Tandem paragliding in the Dune of Pilat near Bordeaux

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30 min
Everybody welcome
From 5 years-old and up

Soar like a bird above Europe's highest sand dune! The Dune of Pilat is nestled between the Arcachon Bay (Atlantic coast) and the Landes de Gascogne pine forest

Fly like a bird over or near the highest sand dune in Europe, depending on the
of the highest sand dune in Europe! The Dune du Pilat is nestled between the Arcachon basin and the Landes de Gascogne forest near Bordeaux.

Let yourself be tempted by a first flight in a tandem paraglider with a breathtaking view of the
of the famous Dune du Pilat located on the Côte d'Argent, in the Pyla district not far from Arcachon and Bordeaux.

During your flight, you will be able to discover from the sky the largest sand dune in Europe or the surrounding dunes (depending on the weather conditions of the day), as well as the entrance to the Arcachon basin. You will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Banc d'Arguin, the Cap Ferret peninsula recognisable by its lighthouse and perhaps you will see the Bird Island in the distance if you take a little height.

You will be welcomed by your instructor on the flight site who will help you to get equipped. Then, after a few explanations about the activity and the safety instructions, you will take off.

The paragliding flight will take place in 3 stages (adaptable according to the passenger's wishes) and will last about 30 minutes:
- the "walk" moment: you will fly along the dunes and admire the passes, the pilat dune and the
dune and the banc d'Arguin,
- the "educational" moment: you will take the controls and fly the paraglider yourself under the watchful eye of your instructor (depending on the aerological conditions),
- the "sensational" moment: your instructor will perform a series of piloted movements (wings over, 360, low angle...) for more pleasure.

Finally, the landing will take place near the people who accompanied you.

After removing the equipment (or even in flight), you can ask your instructor all the questions you want to know about paragliding and free flight in general.

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Practical information

Activity requirements

Weight limit: 90kg

Special terms

The instructor will contact you the day before the flight to arrange the meeting time and point. The flights take place mostly in the afternoon from 2 pm.

The activity is subject to weather conditions and may be rescheduled at a later date convenient for you.

Meeting point:
The meeting point will be arranged the day before the flight.
Spoken languages:English, French
  • Paragliding gear
  • 360 GoPro HD Video of the flight on a micro SD memory card
Do not forget to bring
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses


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Mireille P., Switzerland — 22/06/2021
Sensations garanties grâce à un instructeur super sympa, à l'écoute et aux explications durant tout le vol. Moment inoubliable , temps superbe, a recommander sans hésitation. Merci Xavier
Christian H., France — 22/06/2021
Excellent moment. Sensations aux rendez-vous, grâce à un instructeur très sympathique et à l'écoute. Souvenir inoubliable. Merci
maxime V., France — 28/09/2020
je m'attendais à un truc plutôt plan plan, mais finalement en demandant, xavier m'a fait découvrir quelques sensations géniales 😁. J'ai adoré!
Lydia G., Germany — 23/09/2019
Der Flug war sensationell & das Geld hat sich zu 100% gelohnt. Die Betreuung war super und wir würden es sofort wieder machen!
LYDIE R., France — 24/07/2021
Phénoménale du début à la fin

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