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FlywithFlo Paragliding near Lucerne Switzerland
We will take off from Mount Niederbauen for a Panorama flight (10-20 minutes) in Emmetten. If it's possible we will try to flight over the peak of Niederbauen. From there you have an amazing view over the lake Lucerne and to Gotthard, the main reach of the Alps. We can choose other take offs like Engelberg or Biehlen. It always depends on the wind for this day. There are a lot of different landing and takeoff places around. This is the reason cause Swiss is one of the best countries for paragliding and "hike and fly" tours. We can take off and land almost everywhere if the landowner allows it. The basic requirement for the start is that the passenger is able to walk a few steps because we have to accelerate for the start in order to take off. The landing is relatively easy, as the pilot and passenger straighten up and take a step before touching the ground. After landing there is the possibility to have a look and purchase photos and videos (cost 30 franks extra) made during the flight by the pilot. Other things to note: Costs for cablecar, parking, transfer are NOT INCLUDED to the price. Paragliding is not an extreme sport in Swiss by the opinion of the insurance. The possibility to get hurt is much lower than with skiing or driving a motorbike. There are more than 14000 active pilots in Switzerland.
Sail Magnificent Lake Lucerne
Release the shorelines, hoist the sail, steer the boat, navigate and maneuver - or simply sit back and admire the majestic panorama of Alpine peaks. How active or passive you want to be, is up to you, and nobody is judging you. We're sailing on the magnificent Lake Lucerne - it doesn't get much better than that. Experienced sailors and absolute first-timers are equally welcome. And I'm equally happy to operate the boat myself, or guide you gently so you can develop and safely practice your sea-skills. Our starting point is Marina Lützelau on the North shore of the lake. After a short safety briefing, we release the shorelines and set sail across the lake to the foot of the dramatic Bürgenstock, towering 700m (2300ft) above us. Care for a dip in the cool water? This could be our refreshing swimming stop. Hungry? we will savour fresh specialities from a local cheese factory and neighbouring farms. We continue towards Weggis, a serene, 900-year-old village on the slopes of Mount Rigi. Sailing gives us unique views of the village, often termed the 'Riviera' of central Switzerland. Our trip ends back where we started, at the Marina Lützelau. For your peace of mind: I've never seen anyone feeling sea-sick on the lake, not even those who suffer at sea. The cockpit is safe: accidentally falling overboard is impossible. Cancellation due to rain includes a full refund. Other things to note Boat etiquette: if you're not having fun, you're not doing it right. Sailing in the rain is no fun, and unsafe, so in case of unfavourable forecast 24h in advance I will cancel with a full refund.
Magical Old Town Lucerne
We will meet at the Main Station from where we walk across the stunning Chapel Bridge into the old town of Lucerne. This charming city is full of folklore and history. Strolling through the cobblestone alleys, discovering countless colorful wall paintings, you get an idea of the medieval times when the stories of dragons and brave men took place. Join me on a journey to a long forgotten time. Other things to note Let me know if you have any special interests or requests. Experience is outdoor please dress weather depending.
Scenic Hike in William Tell's mountains
An easy panoramic hike high up in the Uri Alps. ***** Fully customizable in length and ease of terrain. It is a favorite spot for locals to get sunshine and crisp air in breathtaking surroundings with peaks all around. Gorgeous alpine scenery and vistas of the Lake Uri Bay of Lake Lucerne deep below. A fairy tale forest with rare lichen and fresh air to breathe. Local food can be sampled in one of the simple inns along the way, far away from crowds and in a safe and clean way. It's the land where I grew up full of traditions, history and centuries old structures of politics and agriculture. It will be my pleasure to tell you all about it. In front of Lucerne Station my guests board the William Tell Express Bus (Platform W at 12:08pm) and ride along the southern banks of Lake Lucerne to Altdorf, Uri (35min ride). I will be waiting at terminus of bus (at Altdorf's brand new railway station). I take my guests to one of this areas many small aerial gondolas, licensed for passenger transport. It will take us swiftly up to an altitude of 1800m/5900ft above sea level. From there I lead you on an easy and safe hike for 1 1/2 to 2 hours through an ever changing landscape. We will descend on one of Uri's most breathtaking gondolas over a series of cliffs. The Experience will end here right at the Tell-Bus stop, which will take you back to Lucerne in 30min.
