Discover the experience of flying in a hot-air balloon over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, one of the most interesting areas of dormant volcanoes in Europe. A flight in a hot-air balloon is a different way of travelling. Floating in the air and enjoying the peace and the quietness of the sky you’ll feel an absolute freedom and a perfect stillness. This experience is ideal for nature-lovers and for those searching for new feelings; a hot-air balloon flight gives you a 360º bird’s-eye view of the landscape below.
On clear days, the views stretch from Montserrat to the Mediterranean Sea, with the Pyrenees in the background and the dormant volcanoes below.
The activity begins bright and early in the morning (in the summer at 07.00, in spring and autumn at 07.30 and in winter at 08.00)
While the preparation of the balloon is being done you can enjoy a cup of coffee, take as many photos as you wish or help us to inflate the balloon. During the flight, the wind will decide our path being in the air for 1h 30 min (approx.)
Up in the sky, we will taste a pink Catalan Cava which symbolizes the colour of the volcanoes below, and we will try a piece of coca de llardons, a delicious and typical Catalan cake.
Once we land, we will pick you up in a 4×4 vehicle and take you back to the installations, which are for exclusive use for our customers. There you will be able to enjoy a typical Catalan breakfast of tomatoes bread, Santa Pau haricot beans and butifarra (the Catalan national dish!), desserts from Cooperativa la Fageda, wine and ratafia, a Catalan liquor that is produced with the herbs we find in our forests.
After the breakfast, you can go by your own and have a walk around the medieval village of Santa Pau. This little village was built mostly in the first half of the 14th century, its streets are narrow and irregular and it is surrounded by walls. The focal point of the town is the Plaça Major, also called Firal dels Bous, a triangular arcaded square where the markets and fairs took place. And, since 1297, the town has had the privilege of being a protected area for holding markets. Just in front of the square, there is a Castle that was built on the highest point of the village. Its construction started in the 13th century, although it was later given the current appearance of a large stately home.