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.”

Denis

Denis Loctier is a senior Euronews NBC science and nature correspondent. Since 2001, he has produced TV documentaries on more than 100 international research projects and covered a variety of other topics, from international politics and military conflicts to economy and tourism. He holds a double PhD degree in philology and information and communication sciences.

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