As hot-air balloons rely solely on the wind, take-off locations tend to change daily, depending on the direction the wind is blowing. To ensure that you get to see all the fascinating landmarks from a bird’s-eye view, we have a number of designated take-off areas in and around Ljubljana from where we embark on our adventure tour in the sky.
Once tucked away safely in the balloon’s wicker basket, it’s off to explore. The Ljubljana Basin is packed with lovely forests and plains, dotted by rolling hills with spectacular mountain backdrops in the distance, making the panoramic views from up there breath-taking, to say the least. Ljubljana’s colourful city centre appears with its intriguing architecture, winding river, and proud castle on the hill. A town, which has seen the ages roll by since the Roman times, is now spread out beneath you in all its glory. Drifting along, you will see the amazing Ljubljana Marshes Nature park. The Marshes is where 5200 years ago pile-dwelling settlements appeared and where the oldest wheel in the world was found. Today, these wetlands are a pristine natural reserve that’s super pretty to view from above.
After about an hour, the pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew scurries to pack everything away. This is followed by a traditional Balloon Ceremony with a glass of premium Slovene sparkling wine and a drive back to our meeting place for a nice hot beverage. As tradition dictates, you will receive the Certificate of an Honourable Baroness or Baron, before being taken back to your accommodations (if you had a pick-up).