The Natural Games is back again for 2017, combining music with a whole host of sports including paragliding, climbing, kayaking, high-lining and many others.
The three-day hike and fly ‘Air Race’ is just one element of the festival. To take part in that, you can enter here.
This year you can tune in to the live Dailmotion broadcasts which will start at 6pm on 1st July.
Pilots are invited to the Pitroux Summer Camp at Mirebeau in west-central France, where activities take place daily from 10am until late.
There is free camping, BBQs and music, and pilots of all levels are welcome, as well as non-pilots. Tandem flights will be possible and there are plenty of other activities in the Poitiers area to keep everyone happy.
The North Face Mountain festival is a celebration of all kinds of mountain sports, including paragliding.
The festival invites participants to camp at the foot of the Eiger with like-minded mountain-sports lovers, and try their hand at new sports plus celebrate the ones they already love. There are athlete talks and live music too.
Climb walls, hike and run breathtaking alpine trails as well as learning new skills from adventure photography to cooking up a wilderness feast, all whilst enjoying a newfound sense of belonging.
The event is for over-18s only. Tickets cost €249 and include many of the activities, plus breakfasts and dinners. They can be bought from The North Face Mountain Festival website.
Every September for the last 43 years, the Chartreuse region of France has hosted the Coupe Icare flying festival. This year will make it 44, and the dates to note are Thursday 21 September to Sunday 24th.
This finale to the 2017 European season promises all the fun and packed schedule of previous events, with a huge trade show (Cross Country magazine will be there), fancy-dress fly-in, air displays, paramotor racing, film festival, food tent, street theatre, kids’ activities and a whole lot more.
Bring the family and come along for a four-day social and all-things-flying binge.
The ski station of Vars in southern France is hosting Outdoor Mix festival from 22-28 January 2018. It blends pumping music with a range of sports in the snow, from skiing, snowboarding and paragliding to the less traditional snow kayaking and mountain biking. Fun is guaranteed!
The Stubai Cup takes place every year and this year’s theme is Flying Flower Power. “Love is in the air!”, say its organisers.
The three-day event combines an open-air trade show in the landing field, testival, aerial displays and a prize draw. Chrigel Maurer will be giving a not-to-be-missed presentation on the Friday evening so get there in time for that.
Pilot briefings and weather reports will be given daily in the school, and shuttles will run from the landing field to the lifts. Pilots can then free-fly over the snowy arena before landing back at the event site.
All registered pilots are automatically entered in the Fun Cup, whose prizes include an EN-A paraglider.
“We invite all interested private pilots, team pilots and partners to interact with the UP team, test UP products and celebrate.
The exact event schedule will be announced when we have a reliable weather forecast. Events include:
Presentation of the UP MERU and UP Ascent4 by UP developer Franta Pavlousek
Lecture about the Himalayan Adventure Trip by UP-Teampilot and adventurer Boxi
Guided Hike & Fly by Boxi
Musical background at the landing field by UP-DJ Kilian
Of course we will have all UP glider models available in sufficient numbers for extensive on-site testing.
The entire UP Team is looking forward to a social weekend and lots of fun flying together.
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Replacement date incase of bad weather: 24th & 25th March 2018″
The 2018 Kwahu Paragliding Festival is a flagship event for the Ministry of Tourism in Ghana and is now in its 13th year. This year the event will take place in the Odwianuma Mountains from 30 March to 2 April 2018. Flying fee is GHC250.
The take off site is being expanded and the festival is expected to attract “thousands of people from far and near, and will include paragliding, funfairs and entertainment.”
Sports you can find out more about or take part in include paragliding, kayaking, slacklining, stand-up paddle boarding, long boarding, climbing, yoga and kitesurfing.
Each evening of 18th, 19th and 20th May there will be a concert, with four bands or artists each night.
More details and tickets here.