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Short walk to Le Chalvet take offPlenty of space for setting up hang glidersLe Chalvet south west take off - aerial shotGood launching spot for class 5'sPlenty of space on the main launch even on a busy dayParagliding tandem launchHang glider launchParagliders gain the first climb above take offSoaring along to the antenna - prime launch spot for XCMaking the transition to the Lambruisse ridge with Cheval Blanc in backgroundGliding back to St Andre Les AlpesParagliders making the final approach for the garden landingFlying over A Little Piece Of HeavenGrabbing a beer and smiling about the days flying with friends

Saint Andre Les Alpes XC Inspiration.
Cross country route information. 

Here's a few tasters of what's possible from the small to the big cross country (XC) any time between June and October.

The maps have a thermal hotspot overlay based on pilot gps tracks during October. They give a good idea of where most people have gone and so help to inspire you to make your own route choices. Remember the weather can vary - solar heating, wind speed and direction, thermal strength and cloud base will make a big difference to what is possible on a given day.

Click on each map for a larger image or click the links to view it on the excellent XC planner where you can plan your own routes. Distances and speed are in KM/ KMH.

Map Summary

XC Route Inspiration 1

Reyniere Antenna and Back.

Le Chalvet - Le Reyniere Antenna - St Andre

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XC Route Inspiration 2

Le Reyniere Antenna to Pic de Chamatte

Le Chalvet - Le Reyniere Antenna - Le Chalvet - Crete de Serres - Pic de Chamatte - St Andre

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XC Route Inspiration 3

Cheval Blanc West Loop

Le Chalvet - Cheval Blanc - Sapee - Mouchon - St Andre

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XC Route Inspiration 4

Montagne de Coupe Loop

Le Chalvet - Mouchon- Mtgne de Coupe - Cheval Blanc - St Andre

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XC Route Inspiration 5

Cheval Blanc East Loop

Le Chalvet - Cheval Blanc - Coste Longue - Serre - Cordeil - Maurel - St Andre

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XC Route Inspiration 6

Dormillouse and Back

Le Chalvet - Cheval Blanc - Dormillouse - Coste Longue -Maurel - St Andre

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Are you looking for more of a challenge?

The XC contest site is great learning tool for looking at what others did on a particular day.

Here's a nice day in October 2012 which gave good flights to some of our guests.

If this is all to tame for you:

Check out this 238 km triangle by hang glider


Check out this 207 km triangle by paraglider

or if you have big ambitions and just fancy crusing past St Andre on your way to Switzerland

check out  this incredible 345km flight by Luc Armant