“Once you’ve tried the flight, you’ll walk the earth with your eyes raised to the sky, because you’ve already been there and you’ll want to come back.”
One of the experiences that you have to live at least once in your life is to ride in a hot air balloon: It is a wonderful experience and no matter how much they tell you, nothing can match living it in the first person. In our case we had it pending for a long time and finally, we have been able to experience a balloon trip in Segovia and it has been something magical and unforgettable. If you are thinking of going up in a balloon in Spain, do not hesitate: Segovia is the place to do it. In this article we will tell you all the details of the excursion (where to book, tips, prices and schedules) so that you can also contemplate Segovia in a balloon one day.
HOW TO FLY IN A BALLOON OVER SEGOVIA: OUR EXPERIENCE, TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are the answers to the doubts that arose before our balloon trip through Segovia for two people:
1WHY TAKE A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE AND WHO CAN DO IT?: WILL I GET DIZZY?
To begin with, we have to say that hot air ballooning is an activity adapted for everyone practically. There are several false myths about ballooning (which we ourselves had) and we have discovered that they are totally wrong.
Flying over Segovia in a hot air balloon is a totally relaxing tour, ideal to disconnect and enjoy an original experience that allows us to observe the cities and landscapes as we have never seen them before from the earth: From the sky everything acquires a new dimension that can only be defined as: Spectacular!.
Despite what everyone thinks, ballooning does not produce vertigo or dizziness. This is the first of the false myths: I myself suffer from some vertigo and did not experience it at any time during my balloon ride through Segovia.
Interestingly, the basket almost reaches chest height and being very quiet flights, there is no feeling of dizziness, but quite the opposite, the experience of traveling in a balloon is totally pleasant: A feeling open to the enjoyment of new experiences that open our senses to magical realities and sensations.
2IS IT DANGEROUS TO TAKE A BALLOON TRIP?
Despite what is commonly believed, going up in a balloon is not dangerous either: On the one hand, they reconfirm the flight the day before, because if the weather conditions are not good, the flight is canceled and postponed to another day.
And on the other hand, the feeling of security and the fact of being accompanied by an expert pilot, who provides clear and precise instructions throughout the flight, make you simply enjoy the pleasant experience of a relaxing walk through the clouds.
Why take a balloon ride then?: Well, simply, because you will enjoy an original and very romantic experience of peace, tranquility and beauty, which you will never forget. The silence in the heights, only interrupted by the birds, is wonderful.
3WHY CHOOSE THE CITY OF SEGOVIA FOR A BALLOON RIDE?
Although there are many great places to take a hot air balloon trip, the city Segovia, so close to Madrid, is among the best: Flying over Segovia and contemplating it from the sky is spectacular! And as you can see, the aerial photographs we took during our balloon ride prove it.
During a balloon excursion over Segovia we can enjoy the magical combination of landscapes of a monumental city, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with the incomparable setting of natural beauty of the mountains of the Sierra de Guadarrama.
They are fabulous aerial landscapes that become especially exciting when you fly over the ancient Roman aqueduct of Segovia, the Gothic cathedral of Segovia (considered the “lady of the cathedrals” for its beauty and elegance) and the majestic Alcázar of Segovia: A fairytale castle-palace that inspired Walt Disney himself to create a fabulous Snow White Castle.
They are landscapes and monuments that, seen from the sky of Segovia in a balloon, become three-dimensional and are difficult to beat in beauty and spectacularity. We already tell you: It is an hour of authentic happiness.
4HOW TO BOOK A BALLOON TOUR IN SEGOVIA? WHAT SCHEDULES AND PRICES DOES IT HAVE?. CAN I FLY IN A BALLOON WITH CHILDREN?
- The schedules to make the balloon excursion in Segovia are early (at dawn), to avoid the thermal currents that arise as the day progresses. For this reason, it will always be cool, so it is advisable to keep warm, even if the balloon trip is even in summer.
- Segovia has optimal characteristics for balloon excursions, for that reason, hot air balloon rides take place throughout the year.
- Prices are around € 140-€ 180 per person and last one hour, although the entire activity lasts about 3 hours, as it also includes a picnic lunch and toast with cava.
- Children under 6 years old are not allowed.
- The price also includes an extensive photographic report and travel insurance, so as you can see, it is a more than correct price, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you want more information and you are interested in making the balloon excursion in Segovia, with one of the best flight companies
The elegant Cathedral of Segovia seen in a balloon, known as the Lady of the Cathedrals and the wonderful wall of Segovia, which makes us travel back in time to the Middle Ages.
5HOW IS THE BALLOON EXCURSION IN SEGOVIA?
As we mentioned before, to make a balloon flight in Segovia you have to get up early, but we already anticipate that the effort will be more than compensated. The activity in our case began at 6:45 in the morning and ended around 10:00. The Segovia balloon tour included:
- The balloon ride over Segovia of approximately one hour and transfers from the landing area to the starting point in jeep.
- A toast with cava at the end of the flight, according to the tradition of baptism in the air, following the example of the first travelers who survived their first balloon trip in history.
The first aeronauts were Jean-Francois Pilâtre de Roziers and the Marquis d’Arlandes, who after their flight over Paris in 1783, celebrated the happy event by toasting with champagne. Since then, wherever in the world you fly in a balloon, that tradition is maintained with a toast as the final touch of the experience. In Spain, this tradition has been adapted by replacing French champagne with Spanish cava.
- The balloon tour of Segovia also includes a small picnic of Iberian products with cheese, ham, sausage, tortilla, water and soft drinks.
- Photo and video report.
- Diploma accrediting the flight.
As you can see, flying in a balloon over Segovia is a very complete experience and is ideal to commemorate unique celebrations or simply, for the pleasure of taking a relaxing walk through the clouds, so we can not stop recommending it.
We hope you liked the article and that you are encouraged to ride soon in a hot air balloon and if it is over the skies of the incredible city of Segovia, much better.