The PYRENEES CROSSING balloon ride

hot air balloon pyrenees crossing ride andorra

Presentation of this ride

Probably one of the most impressive and unforgettable balloon flight you can make in a life : a balloon crossing over snowed mountains of the Pyrenees, ending with a cross country flight over Centric Catalonia before landing. This is a long flight in distance and duration, around 3 hours ! We will fly at different altitudes in order to have the right winds, between 9.000 and 12.000 feet high, but we will also fly at low hights in order to admire the beautiful countryside and esmerald valleys. During the balloon flight, the pilot will explain to all passengers how to control the balloon, navigate with a GPS, talk to air traffic controls, etc. We will also take the time to have a meal and drinks in the basket during the travel. Believe us, that flight is a real adventure !

The balloon ride 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 3 hours ride. The North wind is the master of our way to cross the Pyrenees mountains. We take time to have a meal and drink water and fruits juices during the flight. The landing marks the end of our ride. The chase crew comes to collect us and the balloon. Once the balloon packed, we go to a tipical Catalan restaurant, have a good meal and share everyone ´s impression best moments. Then, wecelebrate the experience with a Cava Champagne toast and delivery of the first flight certicates signed by the pilot. We finish the activty by coming back in 4x4.

Duration of the activity : the Pyrenees crossing balloon ride longs a full day. The balloon flight itself lasts 3 hours.

Timetable : the balloon ride starts early in the morning, just after dawn, and ends just after noon. The way back in 4x4 lasts aprox. 2 hours, depending of the landing spot situation.

Flying period : the Pyrenees crossing balloon ride is only made during the winter season, in December, January, February and March. We can operate the ride during the working days and week-ends. Contact us to know the know the availabilities..

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Pictures of the balloon flight

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Location of the activity

The starting point of the activity is situated just few miles away from the French frontier, in the Cerdanya county. According to the weather conditions, we will choose the best launch site to optimize the balloon ride.

Cerdanya location map

Location : Cerdanya is located in the Catalan Pyrenees county, close to the french frontier. The area is surrounded by the Serra del Cadí (mid-occidental), Serra de Moixeró and other oriental famous picks.
Meeting point : to be confirmed at the moment of booking.
Coming by car : 150 km / 2h from Barcelona. 70 km / 1h from Andorra. 140 km / 2h30 from Girona. 170 km / 2h30 from Lleida. 90 km / 1h from Manresa. 110 km / 1h40 from Perpignan (France).

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Useful information

Meteorology : ballooning is an activity directly linked with the weather conditions. To ensure this specific flight, we absolutely need to have winds coming from North and weak winds (less than 20 kmph) at the landing. Therefore, we can operate that balloon flight only on specific days. In case of unsuitable weather conditions we would postpone the flight to another day.

Clothing : that specific flight leaves the passengers in high altitude, meaning low temperatures. It is important to wear warm clothes, gloves, sunglasses and solarcream.

Healthy policy : it is important to be in good healthy condition the day of the balloon ride. We recommend not to drink alcohol since the day before. During the balloon flight, we also recommend to drink water and fruits juices.

Experience and security : our team (pilot and crew) are professionals, formed to manage a long distance and high altitude balloon flight. On board, we always have a first aid kit and all equipment necessary for airspace navigation.

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.

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, children under 6 and persons who have respiratory problems not to fly.

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Prices and options

We propose two flying formulas for the Pyrenees crossing flight : the NORMAL flight, is a shared balloon flight with others groups, maximum of 6 passengers in the balloon basket. The PRIVATE flight, offers the option of an intimate flight, for a minimum of 2 participants, only you with the pilot. For those who want to offer the balloon flight as a gift, you can select the option GIFT CERTIFICATE open date and valid one year.

Prices :

PYRENEES CROSSING balloon ride : Prices (1)
Adults for a NORMAL FLIGHT 350 € /pers.
Adults for a PRIVATE FLIGHT 500 € /pers.
   
Option : pick-up and transfer from Barcelona +50 € /pers.

(1) Prices are per person, valid from 01/01/2018. This balloon flight formula is operated only on December, January, February and March.

The price 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.
- A flight over the Catalan Pyrenees mountains of aprox. 3 hours in duration.
- Beverages during the flight.
- Landing, passengers recovery by the chase crew.
- Transfer to a tipical Catalan restaurant and meal.
- Cava Champagne toast and delivery of First flight certificates signed by the pilot.
- Transfer back in 4x4.

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.

See also ... the ADVENTURE balloon ride :

adventure balloon tour barcelona

The Pyrenees crossing flight is operated only on December, January, February and March. We also offer a very similar balloon flight formula, operative all year long, we have named the ADVENTURE balloon ride. Duration of this adventure is 2 hours, we fly over the Pre-Pyrenees countryside and the launch site is decided at last moment according to weather forecast.

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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.

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Book / offer a hot air balloon ride :

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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