Sail, swim, paddle.... endless fun in the Lac de Castillon
February 5, 2018
XC Tips For Hang Glider Pilots
XC Tips For Paragliding
Day Tripping from St André
Hiking Around St Andre Les Alpes
February 4, 2018
Tips for safe flying in St Andre
February 3, 2018
Saint-Andre-Les-Alpes XC Inspiration...
In and around Saint-André-Les-Alpes
January 10, 2018
Biking to suit all tastes! Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Trail Bike Riding...
January 9, 2018
Le Chalvet Flying Site Introduction for Paragliding and Hang Gliding
January 2, 2018
To get you in the mood... here's a few tasters of what's possible from the small to the big cross country (XC) any time between June and October.
The maps have a thermal hotspot overlay based on pilot gps tracks during October. They give a good idea of where most people have gone and so help to inspire you to make your own route choices.
Remember the weather can vary - solar heating, wind speed and direction, thermal strength and cloud base will make a big difference to what is possible on a given day.
Click on each map for a larger image or click the links to view it on the excellent XC planner where you can plan your own routes. Distances and speed are in KM/ KMH.
Reyniere Antenna and Back
Le Chalvet - Le Reyniere Antenna - St Andre
See it in XC Planner
Le Reyniere Antenna to Pic de Chamatte
Le Chalvet - Le Reyniere Antenna - Le Chalvet - Crete de Serres - Pic de Chamatte - St Andre
Cheval Blanc West Loop
Le Chalvet - Cheval Blanc - Sapee - Mouchon - St Andre
Montagne de Coupe Loop
Le Chalvet - Mouchon- Mtgne de Coupe - Cheval Blanc - St Andre
Cheval Blanc East Loop
Le Chalvet - Cheval Blanc - Coste Longue - Serre - Cordeil - Maurel - St Andre
Dormillouse and Back
Le Chalvet - Cheval Blanc - Dormillouse - Coste Longue -Maurel - St Andre
The XC contest site is great learning tool for looking at what others did on a particular day. Here's a nice day in October 2012 which gave good flights to some of our guests.
If this is all to tame for you, check out this 238 km triangle by hang glider or this outstanding 207 km triangle by paraglider.
Or if you have big ambitions and just fancy crusing past St Andre on your way to Switzerland
check out this incredible 345km flight by Luc Armant.
Whatever route you chose, stay safe and enjoy!!!
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