Come discover tandem paragliding accompanied by a state-certified instructor above the mighty Maïdo (Saint-Paul), Reunion Island!
The tandem paragliding flight above the Maïdo is a technical flight taking off at 2000 meters facing the Piton des Neiges and going towards the Cirque of Mafate. The thermals are often present and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking along the steep walls of the cirque.
After 20 minutes walking and before take-off, your instructor guides you and briefs you quickly on the flight. Once you're about to take off, you jump right in with your instructor to gain speed and inflate your sail for a smooth take-off. All of a sudden you feel yourself becoming very light and that’s when you realise you're in the air! You can then sit back and enjoy the stunning view for about an hour.
The direction of the flight depends on the thermic activity and take you either towards the « galets » river with a landing inside the riverbed or towards Saint-Paul in the big sugarcane fields, or even on St Paul beach.
Meet up at the paragliding landing site in Saint-Leu (next to the Kélonia farm) between 6:30 am and 7:30 am depending on the season. Then departure to the take-off site with the school shuttle (about 1-hour drive). Once arrived, briefing then easy approach walk of 20 minutes, flight of about 1 hour and smooth landing.Activity requirements
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants must not weigh more than 100kg.
The activity is not suitable for pregnant women and people with unstable bone/tissue injuries.Special terms
The activity depends on the weather conditions. Please get in touch with the instructor to arrange the specific meeting time.
The photos and videos options are available on the spot:
- Photos = €10
- Photos and videos = €25