Founded on the crossroads between West and East, North and South, civilizations and cultures, the key word for Bulgaria is variety. High mountains, deep valleys, lakes and rivers, green forests, grassy foothills, fertile flatlands, sea coast bays and sandy beaches can still be discovered unspoiled by mass tourism. Modern cities, rural villages, fancy cars, donkey-pulled carts, old monasteries and ancient ruins make Bulgaria a bridge between a rich past and fascinating future. In a rapid period of change Bulgarians are hospitable and helpful. It's easy to strike up a friendship with the local people.
Located in the southeast part of Europe, Bulgaria enjoys four different seasons: energetic spring, adventurous summer, colourful autumn and enigmatic winter. The sunny and dry climate pushes the cloudbase higher. The refreshing northerly winds make the thermals stronger. The uncrowded airspace and the epic flying conditions will help you to explore the limits of nature.
Paragliding in Bulgaria may wake up the spirit of ultimate freedom dreaming inside you.
Many people who visit Bulgaria never want to leave; The comments below from different skynomads explain why:
Johannes Damisch, Austria: Bulgaria is the best kept secret of Europe. Asking people in west Europa something about Bulgaria can make you sure of this quotation! This fact has good and bad sides: Bulgaria's economy suffers from west European cliche, stereotypes and unknowing! The benefits: perhapes nowhere in Europe you will find such authentic mystics, cultures, traditional surprises and untouched nature like in Bulgaria. In Bulgaria are one of the oldest tracs of european and human cultures! In flying matters:As a member of the RENEGADE ACROTEAM I've seen many places for good flying, but Bulgaria is one of the best; you can have every kind of flying, soaring along the Black sea, flying softly cross-country over Bulgaria's flatlands, or even fight with strong thermics along the high mountains (between 2.000and 3.000m). There's something for everybody at any time of the year!
It is strongly recommendet once to see this country and look behind its secrets...
Mendo Veljanovski, Macedonia: I have been flying in Bulgaria from 1987 both hangliders and paragliders. The terrains in Bulgaria provide great flying time. There are great abillities for XC flying and make new records... Bulgarians are very hospitable people, especially people from the villages. If you land close to their house they will not let you go without having a drink or salad. As for flying itself the thermals are everywhere: above the mountains and valleys as well. This sport rapidly grows. There are better and better pilots...