Barcelona is a beautiful city with amazing architecture and gorgeous landscapes. If you love seeing the city from the ground, imagine what it would be like to see it from the sky! There are a variety of companies in Barcelona that offer balloon rides and helicopter tours over the city and its surroundings. You only live once, so why not go up for ride?
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Cathelicporters is a company based at Barcelona’s heliport, at Passeig de l’Escullera, at Moll Adossat at Barcelona. The company offers four different tours that you can choose from: Barcelona Sky Tour, where you can appreciate the main touristic points in the city; BCN Costa Tour, where you will get the know the city’s coast; Montserrat + BCN Sky Tour, where you will not only get to see the main city attractions from the air, but will also have gorgeous views of the Montserrat mountain; and BCN from the top, which includes rides on Barcelona Bus Turístic, a helicopter flight and a visit to Mirador de Colón, from which you can see Barcelona en 360 degrees.
Ballooning is a company that offers balloon rides for individuals, groups and companies. The activities last half a day. That half a day includes flight organization, 1 hour balloon flight, transfers to the launch fields, a cava toast, soft drinks, a meal, and the delivery of a first flight certificate signed by the pilot.
Ballooning takes place 30 minutes away from Barcelona, in Cardedeu. The service offers a pick up and drop off service from Plaza Catalunya for the price of 20€.
Kon Tiki offers balloon flights in various locations in Catalonia, the closest ones to Barcelona being Cardedeu, Vic, and Montserrat. But there are also rides leaving from Costa Brava, the Pyrenees and Leida.
All of Kon Tiki’s balloon flights include 4WD transportation, a flight certificate, and CD pictures. For an extra fee Kon Tiki offers a typical Catalan lunch with cava and Hotel pick up and drop off.
The activity takes from 3 to 4 hours, while the flight takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. In-flight photos and other articles can be purchased separately from the balloon flight ticket.