Microlight autogyro flight in the center of Alsace

by | Mar 4, 2023 | Open on sundays, Unusual activities | 0 comments

Ready to admire Alsace from the sky? With the return of the sunny days, I remembered an incredible experience I had last summer that I would like to share with you… Flying over Alsace like a bird! Direction to the runway of Kogenheim, where are proposed first flights in a gyrocopter… Before discovering it in a gift box, I didn’t even know it existed! I would define theautogyro as an open helicopter or a flying motorcycle, but for the technical details, I leave you the Wikipedia definition!

Thrill-seeker, perfectly secured in the cockpit, I fly during the 20 minutes of the flight over the Rhine’s banks, between nature and small villages – with a small glance at Europapark (in Germany, elected best amusement park of the world). Good to know, I could also have gone to the Villé Valley or, with a little more time, to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle near Sélestat.

The weather is beautiful – it’s a take-off condition! – hair in the wind but it’s not too noisy and above all the passionate pilot gives me lots of explanations and anecdotes, a delight! I even learn that he organizes flights with his geese that he tames 🙂 At the landing (rather soft, compared to a hot air balloon), I stay on my little cloud for a few more minutes, freezing this unforgettable memory… And you, ready to fly too?

I liked

  • The view, of course
  • The almost unreal feeling of freedom

I liked less

  • Not for everyone, but a great gift idea

My photos of the first flight of a microlight in Alsace

Practical information

Rates, schedules and reservations

Dioff. It is necessary to book your baptism well in advance, and the prices range from 50€ to 130€, depending on the formula chosen.


By car

Kogenheim is located in:

  • 35 km from Strasbourg (about 30 minutes)
  • 36 km from Colmar (about 30 minutes)
  • 77 km from Mulhouse (about 50 minutes)
By public transport

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Vivine est une copine de Laurène, 200% alsacienne ! Bien qu’elle adore voyager à travers le monde, c’est autour d’une bonne tarte flambée qu’elle se sent le mieux. Enthousiaste (très !), gourmande (trop ?) et audacieuse (mystère…), elle est toujours en quête de découvertes qu’elle aura grand plaisir à partager avec ses proches ; et maintenant vous serez aussi dans la confidence!


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