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Group hot air balloon ride over the Lucanian badlands

Group hot air balloon ride over the Lucanian badlands

Aliano, Matera, Italy

Duration
3 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 10

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hot-air balloon flight over the Lucanian Calanchi and admire an amazing panorama from above.
  • Carried by the wind, you will fly over a landscape resembling a lunar desert, feeling as if you are in a film.
  • Rely on a professional pilot to fly safely and enjoy the experience to the fullest.

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Full description

Experience the thrill of a hot-air balloon flight and admire the fascinating moonscape of the Lucanian Calanchi in Basilicata from above.

For about one hour you will fly carried by the wind, observing from a privileged perspective the clay cone formations that characterise this area of great geological interest.

What we will do

We will meet in an area close to the Calanchi Lucani nature reserve, in the province of Matera. The address of the meeting point will be given to us a few days before the activity, after the pilot has selected the take-off area based on the wind conditions.

We will witness the preparation of the hot-air balloon and the great blaze that inflates the balloon. Then, after a briefing on behaviour and safety rules, we will board the basket and wait for take-off.

Once at altitude, the balloon will fly in the direction of the wind, carried by the currents. From the top of the wicker basket we will be able to admire the Calanchi Lucani area, characterised by clay formations and canyons that give the landscape a lunar appearance. Several directors have chosen this location as the setting for their films, and we too will feel immersed in a fascinating and at times surreal atmosphere!

Upon landing, we will find the ground staff waiting for us with an aperitif of typical products. Finally, after toasting and collecting thesouvenir certificate, we will be taken by shuttle back to the initial meeting point.

In total, the activity will last 3 hours, of which about 1 hour of actual flight time.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is easy and suitable for everyone from 8 years old and up (with a height of at least 130 cm). To fly in a hot-air balloon, you only need to be in good health. The only restrictions are for pregnant women, those suffering from serious illnesses incompatible with flying, and those with mobility problems in their lower limbs.

Other information

This activity can be carried out all year round, weather permitting, and is confirmed when there are at least 5 participants.

The flight takes place in the early morning hours to take advantage of the best currents. A few days before the activity, the pilot will confirm the meeting time and give you the exact address for the rendezvous.

Recommended clothing

Seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes

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What is included

  • Experienced pilot
  • Aperitif on landing
  • Certificate of flight
  • Aviation insurance
  • Transport to initial meeting

COVID-19 information

  • The activity is carried out in full compliance with the regulations in force
  • Equipment and surfaces in contact with participants are sanitised frequently
  • It is compulsory, when required, to take a temperature check and wear a protective mask
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How it works

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  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
Aliano, Matera, Italy

Panorama
La Repubblica
Radio24
Discoradio
La Verità