A family-run farmhouse in the Vall d’en Bas
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
El Ferres farmhouse, we offer you the possibility of spending the night before your flight in a restored 18th-century farmhouse in idyllic surroundings near the village of Joanetes.
This working farm with its welcoming family atmosphere farmhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy every moment of your stay. Here you will be able to relish your stay away far from the hurly-burly of the city in the peace and quiet of the countryside of La Garrotxa.
If you want to dine at Mas el Ferrés, Carme’s home cooking with seasonal products will leave you more than satisfied.
The activity begins bright and early in the morning (in the summer at 07.00, in spring and autumn at 07.30 and in winter at 08.00) with a pick-up from passengers’ accommodation. Then we head for our installations and our take-off point.
Enjoy a cup of coffee on us as you watch us prepare the balloon. Take as many photos as you wish or help us as the balloon inflates like a majestic colourful sail.The wind will decide our flight path and in all we will be in the air for between 1 h and 1h 30 min (approx.)
During the flight we will drink a toast in pink cava, which symbolizes the colour of the volcanoes below, and try a slice of coca de llardons, a delicious local savoury cake.
The flight is perfect for taking aerial photos that will provide you with a memory for life.
Once back on solid ground, our ground team – who will have been following our flight path all the way – will pick you up in a 4×4 vehicle and take you back to the installations of Vol de Coloms, which are for exclusive use by our passengers and their companions. Here you will be able to enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast of bread and tomato, Santa Pau haricot beans and botifarra (the Catalan national dish!), desserts from Cooperativa la Fageda, wine and ratafia, a local herbal liquor.
It is important to underline the fact that the baskets of our balloons have gates, which make loading up easy for older people and for those in wheelchairs.
THE BALLOON FLIGHT INCLUDES:
- Accommodation at the El Ferrés farmhouse, the night before the flight.
- Dinner at the El Ferrés farmhouse.
- Breakfast at the El Ferrés farmhouse.
- Private parking in Vol de Coloms installations.
- Coffee and pastry before the balloon ride.
- Flight between 1h. and 1h. 20 min.
- Cava and special cake during the flight.
- Hearty cooked breakfast after the landing.
- Flight diploma.
LIVE THE EXPERIENCE IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
Our installations are located in La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural park, near the Croscat Volcano, between Olot and the medieval town of Santa Pau. They have the take-off site, car-park, toilets, cafeteria and restaurant for exclusive use by our passengers and their companions. We have free-living animals, goats, sheeps and hens which will entertain the children. The installations, are accessible for wheelchair people.
Our GPS coordinates are: 42.150967,2.526892