L'Aiguille take-off area

''Col de l'aiguille''Chamrousse - Belledonne paragliding
L'Aiguille take-off area
Chamrousse 1650
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The Chamrousse site is managed by Air Ailes Chamrousse Vol libre. For professional supervision, contact the Corole paragliding school.
Flights are available all day long. Dangerous with strong wind, espacially with North-East and South-West wind.
Car access until a parking area specially made for paragliders (Chamrousse 1650) is about 10 minutes walking from the Aiguille take-off area.

The Aiguille is a pyramidal take-off area with 4 orientations. Flights are allowed from 8am to 9pm. This area is on a North/South ridge and is orientated towards west.
A FFVL tag is available from April to October.
- from 0 to 10 km/h : flights for begginers to intermediates, depending on the wind.
- from 10 to 25 km/h flights for experts.

An orientation table, a windsock and a weather beacon are available on site.
Thank you for respecting parking areas, prohibited zones, cleanliness.
In case of an accident dial 18 or 112.

Orientation: Latitude 45.1 - Longitude 5.883
Equipment: windsock, weather beacon, webcam and FFVL Chamrousse beacon (143 9 874 MHz)
- Car from Grenoble: 35 km - 45 min
- Bus: T87 (former Transisère 6010) - Grenoble-Chamrousse and TouGo 707 Grenoble-Chamrousse
- Access on foot: 13 min, 0,900 km, 110 D+.
Opening periodAll year round.

Subject to favorable weather.


    Free access.


    Site de Chamrousse - Décollage l'Aiguille
    Chamrousse 1650
    GPS coordinates
    Latitude : 45.13
    Longitude : 5.883
    Access by bus - Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin stop + approach walk:
    - year-round shuttle service (weekdays only and excluding public holidays) with TouGo transport à la demande (TAD) - line G701 to/from Uriage (near Richardière landing zone): "Chamrousse - Le Recoin" stop (small paragliding bag equivalent to large hiking bag ok in shuttle trunk - no hold)
    - regional bus line T87 (to/from Grenoble), "Chamrousse 1650" stop (paragliding bag in hold)
    - seasonal bus lines :
    - [winter] Transaltitude (to/from Grenoble), stop "CHAMROUSSE 1650 - Recoin" and Skibus 707 (to/from Uriage), stop "CHAMROUSSE LE RECOIN" (paragliding bag in hold)
    - summer] Estibus 707 (to/from Grenoble), "CHAMROUSSE LE RECOIN VFD" stop (paragliding bag in hold)

    By car: from Uriage, take the road to Chamrousse resort (RD 280, then right on RD111), as far as Le Recoin. Park in the resort at the highest point possible (rue des Roches Vertes). From here, walk along the signposted path towards l'Aiguille (10min).
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