This content was translated by robots
Private hot air balloon ride over Altopiano della Sila

Private hot air balloon ride over Altopiano della Sila

3 hours



From 2 to 8


  • Fly over the Sila National Park in Calabria and admire the landscape from the top of a hot-air balloon.
  • Enjoy a scenic journey, settle into the wicker basket and get ready to fly in the wind.
  • With a private flight, you can enjoy the experience in total privacy and share it with the most special people.

Why Freedome

Free of charge cancellation

Get your refund in a few clicks

Best price guaranteed

Zero booking fees

Assistance 7 days a week

We are always at your service

Full description

Experience the thrill of a hot-air balloon flight over theSila plateau and admire from above the majestic natural landscape offered by theSila National Park, located in the heart of Calabria.

Let the wind carry you and enjoy the spectacle of nature from above. Fly over forests and watercourses, small villages surrounded by greenery and mountains that are home to a great variety of flora and fauna.

With a private flight, the hot-air balloon will be all to yourself and you can enjoy the experience in total privacy and tranquillity: on board there will only be you, the pilot and the people you wish to share this unforgettable journey with!

What we will do

The meeting point for the activity will be near the Sila National Park, in the province of Cosenza, in an area suitable for take-off that will be identified a few days before the flight, depending on wind conditions (the address will be provided to you directly by the pilot).

Upon arrival, you will witness the preparation of the hot-air balloon and the inflation of the balloon. You will then conduct a briefing on behaviour and safety rules and board the wicker basket, ready to take off.

The hot air balloon will take off and begin to follow the trajectory of the wind, flying over beech and coniferous forests, mountain ranges and streams, giving you a wonderful view of one of the richest and most varied ecosystems in southern Italy. It will not be difficult to spot some of the local fauna from above: birds of prey, roe deer, wild boar, wolves and many others.

The flight will last about one hour and will end with a soft landing followed by an aperitif of typical products and the awarding of theflight certificate.

The activity, in total, will last about 3 hours and will end with the return to the initial meeting point.

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

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

This activity is exclusive and is intended for private groups of 2 to 8 participants. It can be carried out all year round, subject to weather and wind conditions.

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.

If you are in a couple,drinks can be taken either on landing or during the flight. Communicate your preference to the pilot after booking.

Recommended clothing

Seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • camera
  • binoculars

What is included

  • Experienced pilot
  • Toast and aperitif
  • Certificate of flight
  • Aviation insurance
  • Return to the meeting point

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.

Reference code: 001007