Free as a bird

Experience the ultimate feeling of freedom as you soar like an eagle over the Valais mountains. While your professional tandem pilot skilfully uses the thermals while navigating and circling, you’ll have time to admire the landscape and mountain scenery from a bird’s eye view.

The take-off site is located on the sunny ridge of the Rosswald in both summer and winter. It can easily be reached on foot after you take the cable car up. In winter, you can travel up to the summit station of the Stafellift with your skis.

Paragliding offers

Enjoy the freedom of the Valais mountains from a bird’s eye view thanks to these paragliding offers.

Did you know?

On 23 September 1910, the Peruvian Jorge Chavez Dartnell (commonly known as ‘Geo Chavez’) took off from Ried-Brig for a flight over the Simplon Pass as part of a competition. It was the first time a pilot had flown over the Alps. Upon landing in Domodossola, his Blériot XI started to break apart. Chavez suffered serious injuries and died in a hospital in Domodossola on 27 September 1910 at the age of 23. Nevertheless, the South American and his pioneering work went down in history, with Chavez being hailed as an aviation hero in Peru. In Brig, the foundation known as the Chavez Stiftung and an exhibition in Stockalper Palace commemorate the pilot and a memorial fountain was erected at Sebastiansplatz square. Another monument can be found in the meadow known as Chavez-Wiese in Ried-Brig. Pictures from that time and a model replica of his aircraft can be admired at the ‘Alter Gasthof’ in the village of Simplon. 

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