- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesSpanish, English, French
- Duration3.5 hrs
- Opening seasons:
There is no better way to experience the magnificence of Catalonia and its most representative mountain, Montserrat, than from the air. Experience an amazing hot air balloon flight near Barcelona.
Barcelona is a beautiful city that offers many options, yet just an hour drive from the city, you'll find Montserrat overlooking Barcelona. Montserrat is Barcelona's outdoor stamp attracting adventure enthusiasts looking for a break from the hustle of city life. Most people get to know this beautiful mountain on a hiking trip, why not try something different?
Here you have the chance of experiencing Montserrat in an unconventional and peaceful way, from the skies in a hot air balloon. Hot air balloon rides are something everyone should do at least once in a lifetime. The experience starts from the moment you arrive at the meeting point. Early in the morning, as the sun starts to rise, you'll witness the balloon's set up. The crew will lay out the gigantic balloon on the ground and then inflate it. Once the balloon has expanded, they will turn on the burners and start heating the air coming into the balloon until the balloon can rise up.
Once the balloon is ready, you'll hop into the basket for a flight of around 1 hour and 15 min depending on the weather conditions. Depending on where you take off from, you'll get to witness Montserrat's north or south face from the sky.
The hot air balloon flight taking off from Manresa option will allow you to fly over Pla del Bages where the Pyrenees start witnessing Montserrat's northern face.
The second option, taking off from Igualada, will take you to the skies over Conca d'Odena, where millions of years ago was a lake, and you'll witness the southern side of Montserrat.
While you're in the air, the ground crew will follow you on 4x4 vehicle that will also drive you back to the meeting point after you landed safely. But first, you'll have a sparkling wine toast and receive a certificate which makes you part of the hot air balloon riders community!
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected