Paragliding

Paragliding is the most simple, direct and beautiful way to fly. We play with gravity, nature and its elements with almost unbelievable simplicity. We rise together with the birds into thermal air lifts and discover the 3rd dimension. Detached from everyday life we take off to enjoy the unforgettable impressions of nature

Free your mind!

Offer

We choose the best flight spot depending on actual weather conditions.
The exact flight duration depends on weather and thermal activity, our pilots always fly as long as possible with regard to passenger comfort. Prices incl. cable car fee for “Earlybird”, excl. for “Experience” & “Panorama”.

Tandem-Flight “Earlybird” CHF 160.-
A special bestprice offer, created for active travellers to explore the breathtaking mountains around Engelberg and Lake Lucerne in the most thrilling way! The Earlybird flight is easy-to-schedule and perfect to combine with other activities on the same day.
Meeting Place every day fixed 08:40 at trainstation Grafenort, 10 minutes from Engelberg
-> See the Earlybird Page for detailed informations & online booking (can only be booked online)

Tandem-Flight “Experience” CHF 200.-
Flight duration 10-30 min
Flight spots/areas:
– Brunni-Engelberg
– Fürenalp-Engelberg

Tandem-Flight “Panorama” CHF 240.-
Flight duration 20-60 min
Flight spots/areas:
– Titlis-Engelberg
– Brunni-Engelberg/Grafenort
– Pilatus-Kriens/Lucerne
– Stanserhorn-Stans

Photo & Video service CHF 30.-
Spectacular photos & videos of your flight copied directly after landing to USB Pen (inclusive)

Booking

For a booking up to 4 passengers please fill out the following booking form, for bigger groups please contact us.

Booking by Email: hc.sd1511460592nimee1511460592rf@yl1511460592f1511460592

Booking by Phone: +41 79 772 93 88

We will need 2 hours for the whole activity. The available time slots are depending on the season, please see booking form.

If you have a voucher you can enter the code at the payment process. It could happen that the form shows “coupon code invalid” if your voucher has not been paid yet or was purchased less then 2 days ago. In that case just mark “I will pay locally” and bring your voucher with you. Vouchers will only be accepted if you bring them with you!

We kindly ask for your understanding that paragliding is absolutely weather-dependent. Therefore, we often have to  improvise spontaneously and adjust the desired time slots individually. We try to respond as good as possible to the entered booking details from the customer.

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Voucher Order

Surprise your friends with an unforgettable experience. Our voucher is the ideal gift.

The vouchers are transferable and redeemable for 2 years. All necessary information is printed on the voucher. Vouchers are only valid and redeemable after completed payment.

Please fill in the following form with the information where to send voucher and invoice.

Your Safety…

…is our pilots supreme principle! The FREEMINDS Paraglide crew is a group of professional tandem pilots who all have completed extensive training according to the guidelines of the Swiss Hang Gliding Association and the Federal Office for Civil Aviation. We all fly only with current, certified annually and professionally tested material and are insured by the Swiss Hang Gliding Association. Our Team can rely on the experience of several thousand tandem flights with happy passengers.

Paragliding is NOT a risk sport. Depending on wind conditions, it is necessary to make a few steps in alpine terrain. This does not require any special physical requirements. Heavy loaded weight affect in higher take-off speed, thats why we kindly ask you to inform us before booking if you should be heavier than 100 kg/220 lb.

Possible accidents such as stumbling at take-off run which can not be declared as a fault of the pilot would be covered by conventional accident insurance or travel insurance supplements which are generally recommended for travelers and even obligatory for swiss employees. If you should not be not covered by such an accident insurance we can provide you a supplementary insurance for CHF 20.- per flight. It is the task of the passenger to make his pilot aware of this situation before the flight. The liability insurance of our pilots covers CHF 5 millions.

Team

The FREEMINDS Paraglide crew was founded in the year 2002 by Urs Estermann in Engelberg. The name describes in one word the fascination of free flying and why we want to do it every day: The possibility to watch the world from above with free minds.

We are looking forward to fly with you!

Terms and Conditions

Please click or tap the heading to read the desired paragraph:

1. Address and contact

Freeminds Paragliding
Älplerhaus 1
6388 Grafenort/Engelberg OW
Switzerland

+41 79 772 93 88
fly@freeminds.ch

2. Registration, booking and voucher order

By signing up, reserving or ordering a voucher by email, telephone or booking form, you acknowledge these general terms and conditions as an integral part of the contract between you and the organizer.

3. Terms of payment

Vouchers must be paid within 10 days and are only valid after receipt of payment and can be redeemed for 2 years from order date. Online and short term (phone / email) bookings have to be paid in advance in cash, with Maestro / credit card or due banc transfer at least 3 days before the activity day. Failure to make timely payments entitles the organizer to retain the services, to terminate the contract and to demand cancellation costs pursuant to paragraph 4. Vouchers can not be returned and refunded. A voucher is a securitiy and must be brought to the flight, in the case of loss there is no substitute and no equivalent value.

4. Change of the flight schedule by the customer before the beginning of the activity

The flight schedule must be changed at least 5 days before the booked date.

For short-term changes, cancellation costs will be charged:

  • Cancellation or modification of the date up to 24 hours before the booked date: CHF 100.- per passenger.
    The remaining amount of a voucher can not be refunded.
  • Cancellation or change of the date shorter than 24 hours before the booked date: Full booking amount according to our offer list.

Delayed appearance or non-appearance shall be considered as cancellation. The full booking amount according to our offer list is due.

If the customer can only participate to a limited extent due to the delay, no refund will be given.

5. Cancellation by the organizer

The organizer can cancel the activity if participants give reasons for this by means of actions and omissions. In this case, the cancellation provisions pursuant to paragraph 4 shall apply. Should the weather and nature conditions, official measures, force majeure, security or other causes considerably complicate, jeopardize or make the activity impossible, the organizer can abort or cancel the activity at any time.

6. Termination of the activity by the customer

Should the participant cancel the activity or leave it early, no refund will be given. Any additional costs will be borne by the participant.

7. Flight time and take-off / landing zone

The duration of the passenger flight depends on the weather conditions. The start and the landing place can be freely selected by the pilot according to wind / weather conditions.

8. Participation requirements, conditions of participation

Good health is a prerequisite for all activities. Participants undertake to inform the organizer about possible health problems. Participants must under no circumstances be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Passengers under 16 years of age require the permission of a legal guardian. If there is no legal guardian at the flying location, the permission must be given in writing. The customer undertakes to comply with the conditions of participation and strictly follow the instructions of the organizer, the pilot and the helper. If the conditions of participation are not fulfilled or the instructions are not followed, the organizer can exclude the participant from the activity. In the case of exclusion before the start of the activity, the cancellation provisions according to paragraph 4 apply, after the beginning of the activity there is no refund.

9. Insurance

Paragliding is an adventure sport. Possible accidents such as stumbling during the run for which the pilot can not be blamed are covered by conventional accident insurance or travel insurance supplements, which are generally recommended for travelers and compulsory for Swiss workers. If you are not covered by such an accident insurance, we can offer additional insurance for CHF 20.- per flight. It is the duty of the passenger to make the pilot aware of the situation before the flight. The liability insurance of our pilots covers CHF 5 million.

10. Liability

10.1 Failure of service, reduced service
In the context of these general provisions, the organizer will compensate you for the loss of agreed but not provided or poorly performed services, provided that an equivalent substitute service could not be provided on the spot and there is a fault on the part of the organizer.

10.2 Exclusion of liability
If the organizer submits the execution to a third party, he is not liable for his actions and omissions. In particular, the organizer is not liable for damages resulting from acts or omissions of the pilot which are not connected with the contractually agreed performance. The organizer is not liable for damages resulting from acts of third parties, other participants, the participant (in particular point 8), force majeure, natural events, official orders, etc. or due to delayed return. If a participant does not comply with the instructions of the organizer or pilot, etc., no liability whatsoever shall be on the part of the organizer.

10.3 Special conditions of liability
The carriage of our tandem flights is NOT subject to the liability provisions of the Ordinance on Air Transport dated 17.08.2005. The liability of the pilot or contracting party to the passenger is limited to CHF 5 million.

10.4 Non-liability
Liability for outsourcing is governed by the relevant provisions of the law. If these general terms and conditions of contract stipulate more stringent liability requirements, liability limitations or disclaimer, these shall be applied

11. Applicable law and jurisdiction

Swiss law is applicable. As the exclusive court of jurisdiction the parties agree Obwalden (OW)

12. Legal information about the website

All information, documents or other information on the websites of freeminds.ch, paragliding-engelberg.ch, paragliding-brunni.ch and paragliding-titlis.ch are subject to the following provisions. Please read this carefully. By using and / or retrieving information and documents from the websites listed above, you expressly agree to the following terms:

12.1 No offer / guarantee exclusion
The purpose of the websites is to provide information about our services. They are not an offer in the legal sense. The websites have been developed to the best of our knowledge but no guarantee is given that the information, documents or other information provided is error-free and complete.

12.2 Limitations of liability
The operator of the above mentioned websites is in no case liable for any direct or indirect damages and consequential damages resulting from the use of information and material from the web pages or through the access via links to other websites. We do not warrant that any information, documents or other information accessible through any of its websites is free from viruses or other harmful components.

12.3 Links to other websites (links)
It is possible to get links to other sites on our website, which will not be maintained by us. Such external Internet addresses contain information that is created, published, maintained or otherwise made available by organizations and natural or legal persons who are legally independent of us. We are not responsible for the content of these pages, nor do we approve, endorse or confirm any information contained on external sites or in linked sites.

12.4 Privacy Policy
All personal data are processed according to the applicable data protection regulations. However, we can not assume responsibility and / or liability for data protection. If we receive data from you via the Internet, these are not passed on to third parties and are only used for the desired purposes.