Republic of Macedonia is one of the most attractive paragliding sites in the world. Untouched land, food that is remembered and pleasant accommodation for the pilots. Fascinating mountains with several peaks over 2,500 metres and large valleys around, with regular roads to every grassland for take off. Macedonia is an ideal choice for lovers of more extreme sports, thirsty for adventure and a lot of adrenaline.
The Macedonian sky is parading paradise
What every young person wants is finding himself/herself in the space that surrounds him/her. Paragliding enables it, closeness to nature and the transformation of the dream into reality. As a recreational, competitive and adventure sport is widespread throughout the country. When visiting the clubs in Skopje, Prilep, Mavrovo and Krusevo, you will receive full equipment and professional guides for this sport. The Macedonian mountains are suitable for take-off, and the valleys and the lowlands provide a safe and comfortable landing. These regions have incredible landscapes that are definitely worth seeing.
There are generous climbs (3m/s up to 7m/s) and big lines of convergence, which makes for a flying area that is very interesting to analyse and exploit.
One of the best European and world paragliding sites is our highest city Krusevo. Unique weather conditions, mountain cliffs and wide valleys make it possible to set challenging and long tasks in the race. The most attractive is the take off site of “Meckin Kamen” at an altitude of 1420 m overlooking the east-northeast area towards the Pelagonija valley.
Thanks to the Aeronautical Federation of Macedonia in our country there are great championships, which put Macedonia on the map of the most desirable destinations for athletes and free-flying and paragliding lovers from Europe and around the world. This is a great opportunity for promotion of our country not only as a tourist, but also as a destination with excellent conditions for free flight, especially for organizing high-level competitions.
AFM with its Aeroclubs has five (5) sports airports in Skopje, Kumanovo, Stip, Prilep and Bitola within which aviation school centres operate. In the five Aeroclubs, training of rocket and aircraft modellers, sailors, parachutists and pilots of motor planes is carried out.
Source : Macedonia Timeless