La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

Activity provider: Vol de Coloms

La Garrotxa Volcanoes Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight

Activity provider: Vol de Coloms

From US$ 247.70 per person

Float over the volcanic area of La Garrotxa on a 5-hour hot air balloon tour, with sparkling Cava, a country breakfast in a restaurant exclusive to tour participants, and more. See how the volcanoes have shaped the landscape from a bird’s eye perspective.

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Duration 5 hours
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Catalan, Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Fly over the volcanic landscape of Garrotxa by hot air balloon
  • See how the landscape was formed by volcanoes, peering into craters from above
  • Enjoy an exclusive breakfast of local sausages, tomato bread, and wine
  • Marvel at tiny villages perched on rocks, waterfalls, thick oak forests and more
  • Glide with the breeze and experience the silence of nature
Full description
Glide with the breeze over the Natural Park of La Garrotxa, located between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, and discover from the sky how the volcanoes of Catalonia are a paradise for nature lovers. The half-day tour lasts approximately 5 hours, with about 1.5 hours flying time, and baskets for those with reduced mobility are available, including 3-door baskets that are suitable for the elderly. See how the landscape was shaped by volcanic activity in a way that is simply not possible from the ground. You will cruise over charming valleys, thick oak forests, and tiny villages settled on the top of towering cliffs. Experience the silence that only a hot air balloon ride can offer, with 360-degree views all around you. Sip a glass of Cava and enjoy a local pancake as the breeze and your pilot navigate the route, subject to the whims of Mother Nature! The balloon is constantly monitored by a 4WD car that will be ready to pick you up on landing. Then, it’s back to the launch facilities, where you will celebrate your balloon experience with a typical country breakfast of pa amb tomàquet (bread and tomato), cold cured sausage and beans from Santa Pau, roasted sausage, Catalan wine, and a glass of the local ratafia liquor.
  • Early morning coffee before the flight
  • Hot air balloon flight (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Glass of cava and local pancake during the trip
  • Transfer from landing site to launch field and facilities
  • Country breakfast at a restaurant exclusive to tour customers
  • First flight certificate
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is near the medieval town of Santa Pau. Parking is available for customers. To get to the meeting point: From Girona Airport - Drive on the AP7 north (Girona, France). Leave the AP7 at exit 6 and join the C66 (Banyoles, Olot). From Olot take the C 524 to Santa Pau. The launch site is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) drive on the left From Barcelona - Drive north on the AP7 and join the C17 north to Vic. North of Vic take exit 69 joining the C37 (Manlleu, Olot and Torello). Continue through a series of tunnels that finish in the Vall d’En Bas. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Olot, and then take the C 524 to Santa Pau. The launch site is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) drive on the left Girona Train Station and Girona Airport is about a 45 minute drive Figueres TGV Station is an approximate 30 minutes drive Barcelona Airport is about a 1.5-hour drive There is a public bus stop in Olot

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  Please wear comfortable footwear
    •  This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, or children under 5 years old
    •  Baskets adapted for people with reduced mobility are available, including 3 door baskets for seniors, or those in wheelchairs. Disabled parking places are also provided
    • This activity is subject to weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund
    • Flights operate every day (weekdays and weekends)
    • The full activity lasts about 5 hours, with a 1.5-hour balloon flight
    • Please note that the balloon trip starts early in the morning and ends around noon. The exact time is set according to the flying season
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 32 reviews

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    This is worth every cent. We spent an amazing morning slowly drifting over the marvelous La Garrotxa area. Our pilot was not only very skilled with the navigation of the ballon, but also was from the area and able to explain things to us about this spectacular region. His English was great and he made sure to explain everything in both Catalan and English. While I am a bit afraid of heights, I never felt any nervousness on this ride. Even the landing was smooth. The breakfast after was also extremely good and it was fun to sit with the other passengers and pilots and enjoy a meal after the ride.

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    June 25, 2022

    Unforgettable experience ! Splendid setting, very professional company with support on arrival with an early breakfast, top guide (speaks several languages including French), cake and cava during the flight, breathtaking view, no dizziness or feeling of insecurity. Such a peaceful feeling! On the way back, a convivial and hearty lunch! I can only recommend, the birthday surprise for my spouse was memorable for both him and me. We stayed 9 minutes the day before in Santa Pau (habitaciones Plaça Major) because the appointment is given at 6:30 am but the Vol de Coloms website shows you all the accommodation nearby.

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    June 15, 2022

    Incredible experience

    I am afraid of heights and our pilot Pepe made me feel extremely safe. The base is absolutely stunning, and allowed us to get comfortable before the flight. As we got in the air he explained all of the sites and points we were looking at, and had an extremely smooth landing 1.5h later. It did get extremely hot so I recommend wearing light clothes, as well as bringing your own water bottle up. We landed and had a short drive back to base where we were prepared a lovely breakfast with many options - I am gluten free and was able to eat a lot - and overall would recommend this 100% to all.

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    June 30, 2019

    Product ID: 35210