Electric bicycle route in La Garrotxa
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
Come fly with us and do an electric bicycle route in La Garrotxa. You will see the volcanoes from the air and from the ground!
We offer you the option of sleeping the night before the flight at the Hotel Estació, in Olot. A modern and comfortable three-star family hotel opened in 2012, on the banks of the Fluvià river, two steps from the historic city center and the shopping area.
It has 16 rooms, all with air conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi and an elegant private bathroom. Each bedroom has wooden floor and walls, while the beds have a latex mattress and high-quality cotton sheets.
Dinner is not included but a short distance from the hotel there are a variety of restaurants to choose.
Estació Hotel is located about 10 minutes from our facilities.
The next day a spectacular activity awaits you! Ride in a hot-air balloon and enjoy the landscape of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.
Once at Vol de Coloms facilities, between 7 a.m and 8 a.m (according to the season), have a cup of coffee and some pastry as you participate in the preparation of the flight: the setting and inflation of the hot-air balloon.
All our baskets have a door so, they are accessible to all kind of public.
The balloon flight lasts about 1h 30 min and, during the trip, we enjoy a glass of cava and a slice of a savoury local cake, coca de llardons, as we contemplate the wonderful 360º view from the balloon.
Once back on solid ground, our ground team pick us up in a 4×4 vehicle and take us to enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast . You will taste 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.
The adventure continues. As you will have time to discover the landscape you have seen from the air, but this time on the two wheels of an electric bicycle.
The route begins at Vol de Coloms facilities, where your bicycles will be waiting for you. You can pedal for several hours through the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. You will see the volcano Croscat and through the famous beechwood of Fageda d’en Jordà, two unique sites of great interest.
If you choose to ride on a tandem, we suggest that you take another route. From the bicycle Logistic Centre opposite your hotel you can connect directly to the Via Verda, a bike lane that follows the former railway line known as El Carrilet. Stop somewhere en route for a well-earned picnic.
THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
- Accommodation at the Estació*** 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.
- 3 hours electric bicycle route