PWC Paragliding Word cup France 2016  – Saint André les Alpes – Chalvet.

All PWC Pilots, Welcome !

From the 3rd to the 10th of September 2016
Event: PWC 2016 FRANCE / Saint André les Alpes
pilotes registrations :

Welcome to all the pilots ! Very happy to see you back in Saint André. If you need help for anything, just call us : +33 (0)4 92 89 11 30 / Ask for Valerie, Philippe or François. @:
train vapeur

Road distances:
Paris………………………. 788 km
Marseille………………… 177 km
Nice……………………….. 109 km
Digne les Bains………..   43 km

Nice-Côte d’Azur: 0820 423 333 (0.12/min) or 00 334 898 898 28

Train SNCF: Digne les Bains
Chemins de Fer de Provence « Train des Pignes »
– Railway station Saint André les Alpes:
– Railway station  Digne les Bains:

St Andre is about 2 hours drive NW of Nice along the Route Napoleon.

The Lakeside landing area / Aerogliss HQ is reached by taking the road to Nice out of St Andre, and turning left by the supermarket (U Express).

The Mont Chalvet – 1540 m – Flying areas.

St Andre  is a very famous flying site,  used for international paragliding and hangliding events for years : World Paragliding Championship 93 / European paragliding 2012…

The main competition take-off is called “Chalvet South-West”. It’s very large and easily allows for 10 gliders to take off simultaneously with ample preparation area for up to 150 pilots. 3 launches can be used; East, South and South west, very close and on the same ridge.

There are plentiful and easy thermals to keep pilots amused whilst awaiting a start window. There is a large goal field located close to Saint André, a short glide from launch.

The access to the launch is by way of a tarmac road suitable for all vehicle types, however the organisers prefer that personal cars are not used by competitors and transport will be arranged for all to get to launch daily, in comfort. The drive is around 20 mins. Shuttles will started from HQ.

Temperatures tend to be very comfortable in September. Around 25 °.

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Martin Scheel


Hotels and Guest Houses

HÔTEL LE BEL AIR /downtown
Route de Nice
04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes
Tél. 04 92 89 03 04 – 06 83 49 13 79

HÔTEL MONGE / Downtown
Route de Nice
04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes
Tél: 04 92 89 01 06

Hotel Lac et Foret
Route de Nice
04170 Saint André les Alpes

HÔTEL LE PIDANOUX / 6km from Landing
Le Village
04170 Saint-Julien-du-Verdon
Tél. 04 92 89 05 87

MAISON 3 chambres, 2 salles de bains, LA MURE ARGENS (5 minutes de St-André-les-Alpes)
A la semaine 550 €, 10 jours du 2 au 11/09 : 750 €, 06 11 09 21 18

Studio Moriez (5 minutes de St-André-les-Alpes),
350 € la semaine, 5 personnes max., équipement wifi, micro-onde, vaisselles, plaque induction

at Vergons (10 min from St André les Alpes) one flat,  2 rooms – 4 beds. Beddings included.
350 euros / one week or 10 days. contact 06 08 49 63 49.

Camping places

Les Iscles
04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes
Tél. 04 92 89 02 29

Quartier le Tournias
Route de Lambruisse
04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes
04 92 89 02 22

Our recommandations

Route de Digne
04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes
Tél. 04 92 89 04 05/ 06 08 26 61 15

Locations de vacances à Saint André les Alpes:
Verdon Vacances / Mme Carrière
Les basses Serres
04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes
04 92 89 04 69

Find here a lot of informations.  English version coming soon.

Activities and accomodations in Saint André, and around.

Touristic map around Saint André

St Andre is not very far from the Verdon Gorge, opening up many possible alternative activities, such as climbing, rafting, kayaking, canyoning etc.
There is a funny train running into Nice (or Digne), worth riding on an unflyable day

Saint André Waypoints / Pwca 2016 

download waypointsget here all the waypoints for this contest. (right click on the link, select « save as »)

Please note that you will have to update your instruments with a new file, first day of the contest.

Head Quater / HQ

patchwork parapente

Base de loisirs des iscles
04170 Saint André les Alpes
Tél: +33 (0)
Ask for Valerie, Philippe or François.

Aerogliss HQ is reached by taking the road to Nice out of St Andre, and turning left by the supermarket (U Express), just before the lake of Castillon.