A real breathtaking Experience…..Flying over the beautiful Chianti Region

The balloon port is strategically based on the ancient crossroads of two Roman roads – the “Via Cassia” leading from Florence to Siena and on to Rome, and the “Via del Chianti” situated the geographic center of the Chianti region.

Air Balloon Flight in Chianti, a memorable tour where you will enjoy moments of pure adrenaline, full emotion and unmatched views of Chianti superb landscape ! 

Air Balloon Flight in Chianti, You won’t be Disappointed


 
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The Tour Includes

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  • Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Pilot with PPL(B)
  • Balloon Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 10 Passengers
  • Champagne Breakfast with local produce
  • You will presented with a Certificate attesting your Flight
  • After breakfast we drive back to the launch field
  • Duration: 3h30 approx.
  • Departure:  06:00 AM
  • Season: All year round
  • Best Season: From – Late Spring to Late Atumn
  • Meeting point / Terminal: Further details will be provided after booking.

Tour Code TH0028

Air Balloon Flight Chianti

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What Makes this Tour Unique

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From here, you will fly over the legendary Chianti landscape with its hilltop towns, castles, valleys, famous vineyards, and mixed woodlands. A powerful landscape, one of the most civilized rural scenes on earth, cultivated tranquility of olives, vines, and corn. The olives’ silver and the many variegated shades of green appear as a veil over elemental majesty and silence. On clear days in the distance you can see Florence to the North and the Apennine mountain range in the background; to the West you can see the Elsa valley, San Gimignano, Certaldo, and Volterra and the sea in the far distance; to the South, Poggibonsi, Colle Val d’Elsa and Siena and Monte Amiata in the distance; to the East the higher Monti del Chianti and mixed oak woodlands.

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Children under the age of 8 not admitted

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Tour Description

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We fly in the early morning just after dawn. The inflation takes about 30 minutes, and the flight approximately 1 hour depending on wind and weather conditions. After landing we load the balloon back onto the retrieving vehicles trailer which follows the balloon throughout the flight. Once the balloon is packed away we move on to enjoy a marvelous champagne breakfast with local produce. After breakfast we drive back to the launch field. The whole adventure takes about three and a half hours.

Although we fly all year round, the “ballooning season” is approximately late Spring to early Autumn with annual variations. Weather in Chianti can be tricky and unpredictable, especially in early spring; but the months of the summer are regularly good for ballooning. Winter flights can be absolutely breathtaking, with an incredible palette of colors, sharp clear views and looking down into the leafless forests covered with a veil of white frost. The silver olives and the barren vines look just stunning. In winter takeoff is a little later in the morning, as the weaker sunshine isn’t as hot as in spring. As all flights are subject to wind and weather, obviously these winter flights are not as regular as in during the “ballooning season”.

Flights are subject to weather conditions, and for safety we fly only in the calmest of conditions.

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FAQ

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Is it safe?

Yes, very much so. Ballooning is the safest form of air travel. Your pilot will be a fully qualified Commercial Pilot with a wealth of experience. All flights are carried out in accordance with strict guidelines set out and monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority.

When do we Fly?

We fly all year round at dawn and a few hours before sunset. We do this to avoid the hot thermic conditions that build up during the day.

Where will we go?

Well that is my favorite aspect of ballooning. You just don’t really know. Obviously we have forecasts which will give us a good indication, but we only really find out when we take off. Every flight is different.

How long will we be in the air?

You will be in the air for at least an hour.

How involved can we be?

As much as you like. In fact during the balloon’s inflation you will be encouraged to get involved. It gives you a better understanding of the whole flight process and is part of the fun.

Is it cold up there?

Not really. Because we travel with the wind, it is often warmer in the air than on the ground. Certainly this can be the case in winter.

How long does it last?

You should allow three to three and a half hours for the whole experience.

What will I be able to see?

