Looking for something a little different to do in La Plagne this winter? How does the idea of flying 140m above the trees at 90kmh sound? Interested? Well, the Super Tyro might just be for you!
La Plagne’s Super Tyro opened in summer 2016, spanning the ravine below Plagne Centre on a line from Plagne Aime 2000, some 100 metres higher. The route runs between two innocuous-looking huts, roughly following the path of the cable car (the Telemetro) over a distance of around 600m. It is ranked third in Trip Advisor’s ‘best things to do’ in La Plagne and enjoys a consistently high rating and reviews.
Firstly, let’s clarify a small - but important - detail. When we say Tyro (or Tyrolienne to give its full name), we’re not referring to a resident of that Austro-Italian region, the Tyrol. Nor indeed, are we talking about a form of yodelling. No, in European parlance, Tyrolienne is another word for what we would more commonly call a zipline. If you’re not sure what that is either, a zipline is a length of wire rope spanning two points which users slide down, attached by a harness. To get a better idea, watch the video - it should hopefully clarify things a bit.