Hotel Vall de Bas**** January and February
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
Winter ballon ride in Catalonia + Hotel Vall de Bas.
A winter flight in La Garrotxa with a perfect picture-postcard backdrop of the snow-capped Pyrenees. Enjoy a winter flight.
The Garrotxa region is 1h 30 minuts away from Barcelona.
Winter is one of the best times of the year to fly – precisely because the environmental temperature is lower. In a hot-air balloon you feel the cold less than when walking on solid ground and the atmosphere is generally much clearer and cleaner. There’s no need to wait for spring to fly, as the winter landscape tends to be just as stunning.
Take advantage of the special winter offers and reserve a flight today for the months of January or February .
And if you want to make a Christmas or birthday gift for someone special, you can leave the reservation ‘open’ and the lucky recipients can come and fly on any day during the two winter months that the special offer lasts.
The night before the flight you stay in the hotel Hotel Vall de Bas. This restored Catalan farmhouse enjoys a peaceful setting near to the Garrotxa Volcanic Reserve.
Hotel Vall de Bas offers an outdoor pool, gardens and terrace.
You can reserve an evening meal in the hotel or you can ask us to do so.
Very early the following morning (before breakfast!), you head to our installations where you can enjoy a cup of coffee as you watch us inflate and prepare the majestic coloured balloon for your flight.
We will fly over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park with the dormant volcanoes below.
The sensation of liberty, calm and silence as you float through the air is unique. For around 1h 30 min you will be carried by the wind along invisible trails. The balloon basket is a wonderful vantage point over the winter landscape of La Garrotxa and at 1000 m above the ground with the snow-capped Pyrenees in the background, what better than a glass of cava and a slice of the local savoury delicacy, coca de llardons.
Once back on solid ground, we’ll head back to our installations for a hearty cooked breakfast of bread and tomato, cold-cuts, beans and local sausage, desserts from ‘La Fageda’, wine, ratafia (local herbal liquor) and coffee.
Winter is also an excellent time to visit some of the fairs that are held in La Garrotxa during this season:
January: Fesol Fair (variety of haricot beans) in Santa Pau; February: Farro Fair (semolina-like product made from buckwheat flour) in La Vall de Bianya; Fajol Fair (products made from buckwheat flour) in Batet.
Don’t think twice! Spoil yourself or a friend and reserve a hot-air-balloon flight!
THE BALLOON FLIGHT INCLUDES:
- Accommodation at the Vall de Bas*** Hotel, the night before the flight.
- Dinner at the Vall de Bas*** restaurant. (OPTIONAL)
- 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.
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