For less mobile older people and those in wheelchairs.
A dream can be made to come true at Vol de Coloms, where all services and installations are 100% adapted for people of reduced mobility.
We offer you the chance to fly over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park in a hot-air balloon whose basket has been specially adapted for people of reduced mobility: a fully opening door and three adjustable hydraulic seats that can be raised to any height to give you a perfect view of the landscape of La Garrotxa below.
We will provide you with a unique experience of flying over the volcanoes of La Garrotxa, the only ones of their kind in Catalonia. And, at the same time, enjoy a glass of cava rosé and a slice of coca de llardons, a typical savoury pastry from Olot.
Once back on Earth, our ground team – who will have been following the flight all the way – will pick you up in our 4×4 vehicle and take you back to the Vol de Coloms installations, open only to flyers and their companions.
Here you will be able to tuck into a hearty local breakfast of bread and tomato, charcuterie, Catalan sausage and haricot beans from Santa Pau – the Catalan national dish! As a dessert, try the yoghurts from the local cooperative La Fageda and then wash it down with a cup of coffee and a taste of ratafia, a local herbal liquor.
And to round it all off, you will be presented with a flight certificate signed by the pilot.
We recommend to wear sporting clothes according to the flight season ans comfortable footwear. Flights take-off from and land in a field.You should bring along a sweater / jacket while the balloon is being set up early in the morning and after landing.
The temperature during the flight is the same as on the ground. The fact that the balloon flies in the air mass means there is no air corrent aboard the basket. During the winter flights don’t forget the burners
Every body can fly a board a hot air balloon from children aged 5 y.o. and no límit for old people.
We just recommend pregnant women.
Because the weather is more calm and cold. The climate is usually fresh and winds are stable. Balloons can’t fly during the middle of the day because of thermicals caused by the warming sun .
Times depend on sunrise, so vary throughout the season ( between 7am and 8 am).
Balloons go with the wind, the pilot can only control the altitude of the balloon by heating the inside of the envelope with the burners. Stability in the air is necessary aswell as a slight wind and a mild temperature. The only way to get all these conditions is to take off just after sunrise.
Weahter is very important in this activity, for this reason we’ll be in contact 2 or 3 days previous of the flight in order to check the weather forecast.
For a successful flight we requiere light winds, no rains and good visibility.
In case of not enough good weather forecast because of wind or rain , we’ll cancel the balloon ride changing it to another date or just we will refund it if you don’t have another day.
Sometimes we are obliged to cancel flight the same morning due to the wind is moret han 20 km p.h for safety reasons.
No, because there is no physical link between the balloon and the ground (like a ladder or a bridge) there is no feeling of dizziness or vertigo. During the flight the basket remains stable and there is a feeling of incredible ease whilst taking-off.
We fly all the year long in the Garrotxa on weekdays and weekend, winter included, thanks to the microclimate we have in the region favorable to aerostation.
They are welcome to watch the balloon launch.
If they want to have breakfast with the passengers they have to pay 12 euros adults and 6 euros children.
We create sensations and emotions and offer you a day that you will remember forever!
A flight in a hot-air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we ensure that the whole day is unforgettable, above all if it is designed to mark a special occasion.
It is an ideal gift for an anniversary, a birthday or a family celebration with your parents or grandparents.
A hot-air balloon could also be a highly original place to propose to your partner!
Imagine that it is your birthday or that you are celebrating a ruby wedding anniversary – whilst waiting to climb on board, the lucky person won’t see anything. But once in the air, he/she will see ‘Happy 40th anniversary’ written in hay bales on the ground below! Or written in candles on the coca de llardons, the traditional local cake we try once we are flying. And, finally, to round things off, a glass of refreshing cava!
There’s no additional cost – but the lucky person will come away with a wonderful memory of the day’s emotions.
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