Float gently above the Brecon Beacons in a hot air balloon, and admire the area's undulating hills from a new perspective. Ask you drift around the Usk Valley with a glass of Champagne in hand, you’ll enjoy impressive views during an hour-long, dawn or dusk flight. Help the crew if you wish, and make use of a transfer back to the start point when you land. The full experience lasts roughly four hours and includes the balloon preparation and a safety talk.
Select an early morning or evening flight when you book. The morning experiences start from 6am for a dawn flight, or from 6pm for a dusk flight. Your confirmed start time is given after you book.
Head to Llanarth’s village hall on the day of your balloon flight, and meet the pilot and crew. If the weather is good, and you want to get involved, help the crew to set up your 16-man hot air balloon. After a safety talk from your pilot, step inside the basket, then float up and away. A glass of Champagne is provided.
The Brecon Beacons is stunning from the ground, but its sweep of green hills is best appreciated from above. Drift over the Usk Valley, admiring a patchwork landscape of fields, broken up by little villages. The route doesn’t go as far as the Wye Valley, but on a clear day you should get a good view from your vantage point in the sky.
After an hour, you’ll touch down and step back on to land. Hop in a waiting vehicle, and travel back to the start point. Receive a flight certificate to take home as a souvenir, and then bid your pilot and crew goodbye.
Please note: Weather is unpredictable, so cancellations or rearrangements may occur. Practical clothes, suitable for the great Welsh outdoors, are recommended. A hat is also advised to protect your head from the heat of the balloon burners.