European Hot Air Balloon Championships in Mallorca

Updated: May 26, 2021

Last month, I was so lucky to witness a 100 hot air balloons taking off as the sun was rising, it was one of those magical moment, when you wish the time would stop. But it doesn’t, so the best you can do is to enjoy every second of it!



Lots of hot air balloons going up in the sky as the sun is setting down

Mallorca was the host to the 2019 European Hot Air Balloon Championships in October, unfortunately, the weather was quite crappy and with all the wind and rain they didn’t manage to fly for a few days. Which made it even more special when, on the last weekend, we drove to the countryside of the island when it was still very dark (and cold), and we arrived on the field to see all the balloons getting ready to take off as the sky was turning into different shades of pink and blue.


Hot air balloons getting ready to take off during the sunset on Palma de Mallorca island

We climbed the near-by hill as the first balloons started to fly and we weren’t ready for what we were about to see: one by one, a 100 hot air balloon started to take off and fill the sky

with colours, while the sun was slowly rising and showing its first rays behind a hill.


Hot air balloons going up in the orange sky as the sun is setting down

Girl taking pictures of hot air balloons going up in the sky with an orange coloured sunset in Palma de Mallorca and the girl posing for a photo in front of lots of hot air balloons are taking off as the sun is setting down

And soon the sky was filled with all the balloons.


A lot of hot air balloons in the sky during a sunset in Mallorca

After this magical show, we started to drive back and found ourselves following the route of the balloons, once again it was very special to see all the balloons in the sky as we were driving. We made a stop to take it all in, it was unbelievable.


A lot of hot air balloons with different colours going up in the sky as the sun is setting g down in Palma de Mallorca island with a desert-like scenery

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Adele x