Minimum age : 16 years old
Maximum weight : 100 kg
Price : 250 € / person
– A good pair of lace-up shoes is essential ; to be able to climb the Cheiron trails, take off without worrying and find the ground in comfort.
– Take water, because water is life, 1,5 litre is enough. The less you carry, the better you climb !
– In summer, there is no need to fly in a down jacket or to cover up excessively in flight. Your instructor practices the “tee-shirt-short-basket”, that’s enough. If you are sensitive, take a windbreaker. In winter it’s a different matter, cover up! Too much is better than too little.
– Take a pair of sunglasses, in the middle of the sky the light is strong, your eyes need protection.
– Your medical treatment if you need it during the activity.
– If you have a camera, you can take it with you under your own responsibility.
– And finally, your best smile is a must !
Who is it for ?
This flight is aimed exclusively at very sporty people or regular hikers for whom 750m of ascent with an 8kg rucksack is easily achievable.
To get to the take-off point, we’ll walk 750m of ascent and 5km of distance, which can usually be done in 2h with the flight equipment.
This is our best offer to immerse you in the heart of our sport, without compromise. The approach walk follows the GR4 winding through the Cheiron massif. If you’re lucky, you’ll come across the inhabitants of the forest, especially on the morning flights: deer, hinds, chamois, marmots…
This represents an energy expenditure equivalent to the content of 3 Mars chocolates bars. No worse way to make Icarus’ dream come true!
For the ascent, you’ll be asked to carry some of the flight equipment (around 8kg). All in all, we’ll be flying with 20kg of high technology, coveted by mankind since the dawn of time.
What we are offering you is to share our passion as we live it.
When to fly ?
Albatros trekking flights can be done early or late. With a cool meeting time, between 7 and 8 am for an arrival at the take off around 10 am to fly in the first thermals.
Or with an appointment between 3 and 4 pm at the latest for an arrival at the take-off between 5 and 6 pm to take advantage of the soft conditions at the end of the day and the sunset from a new angle.
Allow plenty of time for the activity, this maximum one hour flight takes about half a day from our meeting to the end of the activity.
Course of the activity
We’ll meet at the meeting point at the Gréolières landing. We’ll
check in together, if necessary, on the organisation for accompanying
persons, to make sure you’re fully available to go flying.
Then we’ll go up together, each with their own bag and all the
equipment they’ll need. We’ll have an hour and a half to 2 hours to walk
up to the site, giving us a chance to chat, immerse ourselves in the
site and get ready for the flight.
When we arrive at the take-off point, we’ll introduce you to the site
and together we’ll carry out a pre-flight check, i.e. the preparation
of your equipment before the flight. This is an opportunity for you to
get to know the wing, the lines, the harness and the helmet.
Taking off in a paraglider is simple, but requires a great deal of
attention. Together we’ll give you a briefing so that you have all the
information we need to take off with peace of mind.
After a few moments, you’re airborne, and from then on there’s only
one thing to do : enjoy. Your instructor will take care of the flight,
“just sit back and relax”.
We’ll then make our way to the landing area to land. The landing
briefing will take place in flight. The landing is simple but requires
your active participation.
We won’t tell you any more, it’s an experience worth having !
Educational flight option : your instructor is also an instructor, we like to share our knowledge, and accompany you so that you discover the piloting of a paraglider, if you wish to make your first turns, ask, it is included.
Acrobatics option : the paraglider is a great machine for a quiet stroll in the air but also for getting your head around it. If you wish, the end of the flight can be devoted to some acrobatic manoeuvres, wing-overs, asymmetrical 360s, spirals and candles. Your instructor masters the piloting serenely, take a breath and enjoy the moment. Ask, it’s included.
GoPro option : for those who want to take pictures in flight, it’s easy, you can select this option in the registration form. There is an extra charge of 30€. A 32GB Sandisk micro SD card will be given to you after the flight so that you can leave directly with your photos and videos.
The meeting point is at the landing ground of Gréolières. When you are at the “épicerie des patous” supermarket, you have to take the D2 towards the town centre. The car park of the landing ground is 100 m further on the left.