Best flying spots in Romania
Romania is indeed a beautiful country, but I guess you knew this before 🙂 What you probably do not know is the fact that the flying sites we are proposing you for our tandem flights and for our paragliding tours are not all very accessible.... but for sure very beautiful !
Choosing one spot or another depends firstly on weather, but also on the type of flight of your choice or even of the period of the year. For example for a longer (cross country or long duration flight) we will to go to more remote places while for a basic (initiation) flight we will choose an easily accessible place where you and your friends will have to wait as little as possible !
So, have a loot at some of our our best flying sites:
Take off: 45°35’22” (45.5895)N; 25°39’51” (25.6642)E – Alt : 1172 m.
Landing: 45°36’18” (45.6052)N; 25°39’33” (25.6593)E – Alt : 659 m
Right before the cross road at the entry in Brasov from DN1 from Bucharest you will find probably one of the most popular flying sites for tandem paragliding: Bunloc. We will take-off from 1200m and land at 700m. Therefore with a level difference of aprox. 500m you will admire from above the cities of Brasov and Sacele but the scenery continues with great views over Bucegi and Baiului mountains. It is the most popular flying spot also because is very acesible with a cable car leading to the take-off and landing near the parking place.
Best season to fly here: In general, Bunloc is the location we are using from April to October, but sometimes also in the winter.
Priseaca, Stoenesti, Arges
Take off: 45°17’29” (45.2914)N; 25°12’31” (25.2087)E – Alt : 1290 m.
Right in the heart of Leaota mountains, in a less touristical place, Priseaca is perfect for thermal flying! With the great help of the local micro climate we will be able to go up to the clouds and land back right on the plateau that we have used for take off, or in the valley below, in the village of Stoenesti. Priseaca is the former place of many national and international competitions. However, the flight itself will be spiced with a real off-road adventure, as we will go up to the take off place with the most picturesque off road vehicle you have ever seen. To get here, you will have to come directly to the center of Stoenesti village, Arges County, just a few km away from the city of Campulung.
Best season to fly here: All year long.
Postăvaru, Poiana Braşov
Take off: 45°34'3" (45.5675)N; 25°33'50" (25.564)E - Elevation : 1768 m.
landing: 45°35'33" (45.5925)N; 25°33'19" (25.5553)E - Elevation : 1028 m.
This flying site is more spectacular, as we will take off from 1900m from Postavaru Peak and we will land in the famous mountain resort Poiana Brasov. Although more spectacular that Bunloc, Poiana Brasov is not always usable due to high altitude winds. Therefore we prefer this location for winter flights. If you are a big fan of winter sports why not combining then sky or snowboarding with a paragliding ride?
Best season to fly here: We prefer Postavaru for the winter. Although is a year-long usable, in the summer thermals are strong and we will use it in this period only for thermal or cross country flights.
Caraiman Cross (Bucegi Mountains)
take off: 45°24'59" (45.4165)N; 25°29'32" (25.4923)E - Elevation : 2291 m.
landing: 45°23'56" (45.3989)N; 25°32'20" (25.5391)E - Elevation : 850 m.
If you will fly from here, for sure you will not forget it soon! The scenery is beyond words and even the fact that you will fly over crevasse and forests at altitudes above 2000m is a breath taking experience! We will climb with the cable car from Busteni especially in the months of October and November when the valley wind will allow us to land safely. Please check the Video section here.
Best season to fly here: This is a special place, also due to strong valley winds in the afternoon. October and November are the best (and in some years the only) flyable period in here.
take off: 45°31'28" (45.5246)N; 25°19'9" (25.3194)E - Elevation : 1251 m.
landing: 45°32'49" (45.5471)N; 25°18'11" (25.3031)E - Elevation : 759 m
Starting from the city of Zarnesti on the road leading to “Gura Râului” chalet, one of the entry gates to Piatra Craiului mountains, the road will lead us to Magura village, where we will leave our cars and we will start climbing on foot for about 40 min carrying our gliders with us. Magura Branului is one of the best flying sites for long hours in the air. From here we will be able to admire the peaks of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountains but also the famous Bran castle from above.
Best season to fly here: Summer and beginning of the autumn