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Group hot air balloon ride over Altopiano della Sila

Group hot air balloon ride over Altopiano della Sila

3 hours



From 1 to 9


  • Fly over the Sila Plateau and its National Park in a hot-air balloon.
  • Enjoy an incredible scenic spectacle as you fly along on the wind.
  • End the experience with a toast and a taste of typical Calabrian products.

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Full description

Are you a nature lover and always on the lookout for spectacular landscapes to capture? Then you cannot miss a hot-air balloon flight over theSila Plateau and its National Park.

A maze of mountains and verdant valleys full of centuries-old forests and silvery streams, the Sila Park is the authentic natural heart of Calabria: admire it from above as you fly in the wind!

What we will do

We will meet in an area close to the Sila National Park, in the province of Cosenza. The address of the meeting point will be provided a few days before the activity, after the pilot has selected the take-off area based on wind conditions.

We will follow the crew from the preparation stages of the hot air balloon, fromlighting the burner to inflating the balloon. Then we will board the wicker basket and wait for take-off.

Having reached a suitable altitude, the balloon will rely completely on the wind, which will carry it in its direction and at its speed. Because of this, the route is different each time and each flight is unique and unrepeatable!

We will be flying over theSila plateau, between the provinces of Cosenza, Catanzaro and Crotone, admiring the wonderful natural landscapes of the National Park of the same name that lies within it. We will be totally immersed in this unspoilt scenery, recognised as a site of excellence by UNESCO.

After about 1 hour of flight, the hot-air balloon will land gently and we will find the ground crew waiting for us, who will offer us a toast and a taste of typical Calabrian products. Finally, we will be given ourflight certificate and we will be taken back to the initial meeting point.

In total, the experience will last about three hours.

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. If you are in doubt about your fitness to fly, please consult your attending physician.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting point about half an hour before the departure time.

Important: this activity can be booked all year round, but will only be confirmed if there are at least 5 participants and weather conditions guarantee maximum safety. Should the flight not be confirmed on your requested date, the organiser will propose alternative dates.

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

Recommended clothing

Comfortable seasonal clothing and flat shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • camera
  • binoculars
  • water bottle

What is included

  • Toast and aperitif on landing
  • Certificate of flight
  • Return to the meeting point
  • Aviation insurance

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

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 flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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