The Race

The 5th edition of the EIGERTOUR will take place from July 6th to 9th 2022 in Grindelwald.

Registration is closed!


Pro
Race

12 – 22 Turnpoints, distance over 180 – 300 km.

Competition experts only are allowed to participate i.e.: X-alps Participants, Mountain Guides, Winners of long Hike&Fly-Competitions as well as test pilots, all of them with high alpine experience, a high-level physical and mental condition.

Challenge
Race

14 – 18 Turnpoints, distance over 100 – 200 km.

Permitted are experienced pilots, with a focus in high alpine take offs and landings showing a good physical and mental condition.
A previous Participation in other Hike&Fly-Competitions is a prerequisite.

Academy

You are a future Eigertour-Challenge athlete, an independent Pilot who can land and take of in different locations.

The academy will be guided by professional paragliding teachers and sport coaches. The price includes guiding, coaching and a 3 half-boards. The first Night is in Hotel Waldegg, the second in Berghotel Obersteinberg and the last one in Bäregghütte.



THE RACE

Eigertour takes place over four days in July in Grindelwald in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The unsupported hike-and-fly race requires the competitors to fly from mountain hut to mountain hut, top landing at each one to taking a selfie, possibly wolfing down a coffee and cake, before launching and racing by foot and by sky to the next one.

Eigertour offers two courses, a challenge race and a pro race, with the objective that 80% of pilots should reach goal in each. Selection for either is not automatic, however: pilots in both races have to demonstrate high alpine take off and landing experience.

Race creator and X-Alps and Vercofly veteran Michael Witschi combined the best elements of both races in the area where he learned to fly, the bernese Alps. «Having to land, you get a whole different experience of the Alps switching between bird and man.» he says. «All these beautiful huts in Switzerland: they provide shelter, food, toilet and even safety if needed. At the end you don’t need a supporter, which makes the freedom even bigger compared to the X-Alps and of course also cheaper and easier to plan.»


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