Tandem paragliding in the Dune of Pilat near Bordeaux

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 30 min
Spoken languages: English, French
Minimum age: From 5 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Fly like a bird over or near the highest sand dune in Europe, depending on the
of the highest sand dune in Europe! The Dune du Pilat is nestled between the Arcachon basin and the Landes de Gascogne forest near Bordeaux.

Let yourself be tempted by a first flight in a tandem paraglider with a breathtaking view of the
of the famous Dune du Pilat located on the Côte d'Argent, in the Pyla district not far from Arcachon and Bordeaux.

During your flight, you will be able to discover from the sky the largest sand dune in Europe or the surrounding dunes (depending on the weather conditions of the day), as well as the entrance to the Arcachon basin. You will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Banc d'Arguin, the Cap Ferret peninsula recognisable by its lighthouse and perhaps you will see the Bird Island in the distance if you take a little height.

You will be welcomed by your instructor on the flight site who will help you to get equipped. Then, after a few explanations about the activity and the safety instructions, you will take off.

The paragliding flight will take place in 3 stages (adaptable according to the passenger's wishes) and will last about 30 minutes:
- the "walk" moment: you will fly along the dunes and admire the passes, the pilat dune and the
dune and the banc d'Arguin,
- the "educational" moment: you will take the controls and fly the paraglider yourself under the watchful eye of your instructor (depending on the aerological conditions),
- the "sensational" moment: your instructor will perform a series of piloted movements (wings over, 360, low angle...) for more pleasure.

Finally, the landing will take place near the people who accompanied you.

After removing the equipment (or even in flight), you can ask your instructor all the questions you want to know about paragliding and free flight in general.

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Activity requirements

Weight limit: 90kg

Special terms

The instructor will contact you the day before the flight to arrange the meeting time and point. The flights take place mostly in the afternoon from 2 pm.

The activity is subject to weather conditions and may be rescheduled at a later date convenient for you.

  • Paragliding gear
  • 360 GoPro HD Video of the flight on a micro SD memory card
Do not forget to bring
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal
Meeting point
The meeting point will be arranged the day before the flight. Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (7)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Phénoménale du début à la fin

  • 4.8 / 5

Sensations garanties grâce à un instructeur super sympa, à l'écoute et aux explications durant tout le vol. Moment inoubliable , temps superbe, a recommander sans hésitation. Merci Xavier

  • 5 / 5

Excellent moment. Sensations aux rendez-vous, grâce à un instructeur très sympathique et à l'écoute. Souvenir inoubliable. Merci

  • 5 / 5

Baptême parapente Dune du Pilat

  • 5 / 5

baptême en parapente dune du pilat

  • 5 / 5

je m'attendais à un truc plutôt plan plan, mais finalement en demandant, xavier m'a fait découvrir quelques sensations géniales 😁. J'ai adoré!

  • 5 / 5

Der Flug war sensationell & das Geld hat sich zu 100% gelohnt. Die Betreuung war super und wir würden es sofort wieder machen!