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Tandem paragliding flight from Cimetta to Locarno

Tandem paragliding flight from Cimetta to Locarno

2 hours



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  • Experience for the first time the thrill of flying a tandem paraglider with an experienced pilot
  • Hovering in the air with a wonderful landscape at your feet, embracing the Ticino Valley and the castles of Bellinzona
  • Entrust yourself to the pilot who will glide you over the delta of the Maggia river and give you a dash of pure adrenaline

Your guide

Elio C.

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Full description

Treat yourself to the thrill of a tandem paragliding flight with the Ticino Valley at your feet. The rendezvous is in Locarno in Switzerland, from where you will reach the Cardada cable car and then the take-off point at Cimetta, at an altitude of 1672 m.

Throughout the flight, you will rely on an expert instructor and enjoy the beauty of this experience, hearing only the rustle of the wind as it inflates the glider. You will admire the Maggia Valley, the Verzasca Valley and the castles of Bellinzona from above and glide over the delta of the Maggia River and Locarno.

To make your flight even more beautiful, you will have the option of requesting a photo shoot during the booking phase. The pilot will immortalise the most exciting moments and will hand over photos and videos at the end of the flight.

What we will do

We will meet at Camping Delta in Locarno, where our instructor will be waiting for us. Together with him we will board the taxi or bus that will take us to the Cardada cable car, from here we will then reach our take-off point in Cimetta, in about 45 minutes.

We will be at an altitude of 1672 m and about 100 m away from the arrival of the cable car. The instructor will give us all the instructions to prepare for the flight and harness us to him safely. When we are ready, all we have to do is take a few steps downhill to get the momentum going.

Once in the air, we can admire the wonderful Ticino Valley at our feet. The Maggia and Verzasca Valleys will open up before us, and as we gaze down we will see the castles of Bellinzona and, on clear days, even the towns of Cannobio and Luino in Italy. We will experience, in complete safety, the freedom an eagle feels when it flies through the skies.

During the entire flight, approximately 30 minutes, we will sit as if in a chairlift and enjoy the sensation of soaring through the air thanks to the ascending currents.

We will glide gently over the delta of the Maggia river and the beautiful town of Locarno, landing at the same meeting point on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

The total duration of the activity will be 2 hours.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is of an easy level and suitable for beginners. Children from the age of 6 can also fly, with signed parental consent. Up to the age of 16, the presence of a parent is mandatory.

In order to fly paragliders, participants must be within a weight limit of 140 kg. Other requirements are good health and good mobility.

Other information

The tandem paragliding flight is available all year round from Wednesday to Sunday, subject to weather conditions.

If you would like to take home the memory of this experience, you can choose theoption "with photo and video" at an additional cost of 40€ when booking. Photos and videos will be sent by special cable to your phone at the end of the activity.

Important: Paragliding is an activity that is strongly dependent on the weather. The pilot will contact you a day or two before the activity to give you confirmation of the time and meeting point. Safety first: if the weather forecast is not good, the flight will be carried out in another area or postponed to a new date.

Recommended clothing

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Mountain jacket
  • Temperature-appropriate clothing

What is included

  • Insurance
  • Helmet, gloves and sunglasses
  • Harness and sail
  • Emergency and safety equipment
  • Transfer by shuttle, bus or taxi
  • Cableway
  • Photographic service (optional)

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.