In the Berner Alpen you may go paragliding in various places :
1)Grindelwald is an excellent place to go paragliding. The most common places to start from are Pfingstegg and First, but also from Maennlichen , Faulhorn and Schwarzhorn. In Grindelwald you may also book Tandem-flights
From First you may take a tandem-flight of 20 min for 160sfr
a 45 minutes flight is 260 sfr / 60 min 320 sfr
From Maennlichen to Grindelwald it will cost 200sfr.
all these prices include insurance !!
all transportation-costs will be seperate !!!
At Paragliding Grindelwald - Flugschule Ulrich Bohren 3818 Grindelwald you may get your pilot-licence for paragliders:
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2)The Brienzer Rothorn is a paradise for Paragliders as well and quite often you will see paraglider-Tandem-pilots waiting for their passengers to fly with them down again...
You may book such flights some time in advance ( without knowing what the weather will be like ) or simply take the cog-wheel-trai. to the top of Rothorn and search for a pilot there. As long as you don't come in the high season, it will be easy to find a pilot there and that way you may decide on top of the mountain, if you dare to fly down with one of the pilots. The pilot on my picture was waiting 2 hours in vain before he decided to fly down alone. In fact he was not only going downwards, BUT was able to find a perfect wind to take him UP several hundred meters, before he sailed down to the valley...
200 sfr / 140 Euros is the tandem-flight down
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Equipment: The rent of all of the equipment will be part of the prices above ! Good shoes and warm clothings will be necessary !
Bussalp is a really scenic route. Great views of the gorgeous mountains while you go down to Grindelwald at high speed. I nearly broke my ankle here when there was a hole in the snow. Only a few minutes later we had an encounter with the ski bus. The people inside the bus must have died laughing to watch us crash and panic while trying to break! Oh well, when we were inside the bus up the driver used his horn all the time before corners. When we were coming down on the sledge he didn't :-(
Equipment: A tobboggan. We used the ones I still had from the time we were kids. You can rent them anywhere in Grindelwald in winter. The Swiss are crazy about tobbogganing! You should see their race tobboggans!!! And their tobboggan runs are really well organised!
The 'Eiger Run' is quite an easy track to start your tobbogganing career but be careful: it has a leathal end!! I had a bad crash there but it was so much fun!! :-)
You can buy a "Schlittelpass" which is basically like a ski pass just for people with a tobboggan instead of skis. You use the same train as the skiers - and in the end you even share the piste!