Welcome to Mountaingliders!

Mountaingliders are local people from Ticino, Switzerland. We love our mountains and gliders!

Our passion for mountains and paragliding pushes us to share this fantastic combination with you. Hiking, trekking and mountain climbing with ultralight equipment is the key to a new way of mountaineering. Once on the summit, you will be rewarded not only with spectacular views but also with marvelous flights back down! Discover how wonderful a paragliding flight can be, after climbing one of Ticino's most beautiful summits.

We suggest starting with one of our flights from Cimetta and landing in Locarno. This is our standard tandem flight and the most appropriate for first time paragliders.
And remember: "once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return" Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).
Have a look at some pictures of our passenger flights here.

The picture here on the right has been taken in Foroglio, Val Bavona. It shows the famous waterfall from the aerial perspective while paragliding, simply beautiful and spectacular!

Mountaingliders offer:

• standard tandem paragliding flights from Cardada-Cimetta (Locarno-Ascona).
 !!! Please note that our tandem season runs from the end of May until the end of October !!!

• an updated calendar showing the scheduled flights from Cimetta :: CALENDAR ::

• an easy online booking system to schedule your preferred time slot :: BOOK NOW! ::

• prices per person are CHF 180 for the flight, CHF 19 for transportation :: READ OUR FAQ ::

• order gift vouchers online and surprise your loved ones! :: VOUCHERS ::

• special family discount in July and August :: FAMILY OFFER 2017 ::


Mountaingliders are the first resource for paragliding tandem flights in Ticino, Switzerland.
Whatever you choose, enjoy your personal flying experience with professional tandem pilots!*
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Brochures (it/en/de)

Download the brochure for tandem flights from Cardada-Cimetta to Locarno or Ascona from our Download section!


Pilot ALe BiSi demonstrates some ground handling with a tandem paraglider

Paragliding with kids!

Thanks to Caroline, Luca and Fabio Balassi

Thank you Enrico!!!

Skip forward to 5:30 for Mountaingliders's experience... Thank you Vagabrothers!!!

Thank you Molly!!!

* All pilots have an official license "Pilot Biplace A", category paragliding from the Swiss Hanggliding & Paragliding Association (SHPA) on behalf of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).