Paragliding is the closest humans can get to the feeling of flying like a bird. It is a fun, safe way to experience flight in its purest form.
Many people are under the impression that paragliding is jumping off mountains with a parachute or being
pulled into the air behind a boat. In fact Paraglider pilots gently fly off slopes, they never jump
off an edge.
If you are interested in experiencing the joys of paragliding, without having to learn how
to fly, try a tandem flight .
Tandem flights use a wing large enough to hold two people; the pilot and their passenger.
Each person has their own harness, which are attached together, with the passenger in front, and the pilot right behind.
At a suitable take off area on a gentle slope the pilot and passenger are connected to the paraglider, it is then pulled up
into the wind which causes the canopy to inflate, you take a few steps together and before you know it you've stepped off into
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Interlaken is simultaneously a traditional resort and an adventure sports capital!
Situated in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland
it is built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the emerald-colored waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
Its surrounding mountains, with dense forests, alpine meadows and glaciers, have numerous hiking and skiing trails.
Interlaken is the gateway to the spectacular Jungfrau Region and boasts magnificent views of the world famous Eiger,
Mönch and Jungfrau mountains
Elevation: 566 m
Grid Ref: 46°41'10.85N - 7°51'47.54"E"