Traveling and paragliding in Croatia

Traveling and paragliding in Croatia

Featured photo : the port of Dubrovnik

Since joining the EU in 2013, Croatia has experienced a significant increase in the number of visitors to the country. Why are more and more Europeans choose this holiday destination?

Croatia has a rich cultural heritage.

Whether on the coastal towns of Rovinj, Pula, Zagreb, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, or Dubrovnik (the latter of four, UNESCO classed as world heritage in the late 90’s), some 200km inland, Croatia also offers the tourist a scenic remoteness with a wealth of historical beauty.

As the country’s tourism grows, so have the installations enabling tourists to visit the forests, parcs and wildlife without endangering the animals living there and preserving the natural plant life.

The town Sibenik, on the shores of the Adriatic
The town Rovinj, located in the Istria country in the northwest of the city of Pula
The St. Mark’s Church (Crkva Svetog Marka) located in the upper town in Zagreb

Risnjak, Northern Velebit, Paklenica, and Krka Plivitce are expanses of parkland which are inland where one can visit the forests, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, mountains and canyons … All are home to a variety of flora and fauna , and wild animals such as the bear, wolf, lynx, chamois and a multitude of fascinating bird species.

The country’s important river system has just under 40 channels between 10 to 500 kilometers long, offering a wide variety of water sports including canoeing, kayaking and rafting. It goes without saying that also on offer are mountain biking, hiking golf, horse-riding, and a multitude of other activities associated with the outdoors.

The rugged coastline of Croatia is also an ideal place to navigate; acquamarine waters and a dramatic coastline lend to deep sea diving and caving in magical places such as the Blue Grotto (Modra Spilja) on the Island of Bisevo.

For more information:

Pula, aerial view
The Blue Cave (Modra Spilja) on the island Bisevo, off Adriatic
The Krka National Park, located along the river of the same name, north of Sibenik
Mjlet Island, northwest of Dubrovnik
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Paragliding in Croatia

Due to its mountainous terrain, paragliding in Croatia is possible on a number of different sites covering the entire coastline of the country, in areas of outstanding beauty.

Paragliding in Croatia has known some recent development over the past few years and schools and cross-country guiding now offer expeditions in this surprising country. Here, enjoy a video from one of the local schools in Croatia (see vidéo).

The Istrian peninsula

Village north of Croatia with a mild and temperate climate within close proximity of the sea. Its many hills and mid-mountain ranges make it an ideal place to fly cross-country or simply to enjoy the tireless site-flying. Once airborn, one can admire the views of the Mirna River, the famous vineyards and picturesque small towns of Hum and Sovinjak located in the hills.
– Information: Fly’n Dream  organizes stays in this region
– Tourist Office in the region of Istria:

A nice overview of Croatia sites with

The Dalmatia region

Biokovo / Makarska

This site is located on the Croatian coast at the foot of Biokovo Mountain (1762 m). Flying over the area, you can admire the beaches and avenues lined with pine trees (see video). Below launch, lies Makarska, Podgora, Brac and Hvar on one side, and Herzegovina on the other. Pilots are able to fly over the canyon Cetina and Omiš. – Paragliding Club EDEL: 385 (0) 21 616 148 – T
– Tourist office of the Split-Dalmatia region:
– Biokovo Nature Park – Omiš City Tourist Office:

Kvarner Bay

Pretty coastal site

Ideal site for beginners to experienced pilots. Accommodating Takeoff and landing gives you the chance of a relaxing flight with stunning views over the whole of the Vinodol Riviera Crikvenica, Krk, Kvarner (voir video).
– Tourist office of the region of Primorje-Gorski Kotar:
– Tourist office of the city of Crikvenica:
– Tourist office of the Municipality of Vinodol:

The Plitvice Lakes region

Bjelopolje is 6 km from Korenica. Don’t miss the pure water lake with its waterfalls (see video).

The island of Krk Baska

A very popular destination with foreign pilots, for its views of Baska, Krk, Cres and Rab (see video).
– Tourist office of the region of Primorje-Gorski Kotar:
– Tourist office of the Municipality of Baška: – 

source infos parapente : office national croate de tourisme
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Discover Croatia paragliding with Marko Hrgetić Hrga

Marko Hrgetić Hrga is a local paragliding instructor and guide (three times Croatian Champion ), who takes pilot groups for week sessions from April to September (Rijeka, Tribalj, Buzet, Island Krk Baska, Brgud / Učka …)

Kvarner Bay will offer some fantastic flying sites both on the islands and Istrian peninsula, where pilots can discover generous thermic cross-country flying, with stunning views of the islands and surrounding waters.


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