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Catalonia Hot Air Balloon Ride and Breakfast over the Volcanoes of la Garrotxa provided by Vol de Coloms

Catalonia Hot Air Balloon Ride and Breakfast over the Volcanoes of la Garrotxa

Catalonia Hot Air Balloon Ride and Breakfast over the Volcanoes of la Garrotxa
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About
Come and enjoy a hot air balloon experience over Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, one of the most interesting volcanoes areas in Europe. A flight in a hot air balloon is a different way of travelling, float in the air, in pure peace and quiet. Enjoy the feeling of absolute freedom, perfect stillness and adventure. Ideal for nature lovers and for those who are searching new sensations, a hot air balloon flight gives you a 360º bird’s eye view of the landscape. On clear days, the views stretch from Montserrat to the Mediterranean Sea, with the Pyrenees omnipresent in the background and the dormant volcanoes below. The activity begins bright and early in the morning (between 07:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., according to the season) in Vol de Coloms facilities, next to Croscat volcano.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8655P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Flight organization and insurance
  • Coffee before the flight
  • Cava toast and local pastry during the flight (Non-alcoholic beverages also available)
  • A hearty brunch after flight
  • First flight certificate signed by the pilot
Exclusions
  • Gratuities ( optional)
  • Optional activity costs.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Vol de Coloms - Volar en globo en la Garrotxa, Afores, s/n, 17811 Santa Pau, Girona, Girona, Spain
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • The activity is approximately 5 hours long. Exact time will depend on the flying season.
  • Please wear clothes that are appropriate to the flying season. Sporting shoes are recommended.
  • Departing hours may vary depending on the flying season.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Flight organization and insurance
  • Coffee before the flight
  • Cava toast and local pastry during the flight (Non-alcoholic beverages also available)
  • A hearty brunch after flight
  • First flight certificate signed by the pilot
Exclusions
  • Gratuities ( optional)
  • Optional activity costs.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Vol de Coloms - Volar en globo en la Garrotxa, Afores, s/n, 17811 Santa Pau, Girona, Girona, Spain
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • The activity is approximately 5 hours long. Exact time will depend on the flying season.
  • Please wear clothes that are appropriate to the flying season. Sporting shoes are recommended.
  • Departing hours may vary depending on the flying season.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Vol de Coloms - Volar en globo en la Garrotxa
    Afores, s/n, 17811 Santa Pau, Girona, Girona, Spain
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Pyrenees National Park
    La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
    Vol de Coloms
    Volcan Croscat
    Volcan de Santa Margarida
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cecília
Denia, Spain12 contributions
Excellent! Peaceful! Different!
Fantastic flight over the clouds!
Excellent breakfast and great service ;)
If you love countryside, mountains, that is a really beautiful place to visit!
Written 30 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
globusvoldecoloms
Thank you very much for your comment, we are very happy that you enjoyed the experience
Written 31 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guliverstravels
Westmount, Canada116 contributions
An experience unparalleled with anything terrestrial
Sep 2019
Consider this: you are outside and it is completely silent, no wind not even a breeze. Unearthly sensation. Silence.
The sun is just now rising at the horizon far away to the east. When you look down, you get an eerie feeling in the pit of your stomach... because you are 3,000 feet above the ground, nothing below but space, you are floating freely in a basket suspended below a massive hot air balloon!
The feeling is magical, as you and the balloon are indeed floating horizontally about 20 km/hr, exactly at the speed of the wind. Thus the air is perfectly still inside the basket as you drift along within the current of wind.
If you think that this feeling is no different from staring out of an airplane window midflight, think again. Firstly, you are outside -- there is no window! And, you can very distinctly see all the details below: the trees that make up the forest, the streets, houses and people that comprise the towns, the farms, the cows and even the chickens. You can even hear the cows mooing, the roosters cock-a-doodling, and especially the dogs barking. It seems the dogs get spooked by us above and respond as all mutts do.
As exciting as the flight is, it pales in comparison with landing this huge contraption! First a large field or meadow must be identified ahead amongst the forests and farms, altitude lost just so, structures, power and telephone lines avoided at all costs, and finally plenty of margin for error as the actual point of impact can only be estimated. And... surprise... the basket will bounce, become airborne again and bounce again a few metres downwind. Depending on the pilot's skills, there may be two or three bounces before we stay put. Once the immense balloon is deflated and rolled up, out comes the obligatory bottle of champagne, glasses are filled, clinked together and then quickly emptied!
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nitsan75
Israel138 contributions
First Hot Air Balloon Ride - Great experience!
Oct 2019
Arriving at the location at 7:00 am, it was still dark outside, we were welcomed and served coffee, juice, and snacks at the bar, while we could see the two hot air balloons being inflated outside.
When the balloons were inflated, we boarded the one that we were assigned to and started taking off.
The basket contained about 10 people + the operator.
Since it was our first time, the heart started beating more intensively, but the look of the ground getting farther and farther away while feeling the wind and air around you is something you don't feel on other activities.
we went up pretty high, to get over the clouds, and surprisingly, other than realizing you are VERY high, you almost don't feel the motion...
The basket rotated slowly so we could see all around. After going over the clouds we could see the Pyrenees and the sun rising.
At that point, we had a small surprise, I'll leave that disclosed, just saying it is related to beverages...
Going lower with the ballon, we had a straight path over Besalu which is an old medieval town.
It was a very beautiful flight and great experience.
After landing in a field, we helped the team fold the balloon, and were picked up by a car back to the location we took off (about 20-25 minutes drive).

