Paragliding sites

Talloires and Montmin : the paragliding mecca !

Thanks to its location, its ease of access, the number of flights possible, the aerology and the panoramic views, Talloires has become the premier paragliding spot in Europe.

From the sky to the lake, we can admire the colourful splashes created by the paragliders.

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Planfait take-off site

Orientation : West, south-west.
Access : from Talloires, heading towards Col de la Forclaz, at the village of Verel take a left and follow the signs for "Forêt Aventure".
Altitude : 950 metres
Flying conditions : easy take-odd except in crosswinds. Area covered in a plastic mat. Thermal flight, cross-country departure.
Dangers and difficulties : site can be very busy.

Montmin take-off site / Col de la Forclaz

Regulated & paying access for cars (except for people with reduced mobility)
For more information about obtaining an access card, please contact the Talloires Town Hall.
Access on foot is possible for pilots and spectators.

Coche Cabane take-off site

Accessible by a path from the col de la Forclaz, quieter than Montmin. 

Grand Bornand Lachat take-off site

Altitude : 2050m
This site can be used in South-easterly - Westerly winds.
It offers the opportunity to fly over the Aravis mountain range to Lake Annecy.

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Perroix landing site

Orientation : North /south
GPS : 45°50'55" N - 06°12'51" E Altitude 540m
Recommendations : flying over the houses to the south of the landing strip is forbidden.
Respect the landing direction (left-hand U above the housing area)
Don't cross the field to get to the car parks or restaurants.
Don't park in spaces reserved for firemen or local residents.
Access : from Annecy, go towards Talloires, along the D 909, next to the Perroix housing area.
Observations : Perroix  has three schools / shops, campsites, hotels, holiday cottages, bars and fast food, and a sail repair centre.

Doussard landing site

Orientation : North / South
GPS : 45°46'51" N - 06°13'19" E Altitude 460m
Recommendations : frequent landings during high season: be careful of other site users (paragliders, hang gliders, kites)
Don't inflate your paraglider in the landing area.
Kites must be stored behind the community centre.
Respect the U approach for paragliders and hang gliders (see rules and diagrams on the signs)
Access : From Annecy, head towards the far end of the lake, then go towards Doussard and take the first turn on the right (route du pont Monnet)
Observations : Large car park, small bar and fast food restaurant in high season. Paragliding shop.

Marlens landing site

Orientation : North / South
GPS : 45°45'45" N - 06°20'27" E Altitude: 450m
Recommendations : powerlines nearby, strong breezes in the middle of the day.
Respect the zones reserved for parking and do not cross the field to get to them.
Access : 4 km from Faverges  in the direction of Ugine.
Parking at the junction of the Faverges/Ugine road and the Marlens reservoir.
Observations : the "Espace Marlens" area has a holiday cottage, a school and a shop. 
The Lake Annecy paragliding sites are managed by SIVUHL (Syndicat intercommunal à vocation unique des Hauts du Lac).
To organise SIV (Simulated Incidence in Flight) training, please contact local paragliding schools.

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