If you think that to fly aboard a Hot Air Balloon you will have to wait to be in Cappadocia then you are wrong, know that this experience that you must at least try once in a lifetime, our beautiful Region of Tuscany also offers it to us.
To finally take off your hot air balloon flight from your Bucketlist, choose chianti’s dream valleys with Tuscany Ballooning, a competent and close-knit team that will allow you to live a dream experience at 360 degrees like ours that we talk to you about right here, revealing everything you need to know about the magic of the romantic hot air balloon.
Hot air balloon in Tuscany with whom to fly
Tuscany Ballooning, is part of the Balloon team Italia group that boasts the most accredited pilots in Italy, the largest fleet of authorized and ENAV certified Hot Air Balloons, always ready to fly over all of Italy.
The Tuscany ballooning team is dynamic, attentive to every need, very prepared and no less important, it is made up of fun, easy going and very kind people who will always worry, from start to finish to give you one of the most beautiful experiences you can do in your life.
Where to fly in Tuscany
We flew with Tuscany Ballooning over in Chianti, enjoying the first sun of the Spring of May that illuminates and gently awakens painted landscape of all the shades of green you can imagine.
On a clear day like the one on which we flew, we were lucky enough to see in the distance also the elegant but imposing silhouette of the Florence Cathedral and follow with our eyes the path of the Arno river that gently crosses the city.
When can I fly in a hot air balloon?
In a hot air balloon you can fly all year round as long as there is no bad weather, fog, clouds or unfavorable winds on the fly.
Our flight, like all those of the summer, began at 7:00 a.m.: the hot air balloon lifted off the ground almost imperceptibly, with sweetness and lightness.
We literally accompanied the sunrise over the valley, feeling light and heat getting stronger and stronger.
In winter, however, the flight takes place later, around 9:00 am and still offers a trip on wonderful landscapes that make Tuscany known all over the world for beauty.
Obviously in winter, even more so, the rule of flight is possible only if with favorable weather conditions.
However, do not worry because the Tuscany Ballooning team, will always be in contact with you to confirm the flight on the established day.
How long does the flight last?
Your journey through the clouds takes about an hour. You will start from the field located in San Casciano in val di Pesa that will be communicated to you by the Tuscany ballooning team through precise coordinates and you will arrive in another field (well… the hot air balloon doesn’t come back!)
On landing you will be waiting for a brunch set up by the team with local specialties.
The team will then accompany you with super jeeps to the starting field.
How many people can get in a hot air balloon?
In fact this depends on the experience you choose.
The ship (but maybe you know it by the name of basket) can accommodate more people: they range from baskets that accommodate between 2-4- 6 – 8 people up to those of 10 seats.
Some baskets are divided into several compartments that accommodate 2 passengers at a time plus a space reserved for the pilot.
And how do you put it now that there is Covid?
Tuscany Ballooning is the perfect example of safety and organization: before, during and after the flight passengers have the obligation to wear the mask.
You are also welcome to give a fairly detailed self-certification of your health on the day of departure.
How much a hot air balloon goes up.. is there to be afraid of?
The altitude depends on various factors but when they are favorable you can climb up to 2500 feet.
be afraid? Are you kidding me? The flight on the hot air balloon is very sweet, the wind carries in a sweet and delicate way this large colored balloon that takes the right direction thanks also and above all to the great professionalism of the pilot, ready to explain every little technical details.
You will hear nothing but the sound of fire, no jolts, no abrupt movement.. it’s really going to be like being on a balloon.
How should I dress?
Ok that’s a good question! You will surely have seen fashion bloggers in dream dresses or even swimsuits flying through the clouds.
No, forget it! Wear comfortable shoes because the grass of the field is wet (the team will offer you so as not to make them spoil even socks). Layered clothes, remember to keep on a special jacket for departure, which you can take off once in flight, when the sun is high.
How do you get in a hot air balloon?
I swear I asked myself. It’s actually easy: each basket has small holes to stick its feet in, when you get to the edge you’ll just have to climb over.
And here in this gif my daring climb
Can I have a romantic hot air balloon experience?
No sorry, do you know anything more romantic?
Of course you can!
There are reserved flights for two people and the tour with a view: you can sit comfortably, observe the view sipping prosecco and maybe ask your she to get married.
Can I use the drone in flight?
No, you can’t do that for security reasons. Even if you are an experienced pilot, the hot air balloon is equipped with ropes in which the drone could get entangled. However, someone who does not participate in the flight and is waiting for you on the ground can do so.
But you can use your REFLEX or smartphone and then sorry… you’re the one flying, you’ll see that you’ll have unforgettable shotsN
Can I fly a hot air balloon if I’m pregnant?
For safety reasons, pregnant women or people with special health conditions cannot fly.
Can I watch the balloon prepare?
Of course, in fact we advise you not to miss this show arriving at least 15-20 minutes before the agreed time!
Do I have to have some weight to be able to fly in the hot air balloon?
No, unless your weight exceeds 110kg then in that case you will have to communicate it for safety reasons. The team will only ask for your weight for an overall idea of the distribution of this on the hot air balloon.
How much is it?