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Ballooning Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ballooning Bled – Join us in unforgettable flying adventure

Ballooning Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia – Enjoy one of the amazing hot air balloon flights and allow yourself to soar through the air in total peace and tranquillity with Ballooning Bled.

Our offer:

  • Hot air balloon flight Lake Bled
  • Hot air balloon flight Ljubljana
  • Hot air balloon flight Julian Alpes
  • Want to have an unforgettable marriage proposal, a birthday or a family members only flight? Tailor-Made Flights

Informations about the flight

FLIGHT: When we get to the take-off place our ground crew and the pilot sets the balloon. If you would like to get an extra experience of ballooning you can participate voluntarily under the supervision of our crew. It will take us about 15 – 20 minutes and then you will board the basket and the pilot will take you into the wonderland of a balloon flight and memorable experience. We fly for about an hour and after that the pilot lands on a suitable landing place. Ground crew comes and packs the balloon. If you would like you can also participate in this part of the activity to pack the giant piece of envelope fabric back into the envelope bag, which was carrying you in the air.

MEETING POINT: At the agreed time early in the morning we meet at our meeting point or we pick you up from in front of your accommodation if you are staying in Ljubljana. At the meeting point you will check-in while the pilot is doing final planning for your flight.  He will be assessing wind directions and speeds and deciding on which take-off place we will take you. He will also give you a short briefing of how the morning will unfold. Then he will submit the flight plan to Slovenian Air Traffic Control and off you drive towards your romantic adventure.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Suitable weather conditions for conducting a safe balloon flight is that we have a stable atmosphere without precipitations, fog or strong winds. Final decision about conducting a flight or not makes the pilot who is also responsible for your safety and well being.

AFTER THE FLIGHT: After the balloon is packed we will have a traditional Balloon Ceremony with a glass of premium Slovene sparkling wine (Champagne) from cellar Istenic. If you meet all of the “conditions” you will be titled with the title of Honorable Baroness or Baron of the area the balloon was flying over. When finishing the Ceremony we will take you back to our meeting point where we will have a refreshing drink, coffee or tea and some small snacks. While you are enjoying the beautiful morning, your drink and snacks, we will hand written your Certificates, so that you have a proof that you are a Honorable Baroness or Baron. For those passengers that we picked up, we will take you back to your accommodation.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Recommended clothing is the same as you wear it when you go out for a morning walk. We recommend that you wear sports clothing with sturdy shoes, possibly waterproof since there is usually morning dew on the field. Wear something warm as it will probably be cold when we start out. It might be a good idea to bring a hat of some kind as the heat from the burner flame can sometimes be quite noticeable. Also, you will need a pair of good, sturdy shoes

BOOKING: You can book a flight on this link. Flights can be conducted every day if the weather and availability permitting. Places are limited so we encourage you to make your booking early. The night before your booked flight you have to contact us to confirm your balloon flight due to weather conditions and we will also tell you the exact time and meeting point or arrange your pick up times.

TIME OF FLYING: Flights are early in the morning. Sometimes we can conduct a flight also late in the afternoon but it is highly unlikely due to usual unstable weather conditions in the afternoon.

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The history of ballooning

Ballooning was the first successful documented means of manned flight. Hot air (Montgolfiere) and gas balloons (Charlieres) both had first flights in France in 1783, with the hot air balloon being the first to fly. The enthusiasm for the original hot air balloons soon waned, however, dimmed by the smoky fuels of the day which included straw, rags, and a variety of other less-than-wonderful materials. The scientists of the day believed that smoke and not hot air created the lift. And they may have been right for the wrong reasons. The porous fabrics used in the early balloons may have needed the carbon from the dirty smoke to seal the fabric pores to hold in the heated air that really created the lift. But hydrogen and later helium gas balloons became the standard for over 175 years.

Modern propane-fueled nylon hot-air balloons derive from an experimental balloon built under a Navy contract by Ed Yost and Raven Industries. This balloon, crude and underpowered by today’s standards, first flew in October, 1960. Joined by Don Piccard, a member of the family known for scientific research in gas balloons and undersea craft, Yost and Raven developed the classic side maneuvering vent, velcro rip-top deflation port sport balloon. (Piccard later broke away to form his own company.) A physics student from Minnesota named Tracy Barnes developed the parachute-top balloon, a design which combines the maneuvering vent and deflation port in a single automatically resealing vent at the top of the balloon.

Today, Raven balloons (now known as Aerostars) and Barnes-designed balloons (built by The Balloon Works) are the two most common balloons flown in the United States. Another major manufacturer is Cameron, a British balloon builder known for odd-shaped balloons including Forbes “Chateau de Balleroy”, “Sphinx”, and “Harley-Davidson” balloons. Cameron also builds a line of the more classical round balloons, with balloons for the U.S. market being built under license in Michigan. Other American balloon manufacturers include National, Galaxy, and Head balloons. Lindstrand Balloons, another British balloon line, is also manufactured under license in the United States.

FLIGHTS

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Hot air balloon ride Bled

Hot air balloon ride Bled A peaceful hot air balloon ride Bled and its surroundings is a great pleasure for ...

