Paragliding tandem flight in Serre-Ponçon

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Welcome to Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, Alpes de Haute-Provence, for your tandem paragliding flight. Les Ailes Du Lac welcomes you to this high place of free flight in France, both mythical and confidential. Located on the border of the Hautes Alpes and Provence, it is the ideal place to take off! From an initiation flight to aerial adventure, from a peaceful contemplation to XXL sensations , our instructors State graduates will adapt to your desire and will accompany you to realize this dream: to fly!

Why choose Les Ailes du Lac for your first paragliding flight?

  • An internationally renowned free flight site for its aerology and extraordinary beauty.

  • A very experienced team, 9 instructors, 156 years of cumulative professional practice!

  • First flights adapted to everyone in a grandiose setting with an overview of the Serre-Ponçon lake.

  • A low carbon impact activity. We meet you directly at our take-off area and rest at our starting point, no transport necessary before or after the flight. Ideal location for spectators who can follow take-offs and landings nearby.

Why choose Les Ailes Du Lac for your paragliding baptism

  • Gift vouchers valid for two years. Because our activity is very strongly dependent on the weather and sometimes requires several postponements of the activity.

  • The guarantee of flight times offered: With the exceptional aerology of Saint Vincent les Forts we guarantee our flight times.

  • The guarantee of having an available interlocutor, no reseller, digital platform or other intermediary between you and us.

  • Our team offers appointments seven months of the year. (April 15 to October 15)

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We carry out “ecoflights”

Performing a tandem paraglider with Les Ailes Du Lac is an eco-responsible activity!

How ? We use updrafts instead of a transport shuttle. It is an exceptional situation, the take-off runway is located 50m from the landing area. For all our flights from Saint Vincent-les-Forts, we take off from the village, perform the ascending flight above the Serre-Ponçon lake, enjoy a panoramic view of the Hautes Alpes mountains and we return to land at the same place. So no fuel consumption before or after the activity. This specificity allows us to limit our carbon footprint.

