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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
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Overview

Float high over the Swiss Alps on this paragliding adventure from Lauterbrunnen. Flying tandem with an experienced pilot, soar over the alpine landscape of the Schilthorn and the Lauterbrunnen U-Valley. No experience is necessary; participants of all abilities are welcome. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lauterbrunnen is included.
  • Fly tandem with a professional pilot
  • Get views of the Alps, Lauterbrunnen U-Valley, and Schilthorn
  • Voucher valid for a beverage after you land safely
  • Round-trip transportation from Lauterbrunnen lodgings
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Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lauterbrunnen
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Driver/guide
Landing and facility fees
Use of helmet
Cable car
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Intersport Stäger Sport Salomon Station , Bei der Schilthornbahn, 3825 Mürren, Switzerland

Outside the Schilthornbahn Cablecar Station, you will see the Airtime Meeting Point flag to your left.

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After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.Staying in Lauterbrunnnen? We can pick you up from Airtime Cafe OR your hotel. You can also make your own way to Mûrren and meet us there. Staying in Wengen or Mûrren? These are car-free villages and we cannot drive there. From Wengen, take the train down to Lauterbrunnnen and we can pick you up - or you can make your own way to Mûrren. From Mûrren, meet us directly at the Mûrren Schilthornbahn cablecar station. Check our website for detailed ‘LOCATION’ information, and ask us if you have questions!
Your adventure starts with convenient pickup at your hotel in Lauterbrunnen; alternatively, you may meet your guide at a prearranged central departure point. Transfer to the jumping-off site in an air-conditioned minivan. 

Get fitted with a harness and helmet, then listen to an orientation that includes a rundown of take-off, flying and landing. Your guide is a professionally trained pilot with extensive experience. Depending on the weather, you may also be outfitted with jackets or shoes. 

Strap in with your pilot and take a walk or jog down a gentle slope, then take off into the open sky. Relish the feeling of weightlessness as you glide over the Alps, Schilthorn and the Lauterbrunnen U-Valley. You have the option to take the controls and fly the glider yourself a bit under the supervision of your pilot.

