Hike & fly...
"green tip" is hike & fly!
or together with our experienced local pilots, you can discover the
beauty of the hidden paths that lead you to the take-off places in
Soča valley ... hike & fly has become increasingly popular among
paragliding pilots in recent years. Adapted equipment, which is much
lighter as standard one, allows the pilot comfortable climb up the
hill. From there a pilot can fly away with the glider.
We often make jokes about how
paragliding look like in the past. It was a real sport, because take
off places were high in the mountains only accessible by foot.
Therefore pilots could enjoy the flight for a few minutes more. With
years of development, performances of gliders went better and better.
Pilots were mainly looking for take-off places accessible by vehicles
from where with help of thermals could fly higher and further. We can
say that nowadays this sport spirit returns. A number of pilots who
combine hiking and flying are increasing. Some even does long tours or
para-bivouac, where for several days or even weeks pilots overcoming
distances only by hiking and flying.