YOUR OPINIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES…

Laurent SIMONLaurent SIMON
14:58 26 Oct 23
I was able to fly in May 2023 and I had a very pleasant time. Flying over the Serre Ponçon lake was fantastic, the feeling of flying is simply magical and the instructor very professional, very friendly, with simple explanations and a good discussion during the flight. I felt totally confident. In short, I recommend.
Eliane De TrochEliane De Troch
15:43 22 Sep 23
Best,5/09 a first flight with Bruno, fantastic experience in breathtaking surroundings, craving for more. Okay later then.8/09 a second flight with reporting and piloting, I couldn't wait. After a briefing by Matthieu, I was allowed to steer myself during take-off. This gives an indescribable feeling to be able to fly so freely along the mountain walls, really the max.Definitely do it if you are in the area. Thanks again to Bruno and Matthieu for this unique experience.Benny Vinck
DanyDany
18:20 12 Sep 23
Aurore TerragnoAurore Terragno
20:03 10 Sep 23
2 free flights for my parents, a great day. A very good “spot” where it is possible to see the takeoff and landing in the same place is rare. Very nice teachers!
Frédérique MarmignonFrédérique Marmignon
18:08 06 Sep 23
An incredible experience.It was my first flight, I took the aerobatics option, it was incredible. But you have to like thrills.Denis, the instructor was perfect and caring. He understood what I was looking for, we were on the same wavelength.He made me dream……🤩I highly recommend, perhaps on my next vacation (next year) I will repeat the experience.
pascal iglesiaspascal iglesias
18:13 05 Sep 23
GorgeousGreat thanks to the two boys they will recognize each other agnes and PascalWell done, keep making us dream
Alberto OlivaAlberto Oliva
19:45 31 Aug 23
Perfect place for paragliding
Marie PestyMarie Pesty
18:03 30 Aug 23
I did a 20min panoramic flight: It's a truly magical experience!! From the reservation on the site to the flight with the instructor, a big congratulations, it was perfect. Thanks again to the whole team for their kindness.PS: don’t hesitate to take the video-photo option because the result is incredible.
Benoit GonotBenoit Gonot
16:15 30 Aug 23
Great first experience for our two daughters aged 8 and 10 on a 20 minute flight!! Beautiful landscapes 🥰!! However, we should have taken flights for ourselves too because it was us, on the ground, who were the most afraid..😅
Matthias CarmilletMatthias Carmillet
14:05 25 Aug 23
Gaelle FrancoisGaelle Francois
17:53 19 Aug 23
Superb time spent with the family, my 10 year old son was able to fly 20 minutes, a super nice team, and very professional
Brigitte RBrigitte R
08:43 18 Aug 23
Absolutely fabulous!!! Flight of 45 minutes which seems to be seconds… can't wait for the next flight with the wings of the lakes. Everything I say everything deserves 6 stars (too bad there are only 5) kindness and professionalism of my guide and the whole team, the fabulous places…. Really give yourself a nice gift go there pure moment of guaranteed happiness and beautiful sensations!!! WELL DONE
Cristelle IsoardCristelle Isoard
10:11 16 Aug 23
Marion ThelierMarion Thelier
14:24 14 Aug 23
Great flight! It was our ''first flight'' of 10 min and that's enough to take your breath away (+ a la carte time of course)!Very nice instructors, possibility to do tricks for more sensations, take control of the paraglider and stock up on souvenir photos!Enjoy!
David VeyracDavid Veyrac
17:05 11 Aug 23
Thanks to Thibaut my guide for the magnificent flight this afternoon! Smooth takeoff and landing! And a breathtaking view of the lake from the sky… Catherine
AlizéeAlizée
15:43 11 Aug 23
Just amazing!! A huge thank you to the whole team and more particularly to Matthieu who made me live an incredible moment in the air for 20 minutes! The aerobatic option is great, pure love! See you very soon for sure 😎
TLK 04TLK 04
12:45 11 Aug 23
The instructor explains very well, gives indications, in short the top. I recommend 👌
Yannik LeroyYannik Leroy
17:08 10 Aug 23
Excellent flight with MANU for the first time
Pascal ManganelliPascal Manganelli
15:07 05 Aug 23
An exceptional experience.We took a 20 minute flightAnd it was great!A big thank you to my guide, super pleasant and professional.like the whole team..Smooth takeoff and landing.And what about the view .... breathtaking.Really not to be missed.
Gin AgatheGin Agathe
14:27 05 Aug 23
Superb experience! The landscape is incredible, we take full eyes. Thank you Olivier for your sympathy and the thrills, I had a lot of fun 😉
Ginette Perez PassoneGinette Perez Passone
15:49 29 Jul 23
Extraordinary.... There is no other word 😀. But yes, sensational aerobatics 😆. Sympathy and professionalism are present everywhere, from the reception to the outfielder. Bravo to all of you. Really an address not to be missed 😍😍
Céline DemolinsCéline Demolins
20:37 27 Jul 23
I made my first paragliding flight today 🪂and it was really great 😁 and more in ride mode 🌲The team and the driver are attentive and know how to put you at ease. And sometimes (well I think often 😜) likes to joke but know how to stop to reassure us if necessary.I highly recommend 👍🏻 and can't wait to try the adventure again in ride mode with the addition of piloting and aerobatics 😅😇Thank you for this moment ✌🏻
Quentin DuruptQuentin Durupt
13:02 24 Jul 23
