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Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Snacks & Drinks

1. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight with Snacks & Drinks

Admire Catalonia's natural landscape while cruising in a hot air balloon. On this ride through the skies, you'll get to experience the beauty of the Montseny Natural Park region from a unique vantage point. On a clear day, you will be able to see Montserrat, Barcelona, and the Mediterranean sea. Your journey will begin just after dawn when you'll either be picked up at a meeting point in Barcelona or make your own way to the local partner's flying area. Upon reaching the take-off spot you will be able to participate, hands-on, in inflating your hot air balloon. Once in the air, the ride will last for a little more than an hour. Celebrate the flight at the landing spot with a Cava toast and brunch. As a souvenir, receive a first flight certificate signed by the pilot.

From Barcelona: Small Group Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride

2. From Barcelona: Small Group Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Take an exclusive flight in a hot-air balloon on this tour. Admire the unique needle-shaped formations of Monserrat, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Catalonia. Finish your experience with a champagne toast.  Start your tour early in the morning at the meeting point and head out to the flying zone, where you can help with the inflation of the balloon. Once it’s ready, take off for a fantastic hour-long flight above the monastery and the surrounding area.   Land the balloon and board a 4WD car to the take-off area, where your guide will be waiting for you. Enjoy a bubbly glass of champagne and some snacks with your guide to celebrate your hot-air balloon ride.  With the upgraded option, continue your visit to the 1,000-year-old Benedictine Monastery, which houses the famous La Moreneta statue (visit not guaranteed). Depending on the season and timetable, enjoy a performance of the boys' choir singing. After finishing your sightseeing, taste the typical Catalan dessert mel i mató (cheese drizzled with honey) from one of the local farmers.

From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

3. From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

Experience magical aerial views of the Catalan countryside from the vantage point of a hot air balloon, and glide with the breeze over landscapes that include the Montserrat Mountains, Pyrenees and Costa Brava. Flights are scheduled throughout the year and early in the morning, when the winds are calm and the air is cool and stable. Upon arrival at the launch site, you will be invited to participate in preparing and inflating the balloons before getting on-board and airborne. Float up on the gentle take off and discover some of the most majestic views of Catalonia, depending on the area chosen for the experience. Your actual balloon flight will last for approximately 1-hour. During the flight, the pilot will be in permanent contact with the ground crew, who will be there to greet you upon landing. After packing away the balloon, celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast and get your personal flight certificate signed by your pilot.

Barcelona Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. Barcelona Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

Climb aboard a private hot air balloon for an intimate flight above Catalonia. Ideal for romantic couples, families or a group of friends, the balloon will be private to you for the duration of your flight, and you can even get hands-on tuition on how to fly it from your pilot. Transfer to the launch site from Barcelona, arriving in time to help set up and inflate the balloon. Then, following a short safety briefing, rise gently with the breeze to master the Catalan countryside just after dawn. Enjoy panoramic views of Montseny Natural Park, the mountains of Montserrat, and the Vallès Oriental. See the Barcelona skyline and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Winter flights offer views of snow-capped mountains, while summer flights capture the golden sand of the Costa Brava beaches. A “rescue team” will track the balloon to meet you upon landing. Then, celebrate with a sparkling glass of Cava and picnic brunch. Your pilot will also award you with a signed First Flight Certificate to keep as a souvenir.

Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Ride

5. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Ride

You will start your day as you meet the team at 7:00AM (summer) or 8:00AM (winter) to best experience the sunrise while flying. You can watch your pilot and crew as they set up the balloon, and you will be able to take part in this activity, which is seen as a ritual for some costumers. After experiencing the inflation of the balloon, it will be time to get into the basket. Following a short briefing from the pilot, your balloon adventure will take off. Whilst you are floating in the air like a bird, your pilot will be pleased to explain how the balloon works, as well as secrets of the flying area. You will be more than welcome to take stunning pictures of the landscape, as you float through the sky for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once having landed, your crew will collect the balloon, another activity that you can join. Following this, it will be time to enjoy a Champagne toast with some pastries surrounded by nature. Your pilot will also provide you with your flight certificate.

