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Exclusive hot air balloon ride over Castel del Monte
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Exclusive hot air balloon ride over Castel del Monte

4 hours


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From 2 to 2


  • Fly in a hot-air balloon over Castel del Monte and admire the octagonal fortress surrounded by greenery from above.
  • Let yourself be carried away by the wind for a real walk in the Apulian skies.
  • With an exclusive flight you will reserve the basket for two people and only the pilot will be with you.

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My experience as an eclectic pilot (paragliding, aeroplane, hot air balloon) leads me to say that hot air ballooning is the activity that fulfils me the most because it always gives an indelible memory.

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Looking for a unique gift to celebrate a special moment and leave your loved one speechless? Reserve a hot-air balloon for two and take your other half for a walk in the sky!

With an exclusive flight over Castel del Monte, the spectacle is guaranteed. You will admire from above the grandiose medieval fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which with its unique octagonal shape dominates theMurgia plateau.

You will be carried along by the wind and during the flight there will be an opportunity for a toast at high altitude. It will be an unforgettable experience!

What we will do

You will meet the pilot near Andria (BT). The flight will take place at sunrise or sunset, when the currents and temperatures are most favourable (the pilot will confirm the meeting time and address a few days before the activity).

When you arrive at the site, you will witness the preparation of the hot air balloon and the inflation of the balloon, with the large flame heating the air inside it. You will then conduct a briefing on behaviour and safety rules and settle into the basket with the pilot, ready for take-off.

The hot-air balloon will follow the trajectory of the wind and take you aloft to give you the best possible view of Castel del Monte, a true architectural jewel nestled in the green woods. The imposing octagonal fortress commissioned by Emperor Frederick II is one of the most visited UNESCO sites in Italy and never ceases to amaze with its mysterious charm.

The flight will last between 40 and 60 minutes and includes a toast. After landing, you will be given a certificate of participation and will be escorted by the staff back to the initial meeting point. Between preparation, flight and transfer, the activity will last about 4 hours in total.

Who it is aimed at

Hot air ballooning is an activity for everyone. Anyone in good psycho-physical condition, aged 8 and above, and with aminimum height of 130 cm can fly. The only restrictions are for pregnant women, those suffering from cardio-respiratory diseases, and those with mobility problems in their lower limbs.

Other information

This activity can be booked all year round, subject to weather and wind conditions, and is reserved for private groups of 2 persons.

Ballooning is an activity closely linked to wind conditions, which can change abruptly. The pilot will only fly in conditions that can guarantee maximum safety.

A few days before the planned date of the activity, the pilot will confirm the meeting time and address, which will be decided according to the latest weather report.

Recommended clothing

Comfortable seasonal clothing and flat shoes

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What is included

  • Professional pilot
  • In-flight toast
  • Flight certificate
  • Aviation insurance
  • Return to point of departure

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 very strict. You get a full refund if you cancel within 31 days from the activity start date. Within 30 and 15 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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