Adapted hot air balloon ride
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
For less mobile older people and those in wheelchairs.
A dream can be made to come true at Vol de Coloms, where all services and installations are 100% adapted for people of reduced mobility.
We offer you the chance to fly over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park in a hot-air balloon whose basket has been specially adapted for people of reduced mobility: a fully opening door and three adjustable hydraulic seats that can be raised to any height to give you a perfect view of the landscape of La Garrotxa below.
We will provide you with a unique experience of flying over the volcanoes of La Garrotxa, the only ones of their kind in Catalonia. And, at the same time, enjoy a glass of cava rosé and a slice of coca de llardons, a typical savoury pastry from Olot.
Once back on Earth, our ground team – who will have been following the flight all the way – will pick you up in our 4×4 vehicle and take you back to the Vol de Coloms installations, open only to flyers and their companions.
Here you will be able to tuck into a hearty local breakfast of bread and tomato, charcuterie, Catalan sausage and haricot beans from Santa Pau – the Catalan national dish! As a dessert, try the yoghurts from the local cooperative La Fageda and then wash it down with a cup of coffee and a taste of ratafia, a local herbal liquor.
And to round it all off, you will be presented with a flight certificate signed by the pilot.
THE BALLOON FLIGHT INCLUDES:
- Private parking in Vol de Coloms installations.
- Coffee and pastry before flying.
- Flight between 1h. and 1h. 30 min.
- Cava and special cake during the flight.
- Hearty breakfast after landing.
- Flight diploma.
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