1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Girona
  4. La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

Product ID: 35210
Float over the volcanic area of La Garrotxa on a 5-hour hot air balloon tour, with sparkling Cava, a country breakfast in a restaurant exclusive to tour participants, and more. See how the volcanoes have shaped the landscape from a bird’s eye perspective.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Spanish, Catalan, English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Fly over the volcanic landscape of Garrotxa by hot air balloon
  • See how the landscape was formed by volcanoes, peering into craters from above
  • Enjoy an exclusive breakfast of local sausages, tomato bread, and wine
  • Marvel at tiny villages perched on rocks, waterfalls, thick oak forests and more
  • Glide with the breeze and experience the silence of nature
Full description
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.
  • Early morning coffee before the flight
  • Hot air balloon flight (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Glass of cava and local pancake during the trip
  • Transfer from landing site to launch field and facilities
  • Country breakfast at a restaurant exclusive to tour customers
  • First flight certificate
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is near the medieval town of Santa Pau. Parking is available for customers. To get to the meeting point: From Girona Airport - Drive on the AP7 north (Girona, France). Leave the AP7 at exit 6 and join the C66 (Banyoles, Olot). From Olot take the C 524 to Santa Pau. The launch site is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) drive on the left From Barcelona - Drive north on the AP7 and join the C17 north to Vic. North of Vic take exit 69 joining the C37 (Manlleu, Olot and Torello). Continue through a series of tunnels that finish in the Vall d’En Bas. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Olot, and then take the C 524 to Santa Pau. The launch site is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) drive on the left Girona Train Station and Girona Airport is about a 45 minute drive Figueres TGV Station is an approximate 30 minutes drive Barcelona Airport is about a 1.5-hour drive There is a public bus stop in Olot

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable footwear
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, or children under 5 years old
• Baskets adapted for people with reduced mobility are available, including 3 door baskets for seniors, or those in wheelchairs. Disabled parking places are also provided
• This activity is subject to weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund
• Flights operate every day (weekdays and weekends)
• The full activity lasts about 5 hours, with a 1.5-hour balloon flight
• Please note that the balloon trip starts early in the morning and ends around noon. The exact time is set according to the flying season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Incredible experience

I am afraid of heights and our pilot Pepe made me feel extremely safe. The base is absolutely stunning, and allowed us to get comfortable before the flight. As we got in the air he explained all of the sites and points we were looking at, and had an extremely smooth landing 1.5h later. It did get extremely hot so I recommend wearing light clothes, as well as bringing your own water bottle up. We landed and had a short drive back to base where we were prepared a lovely breakfast with many options - I am gluten free and was able to eat a lot - and overall would recommend this 100% to all.

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June 30, 2019

Fantastic experience! We got to the meeting point at 7 a.m. and were offered a small cake with coffee before our flight while watching our balloon getting inflated, which was an incredible experience itself. Our flight was about 1 hour and 50 mins. Surprisingly calm and peaceful experience. Went up high and down the valley. The view of the sea and the snowed Pyrenees was breathtaking. During our flight we had a few glasses of Cava and a traditional cake. A nice lunch was also served after our flight. Our guide was very informative, funny and we felt incredibly safe (considering that you are in a floating basket!).Highly recommended!

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May 10, 2019


Very good organization and a wonderful experience

June 13, 2019

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Vol de Coloms

Product ID: 35210