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Sensation paragliding flight over the magnificent Lake Annecy
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Sensation paragliding flight over the magnificent Lake Annecy

By Takamaka
Recommended by 94% of travellers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
On D-Day, arrive 15 minutes before the schedule set at the Doussard paragliding landing base. On board a mini-bus, you will reach the take-off area located at the legendary Col de la Forclaz. Then ... Make the most of this unique and unforgettable experience!
from
£100.23
per adult
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Ages 14-95, max of 4 per group
Duration: 1h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French
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  • Shuttle to reach the takeoff site from Doussard
  • Helmet
  • Professional pilot
  • A good dose of sensations!
  • Unforgettable memories!
What's not included
  • Photos (available for purchase)


Start:
  • Route du Pont Monnet, Rte du Pont Monnet, 74210 Doussard, France
    From the parking lot in the Doussard multipurpose room, join our small Takamaka chalet. We will welcome you there before letting you soar in the air and our paragliding guides.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15550P3

    • Accessible to people with reduced mobility
    • Sunglasses recommended for flight
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • Takamaka
      540
      France
      Joined in April 2012
    • Stephen S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable and challenging
      Antoine was our guide, and could not have been better. He guided us through the proper use of an e-bike, and also advised us before particularly challenging parts of the terrain. The excursion does have its physical challenges, but the e-bikes make it possible. Highly recommended.
      Written 29 May 2023
    • ERIC G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rainy but excellent adventure.
      Antoine was very friendly and helpful. He was an excellent trip leader. It started raining pretty hard but we altered our route a little and a had a fun time. Highly recommend .
      Written 14 August 2022
    • emanuelastepanar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      worth the risk, great and unique experience and view
      This was amazing! I was looking for the best school to do it for the first time and for sure Takamaka is the best, especially when Phillipe is in command. They ensure you are comfortable and enjoying the experience throughout the whole flight. Take a risk and feel the adrenaline, jts soo worth it! Thank you so much Takamaka and especially Phillipe!! Can’t wait for more flights :)
      Written 22 July 2021
    • Jeanette_F_Uruguay
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wunderbar! Perfect! Maravilloso!
      I only have to say thanks to the people of Takamaka because they made possible for me the experience to see snow for the first time. All of them were very helpful and kind from the beginning. They always answered me very fast the emails and sent me information and when I suddenly arrived to the office asking for a guide trekking with raquettes in the mountain the girl from the office found an option for us very quickly and also a solution for the transport from Annecy to Le Semnoz. The guide Antonie was very funny and friendly with us. He explained us lot of things about the place, the animals, and the surroundings. It was an incredible experience for me and my friends and I really recommend to do a tour with Takamaka. I hope to see you again!
      Written 1 February 2020
    • marcoIreland
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Great company to deal with very reasonable price for the experience great guide with good English Bikes were average condition but good enough for a half day down hill ride all protection is provided
      Written 12 September 2019
    • John H
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tandem parapent -- Great experience
      Did the prestige flight including photos and a little acrobatics .. Fantastic views, sensations, memories.. Up there for 45 mins, over the snow on the montain tops, over the lake, high g-forces while spinning .. Great flight.. Easy online booking, simple process for parking, pick up etc.. If i was to complain about something, there's no briefing on what's going on, you are literally out of the van, attached to the pilot and told to walk off the edge.. A few minutes introduction might be good.
      Written 10 June 2019
    • lucy_and_chris
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bike rental
      Hired four bikes to travel round the lake. Good service and information but bikes could have been in slightly better condition most had clunky gears and my brakes squealed but didn't do too much to slow me down. Great way to see the lake and at €18 to hire a bike for a full day, seemed reasonable.
      Written 28 April 2019
    • M M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Semnoz descent guided mountain bike ride - awesome
      Did a guided downhill mountain bike ride down Semnoz with Antoine, what a great experience. They spoke English and were super helpful. Antoine was very knowledgeable about the trail and helping provide guidance about which lines to take,etc, and what a fun character he is - he made the whole ride experience a lot of fun. It’s a great value to get a solid downhill bike with good components, all the gear, shuttle to top of the mountain, and a knowledgeable guide to lead the way down and have all necessary tools for any trail repairs. I highly recommend Takamaka to any serious riders looking for a rental/guided ride around Annecy.
      Written 20 October 2018
    • MrsM4076
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great bike remtal
      Rented two bikes for 24hrs €18 each. Included helmets, locks, puncture kit and a basket if you wanted it. We were able to take them away at 5pm ready to use next day as we had an indoor garage at hotel to secure them overnight. Cycled around the lake - clockwise from Annecy. Lovely route - gears were a bit clunky but I got used to them and could use the full range. Comfortable bikes. Great service in the shop and English speaking which helps us with our limited French.
      Written 21 September 2018
    • Lexi61
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Full day bike rental
      i wanted to explore the car-free “Voie Verte” which runs 50km. from Annecy to Albertville along the West bank of the lake, on the route of an old railway line. NB. It is shared with rollerbladers & pedestrians & is still a work in progress on the East bank. I rented what the store calls a “ City Bike” & the price (18€) includes an optional basket, helmet, padlock & repair kit. I was required to leave a cc deposit (I think 200€). Marie-Charlotte was very friendly & helpful. The pedestrianised street on which the store is located was very busy, so I had to push the bike to the start of the route by the lake (c.15mins). I soon regretted not having tested out the bike close to the store as I found the gears to be poorly adjusted which manifested itself by a persistent “clunking” noise throughout the ride, which I assumed was a gear getting stuck & then for no apparent reason, releasing itself. The noise was very annoying, but thankfully the impact on rideability of the bike was minor. I did c.50km. in total (lots of stops & detours!) & found the saddle to be comfortable for this length of ride. The route itself is fabulous! On my return to the store, I informed staff about the issues I’d encountered. Yes, I did receive an apology, but I feel that a bike without properly working gears is potentially dangerous & it shouldn’t have been allowed to go out for rental.
      Written 13 August 2018
    • Angela M
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Paragliding and Bike Rental - great time but total scam
      A friend and I purchased the paragliding discover tandem package for 95 euros. Our flight time was 10:15 on a saturday. We arrived at the location we were given at 9:45 and no one was there. 10am came, and still no one was there. The people did not show up until close to 10:10, when we were told to be there 15 minutes early. They also seemed fairly disorganized. The paragliding itself was great, although much shorter than it was supposed to be. The pictures were extremely expensive, 25 euro per person. Also, they only took cash. In order to buy the pictures, we had to walk into the desolate town, find an ATM, and walk back to the area for paragliding. The next day, we rented bikes for a full day. We were told the half off price discount only applies if you paraglide AND rent bikes in the SAME DAY. We found this completely stupid, considering how wiped we were after paragliding, we were obviously not in the mood to do biking that day We paid full price for the bikes. There were 3 of us, and one of the bikes had a broken shifter. They also asked for a cash deposit of 200 euros PER BIKE. Overall, I loved paragliding, but did not have a good experience with this company.
      Written 28 June 2018
    • montanapescado
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Solid outfitter - Quality bike rental
      The location was perfect for us, being right across the street from our accommodations, but there are other outfitters closer to the lake if you're looking to take the spin. Our bikes were of good quality and seemed to be well maintained. Service was friendly.
      Written 30 May 2018
    • Diego G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mercy TAKAMA group
      I recommend Takama 100%. Delighted with the biking experience. We were a group of 20 people and they handle it impressible good
      Written 12 September 2017
    • Bahaaj92
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good but could be better
      The bikes are good and they have good prices for rentals, yes they charge you the price of a bike before renting but it is acceptable since some people might damage or take the bikes The paragliding was canceled due to the bad weather but they did not inform us and left us to travel 1 hour and to wate another 30 mins... i wish they were more organized They do not have training wheels for children's bikes
      Written 28 August 2017
    • baligary
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Downhill Semoz decent to Annecy
      Superb morning of fun, 2 guides 4 riders of similar pace made for an adrenaline fuelled 20+km downhill ride. up to Semnoz on the bus and all the way back on the bike, full sus lapierre zesty's all the gear and not much pedalling. perfect. Would deffo do again if I was back there. guides were great, showing us drop offs and obstacles before we decided to take them on and no crashes.
      Written 14 August 2017
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    QueenofTrvl
    Massachusetts21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I signed up through Trip Advisor. The Sensation Paragliding is run through Takamaka, Annecy. They have a location in the Old Town Annecy. Glad I went there a few days before my reserved time. Turns out you actually meet the guides in Doussard at the Takamaka Chalet. This area has 4 other paragliding businesses, all next to each other. There was no one manning the booth for Takamaka the day I was there and another representative from another company told me the guides would show up eventually.

