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The longest zip line in France is in La Colmiane!

Have you always dreamed of flying? Go to La Colmiane and whizz through the air at almost 120 km/h! The longest zip line in France, and also one of the longest in Europe, awaits in La Colmiane. Enjoy its direct view over the incredible Mercantour national park.

I tested the La Colmiane zip line!

Avec ses 2663 mètres de câble, la tyrolienne de La Colmiane est aujourd’hui la plus grande de France !

You can descend alone or as a duo to share the sensations! Children are admitted from the age of 8 with the duo formula. First, you’ll have to go on the scales to calculate the size of your « parachute », a kind of sail used as a brake to slow the speed of the descent. You will then be equipped with a harness and a pair of safety glasses. My advice? Consider taking your own glasses: you’ll look much classier on your photos!

Discover the sensations of a long, breathtaking flight!

The first few seconds are surprising: you see yourself going into a void at full speed: thrills and adrenaline guaranteed! Below, the trees go past at top speed! The Colmiane zip line allows you to reach a speed of 120km/h! And then slowly, you get used to this feeling of flying, and you contemplate the landscape: below, small turquoise mountain lakes. In the distance, the majestic alpine peaks of the Mercantour national park. And in the end you’ll wish it lasted a little longer.

Dream of flying? Your turn!

Allow €35 for this activity – available in summer and winter. Online booking is mandatory. This activity is often a victim of its own success so remember to book early. You can choose and block your time slot directly. Choose a descent in the morning to enjoy a clear sky.
Still got some energy left? Good! The La Colmiane resort offers a host of activities in summer: trampoline, summer toboggan, via ferrata, paragliding, mountain biking! Something to keep you busy for the day, and more.

Book your zip line descent in La Colmiane.

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The longest zip line in France is in La Colmiane!

By Isabelle FABRE

Who hasn’t dreamed of changing lives one day and earning a living doing something you love? Two years ago, I left my job as an engineer to become a photographer, videographer and digital nomad. Living in Nice, I fell under the spell of the Côte d’Azur. This region has made me what I am today: a fulfilled sportsperson that loves and respects nature. I share the beauty of this area and its many sporting possibilities and show you the things that made me fall in love with it!

TAÏG KHRIS TESTS FRANCE’S

LONGEST ZIP LINE IN LA COLMIANE

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Thrill-seekers, you’re in the right spot! The biggest zipline in France welcomes you to enjoy an unforgettable moment. With a descent of 1,879 m in length with a 300 m drop in elevation, you will reach a top speed of almost 120 kph.

Choose from the various options available: solo or duo flights, share this activity with friends or family. Children are allowed on duo routes as of the age of 8. On your arrival, you’ll be briefed, then fitted with goggles, gloves, and other protective gear before the great leap. Launched at full speed, enjoy the incredible sensations, and a breath-taking view over Mercantour park.

Open all year round, the La Colmiane site offers a variety of sporting activities for young and old. You can complete your day with the summer toboggan, mountain biking, a Via Ferrata, a treetop adventure course and many other leisure activities that can be found on the estate.

WHERE IS THE LA COLMIANE ZIPLINE?

La Colmiane resort is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, 74 km from Nice. Close to the Italian border, and part of the Mercantour National Park, this protected estate is the ideal place for sporting endeavours.

Bordered by the La Vésubie and Merveilles valleys, La Colmiane offers a variety of landscapes, and protected flora and fauna. During your trip to the region, you can take advantage of the surrounding area for hiking or bike rides. Pay attention, and you are sure to see chamois, ibex, roe deer, and even wolves… For more experienced athletes, try the 1,600 m Via Ferrata, or a treetop adventure.

Thanks to the infrastructures available at La Colmiane, you can easily organize your day on site. There are picnic areas, hotels, shops, and restaurants at all four corners of the resort. You can park your car in one of the main car parks, to continue your journey on foot or using the chairlifts.

In winter, La Colmiane transforms into a ski resort. Thanks to its twenty or so pistes, you can go skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. This human-scale resort is perfect for a family break.

LA COLMIANE ZIPLINE, THE BIGGEST ZIPLINE IN FRANCE

Have you always dreamt of flying like a bird? This is now possible with the zipline descent. The principle is extremely simple. Two points are linked by a cable, on which you will slide thanks to the pulley connected to your harness. At the La Colmiane zipline, enjoy an adrenaline experience! Thanks to the system in place, you will be laying flat during the full speed descent.

During your slide, you will have the choice between two zipline routes:

  • Line 1: 1,879 m with an average angle of 13.5%.
  • Line 2: 784 m with an average angle of 6.5%.

In order to make the descent in complete safety, you will be fitted with a harness and a pair of safety goggles. You will have to be weighed, in order to determine the size of your parachute. This will help you to brake your runaway descent at your point of arrival. Once the safety instructions have been given, you’re ready for the grand voyage!

When you are launched into the air, the adrenaline surge will be felt throughout your body. The first seconds are impressive, then you will get used to the downhill sensations. You will reach a top speed that could be nearly 120 kph before starting to slow down. The view before your eyes is quite simply sublime. Snowy summits, lakes and Mercantour National Park are revealed as you progress. After 1 minutes and 50 seconds in flight, you’ll reach your arrival point, starry eyed!

Ready to try the adventure? Here’s all the information for organizing your visit to the La Colmiane zipline.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Share this activity with friends or family, thanks to the two types of flight on offer:

  • Solo flight: 12 years and up. Minimum weight 35 kg, maximum 120 kg.
  • Duo flight: 8 years and up. Minimum weight 30 kg, maximum 95 kg.

Children aged between 8 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum weight difference allowed between the two people is 40 kg, and the total maximum weight is 150 kg.

Zipline opening hours:

  • Saturday and Sunday from June to September (until 12/09/2021).
  • Every day in July and August.
  • Christmas and winter school holidays.

Good to know:

  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women and people with reduced mobility.
  • Booking mandatory before your arrival, without which you will not be able to access the zipline.
  • The zipline still operates in the rain.
  • Hours may be changed by the management, depending on weather conditions.

Equipment to provide for:

  • In summer: sweatshirt, trousers, enclosed shoes.
  • In winter: warm clothes such as a ski suit, gloves, and boots.

Rates:

  • €35/person option of a solo or duo flight
  • €28/person for a group of 10 people (minimum)
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