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Segovia hot air balloon rides

Get to know Segovia from a bird's eye view with a balloon flight

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Segovia hot air balloon rides tour information

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Starts

From the launch field in Segovia, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Ends

To the launch field in Segovia between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Included

  • 1 hour hot air balloon rides
  • Picnic lunch at the launch field
  • Toast with champagne at the launch field
  • Airborne baptismal certificate
  • Video and photo report
  • Compulsory civil liability insurance

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The Segovia hot air balloon rides tour is a simple activity that does not require physical effort, the traveler should only be able to stand for at least 1 hour. Travellers under 6 years of age are not allowed to carry out the activity.

To process the booking it is necessary to know the weight of each of the travellers. You must indicate it in the section Notes that you will find in the form when you make the reservation.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
SAFE ADVENTURE ‚Äď Covid 19
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy


Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the start of the tour, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no show, no refunds will be made.
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The city of Segovia was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Can you imagine a better way to discover it than from heaven?

Get into the balloon basket with us and discover how it feels to fly, with this balloon rides around Segovia. A one-hour hot air balloon rides by professional pilots. And that's not all! To make the experience even more complete, after landing, you and the crew will enjoy a picnic lunch in the launch field. And besides, a glass of cava will be waiting for you when you arrive. Toast, everyone!

Do you know why at the end of a hot air balloon rides the crew toasts with the passengers regardless of where we are in the world? Keep reading, and we'll tell you. Get ready, we take off at dawn!

Tour itinerary

todayDuration of the flight: 1 hour Duration of the activity: 3 hours Level: beginners

Segovia launch field

The Segovia hot air balloon ride will start at dawn, for that reason the starting time of the activity can vary between 7:00 and 9:00 in the morning.

If you have selected the extra transfer from Madrid, we will pick you up at your hotel between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and we will move til the Segovia launch field. The sky is waiting for us!

The launch field is placed only 500 meters from the wall. From this point, and without having yet climbed into the hot air balloon, we can already enjoy a spectacular setting with the Cathedral and the Alcazar of Segovia in the background.

If you come with your own vehicle to the meeting point, here is where we will meet. And now that we're all here, let's get the hot air balloon ready for takeoff!

Take-off of the flight

With the whole group, we'll meet our pilot. Before starting the take-off, and following the usual procedure, he will check all the equipment and when everything is ready, we will get into the basket.

Today we will get to know Segovia from a bird's eye view.

The hot air balloon launch will be very smooth, you will hardly notice that the flight has started. If we're lucky, we'll be surrounded by other balloons as the sun rises over Segovia.

With the spectacle of color that will form at our feet we will feel like we are inside a postcard.

Segovia hot air balloon rides

We will ascend with the cathedral of Segovia just a few meters away, it almost seems that we can touch it with our fingers!

From the air, the Segovia Aqueduct takes on new proportions and we will see how the Alcazar becomes a fairytale castle.

This iconic place inspired Walt Disney to design his original Disneyland castle, and we’re sure he saw it from the air like us too!

Segovia World Heritage Site

In December 1985, Unesco decided that Segovia and its aqueduct should be a World Heritage Site.

Reasons are not lacking, and seeing it from the sky you will be able to verify it first hand.

Bird watching

The hot air balloon rides in Segovia will continue around the city, where you will observe and get to know the local fauna, such as foxes and roe deer. Especially we will see birds:: griffon vultures, kestrels, buzzards, kites and, with luck, some golden eagle or peregrine falcon.

If bird watching is one of your hobbies, it's time to take the camera out!

Hot air balloon landing

Landing is one of the most fun and exciting moments of ballooning in Segovia.

The approach flight will allow us to enjoy the landscape through the eyes of a bird, and even once we reach the ground the experience will not be over.

Toast and picnic lunch

Flying in a hot air balloon is much more than a simple trip, around there is a tradition that will be repeated wherever you fly and anywhere in the world. After the flight, we will pick up the balloon following our pilot's instructions.

And once on the ground, toast! Once in the airfield, we will enjoy with the crew a glass of champagne and a picnic lunch.

And why do we toast with cava at the end of the flight?

The first aeronauts were Jean-Francois Pil√Ętre de Roziers and the Marquis d'Arlandes. After their flight over Paris in 1783, they celebrated the happy event by toasting with champagne.

Since then, anywhere in the world where you fly in a balloon, this tradition is maintained and a toast is offered to all travelers.

End of the hot air balloon rides in Segovia

Segovia in the background illuminated by the sun, and a glass of cold cava in our hands, will be the final touch to this unique experience.

You've earned it, here's your air baptismal certificate.

¬ŅHave you written down the date for the next flight in your diary?

Return to Madrid

If you have selected the extra transfer from Madrid, once the activity is over, you will have two hours free to walk around and discover the magical streets of Segovia.

Nothing better than taking advantage of the fact that we are here to get to know the World Heritage city. A full day!

You will be back at your accommodation in Madrid between 13:00 and 14:30. The exact time will be confirmed that day with our guide.

What to bring to Segovia hot air balloon rides

Keep in mind that we will meet very early and at this hour the temperatures in Segovia can be cold even in summer. In the balloon you will not be colder than on the ground, so the appropriate clothing will be the same as you would wear for a walk in the countryside on the same date of the flight. We also recommend that you bring:
  • Sporty: comfortable and closed footwear
  • Hat or cap
  • Warm clothing

Segovia hot air balloon rides tour reviews with Howlanders

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Blossom127 · 19 de junio de 2020
I opted for the hotel pickup/drop off from Madrid and glad I did as the ride was almost an hour long. I truly enjoyed every minute from seeing the balloon filling up with air to the takeoff moment. I honestly did not know what to expect but what I did experience was breathtaking. They go over instructions and safety tips with you before take off and after the ride we hear a history about balloon riding along with drinking a glass of cava and eating cheese with crackers and salami. Thank you for the amazing time for making a beautiful memory for my birthday trip to Madrid. I would highly recommend this to everyone especially seeing the beautiful castles and city of Segovia.

Questions & Answers

Is the launch of the hot air balloon rough?
No, on the balloon ride the takeoff is very quiet. Most travellers don't realise that the flight has started. When the wind blows a little more, this part of the trip is a little more hectic. In any case, it is an exciting and fun time, where there are no sudden feelings.

Is the Balloon flight Segovia tour available all year round?
Yes! In Segovia we can fly in a balloon all year round. Even during the winter months, as the temperature will not be an impediment to the activity. To fly, we choose the calmest days, when the wind does not exceed a certain speed, always looking for the maximum security conditions.

Is the Segovia Balloon Trip tour suspended due to rain?
Yes, since it cannot be carried out in maximum safety conditions, the tour is suspended when there is rain, wind above 15 km/h, or fog. If this affects your booking, we will look for an alternative date to carry out the activity.

How high does the balloon reach during the flight in Segovia?
Each flight is completely different from the others, even if they always take off from the same place. Generally the maximum heights on the ground will be around 300 or 800 meters. However, there is no standard height at which balloon rides take place. The wind of each day will dictate the actions of the pilot and therefore the height we reach that day.

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