Once you land safely, redeem your drink voucher for a tea, coffee, soft drink or beer before transportation back to your hotel for drop-off.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please note: Shoes and jackets are available free of charge
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Airtime Paragliding
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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If you’re hesitant, DON’T do it
Tony_R
, Sep 2021
Could have been great but was far from it. One of the pilots on our way up seemed a little off. He was making jokes about this being his first time doing this, just getting out of prison and that we’re going to do a “lot of spinning” to which we say “no,no, no”. Sure enough not long after take off he did a few steep banked turns (I get that they probably weren’t steep to an experienced paraglider, but this was my first time). I got sick. I’m a small plane pilot, lived on ships, never been sick on a rollercoaster, plane or car. I didn’t understand how other people could handle this. When we got down, I asked my wife if her paraglider did sharp turns and she said definitely not. I reached out to airtime to share my experience. I spoke with Kora who didn’t let me speak before asking “did you tell him not to?” I said I have no idea what’s normal or not normal for paragliding and assumed this was how he had to turn. She got aggressive and asked me if we said no when he joked about spinning on the way up. I said my wife said “no, no,no”. She said “well, did you actually say no or just your wife?” What? I thought we made it fairly clear. I was going to let this go until I got an email from the manager, Kathryn which instead of an apology or an attempt to find out what happened, she accused us of having drank too much champagne the night before because we mentioned to their guides that we had a glass of champagne upon arrival at the hotel when we arrived the day before: “ I have been advised from our Pilot that the vomiting could be a result of consumption of alcohol (champagne) the previous day, which affected the enjoyment of your flight. Naturally, we would never allow anyone under the influence of alcohol to fly but at the time, the pilot perceived that there was no obvious signs of very recent (today) alcohol. However, upon reflection, when your wife and yourself had first met the Pilots, there were discussions of a most enjoyable night with champagne” They did offer me another flight which seems odd after an aggressive email blaming me for the bad experience before ever getting the information. My entire day in Lauterbrunnen was ruined by being sick. My advice is that if you’re at all hesitant to do this, don’t do it. If you do choose to go, try a smaller company with less variation in the guides. If you go with airtime, ask for Toby. He was an absolutely wonderful person and my wife had a nice flight with him.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Airtime Paragliding take the experience of our Passengers very seriously, to which we have gained an exceptional reputation and thousands of incredibly happy Passengers; our reviews and feedback attribute flying with us as one of the most spectacular and memorable moments of their lives. Regarding the derogatory Review that you have made, I have added the email that we sent to you on the day of your Flight. We also telephoned you on this same day. Neither a call back or response to our email was made. (Below Email from Airtime Manager on day of flight to Passenger): Good eveningTony, My name is Kathryn and I am one of the Manager's of Airtime Paragliding. Firstly, I would like to wish you Congratulations on your Honeymoon. I did try and call a couple of times this afternoon as I understand that you felt that your flight did not meet with your expectations and you were disappointed. I also understand that you were unwell and vomiting shortly after take-off, to which you asked the Pilot to land. The Pilot asked if you were sure as once the descent began, it would not be possible to regain lift. The Pilot offered a sickness bag in the air, which was declined. Then, you asked for it, to which it was then too late. The Pilot took just one turn to initiate the landing. Our Guest's experience and safety is paramount to us, to which we take incredibly serious. From what the Pilot and our day manager has communicated to me, is that you were advised to fly today instead of yesterday as today the weather was some of the most beautiful flying conditions (sunny and warm) compared to yesterday where the weather was cloudy, cold and raining. We strive to ensure that our Passengers are provided with the most up-to-date weather and conditions information so that there is the option to move a flight to another day. This was the case I understand with your booking. I have been advised from our Pilot that the vomiting could be a result of consumption of alcohol (champagne) the previous day, which affected the enjoyment of your flight. Naturally, we would never allow anyone under the influence of alcohol to fly but at the time, the pilot perceived that there was no obvious signs of very recent (today) alcohol. However, upon reflection, when your wife and yourself had first met the Pilots, there were discussions of a most enjoyable night with champagne to celebrate your Honeymoon. Our Pilot and harness was covered in Vomit, to which we do not have any issues with and the Pilot was able to thoroughly wash everything to conform to health and safety standards . The Pilot tried everything in his power to ensure that you were as comfortable as possible in such an unfortunate situation. We have been told that our Pilot was spoken to in a very rude manner and that is very disappointing to hear. From our understanding, your wife had a thoroughly enjoyable flight. We do always strive to go above and beyond to ensure that all of Passengers have the experience of a lifetime - to which for many, it really is their experience of their lifetime. We do not judge any of our passengers and I have only mentioned the possibility of alcohol being a contributor to the