Novorossiysk is a city situated in the Kray of Krasnodar in Russia. The city is the country’s main port on the Black Sea and the leading Russian port for grain exports.
With warm climate, an average temperature of 18°C/64°F and the seaside beauty, Novorossiysk attracts a lot of tourists every year. One of the most popular activities is paragliding and one of the best spots to practice it is Shize Mountain.
The area has got it all. Providing a flight height of 415 m/1362 ft, it offers a walk up and fly down take off along with soaring flight and XC in mountain possibilities and XC in flatland possibilities.
The orientation of the flight ranges from southwest to southeast. The take off site lies at an elevation of 532 m/1745 ft, while the landing site lies at an elevation of 117 m/383 ft. The best wind direction comes from the south and along with the thermals, it creates ideal flying conditions. The humidity ranges at about 87% and it is suggested to wear comfortable clothes made of cotton.
The site is being tested by professional pilots and they have good impressions of it. If you are a paragliding enthusiast and you find yourself in the greater Novorossiysk area, this spot is worth a visit.