If the classic viewpoints don’t satisfy your need to discover the Ossola Valley, then the time has come to take flight!
In the Ossolan valleys there are many gliding spots that are perfect for an adrenaline-filled paragliding or hang-gliding experience. From Vigezzo Valley to Anzasca Valley, an afternoon spent gliding in the gorgeous Ossola Valley mountains will give you endless enjoyment.
If you’re not an expert glider, that’s not a problem: you can rely on clubs, schools or professionals that will allow you to have a completely safe and unforgettable experience, even if it’s your first time in the air.
The dream of flying is an ancient one that today combines technology and natural beauty, together with a pinch of adventure. Experience the thrill in Ossola Valley, which with its take-off points is considered one of the best gliding areas in the Alps.
Below you’ll find the best times, the contact details of schools or associations operating in Ossola Valley and the most fascinating spots in the region.
All that’s left to do is hold your breath and let yourself be cradled by the air of the Ossola Valley! Have a good flight…!
THE BEST SPOTS FOR GLIDING IN OSSOLA VALLEY
The standard sites, which are the classics and most popular spots in Ossola Valley are the Vigezzo Valley, Moncucco (Alpe Lusentino – Domodossola) and Macugnaga.
The gliding take-off points in the Vigezzo Valley and Macugnaga in the Anzasca Valley have the great advantage of being served by the chairlifts, open all year round.
Macugnaga is a fantastic place for paragliding, thanks to its unparalleled landscapes, but the take-off point from Monte Moro – with its two funicular railways – is very high up and absolutely stunning. It can only be enjoyed in the ski season, on the very few days on which the wind is not too strong. The take-off points that can be used in summer are lower down and can be reached by a relatively short walk.
Moncucco, on the Alpe Lusentino in Domodossola, is the perfect place especially for gliding training activities. It is limited by the wind in the valley, which in the hot season gets very strong from late morning and doesn’t allow gliders to safely land on the plain below.
The Vigezzo Valley is without doubt one of the best sites in the Western Alps for paragliding and hang-gliding. It’s perfect in every season of the year and is well served by ski lifts, thanks to the modern and fast Piana di Vigezzo gondola lift. What’s more, the Vigezzo Valley axis extends from east to west and is therefore well placed in relation to the sun. This often guarantees generous conditions for ascent, even at times of year when it’s more difficult to glide elsewhere.