explore the sky around Lake Annecy every year. In fact, paragliding was invented a stone’s throw away in Mieussy towards the end of the seventies and evolved from there.

What’s more, the Annecy bassin presents a special topology particularly suited to paragliding. The main sites are in fact sheltered from the prevailing winds by the local mountains and therefore, it is typically possible to fly paragliders every day from May to Septembre.

Did you know that lake Annecy is France’s cleanest? With the local surrounding mountains, La Tournette, Les Dents de Lanfon, the Bauges Massif and Le Semnoz to name but a few, you are offered a breathtaking panorama that you can take in from a unique viewpoint: a bird eye’s view!

Flyeo is first and foremost a paragliding school that has taught pilots how to fly paragliders for over 15 years. We offer paragliding courses for pilots at all levels.

We strive to exceed expectations and want to make sure our passengers receive top service. We consistently score over 4.5 out of 5 stars in customer satisfaction.

Unlike most other operators, we have our private space, with a sunny terrasse, where we welcome you. Here you will meet your pilot and receive the safety briefing while your friends and family can chill until you are back.

A local company operating from the south of Lake Annecy, we are proud to support local businesses such as Glaces & Cows that provide the beautiful artisanal ice creams that you might sample after your flight.

Tandem paragliding is extremely safe. While Paragliding is considered a “risky sport”, paragliding in a professional or commercial context has a very low incident risk. Pilots are highly experienced, have flown thousands of hours and hold of the required national certification as well as being fully insured.

Security is obviously our top priority. Which is why we provide an extensive briefing prior to each flight: it includes a thorough safety explanation but also outlines what you can expect from your flight. Our pilots check the conditions at the beginning of each day an re-evaluate them before each flight. Please do not be offended if we decide to postpone or cancel a flight due to non-optimal weather conditions, even if you see other people flying. Security is paramount and we will never decide to take off if we judge the conditions inappropriate.

Flyeo runs well over 2,500 tandem flights a year and, after fifteen years, have no passenger incidents to deplore to date.

Fear is typically linked to situations we don’t feel in control of and can be conquered by explaining them. Our qualified and highly experienced pilots will explain what is going on, every step of the way, therefore easing you into the flight. And while paragliding can seem impressive, the feeling of gliding through the air is actually quite peaceful.

Yes, if you want to control the paraglider, your pilot will happily put you in charge so that you feel how the wing responds to inputs!

Yes, first off, all our pilots and passengers wear a safety helmet. Similar to a bike helmet, we will lend you one for your flight.

We also recommend that you wear sensible shoes. You might need to take a few brisk steps to take off, it is best to avoid flip-flops and to wear suitable footwear (closed-in shoes, sneakers or trainers).

Even on a sunny, warm day, with the air speed and the altitude, it can be a little nippy up there, so we recommend you wear a jacket.

And of course, on a sunny day, don’t forget sunglasses and sun cream!

  • Tandem paragliding fun with Flyeo

    The Flyeo team makes the most of a break between two paragliding tandem flights to… do more tandem paragliding Watch the video made by our pilots in flight.

  • Here is what to expect from your tandem paragliding flight

    We are often asked how a tandem paragliding flight takes place. Flyeo is very proud of its customer service. We only ask you to meet us at our address 15 minutes before your booking time. We then take care of everything, you just need to relax!

  • Top 5 tandem paragliding things you didn’t know

    As you consider joining the thousands of people that are paragliding for the first time each month, there are a few things you probably didn’t know about tandem paragliding. We tell you all here.

  • How much does tandem paragliding cost?

    A tandem paragliding flight costs 120 € on average in Annecy. Depending on the type of flight and the school you choose, the price varies from 80 € to 175 € for a typical flight. We tell you more below and show you a price comparison table for Annecy at the end of this article.

  • Is paragliding safe?

    Tandem paragliding with a professional pilot is highly safe, comparable to hiking or running, and 15 times safer than driving. Solo paragliding under instruction is also safe, but leisure solo paragliding and tandem paragliding where the pilot is not a professional presents more risk, although there are ways to mitigate it.

  • Five reasons why there is so much Paragliding in Annecy

    Come to Annecy between May and September and look up from the Lake. You will be surprised to see so many paragliders gliding gracefully through the sky. Sometimes well over 200 to 300 hundreds! You may ask yourself: Why is there so much paragliding in Annecy?

What does a tandem paragliding flight consist of?

A tandem paragliding flight is about allowing passengers to discover paragliding in a safe environment with an experienced qualified pilot. You will typically meet your pilot at the paragliding school and will get the shuttle to the paragliding take-off site. Prior to your flight, the pilot will give you a thorough briefing, not only to explain how to stay safe but also what you can expect from your flight. You will then get ready to take off. A few steps and you will be gliding through the air.

The length of your flight will typically depend of the experience you have selected. Once completed, you will be landing at the designated official landing field. Landing is very easy, you will approach the ground at walking pace and when the pilot tells you, will just need to walk off the speed. And voilà! A successful beautiful paragliding flight done!

The experience will then complete when you are back at the school’s meeting point, where your family and friends have been waiting for you.