An experience to enjoy in the summer, from 1 June to 15 September.
Arrive in La Garrotxa in the afternoon to give yourself time to prepare for the evening’s experiences.
You stay in Santa Pau, in its arched square. And to go for your evening meal there’ll be no need to take the car – just hop on your Segway!
Your guide will show you how to navigate through the narrow streets of the medieval village and then will take you through the volcanic area to your restaurant for the evening ,El Masnou, in natural surroundings and overlooking the volcano Croscat.
You will be served a gastronomic evening meal made from the products that characterize the local volcanic cuisine.
Once dinner is over, climb back on your Segways and under the night sky head back in the starlight to Santa Pau.
On the following morning it will be time to discover the landscape from the air in a hot-air balloon flight over the volcanoes of La Garrotxa: a singular experience that allows you to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the immensity of the blue sky, the surrounding mountains, the forests and fields below. A silent trip along the invisible trails in the sky – a sensation that has be lived in person!!
Once the flight is over, our ground team (who will have followed the balloons throughout the flight) will pick you up in their 4×4 vehicles and take you back to the Vol de Coloms installations, open for the exclusive use of our passengers and their companions, for a hearty breakfast of bread and tomato, charcuterie, Santa Pau haricot beans and botifarra (Catalan sausage), desserts from Cooperativa La Fageda, coffee and a glass of ratafia, a local herbal liquor.
We recommend to wear sporting clothes according to the flight season ans comfortable footwear. Flights take-off from and land in a field.You should bring along a sweater / jacket while the balloon is being set up early in the morning and after landing.
The temperature during the flight is the same as on the ground. The fact that the balloon flies in the air mass means there is no air corrent aboard the basket. During the winter flights don’t forget the burners
Every body can fly a board a hot air balloon from children aged 5 y.o. and no límit for old people.
We just recommend pregnant women.
Because the weather is more calm and cold. The climate is usually fresh and winds are stable. Balloons can’t fly during the middle of the day because of thermicals caused by the warming sun .
Times depend on sunrise, so vary throughout the season ( between 7am and 8 am).
Balloons go with the wind, the pilot can only control the altitude of the balloon by heating the inside of the envelope with the burners. Stability in the air is necessary aswell as a slight wind and a mild temperature. The only way to get all these conditions is to take off just after sunrise.
Weahter is very important in this activity, for this reason we’ll be in contact 2 or 3 days previous of the flight in order to check the weather forecast.
For a successful flight we requiere light winds, no rains and good visibility.
In case of not enough good weather forecast because of wind or rain , we’ll cancel the balloon ride changing it to another date or just we will refund it if you don’t have another day.
Sometimes we are obliged to cancel flight the same morning due to the wind is moret han 20 km p.h for safety reasons.
No, because there is no physical link between the balloon and the ground (like a ladder or a bridge) there is no feeling of dizziness or vertigo. During the flight the basket remains stable and there is a feeling of incredible ease whilst taking-off.
We fly all the year long in the Garrotxa on weekdays and weekend, winter included, thanks to the microclimate we have in the region favorable to aerostation.
They are welcome to watch the balloon launch.
If they want to have breakfast with the passengers they have to pay 12 euros adults and 6 euros children.
We create sensations and emotions and offer you a day that you will remember forever!
A flight in a hot-air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we ensure that the whole day is unforgettable, above all if it is designed to mark a special occasion.
It is an ideal gift for an anniversary, a birthday or a family celebration with your parents or grandparents.
A hot-air balloon could also be a highly original place to propose to your partner!
Imagine that it is your birthday or that you are celebrating a ruby wedding anniversary – whilst waiting to climb on board, the lucky person won’t see anything. But once in the air, he/she will see ‘Happy 40th anniversary’ written in hay bales on the ground below! Or written in candles on the coca de llardons, the traditional local cake we try once we are flying. And, finally, to round things off, a glass of refreshing cava!
There’s no additional cost – but the lucky person will come away with a wonderful memory of the day’s emotions.
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