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Glide like an eagle over Macedonia

The largely mountainous republic is popular amongst paragliders.

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Glide like an eagle over Macedonia

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In this episode of Macedonian Adventures we take to the skies from a mountainside above Prespa Lake in the country’s south.

Denis Loctier, euronews: “A paraglider is a lightweight fabric wing that can lift its pilot a few kilometers above the ground. No fear of heights, I hope?”

This largely mountainous republic is well known with competition pilots. Some of its sites hold European free-flight championships.

But it doesn’t take an athlete to soar among the clouds: almost anyone can fly tandem with an instructor.

Ljubomir Netkov, paragliding instructor, Zero Gravity Tandem Paragliding: “The diversity of Macedonian terrain, with its variety of individual mountains and valleys, is excellent for paragliding. This is what attracts athletes from all over Europe and the world.”