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Cross Country Travel GuideCross Country Travel Guide

Cross Country Travel Guide

2019

Cross Country Magazine’s annual international travel guide to some of the best paragliding and hang gliding sites around the globe. Packed full of information and stunning photographs the 100-page guide is full of up-to-date information about where to fly, when to go and who to talk to when you get there or before you go. Whether you want inspiration for your next trip or reliable, fact-checked information about flying sites around the world, you’ll find it here. A must-read for any pilot who wants to hit the road.

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United Kingdom
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XC Media
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where in the world

1 – Aksaray, Turkey p582 – Alphubel, Switzerland p343 – Annecy, France p224 – Åre, Sweden p435 – Ayaş, Turkey p586 – Baigura, France p487 – Big Spring, Texas, USA p638 – Bol, Croatia p459 – Bolivia p7610 – Bovbjerg, Denmark p4111 – Brajići, Montenegro p4612 – Çameli, Turkey p5713 – Castejón de Sos, Spain p4914 – Castelo, Brazil p753 – Chamonix, France p22, p6816 – Chamrousse, France p2317 – Chelan, Washington, USA p6218 – Col Rodella, Italy p3719 – Colombia p7416 – Courtet, France p2316 – Dôme de Neige, France p322 – Dufourspitze, Switzerland p3323 – El Hierro, Spain p7024 – Empesos, Greece p4625 – Finland p4226 – Florida, USA p6327 – Fuerteventura, Spain p5328 – Gaisberg, Austria p2718 – Gerlitzen, Austria p2627 – Gran Canaria, Spain p5218 –…

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travel is an act

Welcome to the eighth edition of the Cross Country Travel Guide – your annual snapshot into the world of free flight heaven.This year we again take our satellite-view of some of the world’s best sites, zooming in to give more detail where we can, or going wide-angle to show the big picture. Our aim is to inspire you to explore more. To look up at the horizon and think, “I’m going to go there.”Our lightspeed digital culture gives us extraordinary knowledge and insight into places and people we’ve never even heard of, at the touch of a button or the share of a social-media post. The out-there becomes the new normal very quickly. Today’s undiscovered destination can become tomorrow’s “bucket-list must-do” almost overnight.For many, that sort of misses the point…

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contributors

Dora Göksal is 28 and lives in Ölüdeniz where he works as a paragliding instructor and tandem pilot. He started flying in 2011 and got into competitions a few years later. flying his first PWC in 2016. He took part in his first hike-and-fly comp, the X-Pyr, in 2018. His favourite place to fly in Turkey is the Taurus Mountains. “There is so much potential for doing an open distance, FAI triangles or vol-biv all year round.” He tells us all about Turkey on p56 instagram.com/dora.goksalSasha Serebrennikova was born in Moscow, “where it is absolutely flat for 1,500km all around!” She discovered the “wild world” of the mountains early on during mountaineering trips in Russia and Central Asia, then found hang gliding in 2011. She has since devoted herself to…

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gallery

EXPLORATIONFormation flying above the 2,000-year-old Royal Tombs of Petra in Jordan (Photo: Franck Simonnet)HIKE AND FLYAbove the Bannalpsee, Chaiserstuel (2,400m), Switzerland (Photo: Andy Busslinger) ■…

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french alps

(Photo: Jérôme Maupoint)AnnecyThe name Annecy has echoed through the paragliding world for years. The region around Lake Annecy is known all over the world for its mountain scenery, nice climate and beautiful flying. Take-offs are many, as are the options for hike-and-fly. Thermal flying really starts in March and lasts until late October.Weekends in springtime and the summer attract the crowds, especially at the site of Montmin in Col de la Forclaz. Once in the air though, you can quickly escape the masses and head off to explore this huge playground.Classic routes around the lake are marked by gliders, so you can fly in small groups and help each other out. The relief around the lake is almost cookie-cutter perfect for free flight: when they talk about textbook mountain flying,…

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austrian alps

(Photos: Martin Lifka)Hohe Wand, ViennaIf you ever wanted to combine a trip to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities with paragliding, this is your perfect choice. The Hohe Wand (High Wall) is situated only one hour’s drive south of Vienna, Austria’s capital. The 5km-long ridge stretches from the northeast to the southwest, making it best for flying in wind directions S, SE and E. With a 500m difference between launch and landing you have a great view towards the Hungarian border and the grasslands of the Puszta, one of Europe’s largest expanses of protected prairie. Whilst the Hohe Wand is mostly good for soaring and easy thermalling, on good days you can continue on XC flights south and southwest and follow higher ground into the Styrian Alps. Make sure to…

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