The EXCLUSIVE / VIP balloon ride

exclusive balloon ride

About this experience

The EXCLUSIVE / VIP option is a privatized balloon ride in order to enjoy the flight with more intimacy. Flying alone, in couple or with friends, the balloon is completely yours. Being only 2 passengers in the basket will give you the opportunity to be taught by the pilot the basis of how to pilot a hot-air balloon and eventually the opportunity to pilot it yourself for a while. In that case, you will fly in a small-sized balloon, the kind of balloon used in competition, much more agile and dynamic than a normal passenger balloon.

Overview

Activity's description

The activity starts at dawn with the picking up of the passengers at the meeting point. Then, the passengers have the opportunity to help during the preparation of the flight: the setting and inflation of the balloon. When the balloon is up, we take off for a ride which will last more than an hour. The wind is the master of our way up the Catalonian landscapes. The landing marks the end of our ride. The "chase crew" comes to collect the balloon and the passengers. Then we all come back to the launchfield and celebrate the balloon experience with a Cava toast and a surprising special brunch. To finish passengers will eventually receive a first flight certificate signed by the pilot.

Days of activity

We operate all year long, every day and every week end, according to weather condition and availablity.

Duration of the experience

We operate one flight per day, by the morning only, just after sunrise. Starting time varies according to season, on summer at 7:00 am and winter at 8:30 am. The whole activity lasts 3 hours in total, including up to 1 hour 1/4 minutes in flight.

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Location of the activity

Hot air balloon flight next to MONTSENY NATURAL PARK

We invite you to experience the adventure in the Vallès Oriental, at only 30 minutes away from Barcelona. Taking off from Cardedeu, you will discover from the air amazing panoramas and landscapes, flying over unique points of interest in the Montseny Natural Park region. By clear sky, you will have the opportunity to admire the Montserrat picks, Barcelona itself and the Mediterranean sea ...

Ballooning Barcelona

Take off site : CARDEDEU city / 39km North of Barcelona.
Go by car : 30min. from Barcelona, by the highway AP7.
Go by train : 40min. from "Barcelona Pg de Gracia" station, stop "Cardedeu", train line "R2Nord Aeroport > Maçanet-Massanes".
Go with us : we offer a pick up service from Barcelona city centre. See details bellow.

Hot air balloon flight over OSONA / VIC

We invite you to experience the adventure in the Osona region, taking off from Vic. When flying at low altitude, you will discover the historical city centre of Vic from the sky. When reaching 3.000 feet, you will have the unique opportunity to discover a complete panorama of the region, the majestic Pyrenees’ mountains, the Montserrat rocs and the Montseny mountain.

Vic

Take off site : VIC city / 70km North of Barcelona.
Go by car : 45min. from Barcelona, by highway AP7 and C-17, way out "Vic Sur".
Go by train : 1h10min. from Barcelona, from "Plaça Cataluña" train station.
Go with us : we offer a pick up service from Barcelona city centre. See details bellow.

Pick up service from Barcelona city

We offer a transfer service from Barcelona, pick up and drop off from the famous Plaza Cataluña (Catalonia Square) centrally located. You will be driven in our vehicle directly to the flying area, then first stopped in a cafeteria for a quick coffee break before heading to the launch site.

Barcelona transfer service

Meeting point in BARCELONA : in front of the Hard Rock Café, located 21 Plaza de Cataluña, 08002 Barcelona.
Meeting time : between 6.00 and 7.30 am (exact time to be confirmed according to season)

Also, we can study a pick up service directly at your hotel or appartment in Barcelona if we have few passengers to be picked up. Just inquire at moment of booking.

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Useful information

Flying season

In Catalonia, it is possible to fly all year long. In fact, flying in winter offers some interesting advantages for the passengers: the weather is generally more stable what allows a longer flight and you can get up later as dawn takes place later in the morning.

Good weather condition for a good flight

Hot-air ballooning is weather dependent. To ensure the flight, we absolutely need to have weak winds (less than 20 kmph) and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions we would offer to passengers alternatives dates.

Restriction

A hot-air balloon ride is a very safe activity but in order for our passengers to avoid running any risk, we advise pregnant women and children under 6 not to fly.

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Prices and options

We propose you a price list adapted to each passenger according to its own desire: special price for an exclusive complete basket (8 passengers) booking. We offer a dedicated and personalized service for the exclusive 2 passengers booking. Also, we offer the pick up and transfer in 4x4 service from Barcelona.

Prices :

EXCLUSIVE / VIP hot air balloon ride : Prices (1)
Price for 2 PASSENGERS 600 €
Price for 3 PASSENGERS 700 €
Price for 4 PASSENGERS 800 €
Price for More than 4 passengers Ask for quote
   
PICK UP SERVICE from and to Barcelona +20 € /pers.

(1) Price shown is total price for a private flight with a pilot, valid from 01/01/2019.

The activity includes :

- Flight organization, the ballooning team (pilot+crew member).
- Third party insurance according to European law Nº785/2004.
- Briefing, preparation and inflation of the balloon.
- Hot air balloon flight up to 1 hour 1/4 minutes in duration.
- Landing, balloon and passengers recovery by the chase crew.
- Transfer back to the launchfield in 4x4.
- Cava toast, soft drinks and a surprising meal at the landing spot.
- Delivery of first flight certificates signed by the pilot.

Give this as a GIFT (Open date ticket valid 1-year)

balloon gift certificate

The GIFT CERTIFICATE is an open date voucher for a balloon ride. This is the best option if you want to offer the activity as a gift and let the participants decide their flying date. The gift certificate is valid 1 year from date of purchase, can be customized with a personal message, is delivered immediatly by E-mail and ready-to-print.

Offer / book a hot air balloon ride :

To enjoy yourself the activity or offer it as a gift, please choose one of these contact options : order a gift certificate, fill the on line form and book a balloon ride or just contact us by E-mail or Phone. Anticipating your booking is the best option to ensure availability on the date you want to fly, especially for a week-end ride. We will do our best to respond positively to your demands according to our availability.

Exclusive cancellation policy for non-resident : in case of unsuitable weather conditions the day of the flight, you will be provided the option to take the balloon tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full (except Gift certicates that are not refundable). Customers must inform us at moment of booking.

Order a : Gift Certificate
Book a balloon flight : Book a date
Contact us by E-mail : vuelo@ballooning.es
By Phone or WhatsApp © (10:00 - 18:00) : (+34) 666 424 177

 

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