at the Forclaz pass (Montmin) with Noël Veyrat
The Forclaz mountain pass,
high above Lake Annecy, has been since the 70s one of the premier
hang-gliding sites in Europe. The French National Hang-Gliding championships
were staged here in 1995.
It is at the mountain pass that you will find one
of hang-gliding's legendary pioneers, Noël Veyrat who, over the past
twenty-some years, has taken passengers for rides on his hang-glider. On
days when the weather and wind direction are suitable, Noël starts the flight
from the ramp in front of the Hôtel Edelweiss; Noël flies with his passenger down to the lakeside, some 2000 feet lower. He has already taken over 15,000 people on tandem flights, and has
never lost a single passenger!
The take-off; a 2000-foot drop!
3 seconds of sheer terror as you run down the ramp!
The wing catches the air; you feel yourself rising.
you feel light and free as a bird!
With a wing-mounted camera, Noël can provide you with pictures of your unforgettable flight!
To set up a flight,
contact Noël Veyrat by calling
or come to the terrace of
Hôtel Edelweiss to meet him!
( During the snow season, you can find Noël in Courchevel )
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