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This is your home in the foothills of the French Alps. Come and enjoy the perfect flying with the most affordable package ever.
Paragliding conditions
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flying Style: Cross Country, Soaring, Acro, Tandem, Hike & Fly
Terrain: Mountains

The aerology of the Alpes Maritimes is famous for its pumping thermals and high cloud bases, which can be in excess of 4000m. There are several other sites nearby: Gourdon, to the south, offers good winter cross country flying; Col de Bleyne to the west is a much easier launch pad for cross country flights; Lachens is the place to go in a westerly. The south-facing take-offs on the Cheiron are named after their top-to-bottom heights in metres from the landing field: 300, 600, 700, and you can fly from the summit at 1,778m. The local paragliding school runs a shuttle service from the landing field up a 4×4 track to the 300, and in the summer it also shuttles pilots up the dry ski piste on the north side to the 600/700 launches. These tracks are forbidden for private users, so leg-power is the only other way up. However, a morning hike-and-fly on the Cheiron is something to enjoy, with medieval ruins, chamois and ibex to complement the glorious views. Avoid flying in a westerly, as this puts the landing field in the lee of the village and can signify a mistral, which is likely to be, or become, strong. Wind on top can be strong in the summer thermals – launch early or late. The 300 is generally launchable all day. There’s airspace above the Cheiron, so check your map. Summers are usually very warm, with temperatures reaching around 26C. Winters can be cold with snow but clear blue skies and sunshine. October sees the most rainfall on average.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: 3417 Rte d'Andon
Suitable for: Group, Family, Non-pilot
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Private
Food: Full board
Available Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Special diets

The Destination

Greolieres is an ancient and gorgeous perched village. The Valley of the Wolf is a mecca for all outdoor sports. All our guests comment that a week just isn't enough to experience all this rich region has to offer! A local pilot once took off on the Cheiron and landed in Switzerland. So to confirm there are immense cross country possibilities. TAKE THE FAMILY: Choose from walking, trail running, rock climbing, road biking, mountain biking, canyoning, swimming or horse riding, and that’s just for starters. In winter you can ski at Gréolières-les-Neiges – or try out the high ropes course in summer. For day trips visit the Verdon gorge or the caves at St Cezaire, or explore Nice, Cannes or Antibes. The Côte d’Azur is only an hour away.

The Experience

We are located in the French pre-Alpes and only 50 minutes away from Nice airport. Flying is generally possible here a whopping 330 days a year! With the 3 local take offs, Col-de-Bleine, St Andre, Gourdon and Monaco all easily accessible from here, you will always find somewhere to fly.

We offer exclusive use rentals of the entire villa and property – mostly in summer, and also B&B or longer term stays in winter and off-peak seasons. With 2 generous lounges, open plan kitchen/dining and a large south facing sun terrace, this is the perfect spot for families, groups of friends and even your pets to unwind. We offer a Concierge service to arrange all your activity needs. With a broad range of activities and contacts we can help you set up your perfect holiday. Half-board catering is an attractive option for our guests to take the stress out of your holiday and to dine in your own personal restaurant – your home from home and with spectacular views of the Wolf Valley.

With 4 bedrooms, each with the possibility of being having either double or single beds, we can sleep 8. We can also offer full board of breakfast, packed lunch, pre-dinner snacks and a hearty 2 course dinner for €45 per person per night. If you fill all the beds, that works out at a mere €75 pppn full board stay! Or you can take the self-catered option at €30 pppn* in low season. Our 55m2 south facing terrace is not only amazing for dining and chilling, it's also a great spot for inspecting your wing. Get in touch for your best paragliding holiday ever! (may be able to offer drop off and retrieval services....)

*please note that prices are based on full occupancy

Retrieval

If you have a vehicle large enough for your group, we will be happy to use it to retrieve you should you take advantage of the amazing cross country possibilities available here.

Other flying sites

Proximity to Gourdon, Col du Bleyne & St Andre make this the perfect location for your paragliding get away. Monaco is easily accessed from here too, however, check if landing in Monaco is permitted during your visit. Often, landing is only permitted between October and April, though sometimes after 6pm in summer months.

Need coaching?

If so, we can put you in touch with the local paragliding school.

More inspiration

World class pilots have and continue to live in this area. The offices of BGD and Ozone are here and test their wings at our amazingly diverse and challenging flying sites. One local legend took off in Greolieres one morning and landed in Switzerland. The cross country possibilities are immense given the right conditions. If it's feeling good, take your passport - just in case!!

You are likely to be flying amongst some amazing test pilots and the Cross Country Magazine guys.
In this wonderfully friendly area, you will enjoy a great atmosphere and helpful advice should you want it.

Accommodation

All of our 4 bedrooms can be set up as twin or doubles. With a large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge room, everyone can be involved at meal times. However, if peace and quiet is preferred instead, the second large lounge upstairs is a perfect escape. Or indeed, the hammock in the woods is always a popular get-away. 2 shared bathrooms and another separate toilet provide plenty of bathing facilities. Or have a refreshing dip in the River Loup. Not forgetting our large south facing terrace for dining, relaxing with an end of day beverage or even a perfect platform to check your glider.
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