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Exclusive hot air balloon ride over the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

Exclusive hot air balloon ride over the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

3 hours



From 2 to 6


  • An exciting private balloon flight to give to a special person to share an unforgettable moment.
  • Admire the beautiful landscape of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, including green expanses and small mountain villages.
  • Breathe in the pure air and enjoy the peace of these areas while flying in total safety, carried by the wind.

Your guide

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

Do you have animportant occasion to celebrate? Would you like to have anunforgettable experience with your family or a special person? An exclusive hot-air balloon flight is the ideal choice!

You will fly atdawn soaring over the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park in absolute silence broken only by the sound of the burner. Overlooking the wicker basket, you will admire the splendid landscape below, including expanses of green, mountain profiles and small perched villages. You will be accompanied by the sun, which will begin to peep over the horizon and colour the atmosphere with magical lights and hues.

Guided by an experienced pilot, you will enjoy the flight in complete peace and safety. It will be a truly magical moment to share with those you love most.

What we will do

The meeting point will be in Carpineti, in the province of Reggio Emilia. You can decide whether to prepare the balloon together with the crew or simply watch the operations. Having heated the air inside the balloon, it will be time to take off.

You will be carried away by the wind, at its speed and direction, above the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park. The landscape below will be a real surprise: rock formations, small mountain villages, dense forests, green expanses and the silhouettes of higher mountains in the background. This environment is home to many species of wild animals, which are often encountered during the flight. To make it even more special, there will be the magical atmosphere of dawn and the total stillness that reigns in these areas.

Upon landing, you will be offered a breakfast of typical products. If this is your first time aboard a hot-air balloon, there will be a 'baptism of flight' ritual, with a sparkling wine toast and the presentation of a certificate signed directly by the pilot. After that, you will be escorted by the crew back to the starting point.

The activity lasts about three hours, of which one hour is actual flying time.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is easy and suitable for everyone. However, there are restrictions for pregnant women, people with serious heart problems or those with limited mobility in their lower limbs.

The minimum age to participate is 8 years, with a minimum height of 120 cm.

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!

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.)

What is included

  • Return to the point of departure by our means
  • Baptism of flight certificate
  • Toast
  • Breakfast with typical products

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
Carpineti, Reggio Emilia

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

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.
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