Elevation of approx. 900 meters (≈ 2900 feet) and flight time of around 15 minutes, depending on weather conditions.

Elevation of approx. 1400 meters (≈ 4600 feet) or flight time between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on thermal conditions.

Weight Limitations

The minimum passenger’s weight is 20 kg (45 lbs). The maximum weight is 120 kg (240 lbs).

Children

Children can take part into paragliding, at any age, with the written consent from their parent.

Meeting Point

Meeting point for flights at Monte Tamaro is here (Google Maps). For Cimetta it is here.

Take-off

We mostly fly from Monte Tamaro (Lugano) and Cimetta (Locarno). Flights from other mountains of Ticino are available on request.

Photo & Video

High-definition pictures and videos of the most spectacular moments of the flight can be requested. The price is CHF 40.

Cable car ticket

The take-off is reached via a cable car. The passenger’s ticket, which costs CHF 20, is not included in the flight price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to book the activity in advance?

Yes, it is mandatory to book the activity in advance (the sooner the better), following the instructions on the Contact page.

What are your daily hours of operation?

We offer paragliding flights 365 days a year, from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM. Times may vary slightly depending on high and low season. Contact us to inquire about our available time slots on a given day.

How long does the activity last?

The total duration of the activity, from the initial meeting to the time of landing, is approximately 2 hours.

Do you offer a pick-up service?

No, unfortunately you must reach the meeting point independently (by car or by train).

How do I get to the meeting point of Monte Tamaro?

From Lugano you can reach Monte Tamaro by car (20 min) or by train (15 min). There is a direct train that leaves every 30 min from the Lugano main station. You have to get off at the Rivera-Bironico station and from there it is a short 5 min walk. You can check the train timetables on www.sbb.ch.

Is the passenger insured during the flight?

Yes, all FlyTicino paragliding flights are carried out with the highest and most comprehensive all-risks insurance available in Switzerland, valid for passengers of all nationalities. The cost is CHF 10 per person.

How should I dress for the paragliding flight?

We advise you to wear sports shoes, a sweatshirt and a light windbreaker. We also recommend wearing sunglasses, to protect the eyes from the wind.

Can I bring my personal belongings with me during the flight?

Yes, during the flight you can store a small backpack behind the pilot’s harness.

Can I bring my own GoPro or camera along?

Unfortunately not. Because of safety and insurance regulations, only FlyTicino’s pilots are authorized to take photos and videos during flight maneuvers. All personal passenger’s belongings must be stored in the special rear compartment of the harness, before take-off.

Is paragliding suitable for people with vertigo?

Yes, absolutely! Vertigo is caused by a lack of orientation in balance, which can only be perceived at ground level, while staying put. When paragliding, there is no contact between the body and the ground, so vertigo cannot be experienced.

Is paragliding dangerous?

No, nowadays paragliding is considered a safe sport. Thanks to the precision of modern weather forecasts and to the high-quality of the materials used on the newest equipments, a paragliding flight is as safe as a bicycle ride.