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Many adrenaline enthusiasts want to experience the Julian Alps and the Soča Valley, from a bird’s eye view. Excellent thermal and wind conditions and the shape of mountains create good conditions for paragliders.

Stol and Kobala takeoffs are among the top slopes for paragliders

There are several takeoffs in the Soča valley, which allows paragliders to find a suitable takeoff in a different weather conditions.

Each year, many competitions take place in the Soča Valley on the European and on the world level.

 

Tandem flights

Some of the sports agencies in the Soča Valley carry out tandem flights with paragliders. Paragliding in tandem does not require any previous experience.

 

Fans of adrenaline are surely not going to become bored in the Soča Valley. Fly with a paraglider or gather courage to jump from a plane with a parachute, too. 

As pilots, we are mindful of the environment and each other, follow regulations on the land as well as when flying, fly safely and only in suitable conditions, and leave no trace behind.

112 – Emergency telephone number.

147.800 MHz – Official frequency for paragliding and hang gliding pilots in Slovenia (not for chatting).

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Take off spots above Bovec

Popular paragliding take-off spots around the Bovec area are Mangrtsko sedlo and Kanin (C station).

 

Take-Off Mangart Saddle

altitude: 1.990 m
description: A picturesque take-off spot with magnificent panoramic views of the Julian Alps; accessible by car.
suitable winds: SW, S, SE, E, W
warnings

restrictions: 2.900 m above ground
GPSN 46°26.00′ / E 13°38.43′

Paragliding association Kanin map & info

 

Take-Off Skripi (Kanin)

altitude: 1.717 m
description: You can access the launch by Kanin cable car. From Mt. Kanin it is possible to fly towards the waterfall Boka and continue towards Tolmin
suitable winds: SE-SW
warnings: Respect the airport zone!
restrictions: 2.900 m above ground
GPSN 46°21’14.55” / E 13°29’19.99”

Paragliding association Kanin map & info

 

Take-Off Planja

altitude: 1.070 m
description: You can access the launch by hiking from the valley or by hiking from the B station of Kanin cable car.
suitable winds: S-SW
warnings: Respect the airport zone!
restrictions: 2.900 m above ground
GPSN 46°20.99′ / E 13°31.19′

Paragliding association Kanin map & info

 

Landing place Bovec- Breg

location: Bovec - Breg. The landing place is located on the left side of the road from the direction of Bovec towards the Predel / Trenta crossroads.
altitude: 430 m
GPS46°20'26.27"N 13°34'08.04"E
warnings: Possibility of strong valley winds. Respect the airport zone.

Paragliding association Kanin map & info

 

Landing place Log pod Mangartom

location: Log pod Mangartom - next to the cemetery
altitude: 630 m
GPSN 46°24.23′ / E 13°36.03′
warnings: Possibility of very strong wind lower in the valley! As the landing is located on private land, we kindly ask you to pack your equipment next to the road and not in the middle of the field. THANK YOU!

Paragliding association Kanin map & info

 

Flying and landing in the airport zone

is strictly prohibited due to the risk of collision with aircraft or conventional parachutes (according to the directive of the Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Slovenia)

Before every take-off notify the airport by sending an SMS to: +386 51 661 003.

 

More info:

Paragliding association Kanin
Brdo 70, SI-5230 Bovec

E: 
W: www.paragliding-kanin.si

Independent flights require excellent skills and a thorough knowledge of the local conditions; it is vital that you consult a flying instructor before the flight.

 

Take off spots above Kobarid

With its setting of high Julian Alps peaks, Kobariski Stol is a paragliding pilot’s paradise.

Mountain Stol above Kobarid

Its over 20 km long panoramic ridge tops provide extraordinary opportunities for long cross-country flights and large-scale competitions.

As the highest takeoff in the Soca Valley, Stol (Kobariski) is often the only take-off above the inversion layer, providing opportunities for thermal flying.

