WHAT IS BALLOONING
The hot air balloon is an aircraft composed of a balloon, which inflates with gas and hot air, and a wicker basket that houses the passengers. The vertical lifting of the hot air balloon occurs thanks to Archimedes’ principle according to which each body receives an upward thrust of equal intensity to the weight of its volume. Hot air, therefore, being less dense than atmospheric air, allows the hot air balloon to fly.
The origins of the hot air balloon date back to distant times, precisely around 220 AD when in China it was used to send military signals.
Flying in a hot air balloon is an extraordinary experience to share in a group or in a couple that combines relaxation with the thrill of flying over spectacular and unique landscapes.
HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE
The balloon flight over the Alps in the Aosta Valley begins at 9:00 a.m..
After a briefing on how the flight will be conducted, your adventure begins. The average altitude reached is 2-3000 meters. You will fly through the Alps of the Aosta Valley and admire the highest mountains in Europe such as Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Monte Cervino, and Monte Gran Paradiso.
WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR
Hot air ballooning is an activity for everyone: you will be accompanied by a certified pilot who will give you all the directions you need to fly safely. Children from 7 years old and with a minimum height of 130 cm (with shoes) can participate. The maximum weight allowed per passenger is 115 kg.
Transport to take-off point
1 h duration flight
Water and snacks
Sportswear suitable for the season
Per In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification documentpoter svolgere l’attività è necessario essere in possesso di un documento di riconoscimento
Minors up to age 15 must be accompanied by an adult and with written permission from the parent, if not on board. From age 15 and up, however, only permission from the parent is required
You must arrive at least 30 minutes before the activity takes place
You can fly 365 days a year, subject to weather forecasts