The Giffre Valley and surrounding Alps really are a fantastic place to fly. You can learn to fly in the valley, take a tandem flight or if you are a qualified pilot enjoy the valley on your own from up high.
Discover the valley from up high with a certified instructor. This really is a fantastic experience. They do two different flights: top to bottom lasting about 20+ minutes or on a thermal day the Valley tour which lasts about 2 hours. You also get to take the controls and fly it for yourself (if you ask nicely)! We recommend Pegase Air Samoens (+33 450349580) for your Tandem flight experience.
If you are already a qualified pilot there are two main take off points at about 1600m within a 15 minute drive from the Chalets. The Valley has many rocky outcrops which are great thermal sources and it is easy to fly cross country within the valley or beyond to places like Chamonix, Mont Blanc and Mieussy. There are several sites between a 15 and 30 minute drive including Samoens, Mieussy, Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Brison, L’Agy and Chamonix. For real details on the sites please contact us as we are pilots.
LEARN TO FLY
The main school in the valley who we work with, and highly recommend, is Pegase Air Samoens paragliding; they are very professional and run excellent courses. You can use the experience towards your EP or CP, or get a french license. If you want to know more contact us as we hold french and british paragliding licences and can help organise things for you.