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Afternoon hot air balloon ride over the hills of Friuli

Afternoon hot air balloon ride over the hills of Friuli

Duration
2,5 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Moderate

Participants
From 1 to 12

Highlights

  • Experience the unique thrill of a hot-air balloon flight at sunset and admire the beautiful landscape of the Friulian hills.
  • An activity suitable for everyone, to be experienced in total peace and safety, under the guidance of experienced pilots.
  • See the world from above, watch the sun disappear behind the mountains and capture unforgettable moments.

Your guide

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Paolo B.

Since 1983, this passion has accompanied me, every day, like the first one. Now I teach how to fly this marvellous craft and accompany people who wish to have this experience, hoping that they can feel the emotions it leaves me every time, even after 4000 hours of flying.

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Full description

If you are looking for a fun, original, exciting activity suitable for everyone, a group hot-air balloon flight is the activity for you. Let yourself be carried away by the wind over the skies over Friuli and enjoy the beautiful landscape below.

Flying in complete safety accompanied by our expert pilots, you can look out from the wicker basket and admire the panorama of the Fagagna hills, a place where absolute serenity reigns, amidst the green meadows and the medieval castles that embellish the small villages on the heights. And in the background the Alps, whose grandeur surrounds the area, creating a natural basin that is home to numerous wild animal species.

Live the experience in complete tranquillity and enjoy the feeling of touching the sky with your finger, which only a hot-air balloon flight can provide. Be amazed by the shades of the sky at sunset and the sun disappearing behind the silhouette of the mountains.

What we will do

We will meet in Plasencis, a few kilometres from Udine. There we will form the group and help the crew prepare the balloon. As soon as the air inside the balloon has warmed up, we will be ready to take off.

We will fly carried by the wind, at its speed and direction, in the area above the hills of Fagagna, where numerous medieval castles stand. We will notice the harmony with which the gentle hills merge with the high mountains, we will breathe in the pure, uncontaminated air of those places, and if we are lucky, during the flight we will be able to encounter various birds and birds of prey that live in that area.

Upon landing, we will refit the hot air balloon together with the ground crew, who will then take us back to our starting point.

The activity lasts about two and a half hours in total, including one hour of actual flight time.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is of an easy level and suitable for everyone, from 8 years old and up. The only restrictions are for pregnant women and people with serious heart problems or limited mobility in their lower limbs.

Other information

Attention. You must arrive at the meeting point approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Important: flight times vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions, as does the take-off point in exceptional cases. A few days before the activity you will receive an email from the pilot confirming the time and address. Always check the email before you leave!

The activity takes place on the dates indicated in the calendar, , and is confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 6 participants.

Recommended clothing

Comfortable, seasonal clothing (in flight, the temperature does not vary significantly from the ground but it is always recommended to dress in layers).

Don't forget to bring

  • camera and water bottle
  • backpack (2 kg max.)

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What is included

  • Return to the starting point by our own means

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Plasencis, Udine

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
Read the full policy

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