PARAGLIDING IN TEKİRDAĞ
Paragliding in Tekirdağ
The village of Ucmakdere, near the city of Sarkoy in Tekirdag, has the only 600-meter hill of the Marmara and Trakya region where you can glide over the sea and is becoming an important tourism attraction. This year, 150 paragliders attending the 2nd Ucmakdere Paragliding Festival and Hidrallez Culture Day enjoyed jumping from the green hills of Trakya onto the beaches of the Marmara Sea.
The village of Ucmakdere, located on the shores of Marmara Sea, hosted the 2nd Ucmakdere Paragliding and Hidrallez festivities. The traditionalized paragliding festivities provided colorful moments. Paragliders enjoyed gliding from the 600-meter green hills of Trakya onto beaches of the Marmara Sea.
Governor of Tekirdag, Mr. Aydin Nezih Dogan, stated the paragliding enthusiasts would significantly contribute to Turkish tourism. Mr. Dogan also noted that a campaign intiative has just started to develop Ucmakdere as the most popular paragliding destination of Turkey, second to Fethiye Babadag.
Ucmakdere, the joy of paragliding...
The village of Ucmakdere, with deep blue seas and green hills, has become the new destination for the paragliding enthusiasts.
Gliding through Ucmakdere's panaromic scenery starts from 625-ft high Nisantepe.
Paragliders taking off from one of the four takeoff points land at Ayvasil bay. Taking of and landing points is 6 km and also an unpaved road conects these points.
Nisantepe's altitude is also favorable for paragliding daredevils practicing their risky maneuvers.
After all, freedom comes with the wind...