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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 San Colombano al Lambro balloon flight begins at the meeting point indicated on the map. San Colombano al Lambro (35 km from the center of Milan) is a former slave of the province of Milan, its territory in fact completely surrounded by that of the provinces of Lodi and Pavia.

In San Colombano a tasty wine, the only DOC in the province of Milan, is produced on the hill named after the town.

After a safety briefing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique panorama: from up there, in fact, you can admire the cities of Piacenza and Pavia, while if you let your gaze run a little further, you will have the opportunity to contemplate the majesty of the Pre-Alps and the Apennines, in a truly breathtaking play of mountain landscapes. Moreover, in favorable weather conditions, you will even be able to catch a glimpse of the incredible skyline of Milan, with its skyscrapers towering over the city crowd.

The take-off point, as well as the landing point, will be decided by the wind direction, but don’t worry: there will be a comfortable all-terrain vehicle to take care of you, accompanying you to the take-off point and picking you up after landing.

During the flight, you will reach an altitude of 500 m, but you will also brush against the treetops in a succession of truly unforgettable thrills.

At the end of the flight there will be a rich aperitif with the tasting of local wines and products, cold cuts and local cheeses.

After the flight you will be able to receive the baptism certificate of the first flight signed by the pilot.

WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR

Ballooning in San Colombano al Lambro is an activity for everyone: you will be accompanied by a certified pilot who will give you all the information you need to fly safely. Children from 8 years old can participate. It is not recommended for pregnant women and people who have suffered injuries or operations that limit walking.

Details

Services included

Certified Pilot

Introductory lesson

Transfer

Wine toast once landed

Certificate of flight baptism signed by the pilot

Aviation insurance under current legislation

Recommended clothing

Sportswear suitable for the season

Closed shoes

Water

Small backpack

Additional information

In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification document

Children must have parental permission

You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the activity takes place

The experience has a total duration of 3-4 hours, including 40-60 minutes of flight time

The experience is also available in exclusive mode for groups and private tours, contact us for more info

You can fly 365 days a year, subject to weather forecasts

Cancellation Policy

Prices

 Hot air balloon flight in San Colmbano al Labaro – adults 11+ €249/person
 Hot air balloon flight in San Colmbano al Labaro – kids 8-11 years €130/person

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