La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

From $252.11 per person

Float over the volcanic area of La Garrotxa on a 5-hour hot air balloon tour, with sparkling Cava, a country breakfast in a restaurant exclusive to tour participants, and more. See how the volcanoes have shaped the landscape from a bird’s eye perspective.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Driver
Catalan, Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Fly over the volcanic landscape of Garrotxa by hot air balloon
  • See how the landscape was formed by volcanoes, peering into craters from above
  • Enjoy an exclusive breakfast of local sausages, tomato bread, and wine
  • Marvel at tiny villages perched on rocks, waterfalls, thick oak forests and more
  • Glide with the breeze and experience the silence of nature
Full description
Glide with the breeze over the Natural Park of La Garrotxa, located between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, and discover from the sky how the volcanoes of Catalonia are a paradise for nature lovers. The half-day tour lasts approximately 5 hours, with about 1.5 hours flying time, and baskets for those with reduced mobility are available, including 3-door baskets that are suitable for the elderly. See how the landscape was shaped by volcanic activity in a way that is simply not possible from the ground. You will cruise over charming valleys, thick oak forests, and tiny villages settled on the top of towering cliffs. Experience the silence that only a hot air balloon ride can offer, with 360-degree views all around you. Sip a glass of Cava and enjoy a local pancake as the breeze and your pilot navigate the route, subject to the whims of Mother Nature! The balloon is constantly monitored by a 4WD car that will be ready to pick you up on landing. Then, it’s back to the launch facilities, where you will celebrate your balloon experience with a typical country breakfast of pa amb tomàquet (bread and tomato), cold cured sausage and beans from Santa Pau, roasted sausage, Catalan wine, and a glass of the local ratafia liquor.
Includes
  • Early morning coffee before the flight
  • Hot air balloon flight (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Glass of cava and local pancake during the trip
  • Transfer from landing site to launch field and facilities
  • Country breakfast at a restaurant exclusive to tour customers
  • First flight certificate
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is near the medieval town of Santa Pau. Parking is available for customers. To get to the meeting point: From Girona Airport - Drive on the AP7 north (Girona, France). Leave the AP7 at exit 6 and join the C66 (Banyoles, Olot). From Olot take the C 524 to Santa Pau. The launch site is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) drive on the left From Barcelona - Drive north on the AP7 and join the C17 north to Vic. North of Vic take exit 69 joining the C37 (Manlleu, Olot and Torello). Continue through a series of tunnels that finish in the Vall d’En Bas. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Olot, and then take the C 524 to Santa Pau. The launch site is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) drive on the left Girona Train Station and Girona Airport is about a 45 minute drive Figueres TGV Station is an approximate 30 minutes drive Barcelona Airport is about a 1.5-hour drive There is a public bus stop in Olot

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  Please wear comfortable footwear
    •  This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, or children under 5 years old
    •  Baskets adapted for people with reduced mobility are available, including 3 door baskets for seniors, or those in wheelchairs. Disabled parking places are also provided
    • This activity is subject to weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund
    • Flights operate every day (weekdays and weekends)
    • The full activity lasts about 5 hours, with a 1.5-hour balloon flight
    • Please note that the balloon trip starts early in the morning and ends around noon. The exact time is set according to the flying season
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 15 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0/5
    • Transportation
      2.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    Incredible experience

    I am afraid of heights and our pilot Pepe made me feel extremely safe. The base is absolutely stunning, and allowed us to get comfortable before the flight. As we got in the air he explained all of the sites and points we were looking at, and had an extremely smooth landing 1.5h later. It did get extremely hot so I recommend wearing light clothes, as well as bringing your own water bottle up. We landed and had a short drive back to base where we were prepared a lovely breakfast with many options - I am gluten free and was able to eat a lot - and overall would recommend this 100% to all.

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    June 30, 2019

    Fantastic experience! We got to the meeting point at 7 a.m. and were offered a small cake with coffee before our flight while watching our balloon getting inflated, which was an incredible experience itself. Our flight was about 1 hour and 50 mins. Surprisingly calm and peaceful experience. Went up high and down the valley. The view of the sea and the snowed Pyrenees was breathtaking. During our flight we had a few glasses of Cava and a traditional cake. A nice lunch was also served after our flight. Our guide was very informative, funny and we felt incredibly safe (considering that you are in a floating basket!).Highly recommended!

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    May 10, 2019

    One of the best "experiences" ever. Exceeded our expectations.

    I cannot praise the organisation, communication, the guides, the food or the views highly enough. It was simply excellent at every turn. The pilot and host was amazing, nothing was too much trouble and he went out of his way to arrange things for our convenience and comfort. For example he put the English guests together nearest him in the balloon so that he could talk quietly (in perfect English honed in Brighton I believe!) to us after he had spoken to the Spanish guests. He was funny and confidence inspiring. The flight was amazing, right over the volcanoes and, as an added bonus, over the accommodation we had stayed in the night before. The take off and landing were gentle -he said it was the weather but don't underestimate his skill too. The peace when the burners were off and the floating sensation in silence will be remembered for a long time to come.

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    July 29, 2015

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