Discover the fun of flying on a hot air balloon from Vic, near Barcelona. We invite you to eat at a restaurant in the area, so do not miss this opportunity!
Halfway between the coast and the mountains lies the city of Vic, 50 minutes from Barcelona where your balloon flight will take place. During the flight, you can witness the mountains, and on clear days you can even see Montseny, Montserrat, and the Pyrenees. On very special days, you can go so high that you can see Barcelona and its coast.
During the flight, the pilot will be in continuous radio communication with the ground crew, so they are able to keep track of you and take you back to the meeting point once the flight has ended.
After returning to the meeting point, you'll go to a restaurant in the area, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch, see the photographic report of the day and discuss the flight. Finally, the pilot will give you a flight certificate and you will have a toast, a tradition that began in 1783 when the first balloon flight in Paris was done!
Your flight will be around 1 hour and 15 min. long, yet all the activity including preparation, lunch, and toast will take around half a day.
Course of events
The activity begins early in the morning. After meeting with the team in the designated spot, you will be transferred to the take-off field so you can meet the rest of the team and be introduced to the balloon pilot.
The crew will start prepping the balloon, you are invited to participate if you wish, and they will take pictures for you as souvenirs. Once the balloon is laid down on the ground, it will be hooked to the basket and will start getting inflated with a powerful fan. Then, when it has enough air in it, the pilot will turn on the burners and fill it with hot air. This will make the balloon rise and get into an upward position.
That is the moment in which you'll jump into the basket, the pilot will give you a safety brief. The pilot will control the burners and the balloon will rise slowly, majestically! From the heights the views are incredible and the feeling indescribable, you will have a 360 degrees view across the Vic plain, the green mountains, fields with different shades, and buildings full of history. It is just fantastic!
All minors must have authorization from their parents.
The maximum weight per person is 100 Kg. Before each flight in hot air balloon the pilot has to make a load chart of the weight that the balloon carries, for this reason if you exceed this weight you must contact us before making your reservation.
Pick-up service can be arranged in the Barcelona area for €35. Please contact the provider after booking to arrange this. A minimum of 4 people is required to provide the service.