Balloon rides in the PYRENEES

pyrenees balloon ride cerdanya andorra la molina

About this experience

We invite you to discover, from the air, one of the most impressive European Valleys, the Cerdanya Valley. Situated on the Catalan Pyrenees side, the area offers a fantastic environment for those who like outdoor mountain activities as well as balloon rides. The Cerdanya, also called "the great Oriental Valley", invites you to travel. Its surrounding mountains is formed by the Sierra del Cadí, the Sierra del Moixeró and others pics as the Tossa de Alp. On the other side, the valley offers a dramatic panorama with the Puigllançada and the massif of Pedraforca. Believe us, flying there is really dramatic !

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 delivery of the first flight certificates signed by the pilot..

Days of activity

We operate all year long, mainly the week end. We can operate any day if we have a minimum of 4 participants or for those who decide to book the "private" balloon flight option.

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

The Cerdanya valley is situated in the Oriental Pyrenees, in the Catalan county, very close to the French frontier, also very close to these famous villages such as Font Romeu, Bourg Madame, Puigcerdá, La Molina and also Andorra. The valley is surrounded by the Sierra del Cadí (on the mid west) and the Serra de Moixeró (on the mid east).

Cerdanya location map

Take off site : from the CERDANYA VALLEY / 150km away from Barcelona city.
Meeting point : CERDANYA AIRFIELD (Alp) or HOTEL BON REPOS (Bellver-de-Cerdanya).
Go by car : 8 km / 10 min from La Molina. 28 km / 30 mn from Font Romeu. 150 km / 2h from Barcelona. 70 km / 1h from Andorra. 110 km / 1h40 from Perpignan (France). 180 km / 2h20 from Toulouse (France).

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Useful information

Flying season

In the Pyrenees, 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. Spring and Summer are good season to fly balloon and countryside offers colourful fields.

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 and clothing

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. It is important to wear warm clothes, gloves, sunglasses and solar cream during the winter season.

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Prices and options

We offer a SHARED flight with other passengers in the same balloon, and the possibility to make a PRIVATE flight (only you in the balloon with the pilot). As an additional service, for the PRIVATE flight only we offer a transfer service from Barcelona city, pick up and drop off, for those who have no cars to reach the flying area.

Prices :

PYRENEES - SHARED balloon ride : Prices (1)
Price for 1 ADULT 160 € /pers.
Price for 2 ADULTS or more 150 € /pers.
Price for KIDS (6-12 y.o.) 100 € /pers.

(1) Prices are per person, valid from 2019/01/01.

PYRENEES - PRIVATE balloon ride : Prices (2)
Price for 2 PASSENGERS 700 €
Price for 3 PASSENGERS or more Ask for quote
PICK UP SERVICE from and to Barcelona +50 € /pers.

(2) Total price for a flight with a pilot, valid from 2019/01/01.

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.
- A flight in the Pyrenees / Cerdanya Valley up to 1 hour 1/4 in duration.
- Landing, passengers recovery by the chase crew.
- Transfer back in 4x4 to the launchfield.
- Cava Champagne toast and 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.

Read also ... the 3 HOURS PYRENEES CROSSING

montgolfière pyrénées

If you want to live a real adventure, we offer the Pyrenees Crossing onboard a hot air balloon, starting from the Cerdanya Valley. This is probably one of the most impressive and unforgettable balloon flight you can make in a life : a balloon crossing over snowed mountains of the Pyrenees, ending with a cross country flight over Centric Catalonia before landing. This is a long flight in distance and duration, around 3 hours.

Click here to read the experience.

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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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