At the location, we were served the "breakfast" which was more branch since it was almost 11:00... however, the breakfast was very rich with cold and hot dishes, wine and water.

So, to sum the experience, it is not cheap, but worth every cent and more....
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ronhusein@gmail.com
11 contributions
My first Balloon Ride
Sep 2019
On the GPS our air speed was 28 MPH, but it felt like we were standing still and we felt no wind because we were moving with it. The views were the best, the service great, the coffee and snacks excellent, and the breakfast afterwards was great too!
Written 22 October 2019
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Margaret M
22 contributions
Fantastic experience
What a fantastic experience we had in this hot air balloon. This is a rural family run business that is highly professional and well organised. As a family of four we had an amazing time and totally enjoyed it from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
Written 12 August 2019
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Voyage03306258968
Thank you for this grad feedback. We try to give all our passion that we have for the balloons and for the region.
Written 14 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Madzik2009
Barcelona, Spain16 contributions
Amazing experience!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Everything was perfect! Better than expected.
Lunch was delicious and the whole atmosphere was just lovely. Thank you very much! We will be back for sure!😀
Written 19 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aussielins
Taree, Australia731 contributions
A very professional and well organised event
Jul 2019 • Family
We arrived at 7 am and were given a snack of a pastry and hot drink. This was followed by a balloon ride during which we floated over the volcanic landscape, forests and towns. We were treated to a glass of champagne and a pastry while in the air. Following the ride, we were bused back to the starting point where we were treated to a huge and delicious Catalan breakfast. Everything was streamlined and well organised. Staff members were knowledgeable and friendly. This was a very special experience.
Written 15 July 2019
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Nina_allin
Silkeborg18 contributions
Fantastic
Jun 2019 • Couples
Fanntastic experience!
Great event!
You are a part of the hole event - a part of the start, unique viet, fun and informative captain, cava and cafe udring the flight, home transport and lovely brunch - what not to like?!
Thank you, thank you, thank you 👍🏽
Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marco Q
Berlin, Germany9 contributions
Breathtaking Experience flying over la Garrotxa volcanoes
I was visiting Olot with a large group (16) of friends in October 2018 and we had booked the balloons experience. We ended up waking up pretty early to be at the spot before dawn. Some of us were a little tense at the thought of flying in the air, yet our pilots briefed on what was about to happen and as we lifted in the air, an unforgettable experience had just started for all of us! We experienced the sun rise from below the mountains, looked inside the volcanoes mouths from above, drunk cava above the clouds and flew for about 1 hour and a half taking breathtaking pictures of the Garrotxa area and Castellfollit. The experience is a little pricey, yet difficult to compare with any other. The friendly pilots/guides provided us with a lot of information on how the hot air balloons fly and on the region. At the end a delicious typical local breakfast was included and enjoyed by all participants.
Written 16 January 2019
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Catherine H
10 contributions
Above and beyond anything we expected
Aug 2018 • Couples
The pilots and staff are incredibly welcoming. They are able to create a sense of kinship among a group of strangers that are each having a once in a life time experience. Beautiful facilities and fantastic brunch that made this not just a balloon flight but an event full of joy and friendship. I hope everyone finds their way to Xevit's balloon. It will remain with us forever.
Written 7 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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yossia275
yossia275
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Great family experience
This was the highlight of our family trip in Catalonia, and a great surprise. The day starts with watching the pre
Kallins
Kallins
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Fun for All!!
Our family of 4, including 2 teens, all had a wonderful time! They are very well organized. They serve coffee and s
Peter W
Peter W
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Magical family experience
What an amazing experience! We booked on a weekday when the overnight accommodation was included. We stayed in the
Emgis
Emgis
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Amazing, superb experience!!
I could have never imagined that this experience would be so magnificent. Being up in the sky makes you feel so pea
martha h
martha h
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Serene yet exciting experience in very safe hands.
My first balloon trip. Fantastic experience. Great views. Lovely people.Process very well explained and great car
CdO59
CdO59
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Fantastic experience!
This is a marvelous way to see the Garrotxa. The balloon flight is worth every euro! The team is great and they loo
HananHarel
HananHarel
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The most exciting experience I had in the Pyrenees
highly recommend. They're a lovely bunch. This is a special way to see the landscape from a different angle
Josep M G
Josep M G
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Great experience
Stunning volcanic landscape of the Garrotxa, seen from the air. A fantastic experience and the professionalism of t
Davinia T
Davinia T
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Amazing experience
It was a birthday present for my husband and we loved it. Amazing views, not scary at all. It took about 1:30 fligh
Mediocre-Golfer
Mediocre-Golfer
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First class
To describe the experience would be to repeat what all other 5-star reviews have said. I do want to underline the
Hilary G
Hilary G
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Birthday gift balloon flight
Wow, this is an absolute 'must do' experience. Arrived at 7am to see the balloon filling then 12 of us went up for
John S
John S
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What a fantastic day out!
Booked as a surprise for my wife, this activity did not disappoint. The professionalism and friendliness of the tea
Mngabe
Mngabe
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Fantastic Balloon Ride!
Wow, what a ride, The views are absolutely breath taking. Was a little nervous about 12 people in our basket but th
Sgabe
Sgabe
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An Amazing View of the Volcanos and the Mountains
You don't want to miss this! My husband and I had a wonderful flight and the staff were superb. Chevy picked us up
mercedes n
mercedes n
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Not less than a bird!
I always dreamed of flying with a balloon. The experience is impossible to describe with words, you need to try it!
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