    I arrived 30 mins early before my appointment. I did call the Takamaka offices and was told that unfortunately, there was a car accident on the road to Doussard and the van with the 3 Paragliding guides was in traffic for another hour plus. Finally the other gliders and I got up to the launch area, an hour and half after my original appointment time.

    The guide I had, Sylvan, was very experienced and had been Paragliding professionally since 2005, so I felt safe. He did a good job. The flight is only about 15 mins, but it was a great view over Lake Annecy and I am glad to have gone. When you do land from the starting point, you are asked if you want your video and pictures of your experience. It's another 30 Euros.

    My suggestion would be to check out a few of the Paragliding places and compare. I think it's slightly cheaper to sign up when you're in France. Or so I heard from another person who flew at the same time as I did.
    Written 5 July 2023
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    Jennifer M
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    This was a highlight of our trip! The most perfect way so see all of Annecy and more! Our tour guides and instructors were amazing! It’s definitely not as scary as it may seem, no free fall, just smooth sailing down. Recommend purchasing the pictures/videos. They turned out amazing!
    Written 12 June 2023
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    ken
    Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice complete experience, very nice people well organised. We would book again with the same company. Best activity we have done hete in Annecy
    Written 22 August 2023
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    mrgleem
    South Carolina21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    The highlight of my trip! What an amazing feeling to glide over beautiful Lake Annecy under the lead of a professional instructor. The descent was exhilarating and the views were epic.
    Written 6 July 2023
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