We are Headed to Europe the Summer of 2020
Eagle Paragliding will be returning to Europe in September of 2020. We have enjoyed our past tours in the Lake Annecy Region of France, Macedonia, and will offer tours to Bulgaria in September. The flying culture in Europe is hard to comprehend until you have been there to paraglide. Its hard to come home.
2020 European Tour Locations – Pricing and Dates TBD
The small town of Sopot nestles at the foot of the southern slopes of Stara Planina, the longest mountain range in the Balkans. The range runs for 560km, crossing Bulgaria from its western border all the way to the Black Sea. Sopot is in the middle.
Apart from the main ridge the surroundings are flatlands, and there’s little air traffic to contend with. On good days, 100km out-and-returns and triangles are regularly flown.
Sopot is 140km east of Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, and 60km north of Plovdiv, the second city and its cultural heart. Both cities have international airports and Sopot can be reached by bus or train from either. Take off is a south-facing grassy slope with a chairlift from the landing area and car park, which are about two kilometers outside Sopot.
Conditions are milder and smoother in September, and with south winds the entire ridge works very well.
The summer is hot, dry and sunny with a July and August average of 31C. Early autumn can be warm and pleasant, but the winters are cold and snow is common. May and June are the wettest months, and August the driest.