Baloon flight over Bled
Hot air balloon will take you 100 meters high above Lake Bled .While floating in the air you will be slowly moved by the wind and will not feel any breeze in a balloon. You get an exceptional feeling of staying still in an absolutely quiet environment. And the best thing – the view over the Bled lake in golden hour is something worth seeing from a bird’s perspective
Due to our booking policy, the cancelations are not possible under 24h before the start of the trip. In case of bad weather, you will get a full refund.
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: Ljubljanska cesta 1, Bled 4260, Starting time: 6:00
What to expect on a hot air balloon flight over Bled?
✔️ Feel the first morning sunbeams on the most captivating hot air balloon flying route above Lake Bled
✔️ Enjoy the ride with amazing panoramic views of Lake Bled island, Bled Castle, Julian Alps, Triglav National Park with plateau Jelovica, and Lesce town with its surroundings
✔️ Silently and slowly float in the air while the winds carry you on an adventure to almost 500 meters above the ground
✔️ At the closing ballooning ceremony, have a piece of a Bled cream cake and celebrate with a glass of champagne
✔️ A pilot with 30 years of experience will take care of the preparation, lift off the ground, ride in the air and safe landing
The Itinerary of a hot air balloon tour over Bled
You will meet with your pilot at the agreed time before sunrise. At the meeting point in the Bled area, the pilot will explain the flying route and the course of the trip. He will also give you information about safety measures. After a quick briefing, you will go in a group with other passengers to a take-off point, where a pilot will prepare a balloon for a trip. If you are a fan of aviation, you can also help with preparation. When the hot air balloon is ready, you will enter the wicker basket and soon after lift off the ground.
Flying route with the most amazing panoramic views
Even though a hot air balloon moves in the direction of the wind, you won’t feel any wind when flying in the air. You will travel at a speed of 5 to 15 km/h, moving as fast as the wind is blowing. You can enjoy a peaceful and serene atmosphere, as a balloon is very quiet. If you would like to know more about the alpine nature and sights below, your pilot will be your tour guide in the air. Hot air balloon flight over Bled will take you on one of the most captivating panoramic flying routes. From a birds-eye perspective, you will observe the mighty Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Jelovica plateau and Lesce town with surrounding villages. The most astounding part of the ride awaits above Lake Bled with views of the town, lake, and island in the middle. You will also fly near the famous Bled Castle.
Smooth landing with a ballooning ceremony
After one hour of floating in the air, you will land smoothly on the ground. At the landing site, you will be able to celebrate your adventure with a glass of champagne, as by tradition it will bring you luck if you christen a hot air balloon with a glass of sparkling wine. The ballooning ceremony ends with a tasting of a delicious Bled cream cake or “kremšnita” with a cup of coffee or tea.
When can you join a hot air balloon flight over Bled?
Hot air balloon flight over Bled is available all year round, starting early in the morning before the sunrise around 6:00 am. Ballooning is available in winter too, as temperatures in a wicker basket are not much lower than temperatures on the ground. It can be even hotter up in the air, as you stand beneath the burner. Hot air ballooning is weather-conditioned. The pilot monitors the weather and wind speed for the next morning. In case of rain, strong winds, lack of visibility and storms, we can cancel and reschedule the tour to another day.
Panoramic ride in a balloon high above the ground is suitable for anyone who would like to experience something new and enjoy the beautiful views of the alpine town with a lake and countryside. You can join the trip alone, in a pair or a group. The smaller wicker basket accepts 4 to 5 passengers, while the bigger basket accepts 11 to 12 passengers. The trip is also suitable for children accompanied by parents as it is completely safe, while hot air balloon flight over Bled offers an unforgettable and fun experience.
How long lasts a hot air balloon flight?
The whole experience lasts 3.5 to 4 hours, with flying in the air for 1 hour since we are limited with space and can ride only above the alpine valleys.
Is a hot air balloon flight over Bled worth it?
Ballooning around the Lake Bled island and its surroundings is a fun, thrilling and unforgettable experience that allows you to observe the alpine nature from a bird’s perspective. The price includes not only a ride in a balloon and experienced pilot, but also a ballooning ceremony with a glass of champagne, the famous Bled cream cake, and coffee or tea.
What do you wear?
Put on comfortable and layered clothes and warm shoes and clothes in winter. You can bring your camera on a strap to create panoramic photos.
Is ballooning dangerous?
Even though hot air balloons are the oldest form of aviation, they are also the safest aircraft in the sky. The pilot with 30 years of experience takes care of all the necessary safety measures, always adjusting the tour to the weather conditions and carefully monitoring the weather in advance.
Is it possible to fly at night?
Ballooning is carried out early in the morning or three hours before the sunrise during the summer when there are stable conditions for flying, as winds are most predictable in the morning. Therefore, you can’t fly in the middle of the night.
Included in price: Ballooning ceremony with a glass of champagne, Bled Cream Cake and a coffee or tea, Licenced guide
What to bring: Appetite for adventure, Comfortable clothes
Safety and limitations: This activity is not recommended for people with heart issues or pregnant women. When having health issues, please consult with a guide.