There is nothing closer to flying like a bird than Paragliding. Come and share a truly unforgettable experience with one of Flyeo’s experienced pilots over one of the most beautiful flying locations in the world: Lake Annecy.
Choose your tandem paragliding experience over lake Annecy
All your questions answered
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.
Security is obviously our top priority. Our pilots are highly experienced, have flown thousands of hours and hold of the required national certification as well as being fully insured. What’s more they know the flyings sites and the likely weather conditions very well. You will feel at ease flying with them.
We run over 2,500 tandem flights a year and, after fifteen years, have no incident to date.
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!
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!
Depending on the flight you have selected, you will be airborne from 15 to 45 minutes.
Yes, unfortunately, this is the main joker 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!
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 the planned date, we will reschedule at the most convenient time for you.
To find out more about the weather and its potential impact on tandem flights, we invite you to read our dedicated article.
You don’t need to go to the take-off site on your own 🙂 Meet us at Flyeo, not far from Lake Annecy “voie verte” (cycle path). We will ride together to the take-off site using our shuttle bus, a journey of about 20 minutes.
After your flight, we land at the official landing site in Doussard and walk back to Flyeo in a few minutes.
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!