Paragliding and Hot Air Balloon


Invented in the Chamonix area in 1974, paragliding has grown rapidly since then. Discover why big thermals, eagles, glaciers and high peaks make the valley one of the best flying areas in the world. 

Tandem flights can start from either Aiguille du Midi, Les Grand Montets or Planpraz (Brévent area).  You spend between 20 and 40 minutes in the air, gliding several kilometres before landing in the Valley, close to Chamonix town. Prices start at 100 euros.

Experience a host of different feelings: the ultimate peaceful sight-seeing ride, an adrenaline rush, a taste of flying, a surprise gift, or all of those things... don't forget your camera!

Book your paragliding flight here

Mont Blanc Helicopter Flights

Fly over the spectacular Mont Blanc massif, hover beside soaring cliff faces of blue glacial ice and witness some of the most beautiful glacial scenery in the Alps.

Options include scenic flights over the Dru-Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses. Mont Blanc and the Mont-Blanc Range.

Book your helicopter flight here

Hot Air Balloon

Seriously, if the weather is right, hot air ballooning in the French alps is one of the most breathtaking things a human can do.

Taking off as night releases it's grip on the day, you will silently drift up and over some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in Europe. Silently you sneak up on the mountains and follow in the steps of Jules Vern as the wind carries you up and away over the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland. A once in a lifetime flight!

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Alps as you float slowly and peacefully in your hot air balloon.

Half day includes preparation of the balloon, inflating the balloon, a 90 minute flight, and champagne upon arrival.

Further information and reservations can be made with our ever friendly in-resort team, Mountain Lifestyle.

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Chamonix Accommodation Rentals

At Mountain Base, we have one of the largest ranges of Chamonix holiday apartments and Chamonix holiday chalets to rent in the Chamonix Valley, from les Houches, through Chamonix itself, to Argentiere and le Tour. All our rental properties are offered as self-catered accommodation, some flexibly and some by the week. The properties are all independently owned and looked after by Mountain Base and our Chamonix resort partners.