Mountain tandem paragliding over the Maïdo, Reunion Island
Mountain tandem paragliding over the Maïdo, Reunion Island
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
  • Duration
    1 half day
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

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.

minimum 14 y/o
Starting time: 6:30 am,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made

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

  • Paragliding equipment
  • Transfer to the take-off site
  • Photos/videos
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Sports shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottled water & snack
  • Trousers
  • Windbreaker
Meeting point
Dropzone, North side of Saint-Leu, near Kelonia, exit on D12 on the road of Tamarins Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Superbe expérience
  • 5 / 5

Vol exceptionnel au dessus du Crique de Mafate

flight Maïdo
  • 4 / 5

great flight, very good circumstances that day

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