1-hour Ballooning Over Segovia and the Guadarrama Mountains, from Madrid
Duration: Part day (4 hours) Difficulty: Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Experience a balloon ride over a 2,000-year-old World Heritage site and the beautiful mountains of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.
- Discover the historical city of Segovia from a unique viewpoint
- Float over the mountains & landscapes of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
- Relax in unique silence among the clouds
- Toast with a glass of champagne and enjoy a traditional Spanish snack
In the 2,000-year-old World Heritage site of Segovia, the spirit of old Spanish cities is visible in all corners. From the castle that inspired Disney’s Cinderella castle, to one of the best-preserved Roman aqueducts, you’ll observe history from your balloon ride over the marvelous sights.
The most beautiful way to sail into a sky full of colors is during a sunrise or sunset. Depending on which you prefer, we agree on a pickup time and drive for a bit over an hour. Once we reach our liftoff point, youe are invited to help with the preparation. It’s thrilling enough to watch the huge balloon expand over you, but it’s even more fun to help get it there!
We hop in the basket, stand steady, and lift away from the ground. Our skilled pilot ensures a smooth journey as we reach a height of about 915 m (3,000 ft), and we comfortably let the world grow quieter, smaller, and more magical. The calm hours of the early morning or evening make floating through the clouds one of the most relaxing things you’ll ever experience.
Segovia’s massive, 16th-century, Gothic-style cathedral reaches into the sky below. We float over the famous aqueduct bridge constructed in 112 AD. Remarkable thanks to its 15 km (9.3 mi) length and 28.5 m (94 ft) height, it is wonderfully visible to us. Its almost 100 single arches and about 50 double arches are a unique symbol of Segovia.
Our pilot makes sure that our hour-long flight also includes time flying over the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. These incredibly diverse mountains stretch out to across the horizon, and the highest peak, the Peñalara summit, shows off its snow-touched curves.
Back on the ground, you celebrate this experience with a champagne toast and a delicious snack. We provide photos and video of your experience, plus a certificate as proof that you just had an adventure of a lifetime!
Need to know before you go
The minimum height for this flight is 120 cm, the height of the average 6-year-old child.
The minimum number of people per group is 1, the maximum is 25.
For larger groups or for private flights, please contact us.
What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water, and windproof jacket.
The balloon preparation, flight, and toast/snack can take about 2 hours. A one-way drive from/to Madrid takes up to 1.5 hours. Please set aside five hours for this trip.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Pickup at hotel or the agreed-upon location.
Provided byMadrid Outdoor Sports
Reviews for this tour
7 Dec 2018