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Photo by Hannah Pennell
Hot air balloon
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All you needIt might be hard to believe you can fly hundreds of metres above the ground in just a basket, but for %u20AC150 per person, this experience is yours, complete with a big hearty breakfast.
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Filling upFirst the balloon is filled with air, which is then heated up so that it will rise. This particular balloon advertises a Girona restaurant.
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Ready for lift offHot air balloons take off from Parc Devesa in Girona, as well as Figueres, Cassa de la Selva, and in the Pyrenees.
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Morning sunThis balloon excursion began at around 7am.
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Rising over GironaAn aerial view of the nearby city as the balloon slowly gains elevation.
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A fellow flight vehicleA slightly faster means of travel passes by.
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Bird's eye viewHot air ballooning proves to be the perfect way to leisurely see the countryside.
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Rolling hillsSurrounding hills appear as green velvet ripples.
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Taking shapeThe balloon's shadow becomes more prominent as it descends for landing.
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Smooth landingSebas the pilot completes another successful trip. For information about taking a hot air balloon in Catalunya, visit: www.volar-en-globo.com
Floating several hundred metres above the earth in a basket suspended only by hot air is not for everybody, but if you've got a bit of an adventurous spirit, consider a balloon trip.
You'll take in gorgeous views of the land surrounding Girona, the Pyrenees, and the Costa Brava. A hot air balloon ride might just be that extra piece of your visit to Catalunya that will make it your most unforgettable travel experience yet. Take a look at our slideshow for more information