Hot Air Balloon Rides over Italy

Experience the ultimate romantic thing to do in Assisi, Umbria

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Meet our highly experienced Chief Pilot

chief-pilot--peter-kollar-compPeter Kollar

The perfect person to show you the beautiful Italian countryside, Peter is one of the most experienced passenger hot air balloon pilots in the world with over 3200 flights under his belt. He has German, Hungarian, Italian, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates commercial pilot licences. He is also a hot air balloon / skydiving world record holder and an instructor.

Passion: Meeting and entertaining people from all over the world. “I am one of the truly lucky guys my job is to make people happy!

Motto: Build bridges rather than walls between people

Interesting fact: Peter speaks more than 5 languages.

Why Fly with Us?

Balloon Adventures Italy is one of the world’s most experienced balloon companies (jointly with Balloon Adventures Dubai) with operations in Europe and Dubai. A world leader in passenger ballooning with an uncompromising attention to quality, service and safety.

This is the perfect tour in Assisi and it is difficult to beat Umbria when it comes to both natural beauty and history. We take off and fly in the area of Assisi often landing in front of the famous town of Saint Francis.

Hot air ballooning is the oldest form of flying and has been enjoyed since the 1700s. Although sometimes referred to as an adventure sport it is very safe and a highly enjoyable experience for people of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why take a Balloon Flight over Umbria?

A. Easy! You will be flying with one of the world’s most experienced pilot in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Q. How much does a balloon flight cost?

A. Your hot air balloon ride over Umbria is €170 for adults and €120 for children, including breakfast and wine tasting. If you need transportation from your accomodation, it will cost you an extra €15 per person.

Q. Do you sell gift vouchers?

A. Yes, it is the perfect gift for that someone special to give a surprise balloon flight.
Please contact us for full details of our balloon ride gift vouchers.

Q. When do you fly the balloons?

A. The morning provides the best flying conditions. The cool and serene ambience enhances the breathtaking views and incredible landscapes. The actual balloon flight time is approximately one hour. Weather permitting, we fly 7-days-a- week from May until the end of September.

Q. How long does the balloon ride last?

A. The actual flight lasts about one hour. Depending on how long you want to enjoy your Umbrian breakfast and wine tasting, the tour lasts about 4 to 6 hours.

Q. Where and at what time do we meet?

A. The meeting place is Cantina Dionigi (on Via Madonna della Pia, 44).
The meeting time could be as early as 6:30 a.m. in June or as late as 7:30 in September.

Q. What happens if the weather is unsuitable and the flight is cancelled?

A. For your safety, all flights are weather permitting. In case of weather cancellation by Balloon Adventures Italy we shall book you in for another convenient time or you can receive a full refund if you wish.

Q. What if I need to cancel my balloon flight?

A. Cancellations are allowed no later than 48 hours prior to the flight. Any cancellation made less than 48 hours before the flight or no-shows will be charged in full.

Q. Where does the balloon take off from?

A. Our take-off site is 12km from Assisi, on the opposite side of the valley. Our meeting point is Cantina Dionigi, on Via Madonna della Pia, 44 (Bevagna – PG)

Q. Where does the balloon land?

A. The balloon flies with the wind, which determines direction and distance, so the flight paths differ from flight to flight.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Wear comfortable sporty clothing. It is advisable to carry a light jacket or cardigan. As you will have to climb in and out of the basket, wearing a skirt or a long dress can get in the way. A sun hat or cap is also a good idea. Avoid wearing high heels and flip-flops. Trainers are ideal.

Q. Can everyone take a Balloon Ride?

A. Although ballooning is very safe, there are a few passengers we are unable to fly:
– Ladies more than 3 months pregnant
– Children less than 6 years of age
– Anyone that has had major surgery in the last 6 months
– Anyone that has had a broken leg/arm in the last 6 months
– Anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain or injuries
– Anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain or injuries