I highly recommend the wings of the lake super professional and super friendly team that will make you spend an unforgettable moment in a landscape that will take your breath away. For the more adventurous, you can do acrobatics above the lake, it's magic and a guaranteed sensation. Thank you lake wings
Florent WeiszerFlorent Weiszer
08:53 24 Jul 23
Great experience in a beautiful setting and breathtaking landscapes. Very friendly and professional instructors who will make you feel comfortable and confident.Very decent prices. Several options are available, such as video and photos. But also aerobatics and piloting lessons (the instructor lets you take the controls and tells you what to do and explains how it works). What I really appreciated is that you can choose the options during the flight. For my first experience I didn't really know if I wanted to do aerobatics or take the controls. Finally during the flight I decided to just enjoy the show.
Wafa OukilWafa Oukil
13:56 22 Jul 23
First time for my husband! I offered him a ten-minute initiation with a photo and aerobatics option! They are very professional, he had a blast!! The team is super nice!! Already looking forward to coming back!See you soon and thank you to the instructor who accompanied Mehdi!
CamilleCamille
00:35 11 Jul 23
Paragliding baptism reserved as part of a birthday present, time slot held very quickly (during the week) at the start of the summer season. The website is really complete: all the booking and flight preparation information is mentioned there in order to prepare you as well as possible for this great experience.According to the return of the main person concerned: "The setting was magnificent, as was the view at altitude. The instructor, Olivier, without whom all this could not have happened, does not hesitate to share his passion with us, to extend the flight by a few minutes when conditions allow and to attempt a few spins. In short, we 100% recommend the Ailes du Lac team, who will know how to listen to you and give you confidence."We can't wait to see the photos and videos of this great moment. THANK YOU.
StéfStéf
15:55 23 May 23
Superb experience with Mathieu, very friendly and professional who puts you at ease immediately. Not just a paragliding flight, a unique experience that I highly recommend, especially aerobatics which provide superb sensations.Despite the vagaries of the weather, Les Ailes du Lac do their best to be able to fly in excellent conditions.I recommend +++.I will definitely be back and would recommend again.At the top, wonderful memories.THANKS.
Coline LepineColine Lepine
15:55 23 May 23
I didn't fly, but I organized a sightseeing flight for my mom's birthday. The prices are very fair given the services. Welcoming professionals, smiling, a pleasure to spend a moment perched above the Ponçon greenhouse lake. I highly recommend.The weather can play tricks, all the professionalism was to direct us to the best and to propose alternatives in case of bad weather.We will come back !
Amandine RgAmandine Rg
17:51 21 Sep 22
First paragliding flight, 20-minute initiation flight, and what a flight! 🤩Incredible sensations, a breathtaking view, an extra, very professional instructor and everything in fun (thank you Denis).A unique moment to live that I recommend with the wings of the lake!Thank you for his memories and looking forward to seeing you again for a longer flight 😉
cecile guignardcecile guignard
07:07 01 Sep 22
Great experience from Saint Jean Montclar, especially since I felt really safe.Thanks to Matthieu for his professionalism and kindness.The landscape was also spectacular.Everything was PERFECT 🙏🏻🙏🏻🌞🍀🤩
Anabelle BtAnabelle Bt
11:16 31 Aug 22
Great experience for a first paragliding baptism above the Serre-Ponçon lake. Super nice and attentive instructors. If you are looking for a great team for your flights, go there with your eyes closed.Thanks again !
Roseanne SmithRoseanne Smith
14:35 06 Aug 22
Absolutely loved this. It is a pricey activity but worth every cent. An unforgettable experience.
anne zaninanne zanin
09:59 02 Aug 22
The activity actually offers a superb view, and the instructors are friendly.On the other hand, when registering, it is very unpleasant to be forced into longer flight durations, and options such as aerobatics, piloting or video, which are in addition to an already very expensive flight (110 € for 20 minutes). Especially since we are told a video for "the ridiculous sum"...of 25 €... Really abused and we did not appreciate that the man at the reception insists heavily and several times on the purchase additional options when we had clearly said no. On the other hand, we were not offered a commercial gesture for the second flight.
Fantastic !!The instructors are real professionalsThey explain everything about how it's going to happen, what we have to do when starting but also when landingAn experience I wanted to do for more than 15 years, and here it isI took full eyes, with a feeling of being a real birdThank you to the whole team and more particularly to Mathieu who was able to reassure me and explain to me how the paraglider works with rising winds...Again a big thank you
Léa SanchezLéa Sanchez
21:11 30 Jul 22
A magical experience! I flew for 45 minutes with Olivier and I had a great time! In addition to the place which is magnificent and the experience brilliant, the attentiveness and kindness of the instructors is there, all allowing you to have a superb time! I advise you to come and take the height to observe our beautiful mountains!
