- Enjoy a special sunrise flying over the Sienese skies in a hot-air balloon
- Fly safely under the guidance of an experienced pilot
- Admire the urban landscape of Siena and the distinctive Sienese Crete from above
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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Let the wind blow you away and enjoy the wonder of the Sienese skies at dawn aboard a hot-air balloon. If you are looking for a unique, original and affordable experience, this is the activity for you!
Flying in a hot-air balloon is anextraordinary emotion, to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. The sensation of touching the sky with your finger, floating in the air and looking down on the world from above will be priceless!
The flight, lasting about an hour, is the centrepiece of the experience, which begins with the preparation of the hot-air balloon together with the crew.
We put in the professionalism of the guides and the safety of the equipment, you put in curiosity and enthusiasm, and the rest is done by the magical atmosphere of dawn and the urban and naturalistic wonders of Siena and the Crete Senesi, the particular hilly areas to the south-east of the city, known for their 'lunar' appearance. What are you waiting for? Get on board!
What we will do
We will meet early in the morning at the meeting point in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the province of Siena, at least half an hour before departure. Together we will prepare the hot-air balloon and, once the air inside the balloon has warmed up, we will be ready to take off.
We will fly in peace and safety, captained by an experienced pilot and carried by the wind, at its speed and direction. During the hour-long flight we will admire the beautiful landscape of Siena from above. The city and surrounding hills will appear to us in an unprecedented and beautiful guise, and we will be ready to immortalise them to always have a memory of them.
Upon landing, we will refit the hot air balloon together with the ground crew, who will accompany us back to the starting point.
The activity lasts a total of 2.5 hours, including one hour of actual flight time.
Who it is aimed at
You can fly from the age of 8 and up.
No special physical skills are required. The activity is suitable for anyone in good health. The only restrictions are for pregnant women and people with serious heart problems or limited mobility in their lower limbs.
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 Saturdays and Sundays only, on the dates indicated in the calendar.
- comfortable, seasonal clothing
- small backpack of max. 2 kg
Don't forget to bring
- water bottle
What is included
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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