The Paragliding Test'ival

Base de loisirs du Lac aux Dames
Aire d'atterrissage
74340 Samoëns
Téléphone :04 50 34 40 28 Email


From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April 2024 between 9 am and 6 pm.

Cancelled in case of bad weather.


Free of charge. Access to take-off: €9


Outing supervised by a mountain guide and a paragliding instructor.
Pilots must be 100% autonomous to take off in natural conditions.

To reserve:
Price: 15€ / person, minimum 10 people
Limited places

Would you like to try out light equipment in real-life conditions?
Take advantage of our Hike & Fly outings to discover the valley
Day 1, Saturday April 6: Chalet du Criou, 750m D+ 5km
Day 2, Sunday April 7: La Bourgeoise, 1000m D+, 7km
Subject to change according to weather conditions.



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For three days, test and meet paragliding brands in a festive atmosphere and while flying over beautiful landscapes.

Whether you're a paragliding specialist, a fan of thrills and freedom or just curious, the festival invites you to come and test your equipment alongside the brands present for the occasion, take part in numerous events and fly over the Giffre valley.

On the program:

Free tests - Take-off price 9€/day

20 brands present at Test'ival!

Saturday evening concerts :

- Undertone from 6pm to 7:45pm

- Followed by the Roosters from 8pm to 10pm

Movie night :
Hike and Fly Evening
With the presence of François MONTUORI (pilot and professional athlete) Mathis DECROUX (director) for Up&Down, and François RAGOLSKI (pilot and professional athlete) for Crossing Dream.

7pm/7.15pm: start
Screening of François MONTUORI's film Up & Down, 15min, Hike and Fly, competition.
Discussion / debate on the film
Screening of François RAGOLSKI's film Crossing Dream, 35min, Bivouac and Fly, adventure.
Discussion / debate on the film
Discussion on the overall practice of Hike and Fly

Up & Down
This film retraces my return to competition at the French Hike and Fly Championships following a skiing injury, and aimed to show a little of what goes on behind the scenes of an athlete's life, and all the aspects that we don't like to show too much on social networks.

Crossing Dream
This is a film about my 2500 km solo paragliding bivouac flight across Tajikistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. It's both about paragliding in beautiful landscapes and the human adventure of meeting people day by day.

François Ragolski, pilot and professional athlete

Children's workshop:
Boomrang and Kite creation! From cutting to flying to customization!

Refreshments and catering on site.

Complément de réservation

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers and contributing to the success of the Test'ival de Parapente in Samoëns, please contact us at, indicating your availability. We look forward to welcoming you to our dynamic team!


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