Sail on the wind like a bird
Humans have been longing to fly for centuries. The feeling of freedom and magnificent views of the landscape below are just two reasons why defying gravity is so attractive. One of the ways you can share the sky with birds is by paragliding, a sport that is becoming increasingly popular in Slovenia. The favourable terrain configuration with excellent thermal spots attracts paragliders from all over the world, and at the same time serves as the basis for developing this type of tourist and sports offering throughout Slovenia. Regardless of whether you are planning to fly with a tandem paraglider for the first time or you are an experienced paraglider, you will find true satisfaction in Slovenia.
What do you need to know before flying a paraglider?
Before flying, check the wind direction and speed, and choose the right launch site based on these two factors. Even experienced sky-riders often go to the valley on foot or by cable car when wind conditions are unfavourable.
When flying with a paraglider, the take-off and landing are the key moments. It is ideal when the wind is blowing slightly in your face when you take off. There are strips at the take-off points to help show you the direction of the wind.
When you're in the air, look for thermals, which most often occur along steep hillsides or form below clouds. A special device that beeps when you ascend will help you.
When landing, take note of the direction from which the wind is blowing and land in that direction.
If you do not have enough experience with paragliding, choose a tandem flight with licensed instructors whose experience and knowledge will ensure your greater safety when engaging in this activity.