Paragliding & hang gliding
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Valais from a paraglider or hang glider. In winter and summer alike, drink in the views over the sea of Alpine peaks, the mighty glaciers, endless forests and narrow valleys. It goes without saying that you can combine your day of skiing or hiking with a flight. Take off in tandem with experienced, specially trained pilots and glide through the skies at dizzying heights. Make your dream of flying come true and see Valais like you’ve never seen it before.
Ecole de Vol Libre Philippe Briod
For over 35 years, the Ecole de Vol Libre Philippe Briod has been helping people learn to fly paragliders and hang-gliders, so that they can eventually fly independently. Based at Suchet (in the Vaud canton) from April to December, the school moves to Zinal (in Valais) for the ski season. Whether you are interested in hang-gliding or paragliding, the school provides practical and theoretical instruction throughout the year. Alternatively, you can start learning with one or more days of initial training or enjoy the view with a tandem flight.