Rural experience, goatherd for a day
Ballooning, the experience to be lived
Come to La Garrotxa for a weekend in where you will learn to live a rural experience, goatherd for a day with ‘Pere de les cabres’.
Being a goatherd is more of a way of life than a job – a way of being constantly in touch with nature.
A great day out for the whole family, or with your partner or a bunch of friends.
We meet you early in the morning (between 7 a.m and 8 a.m, according to the season) at Vol de Coloms facilities. There we take you up in the hot-air balloon ride over the volcanoes of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.
Have a cup of coffee and some pastry before the balloon flight, which lasts around 1h 30 min.
All our baskets have a door so, they are accessible to all kinds of public.
As the balloon is carried by the wind, 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 pick us up in a 4×4 vehicle and take us to enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast. You'll 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.
MAS EL FERRÉS
We offer you the option of sleeping the night after the flight in a Mas El Ferrés farmouse, in la Vall d'en Bas. It is a restored 18th century farmhouse, surrounded by an idyllic setting.
It's a rural house with agricultural and livestock activity, where you can enjoy a relaxed and family atmosphere. Ideal for a rural tourism without haste, feeling the beauty of the landscape, a place to find tranquility.
All rooms of this cottage in la Vall d'en Bas have a private bathroom and free wiffi service. This farmhouse has an outdoor pool and a large terrace.
Carme, the owner of the house, will cook you homemade dishes with seasonal products for dinner and breakfast in the morning.
This accommodation is 20 minutes far from our facilities.
GOATHERD FOR A DAY
You go for a ride on electric bicycles through the attractiveVall d’en Bas to the farm of ‘Pere de les Cabres’. He is a young Garrotxa goatherd, where you will be able to learn about the arts and secrets of this age-old occupation. You will live a rural experience!
Later you can learn about the cheese-making process. You will visit the cheese factory and end the experience with an exclusive tasting. The evening lasts between 1h 30m and 2 hours.
Back with the electric bicycles, you can make a stop in towns such as Malloll or you can stop at the town of Hostalets and go to their well-known bakery where they make delicious bread and cakes.
Enjoy a rural and very original experience!
THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
- Accommodation at the El Ferrés farmhouse, the night before the flight. (Only weekends and public holidays)
- 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.
- Accommodation at the El Ferrés farmhouse.
- Dinner at the El Ferrés farmhouse.
- Breakfast at the El Ferrés farmhouse.
- Electric bicycles to go to the farm.
- Goatherd experience.
- Picnic dinner.
- See how he makes the cheese.
WEEKENDS AND PIBLIC HOLIDAYS MINIMUM TWO NIGHTS