Best paragliding in Grindelwald or Interlaken?

Best paragliding in Grindelwald or Interlaken?

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Kaylee
Kaylee
5 posts
new member
Feb 21, 2018 - 12:48 AM

We will be in Switzerland the end of May 2018 and want to go Paragliding. I am looking at either Griendelwald or Interlaken. Can anyone tell me which town is the better place to Paraglide from. Could you please share your experience and what company you used.

Thank you!!

Kaylee

AlanPrice
AlanPrice
193 posts
active member
Feb 21, 2018 - 6:11 AM

Hi Kaylee,

I've flown from Interlaken with a company called Sky Wings and found them very professional and would fly with them again. We took a mini-bus half way up Beattenberg and launched from there, but you can also fly from the other side of the valley if conditions are better. This was my wifes' first paraglide and she had a blast. They flew quite close to the forested hills and you really got the full impression of flight and flying over Interlaken itself was a hoot!

We are going back to Grindelwald this year and intend to do some flying from there because of the proximity of the mountains. It should be more impressive when they are so close. I haven't done any research yet about which company to chose, but most of the companies offering joy flights can arrange excursions centered just about anywhere in the Oberland, be it from First above Grindelwald, or Lauterbrunnen or even Allmenalp in the Kandertal. Some companies are proper flying schools and offer instruction as well as joy flights, others only do the joy flights.

To try and make the choice a bit simpler, go to the area that involves the least travel time to reach. If you are already in Grindelwald, fly from there.

If the weather is good, you might have to book for the next day because lots of people may have the same idea. Likewise, if the weather is bad, your flight may be postponed

It really doesn't matter where you go, you are going to have a magical time.

Alan

Kaylee
Kaylee
5 posts
new member
Feb 22, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Hi Alan,

Thank you for the information on Skywings. I will look them up!

Kaylee

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4687 posts
expert
Feb 22, 2018 - 3:35 AM in reply to Kaylee

Hi Kayleee-

Layt May is still pretty much Winter or maybe early Spring at high altitudes (above 2000 meters). Spring is much further advanced at lower altitudes. You may not have to deal with that, but , check for seasonal availability of the services that you want.

Slowpoke

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