The Earlybird is a special bestprice offer from Freeminds Paragliding, created for active travellers to fill and maximise their day with thrilling adventures. With fixed timing in the morning , easy-to-schedule and perfect to combine with other tours or activities around Interlaken, Engelberg and Lucerne.

Explore an unforgettable paragliding flight together with a local and professional tandempilot. Let us take-off together into the stunning morning scenery and start into your perfect day. We discover the swiss alps, connect with nature and play gravity like birds.

Flight Duration depends weather conditions and is usually between 5-20 minutes.
For later flights with longer duration please visit www.freeminds.ch

Price: CHF 160.- (including cable car fee)
Photo & Video service optional for CHF 30.- 

 

WHERE & WHEN

Everyday 08:30 at train station Sarnen – between Lucerne and Interlaken, easy reachable with the Luzern-Interlaken Express train line or by car. Finished around 11:00 to fill your day with more exciting activities & tours.

– Train from Lucerne: 08:06 at Railway 12. Leave the train in Sarnen at 08:24.
– Train from Interlaken: 07:04 at Railway 4. Leave the train in Sarnen at 08:32.
– Train from Engelberg: Please ask on evening before event (depends weather / flight spot)

   Click this Link to get further SBB train connections from everywhere to Sarnen

– Car from Lucerne (20min) or Zürich (50min): Direction Interlaken. Highway exit Sarnen Nord.
– Car from Interlaken (40min): Direction Luzern. Highway exit Sarnen Süd.
– Car from Engelberg (ca. 10min): Please ask on evening before event (depends weather / flight spot)

For later flights with longer duration please visit www.freeminds.ch

Booking

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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 run a few steps in alpine terrain. This does not require any special physical requirements but a minimal sporting attitude. We can not make the Earlybird flight with passengers heavier than 90kg/200lb because heavy load affect in higher take-off speed and in the morning there are usually little updraft. If you should be heavier please contact us for another flight type later in the day.

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. 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 10 million.

The FREEMINDS Paraglide crew was founded in the year 2005 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. Let us show you, we are looking forward to take-off with you soon!

Terms and Conditions

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 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

Online bookings have to be paid in advance with credit card or paypal. 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.

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.
  • From 1.5.2020, our payment provider Stripe.com will charge the transaction fees of 2.9% + CHF 0.30 per payment even for refunds. So if you have booked online one Earlybird flight for CHF 160.- and the weather does not allow a flight, Stripe will refund you CHF 155.06.

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.

From 1.5.2020, our payment provider Stripe.com will charge the transaction fees of 2.9% + CHF 0.30 per payment even for refunds. So if you have booked online our Earlybird flight for CHF 160.- and the weather does not allow a flight, Stripe will refund you CHF 155.06.

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.

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