- Discovering Samoëns
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To launch the summer paragliding season, the Testival de Samoëns comes at the right time! With the beginning of the good weather, it allows you to rediscover the sensations of flight while exchanging with other enthusiasts. For this 100% free festival (excluding ski lifts), passion and sharing around paragliding are the key words. Whether you are a practising paraglider pilot or just curious, whether you come alone, with friends or with your family, Le Bois aux Dames in Samoëns welcomes you for this festive weekend. On the programme, animations and concerts will accompany this great sailing festival.
The Testival de Samoëns is the ideal place to meet the professionals of the discipline and discover the brands and their new products. More than twenty of them will be present during the weekend to share their new products with you and get your feedback after one (or more) test flights. This great proximity between the enthusiasts and the brands of the paragliding world makes the Testival favourable to the discovery and launches the beginning of the season in a very nice way!
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced pilot, attending the Testival de Samoëns is an excellent way to stay up to date on the safety aspects of flying. Before starting the season, exchanging with other pilots allows you to (re)discover the basics and to fly in complete safety. For the more curious who wish to take the plunge, the Testival also allows you to discover paragliding with professional instructors during an introductory flight before going on to learn to fly.
Choosing your glider, harness and all the equipment you need to paraglide can be more complicated than you think. It is often difficult to choose these items in a shop, without testing them before buying. To make life easier for paragliders, during the whole weekend at Testival, it is possible to try out the products of the brands present in order to get an idea of what they are and to take the plunge and buy with peace of mind.
Ideally located in the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys in Haute-Savoie, the Testival de Samoëns is located next to the landing zone of the Lacs aux Dames leisure centre. You can park at the Testival to discover and borrow the equipment to test, then, thanks to the shuttles, go to the Grand Massif gondola towards Samoëns 1600 or to the other side of the valley, to the Bourgeoise summit. Special rates allow you to get there at a lower cost. You will discover the majesty of the mountains and the Giffre river in the hollow of the valley before landing in the heart of the festival. There is no need to bring your own shuttle, everything is accessible from the Testival!
– A whole weekend dedicated to paragliding
– About twenty international brands
– Free tests throughout the show
– Discounts for the ski lifts
– Entertainment and concerts
It is of course possible to bring your equipment back during the weekend, we even invite you to do so! The gondolas to the take-off spot in Samoens 1600 are accessible from the festival and are at a reduced price for the occasion. On the other side of the valley, at the top of the Bourgeoise, a take-off base is also set up to allow you to take off from this side. In addition, many brands offer free trials of equipment, so you can, for example, test a new harness while keeping your usual glider.