The Thermal

Tandem paragliding flight

Depending on the weather conditions, you can top up the airtime of “The Sensational” to up to 45 min. We will pick you up at your requested meeting point in Interlaken and drive you up to Beatenberg. After take off, we will look for the best thermals and fly you up to cloud base. As soon as we reach our cruising altitude, we will set off on our journey. Depending on weather conditions and what you agree on with your pilot, your route will take you over the Niederhorn or the Hardergrat. Take a seat in first class and see Interlaken from above. This flight is dependent on weather conditions and only bookable upon request.

Book "The Thermal", your thermal tandem paragliding flight in Interlaken.

Airtime:30 to 45 minutes
Including:transportation, equipment, insurance, pick-up service in Interlaken and surroundings
Take off:Beatenberg (1370m / 4400ft)
Landing:Interlaken (570m / 1870ft)
Meeting point:at your hotel in Interlaken and surroundings or upon request
Frequency:Daily, depending on weather situation
Season:all year round
Duration:1.5 hrs
What to bring:comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes
Weight:Maximum 100 kg / 220 lbs
Photos/Videos:a photo/video package can be purchased from your pilot upon landing for CHF 40
5/5
The views were breathtaking, the pilots were awesome and it wasn’t scary at all!! It was such an amazing experience and an absolute MUST if you are in Interlaken.
Karen, USA

FAQ

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All you need to know

Provided that flight conditions are good, we fly all year round. We reserve the right to cancel in the case of bad weather (strong winds, storms, rain, heavy snowfall, low visibility etc.).
Our flights are for anyone between 4 and 95 years of age. The passenger must be physically fit and be able to run a few fast steps at take off.
You may use your camera/mobile phone at take off. For safety reasons, these devices may NOT be used during the flight. We make an exception for small compact cameras, which can be attached to your harness.
Your pilot gets you ready for your flight at take off and explains the procedure. 1,2 and 3… a few fast steps and you are up in the air. After your spectacular flight, you will land gently on your feet on our landing field in the center of Interlaken.
We will pick you up at the agreed meeting point. Transportation to take off in Beatenberg is included in the price.
Should our experienced pilots rate the weather as unsafe to fly, we will contact you before your flight. Please be aware that this decision is made for safety reasons and can be made last minute. You have the possibility to rebook your flight or get a full refund.
We recommend spectators wait at our landing field. Non-flying passengers are not allowed to go to take off.
Your pilot will shoot photos and videos in HD quality during your flight. You may purchase the package for CHF 40 after landing. The data will be uploaded directly to your phone or copied to a USB Stick.
Dress according to the weather conditions. Wear sturdy shoes with sturdy soles (hiking shoes or sneakers). Even in summer a sweater or windbreaker can protect you from the wind. You may wear sunglasses during your flight.
The Swiss Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SHPA) is responsible for the regulated and safe implementation of hang gliding and paragliding in Switzerland on behalf of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA). All our tandem pilots have extensive training and have successfully completed the demanding exams of the SHPA. Condition and safety of the required equipment is checked strictly and on a regular basis by experts.
Small daypacks, handbags as well as other small objects can be left safely with us and picked up after landing.
Our protection concept requires the following in order to ensure a safe and relaxing flight during COVID-19: please bring your own shoes, sunglasses, windbreaker and if possible a helmet. Wearing a mask in the bus is mandatory, we will hand out free masks. At the moment, no pick-up service is available, please come directly to our meeting point  (open map) in front of Grand Café Restaurant Schuh (directly next to our landing field at the Höhematte). Download Safety Plan as PDF
Our maximum weight limit is 100kg / 220lbs. For early morning or evening flights, it is 80kg / 176lbs. We reserve the right to adjust the maximum weight depending on the weather conditions.

Booking information

This paragliding flight is subject to certain weather conditions. Please book our classic flight ‘The Sensational’ for your preferred date and time. Thermal conditions are best in the middle of the day so be sure to book a trip between 11.45h and 14:45h. Before you commence your flight please inform our staff by phone +41 79 266 82 28 or email mail@skywings.ch that you request ‘The Thermal’ flight. If wind conditions on your chosen day and time are ideal, your pilot will extend your flight. If you were able to enjoy a thermal flight, you can simply pay the difference in price after the flight.