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Learn how to fly the best hang gliding and paragliding sites in the world – from the Tour du Lac in Annecy to the Bingara Run in Manilla, Australia
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to fly 20 of the best cross country sites in the world
  • Thermal-by-thermal route maps
  • World class photography
  • Brilliant writing
  • Edited by Bob Drury, Himalayan paragliding pioneer and Cross Country magazine editor 2005-2010
  • 'Our XC bible' says photographer Jerome Maupoint
  • Free worldwide shipping
Learn how to:
  • Fly the Tour du Lac at Annecy, France
  • Fly Piedrahita's famous convergence
  • Fly the Dolomites and topland Marmolada
  • Fly the Green Wall route in Nepal
  • Fly the classic 100km Bingara Run in Manilla, Australia
  • Fly the Indian Himalayas, from Billing to Dharamsala and back
  • Fly Porterville, South Africa
  • Go XC from Governador Valadares, Brazil
  • Fly Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Go 100km in Golden, Canada
  • Fly Salt Lake City, USA
  • Fly the Alps in Austria's famous Zillertal Valley
  • Fly awesome triangles in Fiesch, Switzerland
  • Fly 100km from Chabre, Laragne in the southern French Alps
  • Go XC in St Andre, France
  • Fly the classics at Lake Elsinore, California
  • Go XC from Vaga, Norway
  • Fly 100km in the flatlands of England
  • Get to grips with the complexity of Snowdonia, Wales
Example layout: Grand Tour du Lac, Annecy

Classic Routes Annecy

Technical details
  • 192 Pages
  • Hardback
  • Coffee-table book (dimensions: 30 x 3 x 25 cm)
  • Also available for the Kindle, Kobo and Nook platforms

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'A winner'
Glorious photo spreads, spacious layout and an intoxicating blend of story and route info make this book a winner ... it feels like you are consulting some grand tome of guarded knowledge, like a religious text ... Inspiring stuff.
Greg Hamerton, writer and pilot

Inspiring on so many levels ... The most beautiful collection of words and pictures that I have ever seen in the world of free flying – a brilliant book and a 'must have'.
Judy Leden MBE, former hang gliding and paragliding world champion

It simply gives you the shivers ... we have been waiting a long time for this masterpiece about cross country flying. Now we have our XC bible.
Jerome Maupoint, photographer

Beautiful and inspiring.
Davis Straub, Oz Report

This is the book I have been waiting 25 years to read. Sensational photographs. Clear maps and topos. Stacks of great writing by pioneering pilots, and those who know the routes best.
John Silvester, Himalayan adventure pilot

'Really impressed'
Really impressed, nicely done and presented. Loads of useful information and hours of good reading.
Wayne Wilson, pilot

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