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Paragliding courses on the Dune du Pilat: Learn to Fly with an Ocean View

Paragliding courses at Dune du Pyla to learn how to fly on Europe's highest dune!

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Dune du Pyla Initial 5-day paragliding course (Beginners)

Want to discover paragliding in a magnificent setting? The Dune du Pilat is the ideal spot in France for a safe introduction to paragliding. Take advantage of optimal flying conditions and an exceptional environment to learn to fly.

Objectives of the Introductory Course

The introductory course is designed for beginners with little or no paragliding experience. Here's what we offer:

  • Discovery and pleasure Learn how to handle a paraglider and experience the first sensations of flight.
  • Security : Learn the fundamentals of flight and ground safety.
  • Progress Evolve at your own pace with exercises suitable for beginners.
  • Trust : Gain confidence under the supervision of experienced instructors

Introductory course programme

La Pratique

Introduction to equipment Familiarisation with flying equipment (glider, harness, helmet, etc.).

  • Inflating the sail Learn how to handle the glider on the ground, inflate it and control it.
  • Take-off and landing techniques Introduction to basic techniques for a safe take-off and landing.
  • Small thefts : Make your first flights under the direct supervision of your instructor.

The theory

Introduction to the theory of flight: Familiarisation with the basics (weather, regulations, etc.).

  • Briefing and debriefing Explanation of the exercises to be performed and analysis of performance.
  • Theoretical basis Introduction to the basic principles of flight, meteorology and safety

Formulas & Prices for Paragliding Courses on the Dune du Pilat

Practical information


For whom?

  • Beginners wishing to discover paragliding. From 16 years old.
  • No equipment required: we provide all the equipment you need.


  • Contact us for prices.
  • The price includes : Supervision and flight equipment.
  • The price does not include Air liability insurance (€55), transport, accommodation and meals.


  • From March to the end of August 2024 (beginning of September)
  • We adapt the course schedule according to demand and the number of bookings.
  • Tailor-made course for groups of 3 people or more


  • Meet directly at the Dune du Pilat (times given by the instructors).

Getting dressed

  • Clothing Dress comfortably in clothing appropriate for the weather and the activity.
  • Equipment supplied Approved sail, harness, helmet and radio.


  • Courses are subject to weather conditions.
  • Pack a picnic lunch and water for the day.

2024 training courses

Our paragliding courses at Dune du Pyla

Introduction to paragliding 2H (Beginners) - 100€ Exploring the basics of paragliding with ground practice

Introduction to inflation 2H (Beginners) Dive into the fascinating world of paragliding with our two-hour introductory session. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of paragliding, including wing inflation techniques, essential safety precautions and the first steps towards take-off. The €100 price includes all the necessary equipment and professional supervision.

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2-hour personalised session (Intermediate)

Introduction to inflation 2H (Beginners) Refine your skills with our tailor-made two-hour session, designed for intermediate riders with their own equipment. Benefit from personalised coaching focused on perfecting your flying skills and gaining a better theoretical understanding. Our instructors will help you achieve your goals efficiently and safely. The €100 price includes high-quality, one-to-one coaching.

Become a paragliding pilot

Paragliding school OverTheValley


Our Paragliding Courses : Our paragliding school on Dune du Pyla offers a range of courses to suit all levels, supervised by experienced and passionate instructors. Whether you want to discover the basics of paragliding (Init), perfect your flying techniques (Perf) or prepare for your pilot's licence, we have the perfect programme for you.

Why choose our Paragliding School? As well as enjoying an unforgettable flying experience, our trainees benefit from personalised support, a friendly atmosphere and a high level of safety. competitive rates. Our team is passionate about paragliding and is dedicated to offering you the best possible experience. quality trainingIn compliance with the strictest safety standards (FFVL).

Book now for unrivalled freedom!

State-qualified instructor

Meet your Monitor

Learn to paraglide with Hugo at the Dune du Pilat

My name is Hugo, and I've been a certified instructor and paragliding enthusiast for many years. My aim is to offer you a safe and rewarding flying experience.

Safe and Fun Learning

Each session is tailored to your level, with a focus on flying techniques, safety and the pleasure of flying over the magnificent Dune du Pilat.

Personalised support

Whether you're a beginner or you want to improve your skills, I'm here to guide you with kindness and humour, so that you can fly with complete autonomy and confidence.


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Paragliding courses


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