As we take off, you will be amazed at the 360° panoramic view. When we are drifting above the tree tops, you will be able to spot wildlife that sometimes doesn’t even realize you are there. As we climb higher you will be able to see the countryside pan out in front of your eyes. If we are lucky and conditions are right, we can be treated to the spectacle of clouds from close distance.

How high do we fly?

Low enough to pick pine cones from tree tops, and high enough to view the top of snow peaked mountains.

I am afraid of heights - Should I go?

Unless heights put you in a state of panic, the answer is YES! We get many passengers who are uncomfortable with heights, and it does not bother them. Because they leave the ground so gradually and gently, they are often 1000 feet up and comfortable before they realize they have left the ground. Most passengers with a fear of heights feel a sense of accomplishment and say they would do it again.

How many people fit in the basket?

Balloons are of different dimensions. Generally they hold from 4 to 10 passengers up.

Is it windy in the balloon?

No. Because the balloon moves with the wind, the only time one will feel a breeze is if the balloon is going up or down or changing from one direction to another.

What if we get bad weather?

The flight is postponed until better weather conditions will allow the flight. The pilot gets all available weather information, including a flight briefing from the FAA, in order to determine if conditions are flyable or not.

How do we get back to the launch field?

The trained crew will drive passengers back in one of our trucks or passenger vans.

Should I bring a camera?

Yes, Yes, Yes bring your camera, video camera and lots of film!

What should I wear?

Dress with layers on top, long pants, sturdy shoes comfortable for standing and walking, sunglasses, and a hat for those of you who are tall. We recommend you wear layers so you can peel them off as the sun begins warming things up.

Are there group rate discounts?

Contact us for group quotes; group discounts may or may not be available for the time you want to fly.

Do I need to make Reservations?

Yes, we recommend making reservations as far in advance as possible, in order to give you the best service you deserve.

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Ready, Set, GO ! ! !

A hot air balloon is a registered aircraft, the same as any fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. As such the person in command must hold a valid Private Pilot’s License issued by the Civil Aviation Authority specifically for ballooning; this is known as the PPL(B).

We have four balloons in our fleet of hot air balloons of sizes 4, 5, 6, or 10 passengers. So flying groups of passengers is not only something we can provide but using a number of our balloons to fly your group also enhances the experience. As we fly over the rolling Chianti landscape passengers have the opportunity to photograph the other beautiful balloons from our fleet as we fly together.

Also Available

• Ballooning Over Tuscany

• Ballooning from Florence or Siena if you have a group of 4 or more.

• Exclusive Honeymoon Tuscany balloon flight

• Exclusive balloon flight for two people, over Chianti or Florence

Air Ballooning in Chianti

Air Ballooning in Chianti


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Also Available

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TOUR CODE TH00104

Private Ballooning Flight in Chianti

(max 2 people)

Exclusive flight for 2 people.

After the flight you will taste a wonderful breakfast consisting of a table full of typical Tuscan products, such as meats, cheeses, honey, seasonal, fresh fruit, water, coffee, tea as well as sparkling wine and fruit juices.

Share unforgettable emotions and lifetime memories with

the person you LOVE ! !

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TOUR CODE TH00105

Private Ballooning over Florence

(max 2 people)

Exclusive flight for 2 people on one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

It includes insurance for the passengers, toast and flight certificate.

Flight subject to weather conditions in the course of the city of Florence, or of any restrictions to navigation above the city.

Florence is one of Italy’s most historic cities, with an enormous cultural heritage.

Our hot air balloon flights launch from locations close to the River Arno, ensuring you great views of the major sites as we rise up above the city.

Our Florence flights are only available in the early evening. To make it easier for our passengers, we collect you from your hotel or other agreed meeting point and take you to the balloon launch site and return you after the balloon ride.

Enjoy an unique view of Florence from above ! !


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Gift-vouchers

Balloon Ride Gift Vouchers

A hot air balloon ride over Italy from our balloon launch sites in Tuscany or Florence makes a unique gift for your family or friends with the opportunity to personalize your voucher. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.