Weather conditions:

The ideal conditions are with a very weak general N or NE wind for cross-country flights and a weak SW wind for local flying. With the general SW wind and thermals, the wind usually intensifies quickly.


Description of take-off:

A meadow in the middle of a vast, grassy mountain slope.
Suitable wind direction: SE, S, SW.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 16.36, E13° 28.39.
AMSL altitude: 1405 m.
Airspace: Allowed up to 2900 m AMSL.
Take-off difficulty level: Easy.
Flying difficulty level: Moderate to demanding
(cross-country flights).
Suitable for beginners: Yes, but only in mild
conditions.
Access: 27.6 km by car.

Other take offs near Kobarid:


Landing place Kobarid

A large meadow on the periphery of Kobarid.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 14.47, E13° 34.95.
AMSL altitude: 230 m.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Other landing places.

 

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As pilots, we are mindful of the environment and each other, follow regulations on the land as well as when flying, fly safely and only in suitable conditions, and leave no trace behind. Enjoy spectacular and safe flying!

Remember to purchase a vignette.


More detail and information on the flying areas described here, as well as other Slovenian take-offs, can be found in Paragliding [&] Hang Gliding Guide Book www.bigopensky.com.

Take-off Stol is described in paragliding guide written by Oliver Guenay: Best Flying Sites of the Alps.

Take-off and vignette management

Drustvo Adrenalin

Drežnica 30, 5222 Kobarid
T: +386 41 953 370
E: 
W: www.drustvo-adrenalin.si

 

Takeoff spots above Tolmin

Kobala is an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.

Take off Kobala

Kobala is a popular paragliding and hang gliding take-off, as well as an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.

Weather conditions: 
The best conditions for long cross-country flights are with a very weak general N or E wind. However, the western wind, more suitable for local flying, will normally predominate.

Description of take-off:
A very large, nicely maintained meadow on the pointed top of the forest-covered Kobala hill.
Two take-off directions are possible depending on the direction of the wind.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 10.86, E13° 46.76.
Suitable wind direction: E, SE, SW, W.
AMSL altitude: 1080 m.
Airspace: Allowed up to 2900 m AMSL.
Take-off difficulty level: Moderate.
Flying difficulty level: Moderate.
Suitable for beginners: Yes, but only in mild conditions.
Access: 13.6 km by car, right to the take-off area. Parataxi drives during the summer from landing place Tolmin to Kobala (around 11 a.m.).

Take-off Kobala is described in paragliding guide written by Oliver Guenay: Best Flying Sites of the Alps.

Landing place Tolmin

A big meadow located on the flatland by the Soča river.
GPS (dd° mm.mm): N46° 11.09, E13° 43.33.
AMSL altitude: 160 m.
Difficulty level: Easy.

 

More detail and information on the flying areas described here, as well as other Slovenian take-offs, can be found in Paragliding [&] Hang Gliding Guide Book (www.bigopensky.com).

Remember to purchase a vignette.

Enjoy spectacular and safe flying!

Take-off and vignette management

Društvo za prosto letenje Posočje
T: +386 41 966 367
E:
W: www.kobala.si

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Flying Bear Tandem Paragliding

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Outdoor Galaxy

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Soča Base Camp

Camp Gabrje, Gabrje 29, 5220 Tolmin


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X Point

Trg svobode 6, 5222 Kobarid


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Soča Adventure

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Avantura Outdoor Agency

Trg golobaskih žrtev 8, 5230 Bovec


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Bovec Rafting Team

Mala vas 116, 5230 Bovec


T: 05 3886 128

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Aqua Tours Bovec

Čezsoča 71, 5230 Bovec


M: 031 231 615

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Ton of fun

Trg svobode 13, 5222 Kobarid


M: 068 179 467

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Hostel Kobarid

Gregorčičeva ulica 23, 5222 Kobarid


M: 041 244 711

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Jelkin hram

Drežnica 30, 5222 Kobarid


T: 05 3848 610

M: 041 953 370

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