For those visitors to Gijón with a more adventurous spirit, the active tourism firm Volar en Asturias offers the possibility of enjoying bird’s eye views of Gijón from a paraglider or hot air balloon. Both provide unforgettable experiences with a range of options depending on who you are intending to take to the air with. What’s more, Asturias’ mild climate and stable atmosphere mean you can fly all year round
Paragliding options include several different flight paths offering stunning views of the city, San Lorenzo Bay and the surrounding countryside. The firm offers tandem flights and beginner training courses, both with a qualified instructor, while experienced paragliders can fly in tandem with their partner or friend.
All flights have a duration of between 15 and 20 minutes, not including transfer times and flight preparation. The possibility also exists of combining paragliding and a trike ride or of heading up to the mountains to soar among Asturias’ world-renowned peaks. Prices range from €34/person when making a group booking (min. 5 people) to €96 for a high mountain flight.
For those who prefer to take to the skies in a hot air balloon, flights are organized in the morning or late afternoon as weather conditions are more stable at these times of day and more suitable for balloon flights. The flight ends with a picnic lunch duly washed down with the quintessential Asturian drink, cider. Passengers also get a diploma accrediting their feat!
The activity lasts around 3 hours, the duration of the flight itself being between 45 to 60 minutes. Each balloon has room for 4 adults and 1 child, with prices ranging between €160 per person and €299 per couple when sharing the basket with others and €560 if you wish to book an exclusive flight, regardless of the number of passengers.
Both activities are equally suitable for enjoying with the family or friends in small groups.
Further information and bookings at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (+34) 684 609 518.