Gemütlich um die Halbinsel mit einzigartigen E-Cargo Bikes
Discover the untouched areas of Lucerne unaffected by the tourist crowds, and see beyond the typical attractions Understand the Swiss culture from a local perspective on this fun, educational and interactive experience Pass Loop’s immigration test and secure your own Swiss passport!!! Why is it so important to be on time in Switzerland? How many languages do the Swiss speak? Are we all rich? On this cultural bike tour of Lucerne, you will discover how and why the Swiss people think and behave differently from the rest of the world. All the while, cruising in and around Lucerne on our specialized electric cargo bikes. The tour has five stops, each offering a different perspective on the fascinating traditions and stereotypes of the nation and its citizens. From the meeting point, we will ride outside of the city towards Horw, passing stunning historical buildings and continuing to an old railway track near one of the wealthiest areas of Switzerland-the not-so-touristy side of the city. As we reach Lake Lucerne, we will take a break and grab a typical Swiss snack while enjoying a magnificent view of Mount Pilatus and the stunning Swiss Alps. After enjoying the vista and taking a couple of pictures, we’ll cruise around the Horwer Peninsula along a safe street with further spots to take more photos of the impressive landscape. Other things to note One bike is for two adults. The tour is also for families with kids.

Go to the mountains with local guides

Fly above Swiss Alps with a local pilot
Are you longing for a city break ? Do you want to see the great Swiss Alps from a whole new angle? These magnificent peaks are just ""a flight"" away! Yes, that’s right. No delays, no shuffling from queue to queue, or huge airports. This is the real deal - flying in a small aircraft with a local pilot, who just wants to share the magic of flight. Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided as there are several private airfields around, normally reachable by public transportation in 30-90 min. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local and non-commercial airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, in the air! Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! NOTICE: -The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot and the aircraft.You can book a time frame and let us know your flexible hours/days after the reservation. -Passengers who weigh more than 95kg, please enquire before booking -Minimum 2 passengers per booking is mandatory -This is not a helicopter Flight Other things to note This is a non-commercial flight operated under EASA cost-sharing rules and each flight is insured by Allianz through Wingly. Flights are performed with the utmost safety in mind including pre-flight checks, but please note that the flights don’t have the same safety rules as a commercial flight.
Tandem Paragliding flight
We will meet down the mountain in a previously agreed meeting point and we will go up for approx. 30 minutes (cable car and short walk) to reach the flight starting point. After a fantastic flying experience of about 15 minutes, we will land in the valley of the meeting point. Other things to note They can participate from children of 5 years to adults over 80 years
Tandem paragliding in Luzern
The tandem paraglider is specially built to support the weight of 2 people: the pilot and the passenger. In order to be a passenger no previous experience is needed, you don't need to be particularely fit and we don't have any age requirements. The first step is reaching to our take off. Our take offs are located on mountain tops or high grassy fields which are easily accessible by cablecar or train. Once we get to the take off, it takes about 15 minutes to get ready for the take off. The tandem pilot prepares the wing, helps the passenger to gear up and gives the briefing to the passenger. In a few steps we are airborne and then you can relax and enjoy the flight. The landing is easy. We just make a few steps over the ground. Our landings are usually located close to our starting point, next to the cable car station or train station. Please note that the flight time can be anywhere between 8 to 20 minutes or more depending on the thermic conditions and take off spot. On request we also organize special flights like: sunrise flights, hike and fly or one day cross-country paragliding. We offer photo&video service for an extra 30 CHF. Other things to note Please be aware that this is an outdoor activity. Best is if you have your own hiking boots, wind breaker trousers and jackets. If not, please wear sports attire.
Farm visit and Cheese tasting
Accompanied by one of our guides, this unique half-day tour combines nature and food. Explore Lake Lucerne’s Region. Experience impressive views over the city of Lucerne, the lake and the Central Swiss Alps, enjoying an oasis of peace in beautiful nature. Enjoy a funicular ride up to the hills surrounding Lucerne and admire the Alps from a panoramic 2 hours easy walk through one of Lucerne’s greenest area. Your guide and local expert will lead the tour and provide you with all the information you need to know about the area’s past and present, customs, language and traditions. After the hotel pick-up your guide will take you from Kriens to Sonnenberg via funicular for a scenic view over Lucerne; then a 2 hours easy walk in nature, through green pastures, a farm and some authentic Swiss chalets. You will have the chance to visit a typical Swiss farm and stop by the farm shop for a delicious cheese tasting. Other things to note All transportation costs are included. The funicular from Kriens is open only during Summer, if closed we provide an alternative route via bus.
