Family ballon ride in winter in La Garrotxa
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
An adventure designed to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Enjoy the unforgettable experience of flying over the volcanoes of La Garrotxa in a hot-air balloon – a truly memorable sensation and emotion.
The activity begins early in the morning when the winds are calmest and the atmosphere is at its coolest and most stable. First, we invite you to a cup of coffee (parents) or a glass of chocolate milk or fruit juice (kids) as you watch us prepare the hot-air balloon. Young and old alike are always impressed by the sight of the balloon – like an enormous multi-coloured sail – being gradually inflated. Then, watch as the burner is lit and see the flames rise up – much to the delight of the children whose imaginations can be stimulated with tales of huge dragons breathing fire from inside their dens of many colours!
For an hour and a half, the wind will carry you along invisible pathways. The movement of the balloon in the air is gentle and imperceptible and the sensation you have is one of absolute calm, peace and quiet, and security. As you enjoy the bird’s-eye view over the volcanoes below, we will drink a toast of cava (and a soft drink for the kids) to your hot-air balloon baptism and taste a slice of coca de llardons, a savoury local speciality. Don’t forget to bring along your camera and let your children take all the aerial photos they want since they will be a permanent memory of the spectacular views over the landscape below.
Children love seeing animals and houses from above and this will probably be their first such experience. They will delight in seeing the cows and lambs below and being able to fly for a while above the birds. It’s a great way of discovering the volcanoes and explaining how they were formed, and an excellent moment to talk about local geography and learn about the points of the compass.
Once back on land, you’ll see how we deflate the balloon and then the vehicle that has followed the whole flight will pick you up and take you back to the installations of Vol de Coloms for a hearty local breakfast. During the meal you can discuss the emotions you have felt during the flight with the pilot and the other passengers. Finally, we will award all members of the family with their flight certificate, signed by the pilot. A truly unique souvenir!
THE BALLOON FLIGHT INCLUDES:
- Private parking in Vol de Coloms installations.
- Coffee, juice and pastry before flying.
- Flight between 1h. and 1h. 30 min.
- Cava, juice and special cake during the flight.
- Hearty breakfast after 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