Hot-air balloon over La Garrotxa and dinner in Can Jubany
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
Come and enjoy the experience of flying in a hot-air balloon over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, one of the most interesting areas of dormant volcanoes in Europe.A flight in a hot-air balloon is a different way of travelling – float in the air in pure peace and quiet and enjoy the feeling of absolute freedom, of perfect stillness, of adventure. Ideal for nature-lovers and for those searching for new sensations, a hot-air balloon flight gives you a 360º bird’s-eye view of the landscape below.
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 and pastry 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
You will have dinner at a restaurant in Osona, a farmhouse that preserves all the warmth, aroma and pulse of the old peasant houses, but that hides a great secret inside: an explosion of senses, a journey through the flavors of the earth , a new taste concept.
This is Can Jubany, very close to Calldetenes, the restaurant that Nandu Jubany and Anna Orte have run since 1995. The traditional appearance of this must-see establishment fits perfectly with contemporary lines and modern interior furniture.
It is the architectural translation of what is cooked in the chef's stove: a kitchen that collects the experience of traditional dishes to reinvent them; products that pass from the forest and the garden to the plate; Innovative recipes that preserve the essence of a lifetime.
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.
- Dinner at the Can Jubany** restaurant.
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