Birdlike tandem hang gliding Stanserhorn
We take you on a tandem flight on a hang glider. In contrast to the paraglider, we fly head first, just like a bird. The Cabrio-Bahn takes you up to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn at 1900m. With your nose in the wind you will experience a magnificent view of mountains and lakes. Once at the top we meet at the mountain station. After a short instruction, you will fly with an experienced pilot over all the mountains and back to Stans. Hanggliding is an intense and dynamic flight experience. Together with the unique scenery of Central Switzerland, it will be an unforgettable experience.

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All activities near Lucerne

FlywithFlo Paragliding near Lucerne Switzerland
We will take off from Mount Niederbauen for a Panorama flight (10-20 minutes) in Emmetten. If it's possible we will try to flight over the peak of Niederbauen. From there you have an amazing view over the lake Lucerne and to Gotthard, the main reach of the Alps. We can choose other take offs like Engelberg or Biehlen. It always depends on the wind for this day. There are a lot of different landing and takeoff places around. This is the reason cause Swiss is one of the best countries for paragliding and "hike and fly" tours. We can take off and land almost everywhere if the landowner allows it. The basic requirement for the start is that the passenger is able to walk a few steps because we have to accelerate for the start in order to take off. The landing is relatively easy, as the pilot and passenger straighten up and take a step before touching the ground. After landing there is the possibility to have a look and purchase photos and videos (cost 30 franks extra) made during the flight by the pilot. Other things to note: Costs for cablecar, parking, transfer are NOT INCLUDED to the price. Paragliding is not an extreme sport in Swiss by the opinion of the insurance. The possibility to get hurt is much lower than with skiing or driving a motorbike. There are more than 14000 active pilots in Switzerland.
Sail Magnificent Lake Lucerne
Release the shorelines, hoist the sail, steer the boat, navigate and maneuver - or simply sit back and admire the majestic panorama of Alpine peaks. How active or passive you want to be, is up to you, and nobody is judging you. We're sailing on the magnificent Lake Lucerne - it doesn't get much better than that. Experienced sailors and absolute first-timers are equally welcome. And I'm equally happy to operate the boat myself, or guide you gently so you can develop and safely practice your sea-skills. Our starting point is Marina Lützelau on the North shore of the lake. After a short safety briefing, we release the shorelines and set sail across the lake to the foot of the dramatic Bürgenstock, towering 700m (2300ft) above us. Care for a dip in the cool water? This could be our refreshing swimming stop. Hungry? we will savour fresh specialities from a local cheese factory and neighbouring farms. We continue towards Weggis, a serene, 900-year-old village on the slopes of Mount Rigi. Sailing gives us unique views of the village, often termed the 'Riviera' of central Switzerland. Our trip ends back where we started, at the Marina Lützelau. For your peace of mind: I've never seen anyone feeling sea-sick on the lake, not even those who suffer at sea. The cockpit is safe: accidentally falling overboard is impossible. Cancellation due to rain includes a full refund. Other things to note Boat etiquette: if you're not having fun, you're not doing it right. Sailing in the rain is no fun, and unsafe, so in case of unfavourable forecast 24h in advance I will cancel with a full refund.
Ch real Experience Cheese, Chocolate, Chapel Bridge, Chateau
This unique small group tour combines sightseeing of Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, Stunning alpine views from the Castle with Swiss Chocolate and cheese tastings. It is the best way to spend a short time in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Sample some of the best sweet pleasures on a chocolate tasting and Swiss cheese. Walk along Lucerne River towards one of the most traditional cheese Deli shop to enjoy real alpine cheese paired with a glass of swiss wine, and last but not least enjoy the best alpine views from the Castle! This alpine experience is the best way to know Lucerne through its tastes, culture and people. All my experiences have a flexible starting time, just write me a message to check availability:)
Magical Old Town Lucerne
We will meet at the Main Station from where we walk across the stunning Chapel Bridge into the old town of Lucerne. This charming city is full of folklore and history. Strolling through the cobblestone alleys, discovering countless colorful wall paintings, you get an idea of the medieval times when the stories of dragons and brave men took place. Join me on a journey to a long forgotten time. Other things to note Let me know if you have any special interests or requests. Experience is outdoor please dress weather depending.