Dylan VuillemenotDylan Vuillemenot
15:53 19 Jul 22
We had an appointment at 3:45 p.m. on site for a 4:00 p.m. flight. Arrived on time, we are told right away that we may not fly. As we were supposed to fly at 4:00 p.m., we were told at 4:35 p.m. that the flight was cancelled. Delay had been taken of this fact if we had taken off at 4:00 p.m., we could have passed. Having traveled 1h30 round trip I would have liked someone to offer me a commercial gesture (option offered or other) to compensate for the fuel at 2 € per litre. Too bad the monitors and the frame looked nice.
Bas KoopmanBas Koopman
12:22 14 Jul 22
Both my girlfriend and I made a flight with Matthias from Alles du Lac, where we looked after our (small) children one by one. Where in particular I had some hesitation beforehand, I was put at ease by the pilot and the other people of Alles du Lac and the flight was fantastic. Parasailing is arguably one of the most comfortable and sustainable ways of flying with the best view imaginable. It is well worth taking a flight above the mountains and the lake. With a bit of luck there will be good thermals and you will land in the same place you start and reach a nice height. I can recommend it, especially from this place!
Giorgio TonettaGiorgio Tonetta
16:10 08 Jul 22
Whoever runs this place is a superhero to me. For free flight they are very organized considering that the village has few souls. Solar panels with sockets to load tools, clean and functioning public toilets adjacent to the preparation area, signage with detailed safety instructions, synthetic take-off kept in perfect condition.Unfortunately, there is no nearby campsite where you can avoid traveling by car.The flight is for experienced pilots given the strong breeze and the challenging top landing.In any case, there are also landings not close to take-off.Many other locations should take an example.
Nicole OrliangeNicole Orliange
17:28 25 Jun 22
Very well supervised activity, attentive instructors. My instructor was able to be reassuring and put me in the best conditions despite my apprehension. Incredible view. Experience to repeat, I highly recommend.
Sonia HACENSonia HACEN
14:44 20 Apr 22
I expected a great experience but the reality is much more incredible!Mathieu, the instructor, equipped with his kindness and his humor does everything to make you have a great time!First flight or not, you can go there with your eyes closed, or rather wide open to see these magnificent landscapes 😊I recommend the photos & videos option which will allow you to remember these magical moments!
Yangli ZYangli Z
08:36 18 Apr 22
Superb experience! The place is great, the team is top notch. Special mention for Mathieu, thank you again for the flight and the adrenaline! Good luck
Sylvain ReitzSylvain Reitz
17:55 22 Aug 21
This is a magical place for me with or without the paragliders. But this club is very good, I've had to do a tandem flight for years but haven't had the time yet.The welcome there is friendly.
Nathalie ChalmeyNathalie Chalmey
21:28 22 Jul 21
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You have questions,
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Come and meet us in Saint Vincent les Forts to discover our two-seater paragliding activity. Our free flight site is easily accessible by road and offers you a magnificent panorama of the Serre-Ponçon lake and the peaks of the Hautes-Alpes. Parking is available with a children’s play area nearby. Picnic tables welcome you and allow you to spend a pleasant moment watching the paragliders fly in the sky of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. You will then have plenty of time to meet us, ask us a few questions and perhaps take the step that leads to tandem paragliding.

Did you know ? We said
Paraslope or paraglider ?

Indeed our aircraft are at the origins of parachuting sails diverted in Para “slope”, since their users jumped from the top of the mountains and no longer from an airplane.

Today 50 years later our equipment has evolved. To take off on the site of Saint Vincent les forts, a few steps at walking speed allow you to take off… Thus making tandem paragliding flight accessible to as many people as possible.

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Available on site:

  • Public car park

  • Restaurant L’Auberge

  • Public toilets

  • Children’s play area

  • Picnic area

  • Fort discovery hiking trail

  • Crafts / Shops

Flight options

Photo/video report option

  • Photo/video report option

  • Steering option

  • Aerobatic option

  • Available for all flights.

Information and reservations on site.

Our vision of paragliding sharing

Flying with the wings of the lake team is to share with you the emotions that moved us during our first flights. The deep reasons that push us to steal are difficult to explain, which is why we suggest that you live the moment and discuss it afterwards. The diversity of the practices of the pilots of the team extends from distance flight to acrobatic flight via hiking, walking and flying or speedriding. Experiencing a flight together is perhaps giving you the desire, like us, to fly higher further…

“Follies are the only thing you never regret.”

Oscar Wilde