There are plenty of different ways to see the Cotswolds. You can opt for a walking holiday. You could get on a bicycle and cover some ground that way. You could go on a coach tour.
But have you ever thought about taking a ballooning safari?
Seeing the Cotswolds from above is an entirely different experience. Cotswold Balloon Safaris offer regular flights in a hot air balloon, so you can try booking an experience to coincide with your holiday in the region. The flights take off from four locations spread across the Cotswolds. Malmesbury is the furthest south, Evesham in the north, Stow-on-the-Wold to the east and Cheltenham to the west. Wherever your Cotswold holiday cottage happens to be located, you won’t be far from an opportunity to try out a balloon safari.
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If you’ve never been to the Cotswolds before, this experience gives you a great chance to see what it looks like from the air. What better way could there be to get your bearings? And if you are familiar with the lie of the land, the chance to see it from the air is definitely worth having. You can try and spot various sights or locations you are familiar with while you are flying. Maybe you will spot your Cotswold holiday cottage too?
Being in a hot-air balloon is an experience that is difficult to describe. It may be quieter than you think, and the experience of having a glass of champagne to enjoy while you are there is definitely a good one. You can also learn plenty about the flying experience from the pilot, from the moment you arrive to the moment you land and beyond. This is definitely a stunning experience – great for a special occasion but equally as good if you just want to do something a little different while on holiday in the area. You can even fly at dawn if the weather permits, to see the sunrise in a completely different way.
What more could you ask for while on holiday in the Cotswolds?