All our pilots are swiss trained and fully licensed with many years of experience.
Prices are per person per flight. Travel cost to take off is not included.
Stunning photo & video package is an optional extra cost of 40chf including USB chip.
Cash, all major credit cards and Twint excepted as payments.
Your pilot will be taking photos and videos from start to finish with the new GoPro.
Once you have landed, you can view the footage on a tablet in our office.
You can then purchase the photos & videos including the Micro SD card for 40.00 CHF - the footage can also be quickly uploaded onto your phone if you wish.
Date of experience: July 2020
I flew with my two daughters, age 20 and 22.
Alan took great care of us. We had to postpone our first two flights because of High winds. Alan was more interested in our comfort and safety then he was collecting our money.
We finally got to fly the morning of our departure from Zermatt. Alan helped make this possible by arranging the required COVID-19 testing that we would’ve had to have done in Geneva.
He really went above and beyond, and we thoroughly enjoyed our flight! Highly recommended. It was a highlight of our trip to Switzerland!
Date of experience: August 2021
We had so much fun from start to the end of the flight. He is a very experienced pilot and took so much time explaining everything in detail! I felt super safe and can’t wait to fly with Alan again in the near future.
The organization with Larissa from Matterhorn Paragliding was smooth and very professional!
Date of experience: April 2021
Paragliding with Alan was a once in a lifetime experience. I was very nervous and he was very calming through the whole thing. He made me feel very safe and explained everything to make me feel more at ease. He even put up with my nervous/excited screamingly on take off. I would thoroughly recommend you to take a flight with Alan. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and the views were amazing. You will never see the Swiss Alps in a better way. I will cherish my pictures and memories forever. Thank you Alan.
Date of experience: January 2020
The flight with Alan today is simply amazing and fun! He is super friendly and professional. Everything is smooth and steady. He told me all about the glaciers as well as the mountains. HE IS THE BEST PILOT IVE EVER MET. In addition, the view is breathtaking up there and is more than words can tell.
Date of experience: May 2019
Amazing experience! Alan starts by explaining step-by-step what's going to happen. You feel completely safe and comfortable. Besides having a lot of fun together with Alan, everything went perfect! I would really commend him if you want to go paragliding in Zermatt!
Date of experience: March 2019
Paraglide jump made for the first time and what an experience that was! I thought it was pretty exciting but Alan is great. He tells you exactly what you must do and what will happen. He is very calm and puts you at ease. Along the way he asks you what you want and what you don't and gives you information about the area. We had a lot of fun. It was amazing!! I can definitely recommend Alan if you want to go paragliding.
Date of experience: March 2019
I loved paragliding with Alan, he is such a fun guy! His long experience in Paragliding made me feel very safe. I even said yes to the "rollercoaster" as Alan calls it - and loved it!
The view of the Matterhorn and Zermatt during the flight is stunning. Great view, fun pilot, one of the best experiences I ever had.
If I ever get to chance to go back to Zermatt, I will go Paragliding with Alan again for sure!
Date of experience: December 2018
Matterhorn Paragliding is founded and run by Alan and Larissa Kirkbride.
Alan is a swiss trained tandem pilot with over 10 years flying experience in Zermatt and around the world.
After flying solo for many years, he decided to follow his dreams and become a tandem pilot in 2011.
That way, he could share his passion with other people!
Alan is originally from York, England and came to Zermatt 2007 where he met his wife Larissa.
2016 they started their own business – Matterhorn Paragliding.
Larissa is a local and handles all the admin for Matterhorn Paragliding. She is learning to fly for herself.
All the pilots that fly for Matterhorn Paragliding are swiss trained and fully licensed with many years of experience.
Come and visit our office on the main street: we are located inside the Glacier Sport Shop on Bahnhofstrasse 19, downstairs.
We are open daily from 9am until 7pm – unless we are out to fly!
The Matterhorn is in full view from all take offs and during the flight. Occasionally the clouds may block the view of the mountain. But we try to get the best view possible of the Matterhorn and its surrounding mountains.
Our office is located on the main street: Bahnhofstrasse 19, inside the Glacier Sport shop downstairs.
Come and see us daily from 5 - 7pm.
All flight prices are without the lift pass. As a passenger, you only need to buy a one-way ticket to take off.
With the SwissPass or Halftax card, you get 50% off the ticket price.
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