Flying over the Chianti region in a hot air balloon

Tour description

Rise up gently from the ground and discover Tuscany from a completely new perspective – from a hot air balloon!

Fly over the legendary Chianti landscape with its hilltop towns, castles, valleys, extensive vineyards and mixed woodlands. This is a powerful landscape, one of the most civilised rural scenes on Earth, reflecting the tranquillity of cultivated olives, vines and corn. The silver of the olive groves and the many shades of green appear as a veil over the silent and majestic countryside. On clear days you can see as far as Florence to the north with the Apennine mountain range in the background. To the west lie the Elsa valley, San Gimignano, Certaldo and Volterra, with the sea in the far distance.

And to the south you will find Poggibonsi, Colle Val d’Elsa, Siena and Monte Amiata. The flight will take place in the early morning, just after dawn. The inflation of the balloon takes about 30 minutes and the flight will last for approximately 1 hour, depending on the wind and weather conditions. After landing the balloon will be loaded back on to the trailer of the retrieving vehicle, which follows the balloon throughout the flight and, once it is packed away, the tour moves on to enjoy a marvellous champagne breakfast with local produce. After breakfast return to the launching field.

The whole adventure lasts about 3 ½ hours.