Whether you are in Valais, the center of the country or the Alps to the west, there is no shortage of mountains to climb and peaks from which to jump in this gorgeous mountainous country! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Paralpinism trips in Switzerland. The mountains are calling!
What should I know about Aerial Sports Switzerland?
While the sport was invented in France, it has caught on in neighboring Switzerland as well. Complete with numerous 3.000 and 4.000 meter tall mountains as well as some of Europe’s most gorgeous scenery, it is little wonder people thought bringing the sport here would work out.
With varying levels of difficulty and ways to summit the mountains, ti has also transformed into a sport that is widely available for anyone who wants to try it. Take it easy with a sampler day from the tops of some of the country’s smaller mountains or wake up at 3 am to climb Jungfrau and jump from there. The opportunities are close to endless.
Since the sport has become popular throughout the region, you can also do some international paralpinism. Head up to the summit of Aiguille du Midi in France or Monte Rosa in Italy before gliding over the border and landing in Switzerland. Now that’s quite a way to travel!
Why should I choose Switzerland for my Aerial Sports adventure?
Switzerland is an incredibly beautiful country. Excellent views out over the various snow-capped mountains, deep green valleys and blue glacial lakes can be expected when you head here for paralpinism. From iconic views of Zermatt and Mont Blanc to amazing views out over Valais and so much more, you surely won’t leave Switzerland feeling like you’ve missed out on spectacular scenery.
Get a bird’s eye view
Unlike just reaching the summit of a mountain, paralpinism provides you with a bird’s eye view out over the surrounding countryside. Enjoy great views from iconic summit, but combine this with a long and lovely glide back down into the valley and see more than you ever could just from a peak’s summit. Bringing a video camera, such as a GoPro, also means you’ll have excellent footage with which to relive the experience.
Combine climbing with gliding
Half of the fun of paralpinism is getting to the point from which you will jump. This generally involves undertaking a mountaineering adventure, but can also involve a helicopter drop, climbing a Via Ferrata or simply hiking. Mountaineering is easily the most rewarding of these three methods and allows you to fully appreciate the heights from which you are jumping. It is also a rare opportunity to combine two of the country’s most scenic activities.
What can I expect from the weather in Switzerland?
During the spring, summer and autumn the weather is fairly mild in Switzerland. In the summer, temperatures are around 20ºC to 25ºC. They tend to be cooler in the spring and autumn, getting down to about 10ºC. Throughout the year there is a fair amount of rain, but also plenty of sunny and clear days to enjoy.
How can I get to Switzerland?
Most paralpinism trips in Switzerland will begin with a flight into Geneva International Airport (GVA) or the international airport in Zurich (ZRH). From either of these two spots, you will be able to take a bus, train or drive to your final destination with ease.
Which language is predominantly spoken in Switzerland?
French, German, Italian, English
What’s the country code of Switzerland?
What currency is accepted in Switzerland?
Swiss franc (CHF)
What’s the high season for Aerial Sports in Switzerland?
May to September
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