The DISCOVERY balloon ride

balloon discovery ride

Presentation

With the discovery balloon ride, you share the flight with a maximum of 8 people in the basket. You live the adventure in family, friends or others passengers. The basket is big enough to make you feel at ease and totally secure. It is the ideal option for a first hot-air balloon flight, with a good price.

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The flight program

Activity 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.

Duration of the activity : the whole activity lasts half a day, including an 1 hour of balloon flight.

Flying hours : the balloon ride starts in the early morning and ends around noon. Exact time is set according to the flying season.

Days of activity : we operate all year long. We concentrate the flights on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. We can also operate a balloon flight on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if we have a booking of minimum 4 participants, or for a group, or for the passengers who have chosen the "private" balloon flight option.

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Pictures of the activity

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Location of the activity

We invite you to experience the adventure in the Vallès Oriental, 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 ...

Ballooning Barcelona

Location : Cardedeu / 30min / 39km North of Barcelona.
Meeting point : Cafeteria GOLF ROCA or Cafeteria RESTAURANTE CAN PEDRA ANTIGA.
Go by car : 30min. from Barcelona, by the highway AP7.
Go by train : 40min. from "Barcelona Pg de Gracia" station, stop "Cardedeu", train line "R2Nord Aeroport > Maçanet-Massanes".
Go with us : we offer a transfer service from Barcelona city centre. See details bellow.

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Useful information

Flying season : 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 and you can get up later as dawn takes place later in the morning.

Good weather conditions for a good flight : hot-air ballooning is an activity depending directly with the weather conditions. To ensure the flight, we absolutely need to have weak winds (less than 20 kmph) and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions we would postpone the flight to another day.

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 not to fly.

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Prices and options

We propose you a price list adapted to the number of participants at moment of booking and a lower price for the children. We also offer a transfer service from Barcelona city for those who have no cars to go to the flying area.

Prices :

DISCOVERY balloon ride : Prices (1)
1 adult 160 € /pers.
2 or more adults 150 € /pers.
Children (6-12 y.o.) 100 € /pers.
   
Option : pick-up and transfer from Barcelona +20 € /pers.

(1) Prices are per person, valid from 01/01/2018.

The 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.
- Hot air balloon flight of aprox. 1 hour in duration.
- 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.

Transfer from Barcelona city, pick up and drop off from Plaza Catalonia :

Barcelona transfer service

We offer a transfer service from Barcelona city centre, pick up and drop off from the famous Plaza Catalonia. You will be driven in our 4x4 or Passengers´van directly to the flying area.

We can study a pick up service directly at your hotel or appartment, if centrally located and if we have few passengers to be picked up. Just inform us your hotel situation and name at moment of booking.

Offer a GIFT CERTIFICATE with Open date and valid 1-year :

balloon gift certificate

The GIFT CERTIFICATE is an open date voucher for a balloon ride. This is the best option if you want to offer the activity as a gift and let the participants decide their flying date. The gift certificate is valid 1 year from date of purchase, can be customized with a personal message, is delivered immediatly by E-mail and ready-to-print.

Offer / book a hot-air balloon flight :

To enjoy yourself the activity or offer it as a gift, please choose one of these contact options : order a gift certificate, fill the on line form and book a balloon ride or just contact us by E-mail or Phone. Anticipating your booking is the best option to ensure availability on the date you want to fly, especially for a week-end ride. We will do our best to respond positively to your demands according to our availability.

Exclusive cancellation policy for non-resident : in case of unsuitable weather conditions the day of the flight, you will be provided the option to take the balloon tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full (except Gift certicates that are not refundable). Customers must inform us at moment of booking.

Order a : Gift Certificate
Book a balloon flight : Enquiry Form
Contact us by E-mail : vuelo@ballooning.es
By Phone or WhatsApp © (10:00 - 18:00) : (+34) 666 424 177

 

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