Besalú a Jewish town
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
Discover Besalú and, from the air, the entire volcanic area of La Garrotxa!
GUIDED VISIT IN BESALÚ
It is important to reach Besalú in the early afternoon for your guided visit, which will reveal the charm of some of the least-known corners of one of the most important towns in medieval Catalonia.
It is part of the Spanish network of Jewish towns that attempt to keep alive the memory of the Jewish past of medieval Spain. Of most interest are the synagogue and the purification baths (Micvé), the latter one of only three such baths known in Europe.
PONT VELL RESTAURANT
For your evening meal we choose the Pont Vell restaurant, with magnificent views across the river to the medieval bridge, in Besalú.
The stoves in Pont Vell have been manned by chef Robert Mora since 2012. Trained at the Girona School of Catering and Tourism, he completed his training in the famous kitchens in El Celler de Can Roca, La Fonda Xesc, the Hotel Maspassamaner Culinary Restaurant.
Every week, the ingredients are selected from the Banyoles farmers’ market based on their quality, focusing on the best that the season has to offer. At its core, the restaurant offers traditional cuisine and each plate is carefully crafted to make each moment in the Restaurant special.
CASA MARCIAL HOTEL***
You will sleep at the Casa Marcial hotel, a three-star hotel located in a privileged place in Besalú.
It has 12 rooms distributed in 2 buildings. The main one is listed and dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The garden has an area of over 1,200 m² with remains of a 10th century wall. It has the Romanesque apse of the 12th century collegiate church of Santa María and remains of the wall from the same period.
We find a pool with a design integrated into the environment of the medieval remains and a padded platform that becomes a space for relaxation and disconnection.
We will meet you early in the morning (between 7 a.m and 8 a.m, according to the season) at Vol de Coloms facilities to take you up in the hot-air balloon over the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.
Have a cup of coffee and some pastry before the balloon flight, which lasts around 1h or 1h30 min.
All our baskets have a door so, they are accessible to all kinds of public.
As the balloon is carried by the wind and you contemplate a bird’s-eye view of the landscape, you can sip a glass of cava and try a slice of coca de llardons, a savoury local cake.
Once back on solid ground, our ground team, who have been following our flight, pick us up in a 4×4 vehicle and take us to enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast of bread and tomato, Santa Pau haricot beans and botifarra a catalan national dish, desserts from Cooperativa la Fageda, wine and ratafia, a local herbal liquor.
Finally, we give you a flight diploma signed by the pilot.
Discover Besalú and la Garrotxa!
THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
- Guide route in Besalú.
- Dinner at the Pont vell restaurant.
- Accommodation at the Casa Marcial*** hotel, the night before the flight.
- 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.