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Barcelona Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

1. Barcelona Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

Float across the sky and enjoy incredible views of mountains, forests, streams and green hills and vast fields. On this 6-hour program you’ll drive a half hour from Barcelona to the Natural Park of Montseny, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation for the drive to the take-off area. The hot air balloon flight will last more than 1 hour. After landing, you'll be invited to enjoy a Catalan-style breakfast in a typical country house. Savor some of Catalan's most popular dishes. The will be a maximum of 8 passengers on the flight, plus the pilot. If you prefer, you can book a private flight. Whichever option you choose, it’s sure to be a memorable one!

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Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight

2. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Admire Catalonia's natural landscape while cruising in a hot air balloon. On this ride through the skies, you'll get to experience the beauty of the Montseny Natural Park region from a unique vantage point. On a clear day, you will be able to see Montserrat, Barcelona, and the Mediterranean sea. Your journey will begin just after dawn when you'll either be picked up at a meeting point in Barcelona or make your own way to the local partner's flying area. Upon reaching the take-off spot you will be able to participate, hands-on, in inflating your hot air balloon! Once in the air, the ride will last for a little more than an hour. Celebrate the flight at the landing spot with a Cava toast and brunch. As a souvenir, receive a first flight certificate signed by the pilot.

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Barcelona: Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride & Monastery Visit

3. Barcelona: Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride & Monastery Visit

Take an exclusive flight in a hot-air balloon and admire their unique needle-shape formations, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Catalonia. Start your tour early in the morning, after departure from Barcelona, and head out to the flying zone, where you will help with the inflation of the balloon. Once it’s ready, take off for an amazing hour of flight above the monastery and the surrounding area.  At the end of the flight, a 4WD car will be waiting to pick you up and return to the flying zone, where your guide will be waiting for you to continue with the tour. Visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, dating back nearly a thousand years and well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia. Depending on the season and timetable, you may have the opportunity to hear the boys' choir singing the famous Escolania de Montserrat.

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Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Ride

4. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Ride

You will start your day as you meet the team at 7:00AM (summer) or 8:00AM (winter) to best experience the sunrise while flying. You can watch your pilot and crew as they set up the balloon, and you will be able to take part in this activity, which is seen as a ritual for some costumers. After experiencing the inflation of the balloon, it will be time to get into the basket. Following a short briefing from the pilot, your balloon adventure will take off. Whilst you are floating in the air like a bird, your pilot will be pleased to explain how the balloon works, as well as secrets of the flying area. You will be more than welcome to take stunning pictures of the landscape, as you float through the sky for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once having landed, your crew will collect the balloon, another activity that you can join. Following this, it will be time to enjoy a Champagne toast with some pastries surrounded by nature. Your pilot will also provide you with your flight certificate.

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La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

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.

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From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

6. From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

Experience magical aerial views of the Catalan countryside from the vantage point of a hot air balloon, and glide with the breeze over landscapes that include the Montserrat Mountains, Pyrenees and Costa Brava. Flights are scheduled throughout the year and early in the morning, when the winds are calm and the air is cool and stable. Upon arrival at the launch site, you will be invited to participate in preparing and inflating the balloons before getting on-board and airborne. Float up on the gentle take off and discover some of the most majestic views of Catalonia, depending on the area chosen for the experience. Your actual balloon flight will last for approximately 1-hour. During the flight, the pilot will be in permanent contact with the ground crew, who will be there to greet you upon landing. After packing away the balloon, celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast and get your personal flight certificate signed by your pilot.

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Barcelona Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

7. Barcelona Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

Climb aboard a private hot air balloon for an intimate flight above Catalonia. Ideal for romantic couples, families or a group of friends, the balloon will be private to you for the duration of your flight, and you can even get hands-on tuition on how to fly it from your pilot. Transfer to the launch site from Barcelona, arriving in time to help set up and inflate the balloon. Then, following a short safety briefing, rise gently with the breeze to master the Catalan countryside just after dawn. Enjoy panoramic views of Montseny Natural Park, the mountains of Montserrat, and the Vallès Oriental. See the Barcelona skyline and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Winter flights offer views of snow-capped mountains, while summer flights capture the golden sand of the Costa Brava beaches. A “rescue team” will track the balloon to meet you upon landing. Then, celebrate with a sparkling glass of Cava and picnic brunch. Your pilot will also award you with a signed First Flight Certificate to keep as a souvenir.