Walk and Discover Lucerne as a local
Join me in a Small Group Walking Tour as we visit world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). On the tour you will learn important and humorous facts about the history of Lucerne and the everyday life of its residents. You will discover hidden alleys, visit town squares and even catch a glimpse of the city's "crown, " the Musegg Wall. We will end the tour with a visit to the Lion Monument. We will also visit Lucerne castle. This is a Small Group Tour up to 6 persons. All my experiences have a flexible starting time, just write me a message to check availability:)
Fly above Swiss Alps with a local pilot
Are you longing for a city break ? Do you want to see the great Swiss Alps from a whole new angle? These magnificent peaks are just ""a flight"" away! Yes, that’s right. No delays, no shuffling from queue to queue, or huge airports. This is the real deal - flying in a small aircraft with a local pilot, who just wants to share the magic of flight. Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided as there are several private airfields around, normally reachable by public transportation in 30-90 min. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local and non-commercial airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, in the air! Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! NOTICE: -The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot and the aircraft.You can book a time frame and let us know your flexible hours/days after the reservation. -Passengers who weigh more than 95kg, please enquire before booking -Minimum 2 passengers per booking is mandatory -This is not a helicopter Flight Other things to note This is a non-commercial flight operated under EASA cost-sharing rules and each flight is insured by Allianz through Wingly. Flights are performed with the utmost safety in mind including pre-flight checks, but please note that the flights don’t have the same safety rules as a commercial flight.
Hike fjord-like lake, boat ride, cheese
Breathtaking views from high above the Lake Uri Bay of Lake Lucerne ***** and easy hikes to different vantage points and clifftop enchanted forests with a local guide. Views of the incredible shades of blue of the Lake deep below. Visit of a small cheese factory where you can taste and buy delicious rare local cheese. Two Boat rides across the Lake, a historic funicular and the most spectacular farmer gondola you'll ever ride are included. I meet my Guests at Brunnen Station. A short boat and funicular ride will take us to the little alpine village of Seelisberg, Uri. We find ourselves on top of a 400m/12000ft sheer cliff high above the lake. The 180 degree panorama of Lake and surrounding peaks is breathtaking. Right below us is the Rütli Meadow, the sacred birthplace of Switzerland. The water has incredible shades of blue. I will answer questions on this Landscape of Tales and Traditions, History and Trade Routes, Swiss Independence and William Tell. Visit of cheese factory. Then Hike to Boat and crossing of the lake. Short hike to a simple farmer gondola for a ride up a 600m/1800ft cliff. A tiny blue cabin for 4. Feels almost like a small plane. Now we look down onto lake from higher up and and other side onto a parade of peaks. Optional 1h easy hike down to lake shores. The Experience ends in the small port town of Flüelen with easy connections back to Lucerne.
Scenic Hike in William Tell's mountains
An easy panoramic hike high up in the Uri Alps. ***** Fully customizable in length and ease of terrain. It is a favorite spot for locals to get sunshine and crisp air in breathtaking surroundings with peaks all around. Gorgeous alpine scenery and vistas of the Lake Uri Bay of Lake Lucerne deep below. A fairy tale forest with rare lichen and fresh air to breathe. Local food can be sampled in one of the simple inns along the way, far away from crowds and in a safe and clean way. It's the land where I grew up full of traditions, history and centuries old structures of politics and agriculture. It will be my pleasure to tell you all about it. In front of Lucerne Station my guests board the William Tell Express Bus (Platform W at 12:08pm) and ride along the southern banks of Lake Lucerne to Altdorf, Uri (35min ride). I will be waiting at terminus of bus (at Altdorf's brand new railway station). I take my guests to one of this areas many small aerial gondolas, licensed for passenger transport. It will take us swiftly up to an altitude of 1800m/5900ft above sea level. From there I lead you on an easy and safe hike for 1 1/2 to 2 hours through an ever changing landscape. We will descend on one of Uri's most breathtaking gondolas over a series of cliffs. The Experience will end here right at the Tell-Bus stop, which will take you back to Lucerne in 30min.
Gemütlich um die Halbinsel mit einzigartigen E-Cargo Bikes
Discover the untouched areas of Lucerne unaffected by the tourist crowds, and see beyond the typical attractions Understand the Swiss culture from a local perspective on this fun, educational and interactive experience Pass Loop’s immigration test and secure your own Swiss passport!!! Why is it so important to be on time in Switzerland? How many languages do the Swiss speak? Are we all rich? On this cultural bike tour of Lucerne, you will discover how and why the Swiss people think and behave differently from the rest of the world. All the while, cruising in and around Lucerne on our specialized electric cargo bikes. The tour has five stops, each offering a different perspective on the fascinating traditions and stereotypes of the nation and its citizens. From the meeting point, we will ride outside of the city towards Horw, passing stunning historical buildings and continuing to an old railway track near one of the wealthiest areas of Switzerland-the not-so-touristy side of the city. As we reach Lake Lucerne, we will take a break and grab a typical Swiss snack while enjoying a magnificent view of Mount Pilatus and the stunning Swiss Alps. After enjoying the vista and taking a couple of pictures, we’ll cruise around the Horwer Peninsula along a safe street with further spots to take more photos of the impressive landscape. Other things to note One bike is for two adults. The tour is also for families with kids.
