The Race

The Edition 3 takes place from July 8th to July 11th 2020
in Grindelwald, Switzerland.


Pro Race

12 – 22 Turnpoints, distance over 180 – 300 km. Competition experts (X-alps Participants, Mountain Guides, Winners of long Hike&Fly-Competitions as well as test pilots) with high alpine experience, a high-level physical and mental condition is an absolute prerequisite for this category.

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Challenge Race

14 – 18 Turnpoints, distance over 100 – 200 km. Experienced pilots, specially in high alpine take offs and landings with a good physical and mental condition is a must. Participation in other Hike&Fly-Competitions is a plus.

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Eigertour Academy

Experience Switzerland’s number one Hike&Fly-Adventure in the impressive Jungfrau Region amongst world top pilots in a safe ambiance. Guided Eigertour with a hike & fly professional develops on a given daily track and a common overnight stay. Valid paragliding licence, physical condition and motivation to explore needed. Includes daily meteo briefings, tips and tricks for your mental and flying skills.

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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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