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Soar like a bird on Traincation to Switzerland

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Hang Gliding

This week we are sending you high up in the skies in the style of hang gliding Traincation to Switzerland…

What’s all the fuss?
Hang gliding Interlaken is a friendly and professional company that specialises in tandem flights above Interlaken in the Swiss Alps. You can choose whether you want the flight smooth, or if you’re feeling daring they can go hard core for you. We love hang gliding because there are no planes involved, so all you need to worry about is launching yourself off the side of a cliff or mountain and enjoying the ride.

They say Interlaken is the best places in the world to hang glide, and it boasts about having one of the best views in Switzerland. What better way to view it than flying in the air like a bird?

The average flight takes 10 to 25 minutes depending on what you want and the wind conditions. They can offer you the extreme flight full of stalls, dives and wingovers that will make your eyes water but only if you want. Or you can choose the calm and smooth scenic flight to take in the views of the beautiful Alps.

Remember to allow 2 hours for the whole adventure, and the company will drive you to and from your place of accommodation. And don’t forget to show proof of your exciting activity, buy the personalised “in-flight” DVD or photos to show all your mates!

Getting there
Travelling from the UK to Interlaken is very easy! Firstly take the Eurostar to Paris, the fast TGV-Lyria from Paris to Basel. Then from Basel take the intercity train to Interlaken which travels via the lake shore so enjoy the view while you relax. Check out this video of some of the views you’ll pass along the way…


Picture it

London to Switzerland


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

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