Travel & Lifestyle

Paragliding in the French Alps

Paragliding is the most sensational thing I have ever done in my life, so far!

It has always been on my bucket list so I was really made up when my parents offered this to me for my 30’s last December.

Because I am from a beautiful place in the Alps, I have waited for the nice weather so I could do it above the lovely Annecy lake.

Last weekend I went back home for the bank holiday weekend so I decided to do it then and oh my god, it was amazing!!!! The view was breath taking; I just could not stop looking around. I was like a little puppy watching every angle, not wanting to miss a bit of this spectacular scenery.

A lot of people have asked me if I was scared but I was not. I was a bit apprehensive only at the beginning as you are supposed to run to make sure you and the instructor take off.  If you do not run, you won’t take off  so  you might  end up down the cliff so no pressure! I can tell you I was still running even we were in the air haha

Other than that I was just mesmerized by the view and feeling. It is like flying, you feel some kind of freedom being up there, above everything else which looks so small. We were up in the air for about 25 minutes so plenty of time to enjoy the view and I even got the chance to try and “pilot” myself.

I thought the best way to share my experience was to show the video and photos taken from the go pro which speak for themselves – see below. I have done this in Doussard at a place called K2 Parapente but there are plenty of places around the Annecy lake should you decide to do it too. I will definitely do it again and next time I want to do sky diving!

Any questions, please just ask. If you have done it before, I would love to hear your feedback.

Chiccie Chérie x

 

 

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