If you haven’t already noticed…I have a love for all things adventure. Constantly looking for a thrill, anywhere and everywhere.
When I decided to go to Switzerland, I had always dreamed of seeing the Swiss Alps. Being a summer lovin’ girl you might think I’m crazy for exploring Europe in the dead of winter…it’s just something about snow and scenery that gets me. Of course I’m crazy…every girl is right? 😉
At first, I hyped myself up for bungee jumping. I was pumped and ready to book the moment I saw you could do it in the Alps. My friend who was working in Switzerland at the time told me he would accompany on my short trip, but he was NOT going to bungee jump. “Um, whatever, this is my trip” (I’m a brat and like things my way) hard to believe right? Well, my bitchiness subsided when bungee jumping was all booked up. I pouted, like always, and then he suggested paragliding! I got to thinking…what was I thinking before? Bungee jumping is no way to see the Alps, paragliding was!
Thanks to him for putting me in line. YAY! A new adventure awaits! We booked our tickets for the early morning fly and once again, anticipation starts to set in.
The day comes, the weather is perfect, yet cold. The Alps are filled with snow and the most amazing landscape I’d ever laid eyes on. If you have ever been skydiving, paragliding is pretty much like that but without the free-fall.
Although skydiving is fun, paragliding gives you about 20 minutes of fly time, making it a perfect way to enjoy your surroundings.
and….off we go.
I mean seriously it looks fake, like I have a green screen behind me or something.
It’s like Scarface sneezed all over the trees below me. Absolutely breathtaking.
The city of Interlaken below me, the Swiss Alps all around me, the crisp, cool winter air breezing across my face…it doesn’t get much better than this.
Overall, this experience was once in a lifetime. Sure it would be nice to glide down the Alps when it’s a little warmer and the sky is a little brighter…but I couldn’t have asked for a more memorable first time. No matter where you go, paragliding is something everyone should try at least once in their life. The essence of being free; feeling the world around you…it’s unexplainable.
I will be headed to the French Alps in January 2017 and decided to try my wits at paragliding there! Wish me luck!
Duration: 3 hours (with pick up and drop off)
Cost: $170 Swiss Franc or about $173 USD
Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Would you recommend? DUH.
Have you ever been paragliding?? If so, where? How was your experience?
xo Bonvoyage Bitches