Barcelona: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

6. Barcelona: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise flight over the landscapes of Catalonia. The duration of this private flight will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meet your guide early in the morning to watch the balloon being inflated and eventually standing by itself. As soon as everything is ready, you can jump into the basket and prepare for this breathtaking experience. The pilot will give you a short debriefing before take off and you can choose to fly over Montserrat, Costa Brava, Pyrenees, central Catalonia or west Catalonia depending on weather conditions.  Experience the unique feeling of being part of the wind and enjoy the views of Catalonia as you fly calmly above. As you fly, the pilot will provide details of the area you are flying over and keep you updated on the balloon's performance. Finally, you will land wherever the wind takes you and the balloon will be met by a support team. When you've touched down in the landing field, receive a reception of Cava, juices and sweet pastries. You will be presented with a certificate signed by the pilot and a photo-report of the day's activities via E-mail. Then hop into off-road vehicles and be transported back to the original meeting point where it will be time to say goodbye to your group, knowing that you will share this amazing memory forever. Please note that, upon request, this tour can provide special baskets to cater for those with disabilities or access problems. 

From Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

7. From Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Depart Barcelona and travel to the nearby town of Vic to climb aboard a hot air balloon and glide with the wind across the morning sky. Watch the crew prepare your hot air balloon for its spectacular journey as the sun begins to rise. Benefit from a safety briefing from your pilot before you rise gently into the sky. Let the early morning breeze carry you across the countryside and enjoy bird's eye views to create everlasting memories amongst the clouds. Rise and fall to different heights with the prevailing currents, and look for wildlife in their natural habitat. Soak up the unforgettable views before a safe landing, where you can help collect the balloon if you wish.

Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

8. Barcelona: Hot Air Balloon Flight Experience

Discover the surroundings of Barcelona from the air on this morning hot air balloon tour. Enjoy a hotel pick-up at morning to go to the flying location. As soon as everything is ready, jump into the basket and prepare for this breathtaking experience. Once you take off, enjoy the magic landscapes that Catalonia offers. See wild nature, villages, and fields on your 1-hour ride. Take beautiful pictures from the air while the pilot explains the secrets of the area you are flying over. If you are interested, the pilot will also explain how the hot air balloon flies. Once you have landed, enjoy a champagne toast with pastries and soft drinks. You will be presented with a certificate signed by the pilot and a photo-report of the day's activities via email. At the end, we will drop you off in the nearest train station to go back to Barcelona. You can choose to fly over Montserrat, Costa Brava, Pyrenees, central Catalonia or west Catalonia depending on weather conditions.

Private Balloon Flight for Two from Barcelona

9. Private Balloon Flight for Two from Barcelona

There are moments in life that deserve an unforgettable setting and someone to share a perfect moment with. What better way to achieve this than by celebrating the occasion by going on a spectacular private balloon flight in Barcelona. To ask someone to marry you or to celebrate a birthday in the unrivaled setting of the sky will turn this event into an exciting adventure, into a perfect memory. This special, exclusive balloon flight for two starts very early in the morning with the set-up of the balloon. From the first moment your pictures will be taken to make a record of this unforgettable adventure and it will be given to you at the end of the day. The balloon flight starts gently, without noises and engines. This approximately one-hour flight will take you to the sky, sometimes as high as 1500 meters from the ground, other times above the trees. As the balloon cannot be directed, the flight is an adventure and each time is different and exciting. In mid air, carried by the wind, with skin-deep emotions, time flies. The ground crew are in radio contact, and will follow the flight at all times by road until the balloon lands. When the balloon is folded, the ground crew will take you to the car park and you will go to a traditional restaurant to have a delicious breakfast. See all the pictures taken during the activity: balloon preparation, flight and landing, unforgettable images that you will take with on a digital device to share with your family and friends. To finish and to celebrate the adventure you will toast with cava and the pilot will give you a flight certificate.

European Balloon Festival: Hot Air Balloon Ride

10. European Balloon Festival: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Your flight will take place early in the morning to ensure the optimal conditions and the best views above Igualada (only 40 minutes from Barcelona). Fly near Montserrat and discover the amazing landscapes of central Catalonia.   Once you get to Igualada, you will be in the heart of the festival, which has wowed spectators for 27 years. It hosts 50 balloons from all around Europe and the world and attracts more than 25,000 spectators with concerts, children’s workshops, photo contests, flight competitions and the famous Night Glow with the balloons. When you arrive, you will help to inflate the balloon and will fly surrounded by 40 other hot air balloons. Once you have landed,  partake in a cava toast with pastries and juices. Receive a flight certificate and have pictures sent to you in the mail after. Then, it's time for off-road vehicles to go back to the meeting point.  Drop off to the nearest train station is also included in the activity. We also offer accessible flights so that nobody misses out on this amazing experience.  

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Hot air balloon tours in Barcelona – enjoy a different point of view

Experience a bird’s-eye view of the stunning area with hot air balloon tours in Barcelona. You’ll get to soar above spectacular sights such as the Montserrat mountainside, the city of Barcelona, and the magnificent Mediterranean Sea.

