Hang Gliding

Over the last ten years eight starting points for hang gliders have been set up in the area of Buzet, Učka and Ćićarija. They are ideal for large competitions, enabling flights all over central Istria – in the west to Buje-Buie, in the south to Žminj, in the north to the Slovenian border, and in the east all the way to Mt. Vojak. Owing to the mild Mediterranean climate, the flying season starts at the beginning of February and ends in November. This June you have a chance to attend the European championship where 130 pilots from 30 countries will compete!


You can enter the training program of free flying with the written confirmation of your health ability in accordance with the conditions prescribed by the law. For those under 18 certified parents’ or guardian’s consent is required. The lowest age required for training is 15.
The price of flying course:3,500 kn The price includes the use of club equipment during the basic training.
Free flying club Homo volansTelephone: +385 (0)91 2929932, +385 (0)91 2012752Address: Nova cesta 136, HR-51410 OpatijaE-mail: info@homo-volans.hrWebsite: www.homo-volans.hr
Club Homo volans provides all information on the executional possibilities, flying conditions and the capabilities and training of pilots. It is also active in recreational flying and organizing state and international sports competitions.


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.