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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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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8655P1
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 travelers
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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 travelers
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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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nitsan75
Israel138 contributions
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 October 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Madzik2009
Barcelona, Spain17 contributions
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 July 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Catherine H
10 contributions
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 August 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HappyCamper4Life
London, UK16 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
We decided to try this based on other reviews, and having always wanted to go on a hot air balloon. This is the place to do it. You can really see the volcanoes. The company is a family run business with experienced pilots that really know what they are doing. They have a total of six balloons, with baskets for 8-12 people. We were able to reserve a spot the day before, having stumbled on the info upon arrival to Olot. On the morning we went out, there were 2 balloons/24 people. We met at 7 a.m., take off at 7:30 after a nice coffee. The flight lasted a couple hours and we were back at base for a breakfast (included in price) at about 11am, all was finished at about noon. There is a reduced rate for children, our 4yr old enjoyed the experience as much as we did! She had a little stool to stand on so her head was just above the basket line. We felt safe the whole journey.

Our guide Xevi was really nice, offered some interesting info about the geography, and was able to translate everything into English for us.

The landing was an adventure and abled men partook in the folding up of the balloon. Luckily we were well rewarded for our efforts with a delicious traditional breakfast back at the home base. I know other reviews mention this, the cava and breakfast cake served in the sky is especially delightful!

A very warm group of people and a super fun experience that will be a lifetime highlight for us all.

Thank you to the Colom family! We will treasure this once in a lifetime (maybe twice) adventure
Written August 7, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guliverstravels
Westmount, Canada118 contributions
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 December 30, 2019
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ronhusein@gmail.com
11 contributions
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 October 22, 2019
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Margaret M
25 contributions
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 August 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 August 14, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nina_allin
Silkeborg18 contributions
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 July 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ana V
Miami, FL18 contributions
Absolutely spectacular views. I've never seen anything like it. This was my first hot air balloon ride and, though a number of our group were pretty nervous in the beginning, we all relaxed once we saw how experienced and calm our pilot was. (The cava didn’t hurt, either...) My husband and I woke up at 5 am and drove from Barcelona for this trip, and we both agree it was well worth the effort.

The breakfast that came after was also delightful. Filling and filled with great conversation and laughs!
Written July 6, 2018
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Astrid E
London, UK72 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I did the hot air balloon ride beginning of May and it is just such a wonderful experience. I could arrange a pick-up from my hotel, as well and the hole tour was amazing with absolutely lovely people. The views are stunning and it's so peaceful up there. I absolutely can recommend this!
Written June 19, 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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