The European Hot Air Balloon Festival in Igualada

An Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Experience

We take you to the European Balloon Festival in Igualada. Held in the first fortnight of July, it’s one of Europe’s major hot air balloon events and attracts participants from the world over. Over 40 balloons take part, flying morning and evening over the four-day festival. You join the festival on the final evening and join the farewell flight on the morning of the next day. The festival includes an evening concert, theatre events, and a night glow, where the balloons are inflated on the ground, lighting up like lanterns.

You stay wonderful, modern boutique hotel in town with an award-winning restaurant (your evening meal is included).

Balloon Festival Itinerary

On the first day, you arrive at lunchtime and can spend the afternoon at the festival or explore Igualada, before that evening’s flight. As it’s the festival’s last evening there is a party and concert to enjoy after dinner.

You are up early the next morning for your balloon flight, where you’ll see the sunrise over the Mediterranean and get spectacular views of Montserrat mountain, the Pyrenees, and on a clear day the island of Mallorca. What makes this flight so special, is sharing the skies with the whole group of balloons, which is an unforgettable experience.

After your flight, we take you to a masia restaurant to enjoy a hearty Catalan brunch and celebrate over a glass or two of Cava, before returning to Barcelona.

Your Balloon Pilot

Our balloon partner, Globus Kon-Tiki, are local experts whose officially licensed pilots have been flying in Catalonia and worldwide since 1988 with an impeccable safety record.

Tour highlights

  • Experience first hand one of Europe's biggest hot air balloon festivals with over 40 balloons taking part
  • You arrive at lunchtime and have a table booked at a local restaurant. After lunch there is a concert before the evening balloon flight.
  • In the evening the balloons are inflated for the Night Glow which is followed by another concert.
  • You spend the night at a wonderful boutique hotel in Igualada with an award-winning restaurant. Your evening meal and breakfast are included.
  • You take a morning flight with an expert pilot with over 20,000 hours flying experience.
  • After the flight you hava a table at a masia restaurant to celebrate over a Catalan brunch with cava.

Our Year Round Hot Air Balloon Trips

Let us know if you’d like to include a hot-air balloon trip on your holiday. We organise flights year-round from 12 locations in Catalonia, from the foothills of the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava.

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The European Hot Air Balloon Festival in Igualada


Tour duration 36 hours
Tour price From €1520 for two people (price will vary depending on group size and transport so please get in touch for a quote)

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