vomiting. Regardless, the Pilot has offered the option to take you flying again before you leave and hence my attempt to call you with this option. We do hope that you are feeling much better and can empathise when you are on holiday and not feeling your best. Please do let me know if you would like to fly again during your honeymoon. Thanks Kathryn (End of email) In a nutshell, our Pilots are highly trained and have been part of our Team for many years. We do not take steep turns and the sickness began straight after take-off, before any gentle turns were initiated. The Owner of the company was also flying at the same time and did not see any steep turns taken. The only gentle turn taken was to change direction for landing. The Pilot asked if you would like to land as soon as possible, to which he made all efforts to avoid any further sickness. However, whether alcohol or in fact anything else was a factor for the sickness, we did our upmost in this uncomfortable situation to be empathetic and ensure you had a positive experience. The Owner of the company also recalled that you had in fact mentioned that the day before the flight, as it was your Honeymoon, champagne had been enjoyed during the afternoon, which certainly implied more than one glass. I indeed offered a complimentary flight, despite the behavior and manner in which our Team members were spoken to...but my email and calls were not given any response. You did not allow us the opportunity after your flight to ensure that regardless of the initial sickness experience, that you could once again fly with us during your Honeymoon.
star-5
Amazinngggg
Nashita_M
, Aug 2021
Amazing experience!!! My husband and I had a great time, especially as first time flyers. The service was exceptional. We were supposed to be picked up from Lauterbrunnen, however they were able to pick us up from a different location when we asked. The paragliding itself was indescribable, you'll really have to try it to see for yourself. Overall A+! This is something you definitely don't want to miss when in Switzerland!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Nashita, thanks for the glowing review, we’re happy to hear you had a good flight with us! Thanks for coming!
star-5
The definition of an experience of a lifetime!
April_K
, Jun 2021
Absolutely incredible experience! There are no words to explain what an amazing memory this is to me now. I cannot recommend doing this enough.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to review - we’re really happy you loved your flight!
star-5
PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE
Nick_K
, Aug 2020
Couldn't have had a better experience! Fabian and Walter were extremely professional, fun, and talented paragliders. On top of all that, I can't imagine a more picturesque spot in the world to go paragliding. The photos from our flight were simply stunning! Highly recommend for anyone coming to the Swiss Alps as it is a much gentler and easy alternative to skydiving.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank for taking the time to review! I’m glad you enjoyed your flight with us :)
star-5
Perfect time in the sky
Andy_S
, Aug 2020
Super easy booking and amazing experience. The Airtime crew worked with us to fit our two groups into a perfect back to back sessions so we could watch each other land and take turns babysitting the youngest kids too little to go.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Andy, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us 😄🙌🏼
star-5
Amazing experience
Mike
, Jul 2020
Our family of 6 went paragliding for the first time and it was amazing! Our pilots were friendly and made it all so easy. The views are incredible! We all had an awesome time, even the kid who threw up😂
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Mike, I’m happy to hear you had a great time with us, despite one of the kids feeling queezy on the way down 🙈 Thanks for flying with us!
star-5
Fantastic experience
Mark_kiesewetter
, Sep 2019
We had a great time with our two pilots Hayden and Daniel. They put us totally at ease they were on time,friendly and personable but most of all professionals. The flight itself was amazing and truly a bucket list experience. When we landed the company drove us back to Lauterbrunnen. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks for the great review and for flying with us! 😄
star-5
Closest you’ll ever get to feeling like a bird! Fabulous experience!!
CIrwin49
, Sep 2019
Phenomenal experience w/beauty in every direction! So glad we did this! Benny was my pilot and he was so sweet. I felt safe and wasn’t scared at all. Benny has been flying for 35 years! Very experienced. We purchased the videos and pictures they took. We were in Lauterbrunnen celebrating our 30th anniversary! My husbands pilot was Bruno and he too was fabulous. Thank-you!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
We’re happy you had such a good time with us! Thanks for flying and happy 30th anniversary!
star-5
Not to be missed! This was fantastic!!
Mark_K
, Jul 2019
The guides are great. The ride is smooth. The view is fantastic! I would do it again in a heartbeat!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
We’d be happy to have you again! Thanks for flying with us! All the best, Airtime Crew
star-5
What a thrill!
Kevin_B
, Jul 2019
I can't think of a better place to paraglide than Lauterbrunnen Valley. The staff at Airtime was fantastic. Karo was very engaging and helped get our group pumped up for the launch. Oli was my pilot. I think he could tell I was a bit nervous so explained to me that it takes years to become qualified to pilot tandem paragliding trips. In fact, Oli had flown over 1000 times. Once in the air the feeling is like no other....you are flying!!!! Oli was great at showing me how paragliding works and he cracked a couple of jokes along the way to calm my nerves. My experience with Airtime Paragliding was a life memory!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for flying with us - I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as we do!

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