Hot air balloon ride Bled

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Hot air balloon ride Bled

A peaceful hot air balloon ride Bled and its surroundings is a great pleasure for everybody with stunning views of the Julian and Karavanke Alps. Flying over the Bled Castle , beautiful valley with Sava river winding down the valley, small villages and overflying the oldest Golf course in Slovenia which was build for the times of King Karadjordjević in 1937. Some say that it is the most beautiful Golf course in Europe. Before the flight, you will see the preparation of the balloon for your flight and if you would like, you can participate under the supervision of our crew.

Flight

When we arrive on our take off place we start setting up the balloon. If you would like you can assist us in doing this under the supervision of our crew.  Hot air balloon ride Bled starts over the Bled down towards Lesce and Radovljica. You will have beautiful and stunning views of the Triglav National Park, Julian and Karavanke Alps, the Sava river Valley with its tiny villages, dense forests of Jelovica Plateau.

After the flight

When the hot air balloon ride Bled is over, we pack the balloon and have a traditional »Ballooning Ceremony« with a glass of Champagne. This tradition is from the times when they started to fly balloons here. With this Ceremony you get the Honorable Titles of Baroness or Baron of the area where the balloon was flying over. After the Ceremony we take you back to Bled to pamper you with Original Bled Cream Slice and a coffee, tea or any other refreshing drink. While you are enjoying your morning treat we handwrite the Certificates for you so that you also have a nice written memory about obtaining your noble status.

Duration

Normally it will take about 4 to 4 ½ hours of your time. Sometimes we can compact the programme in order to suit you if you are tight with your schedule.

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Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana

Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana

Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana On the hot air balloon ride Ljubljana the winds will take us over the 2000 ...

Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana

Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana

Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana

On the hot air balloon ride Ljubljana the winds will take us over the 2000 years old City center of Ljubljana with all of it’s attractions. Sometimes the winds take us also over the Ljubljana Marsh Nature Park locally called Barje on the southern part of Ljubljana. Ljubljana Marsh Nature Park is well know for its more than 5200 years old history of pile dwellling settlements and is also an endangered birds reserve now. The oldest man made wooden wheel with axle on the world was excavated here few years ago and is now presented in the City Museum of Ljubljana.

Flight

When we get to the take-off place our ground crew and the pilot sets the balloon. If you would like to get an extra experience of ballooning you can participate volountarily under the supervision of our crew. It will take us about 15-.20 minutes and then you will board the basket and the pilot will take you into the wonderland of a balloon flight and memorable experience. Hot air balloon ride Ljubljana last for about an hour and after that the pilot lands on a suitable landing place. Ground crew comes and packs the balloon. If you would like you can also volountarily participate in this part of the activity as at take off, to pack the giant piece of envelope fabric back into the envelope bag, which was carrying you in the air.

After the flight

After the hot air balloon ride Ljubljana is over and the balloon is packed we will have a traditional Balloon Ceremony with a glass of premium Slovene Sparkling wine (Champagne) from cellar Istenič. If you meet all of the »conditions« you will be titled with the title of Honorable Baroness or Baron of the area the balloon was flying over. When finishing the Ceremony we will take you back to our meeting point where we will have a refreshing drink, coffee or tea and some small snacks. While you are enjoying the beautiful morning your drink and snacks, we will hand write your Certificates, so that you have a proof that you are a Honorable Baroness or Baron. For those passengers that had a pick up we will take you back to your accommodation.

Duration

It will take about 4-5 hours of your time, but if you are tight on your schedule we can compact the whole programme.

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Hot air balloon ride over Alps

Hot air balloon ride over Alps takes you over the Alps with magnificent view of the Julian Alps, mt.Triglav, Karavanke ...

Hot air balloon ride over Alps

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Hot air balloon ride over Alps takes you over the Alps with magnificent view of the Julian Alps, mt.Triglav, Karavanke Alps, Dolomites and at the last stage of the flight you will be able to see the Gulf of Trieste. You can see the photos in our Photo gallery. It is really an exceptional experience worth the patience.

Flight

When we get to the launch site the ground crew will prepare the balloon for the flight. If you would like you can assist us under the supervision of the ground crew. The balloon will be ready in cca 20 minutes, then you board the basket and off we take off. Our ground crew is following us on the ground all the time and they come to pick us up after landing and packs the balloon. With Hot air balloon ride over Alps you overfly the Alps with magnificent view of the Julian Alps, mt.Triglav, Karavanke Alps, Dolomites and at the last stage of the flight you will be able to see the Gulf of Trieste.

After the flight

When the balloon is packed and back on the trailer we have a traditional Balloon Ceremony with Champagne. According to this tradition you get Honorable titles of Baroness and Barons. On our way back to our initial meeting point we will stop for a coffee or tea and small snack. While you are enjoying it, we will hand write you Certificates that you became Honorable Baroness or Baron.

Duration

The whole adventure will take about 6 hrs to 8 hrs of your time.

Important information

Due to the specifics weather wise conditions Hot air balloon ride over Alps it is not always possible. Flights over the Julian Alps are generally conducted in winter months starting at the begining of November and ending in March.  If you would like to make a flight over the Julian Alps you have to call or write us with your intentions.

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Tailor-made flights

Want to have an unforgettable marriage proposal, a birthday or a family members only flight? Tailor-Made Flights – perfect for ...

Tailor-made flights

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Want to have an unforgettable marriage proposal, a birthday or a family members only flight? Tailor-Made Flights – perfect for you!

BOOK NOW!

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