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Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Snacks & Drinks

1. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Snacks & Drinks

Admire Catalonia's natural landscape while cruising in a hot air balloon. On this ride through the skies, you'll get to experience the beauty of the Montseny Natural Park region from a unique vantage point. On a clear day, you will be able to see Montserrat, Barcelona, and the Mediterranean sea. Your journey will begin just after dawn when you'll either be picked up at a meeting point in Barcelona or make your own way to the local partner's flying area. Upon reaching the take-off spot you will be able to participate, hands-on, in inflating your hot air balloon. Once in the air, the ride will last for a little more than an hour. Celebrate the flight at the landing spot with a Cava toast and brunch. As a souvenir, receive a first flight certificate signed by the pilot.

La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

2. La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

Glide with the breeze over the Natural Park of La Garrotxa, located between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, and discover from the sky how the volcanoes of Catalonia are a paradise for nature lovers. The half-day tour lasts approximately 5 hours, with about 1.5 hours flying time, and baskets for those with reduced mobility are available, including 3-door baskets that are suitable for the elderly. See how the landscape was shaped by volcanic activity in a way that is simply not possible from the ground. You will cruise over charming valleys, thick oak forests, and tiny villages settled on the top of towering cliffs. Experience the silence that only a hot air balloon ride can offer, with 360-degree views all around you. Sip a glass of Cava and enjoy a local pancake as the breeze and your pilot navigate the route, subject to the whims of Mother Nature! The balloon is constantly monitored by a 4WD car that will be ready to pick you up on landing. Then, it’s back to the launch facilities, where you will celebrate your balloon experience with a typical country breakfast of pa amb tomàquet (bread and tomato), cold cured sausage and beans from Santa Pau, roasted sausage, Catalan wine, and a glass of the local ratafia liquor.

From Barcelona: Small Group Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride

3. From Barcelona: Small Group Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Take an exclusive flight in a hot-air balloon on this tour. Admire the unique needle-shaped formations of Monserrat, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Catalonia. Finish your experience with a champagne toast.  Start your tour early in the morning at the meeting point and head out to the flying zone, where you can help with the inflation of the balloon. Once it’s ready, take off for a fantastic hour-long flight above the monastery and the surrounding area.   Land the balloon and board a 4WD car to the take-off area, where your guide will be waiting for you. Enjoy a bubbly glass of champagne and some snacks with your guide to celebrate your hot-air balloon ride.  With the upgraded option, continue your visit to the 1,000-year-old Benedictine Monastery, which houses the famous La Moreneta statue (visit not guaranteed). Depending on the season and timetable, enjoy a performance of the boys' choir singing. After finishing your sightseeing, taste the typical Catalan dessert mel i mató (cheese drizzled with honey) from one of the local farmers.

From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

4. From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

Experience magical aerial views of the Catalan countryside from the vantage point of a hot air balloon, and glide with the breeze over landscapes that include the Montserrat Mountains, Pyrenees and Costa Brava. Flights are scheduled throughout the year and early in the morning, when the winds are calm and the air is cool and stable. Upon arrival at the launch site, you will be invited to participate in preparing and inflating the balloons before getting on-board and airborne. Float up on the gentle take off and discover some of the most majestic views of Catalonia, depending on the area chosen for the experience. Your actual balloon flight will last for approximately 1-hour. During the flight, the pilot will be in permanent contact with the ground crew, who will be there to greet you upon landing. After packing away the balloon, celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast and get your personal flight certificate signed by your pilot.

Barcelona Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. Barcelona Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

Climb aboard a private hot air balloon for an intimate flight above Catalonia. Ideal for romantic couples, families or a group of friends, the balloon will be private to you for the duration of your flight, and you can even get hands-on tuition on how to fly it from your pilot. Transfer to the launch site from Barcelona, arriving in time to help set up and inflate the balloon. Then, following a short safety briefing, rise gently with the breeze to master the Catalan countryside just after dawn. Enjoy panoramic views of Montseny Natural Park, the mountains of Montserrat, and the Vallès Oriental. See the Barcelona skyline and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Winter flights offer views of snow-capped mountains, while summer flights capture the golden sand of the Costa Brava beaches. A “rescue team” will track the balloon to meet you upon landing. Then, celebrate with a sparkling glass of Cava and picnic brunch. Your pilot will also award you with a signed First Flight Certificate to keep as a souvenir.

Costa Brava: Hot Air Balloon Flight

6. Costa Brava: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Discover the l’Empordà, Costa Brava region from the air in a balloon ride shared with other passengers. Admire the beauty of the scenery with the relaxing tranquility of a hot air balloon. You will see Rosas Bay, de Pals Bay, the Medes Islands, Montrí Castle, and medieval towns, like Peratallada, Ullastret, Pals, Monells, Sant Pere Pescador, Sant Miquel de Fluvià and all the Empordà Coast. The flight will take off at 6.45 AM from the traditional village of Colomers. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you and give you a brief safety demonstration before jumping into the basket. Float across the sky over one and a half hours and enjoy incredible views of mountains, forests, streams, and the Mediterranean Sea Once you land, you can celebrate the flight with cava, almond cake and juices for the children.

Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Ride

7. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Ride

You will start your day as you meet the team at 7:00AM (summer) or 8:00AM (winter) to best experience the sunrise while flying. You can watch your pilot and crew as they set up the balloon, and you will be able to take part in this activity, which is seen as a ritual for some costumers. After experiencing the inflation of the balloon, it will be time to get into the basket. Following a short briefing from the pilot, your balloon adventure will take off. Whilst you are floating in the air like a bird, your pilot will be pleased to explain how the balloon works, as well as secrets of the flying area. You will be more than welcome to take stunning pictures of the landscape, as you float through the sky for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once having landed, your crew will collect the balloon, another activity that you can join. Following this, it will be time to enjoy a Champagne toast with some pastries surrounded by nature. Your pilot will also provide you with your flight certificate.

Barcelona: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

8. Barcelona: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise flight over the landscapes of Catalonia. The duration of this private flight will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meet your guide early in the morning to watch the balloon being inflated and eventually standing by itself. As soon as everything is ready, you can jump into the basket and prepare for this breathtaking experience. The pilot will give you a short debriefing before take off and you can choose to fly over Montserrat, Costa Brava, Pyrenees, central Catalonia or west Catalonia depending on weather conditions.  Experience the unique feeling of being part of the wind and enjoy the views of Catalonia as you fly calmly above. As you fly, the pilot will provide details of the area you are flying over and keep you updated on the balloon's performance. Finally, you will land wherever the wind takes you and the balloon will be met by a support team. When you've touched down in the landing field, receive a reception of Cava, juices and sweet pastries. You will be presented with a certificate signed by the pilot and a photo-report of the day's activities via E-mail. Then hop into off-road vehicles and be transported back to the original meeting point where it will be time to say goodbye to your group, knowing that you will share this amazing memory forever. Please note that, upon request, this tour can provide special baskets to cater for those with disabilities or access problems. 

From Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

9. From Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Depart Barcelona and travel to the nearby town of Vic to climb aboard a hot air balloon and glide with the wind across the morning sky. Watch the crew prepare your hot air balloon for its spectacular journey as the sun begins to rise. Benefit from a safety briefing from your pilot before you rise gently into the sky. Let the early morning breeze carry you across the countryside and enjoy bird's eye views to create everlasting memories amongst the clouds. Rise and fall to different heights with the prevailing currents, and look for wildlife in their natural habitat. Soak up the unforgettable views before a safe landing, where you can help collect the balloon if you wish.

Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

10. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

Discover the surroundings of Barcelona from the air on this morning hot air balloon tour. Enjoy a hotel pick-up at morning to go to the flying location. As soon as everything is ready, jump into the basket and prepare for this breathtaking experience. Once you take off, enjoy the magic landscapes that Catalonia offers. See wild nature, villages, and fields on your 1-hour ride. Take beautiful pictures from the air while the pilot explains the secrets of the area you are flying over. If you are interested, the pilot will also explain how the hot air balloon flies. Once you have landed, enjoy a champagne toast with pastries and soft drinks. You will be presented with a certificate signed by the pilot and a photo-report of the day's activities via email. At the end, we will drop you off in the nearest train station to go back to Barcelona. You can choose to fly over Montserrat, Costa Brava, Pyrenees, central Catalonia or west Catalonia depending on weather conditions.

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4.9 / 5

based on 236 reviews

A really great experience, we were thrilled! A very nice guide picked us up right in front of our apartment on time. After about 1 hour ride with 6 other passengers enjoyed a fantastic balloon ride, which lasted about 45 minutes. We flew through and above the clouds, a motor paraglider accompanying us photographed us in flight. The team also took photos before take-off and after landing, which will later be emailed to us. Soft landing by our nice competent pilot. Afterwards the trip was concluded with champagne and cake. Everyone also received a certificate. Transport back from our guide to the next train station, where we were back in Barcelona after 1 1/2 hours. An unforgettable experience!

Good experience with great views, but if your take-off spot is near, Andorra will be prepared to be in very chilly weather for up to 4 hours. the tour operator was kind to offer us jackets to stay warm, and they were very helpful throughout the tour. If you are going for the first time, it will be an excellent experience.

Amazing experience! It was the highlight of our trip. Everything was superb from booking, communication, to pick up, flight, champagne toast, to our return. First class company run by talented and friendly people.

Carlos and his team did a great job. They were on time to pick me up. I was a first time flyer and felt safe the entire time. The views were breathtaking. Good job!

Very good organization, friendly staff - we really enjoyed the flight, the peace and quiet at the top and the view were great. Many Thanks!!'