The Beklemeto area is known as the highest point of the ridge crossing the Troyan – Karnare Pass in the Balkan Mountains, a.k.a. Troyan Pass. Over the years, pilots have established two take-off spots for paragliding, and we call them Beklemeto – the Arch (North) and Beklemeto – Yug (South).
At the first location, the Arch, we take off from the mountain ridge, which provides an excellent opportunity to discover incredible views in all directions. If the conditions allow and there is good visibility, to the east you can see the Balkan Mountain range all the way to Botev peak. To the north is the valley of the Beli Osam river where the town of Troyan is located. To the west, Vezhen and Baba greet you at first sight. To the south is Sredna Gora and, in the distance, you can see the silhouettes of the Rhodope and Rila Mountains. Beauty on a grand scale!
One specific characteristic of the flight from the Arch is that it involves soaring down a slope, which is different from standard gliding. This means we don’t “climb up” into the clouds, but rather fly in the area around the takeoff spot and rise to a maximum of 500 meters above the ground. Suitable months for this spot are from June to October.
Beklemeto South is suitable for panoramic, cross country and acro paragliding. During a flight from this spot, you can see across the Central Balkan range, Vezhen peak, Sredna Gora, the Arch of Beklemeto and the panoramic road through the pass, which is like a postcard from the Alps — an unforgettable sight.