If you want to get out of the routine and do something really spectacular, don’t hesitate any longer. Ballooning over Barcelona and other areas of Catalonia can be an unforgettable experience.
Floating in the air is the best description of what you will feel if you travel by balloon. The companies that offer this sensational trip range from exclusive flights, flights for families, corporate flights, adventure flights or trips to places a little farther away.
What you will experience traveling in a balloon over Barcelona
You are picked up at a meeting point at dawn. When you arrive at the departure site you can help in the preparatory work such as assembling and inflating the balloon. Once everything is ready, you will take off for a flight of approximately one hour. At this moment the course is set by the wind.
This hour will be sensational. You can enjoy the most beautiful views, take pictures, laugh, feel adrenaline, feel the air on your face and enjoy the best sensation of freedom that flying offers. The flight itself lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.
After the tour you will finish the trip by landing and while you are descending and saying to yourself “I made it”, the rescue team picks up the balloon. From there you return by car to the take-off point to celebrate with a glass of wine and then give way to a delicious surprise lunch.
At the end of the experience you will receive a personalized diploma signed by the balloon pilot.
Days and times of the balloon ride over Barcelona
Normally you can schedule your balloon ride throughout the year, unless extreme weather conditions prevent the flight. It is easier to travel on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, as these are the days with the highest demand.
Easier in the sense that if it is not an exclusive flight, it requires a minimum of 3 to 4 people to take off. For the rest of the days of the week you can also schedule group flights or if you want an exclusive one for special events.
Only one flight is made daily and always after sunrise, during the morning and culminating with lunch. Although schedules may vary depending on the time of year, in summer the flight starts at 7:00 am and in winter at 8:30 am.
The total time of the activity is approximately 3 to 4 hours, including the round trip, flight, toast and lunch.
Ballooning Barcelona is one of the companies that offers balloon flights over Barcelona and other areas of Catalonia. Created in 2006 by pilot Nicolas Schwartz with more than 20 years of experience in balloon competitions and sport aviation. Web site https://ballooning.es/