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Classic Routes

Classic Routes

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The World's Best Hang Gliding and Paragliding Cross Country Routes

Learn how to fly the best hang gliding and paragliding sites in the world – from the Dormillouse Run in St. Andres Les Alps, France to the Bingara Run in Manilla, Australia. Classic Routes includes:

  • Thermal-by-thermal route maps
  • World class photography
  • Brilliant writing
  • Edited by Bob Drury, Himalayan paragliding pioneer and Cross Country magazine editor 2005-2010

It is “our XC bible,” says photographer Jérôme Maupoint, author of Stolen Moments and Stolen Moments 2.                                  

Classic Routes contains step-by-step instructions on how to fly 20 of the best cross country sites in the world. Learn from the pilots who know these routes best:

  • Complete the Grand Tour du Lac at Annecy, France with JC Skiera
  • Find Piedrahita's famous convergence with Bob Drury
  • Fly the Dolomites and topland the Marmolada with Felix Wolk
  • Explore the Green Wall route in Nepal with Adam Hill
  • Fly the Indian Himalayas, from Bir to Dharamsala with Jim Mallinson
  • Go 133km in Porterville, South Africa with Greg Hamerton
  • Cover 100km from Governador Valadares, Brazil with Jocky Sanderson
  • Ride the ridges in Lake Elsinore, California with Mitch McAleer
  • Fly Sun Valley, Idaho with Nate Scales
  • Go 100km in Golden, Canada with Will Gadd
  • Race an FAI triangle Austria's famous Zillertal Valley with Kelly Farina
  • Fly 100km in the flatlands from Combe Gibbet England with Hugh Miller
  • Complete a giant 200km FAI triangle starting from Fiesch, Switzerland with Roland Mader
  • Run from Mount Olympus to the Point of the Mountain in Utah with Nick Greece
  • and a half dozen more!

This hardback book is a large format coffee-table style book with beautiful full color photographs.

10" x 12" hardback, 192pp, 2010 ed.

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