We invite you to experience the adventure at only 30 minutes away from Barcelona. Taking off from Cardedeu, you will discover from the air amazing panoramas and landscapes, flying over unique points of interest in the Montseny Natural Park region. By clear sky, you will have the opportunity to admire the Montserrat picks, Barcelona itself and the Mediterranean sea.
Particularity of the private balloon ride : comparing to a normal flight, the private formula allows you to enjoy the flight with more intimacy. Flying alone with the pilot, the balloon is completely yours. Being only 2 passengers in the basket will give you the opportunity to be taught by the pilot the basis of how to pilot a hot-air balloon and eventually the opportunity to pilot it yourself for a while
Activity's description :
The activity starts at dawn with the picking up of the passengers at the meeting point. Then, the passengers have the opportunity to help during the preparation of the flight: the setting and inflation of the balloon. When the balloon is up, we take off for a ride which will last more than an hour. The wind is the master of our way up the Catalonian landscapes. The landing marks the end of our ride. The "chase crew" comes to collect the balloon and the passengers. Then we all come back to the launchfield and celebrate the balloon experience with a Cava toast and a surprising special brunch. To finish passengers will eventually receive a first flight certificate signed by the pilot.
The PRIVATE BALLOON RIDE activity includes :
- Flight organization, the ballooning team (pilot+crew member).
- Third party insurance according to European law Nº785/2004.
- Briefing, preparation and inflation of the balloon.
- Private hot air balloon flight of aprox. 1 hour in duration, with professional pilot.
- Landing, balloon and passengers recovery by the chase crew.
- Transfer back to the launchfield in 4x4.
- Cava toast, soft drinks and a surprising meal at the landing spot.
- Delivery of first flight certificates signed by the pilot.
- Option : whole transfer service from Barcelona city centre (extra service).
Flying hours : the balloon ride starts in the early morning and ends around noon. the flight lasts 1 hour in duration.
Days of activity : we operate the balloon flights every day, from Monday to Friday, and all week-ends, all year long. We requiere a minimum of 2 participants to operate this flight.
Flying period : in Catalonia, it is possible to fly all year long. In fact, flying in winter offers some interesting advantages for the passengers: the weather is generally more stable what allows a longer flight.
Restrictions : a hot-air balloon ride is a very safe activity but in order for our passengers to avoid running any risk, we advise pregnant women and children under 6 y.o. not to fly. hot-air ballooning is an activity depending directly with the weather conditions. In case of unsuitable weather conditions we would postpone the flight to another day.