Tandem paragliding near Saalbach Hinterglemm

Josef Nindl with a passenger on a tandem flight in Zell am See

Are you ready for a very special experience?

Experience tandem paragliding in the mountains of Austria!

Falken Air flies from Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, not in Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

Here we usually find the more consistent flight and wind conditions, and the panorama is incomparable.

The Schmittenhöhe is one of the most beautiful flying areas in Austria! You have a direct view of Lake Zell or the Hohe Tauern National Park!

Boy flies over Lake Zell with a pilot

Salzburg region from above

Paragliding in Pinzgau

Experience the beautiful landscape of the Pinzgau from a bird's eye view and take off with us. We fly from the summit of the Schmittenhöhe and have a great view of the region.

We can easily reach the starting point with the gondola from Zell am See. In winter you can use it for free with your ski pass from Zell am See-Kaprun-Saalbach-Leogang-Fieberbrunn.

Important information at a glance

Meeting point & directions

We meet at the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn.

Then we take the gondola to the summit together (cable car ticket is not included).

After the flight, our free shuttle bus takes us back to the meeting point.

Woman tandem paragliding in winter
Young lady flying tandem


How a tandem flight works

When you arrive at the mountain, you will receive instructions and your helmet and seat belt will be put on you.

After a few quick steps we are already in the air paragliding. We land back at the landing site where we met.

Why Falkenair?


Trust & Safety

You can rely on us both technically and organizationally
  • No costs in case of bad weather
    we postpone or cancel
  • Passionate pilots for over 20 years
    state tested and licensed
  • Full insurance
    during the flight

Maximum experience

experience an unforgettable flight
  • Fly with the best
    local flight instructors and tandem professionals with top ratings 
  • Control the glider yourself
    during the flight if you like
  • Try some ACTION
    without additional payment
  • Upgrade to longer PLUS flights
    during the flight, so you can decide flexibly
  • We speak several languages
    German, English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
  • Top photos & videos
    with the latest GoPro action cams

thought of everything

An experience from the arrival to the journey home
  • VIP shuttle bus
    from the landing site to the valley station (cable car ticket not included)
  • Chilled beanbags
    in the shade for your viewers
  • After flight drink
    included for every passenger
  • Certificate & sticker
    to remember your tandem flight
Dirk Sth
Dirk Sth
July 10, 2024
A great experience! I flew with Sepp and it was a really great experience. With the Summer Card you even get a 10€ discount
Oliver Schinner
Oliver Schinner
July 4, 2024
The absolute highlight of the holiday. Fantastic flight, simply fantastic. Will definitely repeat next year.
Lutz Wagner
Lutz Wagner
July 2, 2024
The flight was absolutely amazing. I am 71 and did a tandem paragliding jump for my 70th birthday last year. The gliding flight topped this experience. There are four competitors for paragliding in Zell am See. I made the right choice with Falken Air and I was lucky enough to fly with Josef and Sepp, to glide and to experience the globe from a different perspective. The experiences in the air are relative or a matter of opinion. The process, support and execution of the tandem paragliding was highly professional and characterized by absolute safety. Many thanks to the entire Falken Air team around Sepp. I recommend that you take everything you can get. You will never forget the looping event. With the great, professional pictures and videos you can share this unique experience with your friends. Thank you again, stay healthy everyone and best wishes from Leipzig Lutz and Ludwig
July 2, 2024
I was surprised with this gift for my birthday. It was a complete success. Despite being nervous, I always felt very safe thanks to Winni's calm, professional manner. Thanks again. It won't be my last flight. Extremely impressive!
Britta R.
Britta R.
July 2, 2024
Thank you so much for this great experience! Great team!
Karin Klunker
Karin Klunker
July 1, 2024
On June 24th, I (74 years old) fulfilled a dream and completed a fantastic tandem paragliding flight with Falken Air. It was overwhelming for me and will remain unforgettable. The team was super friendly and seemed very competent. Special thanks go to the one and only Christine. "Christine, you are amazing!" Thank you for this indescribably beautiful experience. Best wishes from the Erzgebirge from Karin
Dana Taleb
Dana Taleb
July 1, 2024
It was my first time paragliding and I can say that it was nothing short of amazing! The whole process was really easy from booking to the flight. If any Muslim women in Zellamsee are looking to paragliding, I'd definitely recommend Christina. She was very friendly and clear with instructions, and didn't hesitate to answer any questions I had before and during the flight which made me feel really comfortable. Overall a very pleasant experience, would try it again if I visit Zellamsee again! Thank you Christina and Falken air!
Katrin Schmitt
Katrin Schmitt
June 30, 2024
Everything went really well and was great despite the bad weather! Highly recommended 🙂
Stephanie Gresch
Stephanie Gresch
June 30, 2024
The paragliding flight is highly recommended. I had the superior flight which lasted 45 minutes and I enjoyed every single minute of it ☺️
Frank Häntsche
Frank Häntsche
June 30, 2024
My daughter and I decided at short notice to do a tandem flight. We made an appointment for the next day by phone. The weather was good and we had a great experience with our pilots. The pictures and videos turned out great and are a lovely memory. When we are back in Zell am See we want to do another flight. I can only recommend it. Great crew

Why paragliding?

5 reasons for paragliding in Pinzgau

  • beautiful view of various mountain valleys
  • Depending on the route, view of Lake Zell
  • Discounts and some free mountain trips with the Joker Card and Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card
  • great biking and downhill activities before and after the flight
  • Tandem paragliding in winter possible
Older guests can also fly

Simply book online

Tandem adventure

Take a look at our appointment calendar and book your desired time & date. All prices and information follow during the booking process.

Give away experiences, not things! With a tandem flight voucher you will delight your loved ones.

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Accommodation nearby

Are you travelling from afar for your paragliding flight? Find accommodation directly in Saalbach or stay overnight in our nearby 4 star hotel in Kaprun.