Lucerne Photo Walk Tour
Discover the most iconic Swiss city on a 2 hrs photography walking tour. We will visit Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, City Wall and its 9 towers, Lucerne's Lake and River and we ascent in a lift to Lucerne Castle to capture the perfect alpine Landscape. Your Guide will assist you and give you photography tips along the tour ,if necessary, and he will show you the best vantage points to photograph different subjects and will share with you the history behind each of the landmarks around the city. We will round up our photo experience with a visit to Lucerne Castle by taking a short lift ride. The views of the city, lake and the Swiss alps is simply jaw-dropping from this place. All my experiences have a flexible starting time, just write me a message to check availability:)
Tandem Paragliding flight
We will meet down the mountain in a previously agreed meeting point and we will go up for approx. 30 minutes (cable car and short walk) to reach the flight starting point. After a fantastic flying experience of about 15 minutes, we will land in the valley of the meeting point. Other things to note They can participate from children of 5 years to adults over 80 years
Mt Pilatus intermediate hike
An intermediate hike/trek along a breathtaking route, away from the tourist crowd. • You'll get to the starting point at the west side of Pilatus by bus (c30m). • You'll hike along a scenic valley then up a section of the famous Mt. Pilatus (2 - 2.5 hours). • You'll visit the incredible peak by cable car (c1 hour). • You'll stop for lunch at Fräkmüntegg before heading down the mountain and returning to Lucerne (c1 hour). *This route is customisable - I can incorporate a BBQ for lunch if preferred. Please send me a message for more details!* The hike itself has 'Beginner' and 'Intermediate' sections. The route is partly gravel paths and partly well-trodden dirt paths. Some sections are fairly steep, but taking these sections slowly and carefully is achievable for anyone with an average level of fitness.
Tandem paragliding in Luzern
The tandem paraglider is specially built to support the weight of 2 people: the pilot and the passenger. In order to be a passenger no previous experience is needed, you don't need to be particularely fit and we don't have any age requirements. The first step is reaching to our take off. Our take offs are located on mountain tops or high grassy fields which are easily accessible by cablecar or train. Once we get to the take off, it takes about 15 minutes to get ready for the take off. The tandem pilot prepares the wing, helps the passenger to gear up and gives the briefing to the passenger. In a few steps we are airborne and then you can relax and enjoy the flight. The landing is easy. We just make a few steps over the ground. Our landings are usually located close to our starting point, next to the cable car station or train station. Please note that the flight time can be anywhere between 8 to 20 minutes or more depending on the thermic conditions and take off spot. On request we also organize special flights like: sunrise flights, hike and fly or one day cross-country paragliding. We offer photo&video service for an extra 30 CHF. Other things to note Please be aware that this is an outdoor activity. Best is if you have your own hiking boots, wind breaker trousers and jackets. If not, please wear sports attire.
Farm visit and Cheese tasting
Accompanied by one of our guides, this unique half-day tour combines nature and food. Explore Lake Lucerne’s Region. Experience impressive views over the city of Lucerne, the lake and the Central Swiss Alps, enjoying an oasis of peace in beautiful nature. Enjoy a funicular ride up to the hills surrounding Lucerne and admire the Alps from a panoramic 2 hours easy walk through one of Lucerne’s greenest area. Your guide and local expert will lead the tour and provide you with all the information you need to know about the area’s past and present, customs, language and traditions. After the hotel pick-up your guide will take you from Kriens to Sonnenberg via funicular for a scenic view over Lucerne; then a 2 hours easy walk in nature, through green pastures, a farm and some authentic Swiss chalets. You will have the chance to visit a typical Swiss farm and stop by the farm shop for a delicious cheese tasting. Other things to note All transportation costs are included. The funicular from Kriens is open only during Summer, if closed we provide an alternative route via bus.
Birdlike tandem hang gliding Stanserhorn
We take you on a tandem flight on a hang glider. In contrast to the paraglider, we fly head first, just like a bird. The Cabrio-Bahn takes you up to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn at 1900m. With your nose in the wind you will experience a magnificent view of mountains and lakes. Once at the top we meet at the mountain station. After a short instruction, you will fly with an experienced pilot over all the mountains and back to Stans. Hanggliding is an intense and dynamic flight experience. Together with the unique scenery of Central Switzerland, it will be an unforgettable experience.
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