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Exclusive Ballooning from Barcelona for Four People

8. Exclusive Ballooning from Barcelona for Four People

Take to the skies in Catalonia on an exclusive hot-air balloon flight. You will be comfortable in basket seats and enjoy a tasting of cava and appetizers as you soar through the air. Take-off is at sunrise and time depends on the season of the year. In winter it will be at 8:00 AM and at 7:00 AM in summer. The balloon will be set up and you will get a safety briefing. The balloon is almost ready, the pilot starts to put hot air with the burners until it begins to rise to great excitement. For more than an hour you will cross the sky of Catalonia, take a photographic record and share experiences and emotions. A balloon flight in Barcelona is a spectacle for the senses, full of magic, nature and fun. You will see the Barcelona area, taking off from Vic, and the view of Montseny, Montserrat and the plain of Vic will dazzle you with its colors and contrasts. The wind will guide the balloon on the journey, while the ground crew will follow at all times by road. When the flight ends, the pilot will search for a suitable field to land, fold the balloon and move to the take-off field.  You will enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant of the area, and share moments and anecdotes from the flight while watching the pictures of the day. To finish, the pilot will give you a flight certificate. A truly magical experience.

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Barcelona: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

9. Barcelona: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise flight over the landscapes of Catalonia. The duration of this private flight will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meet your guide early in the morning to watch the balloon being inflated and eventually standing by itself. As soon as everything is ready, you can jump into the basket and prepare for this breathtaking experience. The pilot will give you a short debriefing before take off and you can choose to fly over Montserrat, Costa Brava, Pyrenees, central Catalonia or west Catalonia depending on weather conditions.  Experience the unique feeling of being part of the wind and enjoy the views of Catalonia as you fly calmly above. As you fly, the pilot will provide details of the area you are flying over and keep you updated on the balloon's performance. Finally, you will land wherever the wind takes you and the balloon will be met by a support team. When you've touched down in the landing field, receive a reception of Cava, juices and sweet pastries. You will be presented with a certificate signed by the pilot and a photo-report of the day's activities via E-mail. Then hop into off-road vehicles and be transported back to the original meeting point where it will be time to say goodbye to your group, knowing that you will share this amazing memory forever. Please note that, upon request, this tour can provide special baskets to cater for those with disabilities or access problems. 

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From Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

10. From Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Depart Barcelona and travel to the nearby town of Vic to climb aboard a hot air balloon and glide with the wind across the morning sky. Watch the crew prepare your hot air balloon for its spectacular journey as the sun begins to rise. Benefit from a safety briefing from your pilot before you rise gently into the sky. Let the early morning breeze carry you across the countryside and enjoy bird's eye views to create everlasting memories amongst the clouds. Rise and fall to different heights with the prevailing currents, and look for wildlife in their natural habitat. Soak up the unforgettable views before a safe landing, where you can help collect the balloon if you wish.

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What people are saying about Catalonia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 236 reviews

What a blast we had going “up, up and away in our beautiful balloon”. The gorgeous sights and awesome thrill from on high (above the town of Vic) were surpassed only by the friendliness and skill of the crew. Even the town cheered our presence as school kids waved and jumped for joy at us. The ride was schedule for 60 minutes however the crew extended our thrill to make up for time traversing the unexpected low wind bands, which was a thrill as well. We were even given the opportunity to prepare the balloon for lift and dismantle it for transport after landing. We highly (pun intended) recommend this experience for everyone… families, couples, and groups. It was simply amazing. Book this trip . Your English guide Max is the most amazing young man , very kind , polite and knowledgeable . The balloonist Angel , very respectful and skillful, has owned and operated his hot air balloon business for over two decades , he knows his land by heart . You will not be disappointed. Book it!

The Globublog team, Angel, Salvador and Max were excellent throughout the trip. If you don't speak Spanish or Catalan you don't need to worry as Max's English was excellent. He was happy to provide advice about the Balloon trip and other things to do in Barcelona. The balloon ride was well organised and we felt safe at all times. Angel is an excellent pilot. The views across the snow capped peaks of the Pyrennes was amazing a really special way to start our trip in Barcelona. Angel and Salvador were so helpful during the trip and afterwards as well. When we finished our balloon trip we were running late for the Barcelona game at Camp Nou. Instead of dropping us back to our apartment they went out of their way to take us to the stadium to make sure that we were there on time for the game. Nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant for breakfast and lunch was terrific and the food very good. The Globublog team offered a really personal experience - highly recommended

We really enjoyed our hot air balloon experience! Our translator was Max and Angel acted as our driver and hot air balloon operator. We were picked up at our residence in Barcelona and driven to the site of the balloon launch. Amazing experience all around. Angel even took photos of us and we received them a few days later. Breakfast is after the hot air balloon ride so make sure to eat something before the start of the excursion. I would recommend this for sure if you're looking for a unique travel experience.

What a great trip, the scenery was beautiful and the hosts were very kind and fun. The breakfast after the ride was delicious also. We would highly recommend this activity.

AMAZING experience!!! A must do when going to Barcelona!!