What should I expect on a hot air balloon tour of Barcelona?

Enjoy breathtaking views from a balloon as you fly higher than three thousand feet above the earth over Catalonian landscapes. Enjoy incredible views of the Montserrat mountainside, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Catalonia, from a unique vantage point. 

On a clear day, you might also be able to see the Montseny Natural Park, featuring forests, streams, green hills, and vast fields. Not to mention the coastal city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. Flight routes might also include views of diverse landscapes like the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees.

You’ll be guided to your destination by the wind and a pilot, so it’s always an adventure.

Hot air balloon tours for history lovers

For the history buffs, some tours include a visit to the famous Montserrat Monastery. The monastery is nearly a thousand years old and hosts an engraving of La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia.

Cheers—you made it! Some tours include an option to celebrate the successful flight at the landing spot with an adult beverage. Toast to yourself for your bravery to take on the skies, and to the pilot or guide for his skill.

Some tours also offer a flight certificate signed by the pilot. That’s if you really want to prove to others that you braved the adventure and successfully completed the flight.

For some tours, there’s no need to allocate time to get to a meeting point, as you’ll be picked up from your hotel. (Note that this option is available only if you’re staying in the city of Barcelona.) Not sure if that covers your hotel? Don’t worry, you might be able to provide the address of where you’re staying when you book the tour. If you want to save some extra cash, there’s great news: some tours also include drop-off transportation to your hotel.

How long are most Barclona hot air balloon tours?

Hot air balloon tours in Barcelona last between 3 and 6.5 hours, with most flights being five to six hours.

The ride itself is typically at least an hour. The rest of the time may include pick-up and drop-off, meals, and more. For many hot air balloon tours, you may be able to inflate your own hot air balloon—with the assistance of the pros, of course.´What do I need to prepare for generally?

Believe it or not, Barcelona tends to have lots of great sunshine! You might have an ideal chance to improve your tan from three-thousand-plus feet in the sky. For the palest of travelers (and to avoid terrible tan lines), you may want to bring some sun protection. Remember, the sun is stronger up there!

Private hot air balloon tours in Barcelona

For those who want an unforgettable setting to share with a loved one, private tours are also available. Celebrate a birthday or even propose to your special someone in the sky!

Don’t forget to bring your phone, camera, or selfie stick (but whatever you do, don’t drop it!). If you’re worried about how to snap photos up there, don’t worry—some tours include a little photoshoot. Remember the flight with enduring pictures without the stress of getting the perfect shot yourself.

The sky’s the limit! As an extra bonus, some tours include a meal and stops at certain landmarks. Super chill.

Good tips and things to know about hot air balloon tours

Don’t worry—during the whole ride, you’ll be able to enjoy tours given in English. And for those advanced speakers who want to perfect their Spanish, you can listen “en Español.”

Note that many tour operators kindly ask that you don’t fly in some cases. These include being pregnant, suffering from leg or back problems, being a small child, or being unable to stand during the flight. If you’re in doubt, check beforehand.

There’s even great news if you’re a wheelchair user: some tours are fully accessible. If in doubt, ask if this option is offered before booking.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

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4.9 / 5

based on 236 reviews

A really great experience, we were thrilled! A very nice guide picked us up right in front of our apartment on time. After about 1 hour ride with 6 other passengers enjoyed a fantastic balloon ride, which lasted about 45 minutes. We flew through and above the clouds, a motor paraglider accompanying us photographed us in flight. The team also took photos before take-off and after landing, which will later be emailed to us. Soft landing by our nice competent pilot. Afterwards the trip was concluded with champagne and cake. Everyone also received a certificate. Transport back from our guide to the next train station, where we were back in Barcelona after 1 1/2 hours. An unforgettable experience!

Good experience with great views, but if your take-off spot is near, Andorra will be prepared to be in very chilly weather for up to 4 hours. the tour operator was kind to offer us jackets to stay warm, and they were very helpful throughout the tour. If you are going for the first time, it will be an excellent experience.

Amazing experience! It was the highlight of our trip. Everything was superb from booking, communication, to pick up, flight, champagne toast, to our return. First class company run by talented and friendly people.

Carlos and his team did a great job. They were on time to pick me up. I was a first time flyer and felt safe the entire time. The views were breathtaking. Good job!

Very good organization, friendly staff - we really enjoyed the flight, the peace and quiet at the top and the view were great. Many Thanks!!'