1-hour Balloon Flight Over Catalonia, from Barcelona
Duration: Part day (5 hours) Difficulty: Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Experience a fresh perspective through an aerial panorama of the Pyrenees Mountains, lush forests, and the historical city of Vic.
- Fly above the Catalonian landscape, from the Pyrenees Mountains to valleys & cities
- Watch the world from the clouds 1,000 m from the ground
- Enjoy traditional Spanish sparkling wine & a delicious snack
- Learn about the preparation of a hot air balloon
- Great for families
There are days when it's time to rest your feet and fly. With this balloon ride, you will experience a feeling of maximum relaxation, all while being amazed by the world outside of Barcelona.
After your pickup at sunrise, we drive to Montseny Natural Park just 30 minutes from Barcelona. Once there, you are invited to assist with the setting up and inflation of the balloon, a quick lesson before the fun.
The crew blasts the burner flame, the air heats up, and we smoothly rise into the air. As we pass the tree line, the balloon floats in an air current, so the feeling of movement is minimal. The world feels still and silent, and we reach an elevation of about 1,000 m (3,200 ft). Temperatures decrease by 1°C every 200 m, but the balloon's burner acts as a heater, so it never get too chilly.
Marking the natural border between Spain and France, the Pyrenees Mountains below us are a 435-km (270-mi) phenomenon. Torrents flow around mountain peaks and hidden valleys expose their every curve. Waterfalls pop through shades of green. We continue floating over the historical city of Vic, famous for its permanent fog in the winter.
The balloon ride lasts one hour. Following our gentle descent, the “chase crew” arrives and drives us back to the launch field. We are welcomed with a crisp toast of Cava – a Spanish sparkling wine – and a tasty brunch. To celebrate the experience, everyone receives a flight certificate signed by the pilot before our departure at noon.
Available all year, this trip promises a unique experience with each season. So whenever you decide to visit Barcelona, seeing it from this rare vantage point is always a possibility, and always an adventure.
Need to know before you go
Maximum number per group is 8, minimum is 2. The tour is public.
Start times differ according to season/month. They are between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Please see the meeting time schedule below - Need to Know (other).
Your exact launch site will be confirmed 24-48 hours before the flight.
This tour is not advised for pregnant women.
If you are over 100 kg (220 lbs), please inform us in advance.
This tour is available in English, Spanish, and French.
Phones, cameras, snacks and other small necessities are allowed on the flight.
If possible, please provide an alternative date at moment of booking. If the scheduled flight is cancelled due to weather, it can be rescheduled easily on the alternative date provided.
Please be at the meeting point according to this time schedule:
Jan 1 - Feb 15 : 7:30 a.m.
Feb 16 - March 15 : 7:00 a.m.
March 16 - March 25 : 6:30 a.m.
March 26 - April 15 : 7:00 a.m.
April 16 - May 1 : 6:30 a.m.
May 2 - Sep 1 : 6:00 a.m.
Sep 2 - Oct 1 : 6:30 a.m.
Oct 2 - Oct 28 : 7:00 a.m.
Oct 29 - Nov 15 : 6:30 a.m.
Nov 16 - Dec 15 : 7:00 a.m.
Dec 16 - Dec 31 : 7:30 a.m.
If cancelled due to poor weather, customer will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
The excursion may be cancelled up to 7 days prior to carrying out the service for free. Cancellations from 7 days to 72 hours in advance result in a 50% charge. For cancellations less than 72 hours in advance, the charge will be 100%.
In front of the Hard Rock Cafe, Barcelona
21 Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona
You will see our "Ballooning" van parked out front. Pickup is also available from specific hotels. Please contact us to see if yours applies. To meet directly at launch site, we provide location & directions 24 hours in advance, when it is decided according to weather conditions.