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Helicopter & balloon rides

Balloon Flight Experience near Milan

Based on 6 reviews
Availability: Selected days
Duration: 4 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Admire a sunrise or a sunset suspended in a hot air balloon
  • An unusual, privileged point of view on some of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy
  • A unique and unforgettable experience in close touch with nature, just a few miles from Milan, in San Colombano al Lambro
What to expect

Soar above the Milan countryside, riding aboard a hot air balloon. Away from the crowded sidewalks and busy shops, you'll find yourself surrounded by a peaceful silence, broken only by the occasional blast of hot air from the burner. You'll be able to take in a 360-degree view of the skies and landscape, with roads and people becoming the size of models. It's a magical experience you won't want to miss.

You can fly in every season of the year and in winter and autumn at any time of the day; in spring and summer, you can choose between two of the most beautiful times of the day: just after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset. Meet the crew and your fellow participants at your meeting point. The pilot will check you in here, then he will use a small helium balloon to determine the direction and the strength of the wind and to establish a take off point, that is usually within 4-5 km from the meeting point. Get on a jeep to reach the take off point, where you will see the crew preparing for take off, mounting and inflating the balloon. You will also be given a safety instructions leaflet.

The flight is usually 40 to 60 minutes long, but you should allow 3 to 4 hours for the whole experience, as it includes the check-in and take off preparation operations, a toast at the end of the flight, and check-out and landing operations. You can determine the exact route of the balloon because the pilot can't change the direction, but only follows the wind. The pilot can raise or lower the hot air balloon by controlling the temperature inside the balloon. You will fly up to 500 m high (1500 ft), but also as high as the top of the trees. The charm of a hot air balloon also lies in the fact that you can't predict the exact point of landing: it can be some nice green grass, or it can be a rice or corn field! That's why every flight is unique and worth sharing with your friends and loved ones. At the end of your flight, toast with an excellent glass of local wine (evening flight) or a special breakfast (morning flight) with the other participants. You will then come back with a jeep.

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What's included
  • A hot air balloon flight of about 60 minutes
  • A lovely wine toast (evening flights) or breakfast (morning flights) after landing
  • A certificate for "First flight" signed by the pilot
  • Transportation with jeeps from the meeting point to the take-off point
  • Aeronautics insurance provided for by law
What's not included
  • Everything not mentioned in the "Included" field
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point not included
Reduced price

This experience is not suitable for children under 8.

Children (8-11): reduced

Where

San Colombano al Lambro, Milan

Meeting point:

Approximate Meeting Point: Via Boccaccio, San Colombano al Lambro (in front of the Sports Center)

Please note that the meeting point depends on the fly zone. The exact location will be communicated by email before the flight. To respect the other participants and for safety reasons you must be at the meeting point on time. Guests arriving late lose the right to fly and won't be refunded.

What to remember

With the Exclusive Flight for 2, you can fly in a day of your choice.

You must always call to reserve your flight and check confirmation of flight and meeting & departure time.

Tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase.

Prices are per person.

The hot air balloon experience is not recommended to:

  • pregnant women
  • people with injuries, who had operations that limit their walking abilities or suffering from osteoporosis
  • people not able to keep the support position during landing (flexed knees while you hold on to the handles provided)
  • people under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • children under the age of 8

Children can only participate in the flight if they are at least 8 years old and 130 cm tall. Kids under 16 must always be accompanied by an adult. Kids between 16 and 18 years can only fly with a parent's authorization.

It is recommended to wear according to the current weather conditions on the ground. Multiple layers of natural fabrics clothing are recommended. The hot air balloon flies in the wind so you won't feel the wind like in the other means of transport. You must wear boots or shoes (preferably rain boots), but sneakers are also allowed. High heel shoes, slippers and sandals are not allowed. In summer it is recommended to bring a hat to protect yourself against the heat coming from the balloon burner.

Approximate time of meeting and take off

January
Take-off: Morning 8.30, Afternoon 3.00 PM
Meeting: Morning 7.30, Afternoon 2.00 PM

February
Take-off: Morning 8.00, Afternoon 4.00 PM
Meeting: Morning 7.00, Afternoon 3.00 PM

March
Take-off: Morning 7,00, Afternoon 4.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 6.00, Afternoon 3.30 PM

April
Take-off: Mattina 6.45, Afternoon 6.15 PM
Meeting: Mattina 5.45, Afternoon 5.15 PM

May
Take-off: Mattina 6.30, Afternoon 6.45 PM
Meeting: Mattina 5.30, Afternoon 5.30 PM

June
Take-off: Morning 6.30, Afternoon 7.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 5.30, Afternoon 6.30 PM

July
Take-off: Morning 6.30, Afternoon 7.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 5:30, Afternoon 6.30 PM

August
Take-off: Morning 7.00, Afternoon 6.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 6.00, Afternoon 5.30 PM

September
Take-off: Morning 7.45, Afternoon 5.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 6.45, Afternoon 4.30 PM

October
Take-off: Morning 8.00, Afternoon 4.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 7.00, Afternoon 3.30 PM

November
Take-off: Morning 8.30, Afternoon 3.00 PM
Meeting: Morning 7.30, Afternoon 2.00 PM

December
Take-off: Morning 8.30, Afternoon 2.30 PM
Meeting: Morning 7.30, Afternoon 1.30 PM

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When

You must always call to reserve your flight and check confirmation of flight and meeting & departure time.

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Provider
Milano Mongolfiere
Booking fee
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