Paragliding In Interlaken Is The Ultimate Experience

25th Jan 2018
Photo of Paragliding In Interlaken Is The Ultimate Experience by Parichay Mehta

Paragliding in Interlaken? Hell yes.

As a human, I always had one wish – to fly. Obviously, I know that it is genetically not possible to fly. But we are too intelligent, right? There are many things which can be used to at least fly for some time. From the most expensive options like flights, wing-suit flying, skydiving, helicopter rides to cheaper options like Paragliding.

When I reached Interlaken, Switzerland, I saw fliers about paragliding in Interlaken. From the moment I saw that, I knew I had to do this here, between the snow-clad mountains. I immediately called up AlpinAir Paragliding company to know more about their packages. AlpinAir had many interesting packages about paragliding in Interlaken.

Photo of Interlaken, Switzerland by Parichay Mehta

I chose the Top Flight. It was comparatively cheaper & obviously a great starting point for a beginner like me. I got my confirmation over Facebook & Email regarding the activity.

The Top Flight package includes pick-up & drop service from & to your hostel in Interlaken. I was all set to fly like a bird! Next day, the team of AlpinAir Paragliding arrived at 8:00 AM at my hostel. They were obviously too punctual but I was still following “Indian Standard Time”. I met Mark from AlpinAir. Mark is the guy who made my dream of flying possible. Paragliding in Interlaken was about to begin!

Photo of Balmers Hostel, Hauptstrasse, Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland by Parichay Mehta

The Ultimate Experience

AlpinAir’s van took us to the top of the mountain near Beatenberg. It took us about 20 minutes to reach there. After reaching the spot, we hiked for about a kilometer & reached the takeoff spot.

Mark gave me a lot of interesting insights about paragliding in Interlaken, about paragliding as a sport & of course, about his story as an instructor. After knowing about takeoff & landing, we took off from the mountain (about 4,400 ft) & started descending.

I could not believe that I was actually flying! Paragliding in Interlaken was literally a dream coming true. I could not thank Mark enough for this entire experience.

Photo of Beatenberg, Switzerland by Parichay Mehta

During the flight, Mark showed me a lot of Interlaken & shared many stories about the town. We flew very close to mountains & trees. Mark did few tricks during our flight. The best one was the flip that he did during the flight! DAMN, that was one crazy moment. I still get goosebumps when I think about that flip trick.

As soon as we started descending, Mark reminded me of the landing process. Initially I thought it was too tricky but when I did it in real, it was too easy. Paragliding in Interlaken that one experience that I will never forget in life.

Those peaceful moments during the flight will be missed. Fresh morning breeze & that flawless gliding through the cold air will be missed. I am thankful to Mark & AlpinAir for this memorable experience of paragliding in Interlaken. I hope I get to do it again!

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This blog was first posted on Awara Diaries.

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