Hot Air Balloon flights from Cheltenham over Gloucestershire

The beautiful gardens of Ellenborough Park Hotel make a majestic launch site. Set just outside Cheltenham, at the base of Cleeve Hill, this is a popular site for Cotswold holidaymakers, drawn by the proximity to Cheltenham – and the five star luxury.

So, where will we go? What will we see? Well, there’s a wonderful element of surprise with any flight. Particularly this one – as we let the wind coming over the top of Cleeve Hill dictate our course.

Wherever we head, we can assure you of a perfect bird’s eye view of Cheltenham Racecourse. But after that? Let’s see where the breeze takes us…

Could be out over Bishops Cleeve, then on to the picturesque Cotswold town of Tewkesbury. Which passenger will be first to spot Tewkesbury Abbey? Then it’ll be out over the rolling fields and rising hills. Watch as the landscape changes and the hills go on rising as we approach Great Malvern.

Or maybe we’ll head out to the south – out over Cheltenham towards Painswick Beacon and then the Stroud Valleys. Watch out for the Cotswold villages dotted along as we sail up and out, into the blue.

While we can’t tell you exactly where we’ll fly, we can tell you, it’ll be a trip to remember.

“Everyone marvels at the beauty of our Cotswold landscape as we climb out and fly above Cheltenham and the surrounding area. With views stretching down to the Severn, across to Lambourn Downs and on a good day, both the Malvern Hills and the Black Mountains – it really can’t be beaten.” Captain Mike.

Your pilot – and your host for the adventure has accrued some 2,000 flying hours (35,000 balloon miles) all over the world. That makes him one of the most experienced balloonists anywhere the world. And yes, Captain Mike is licensed to fly balloons practically anywhere. He’s got licenses for the UK, India, Turkey, Kenya, New Zealand and the USA.

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Every balloon flight is an amazing experience. Your gift recipient will join Captain Mike and his crew on a unique aerial tour of the Cotswolds in a trip that combines thrilling excitement and absolute serenity.

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