Heaven is a Hot Air Balloon
Ride over Shenandoah


All you ethereal dreamers, contemplating flight without wings, to soar as gently as a breeze; Soaring Sports is your destiny.If you haven’t yet, and you’re going to, do so in unassailable style; do it with Soaring Sports Shenandoah, where we offer all the options through professionals and skilled staff. Experience the roar of the burners, lifting you with hot air into the lighting morning sky, with the brightness of the rising sun, peeking over the horizon . . . then, a deafening silence when the burners cut, and all you have, are unlimited views; which no words can match. Experience Shenandoah Balloon Rides today!

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Heaven is a Hot Air Balloon
Ride over Shenandoah

Heaven is a Hot Air Balloon
Ride over Shenandoah
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All you ethereal dreamers, contemplating flight without wings, to soar as gently as a breeze; Soaring Sports is your destiny.If you haven’t yet, and you’re going to, do so in unassailable style; do it with Soaring Sports Shenandoah, where we offer all the options through professionals and skilled staff. Experience the roar of the burners, lifting you with hot air into the lighting morning sky, with the brightness of the rising sun, peeking over the horizon . . . then, a deafening silence when the burners cut, and all you have, are unlimited views; which no words can match.

Call 540-218-5376 to Book Your Balloon Ride!

A choice of balloon flights over Shenandoah

Are you ready to make memories in Shenandoah? Whether it be for a date trip, proposals, anniversaries, a new adventure, a group of family or friends, a small or big company occasion or a promotional exercise; we’ve got you covered.

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Shared Hot Air Balloon Rides


These will often include strangers, which they don’t remain for long. You take your friends along or make them during flight. For Business, shared-balloon applications are in the top 16% efficacy of all outdoor development & promotional methods; for static and mobile advertising. Nothing surpasses ballooning for friends or staff; in bonding, team building, motivation, entertainment and especially as rewards. Lift their spirits; lift them high, lift them with a Soaring Sports Shared balloon ride.

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Private Hot Air Balloon Rides


Any flight may be ‘private’, on request that no strangers are included, and you compensate Soaring Sports for potential losses. Visualize, ‘romance in flight’: you buy the ring then rent a balloon for a sunset ride, just the 2 of you, and at the most spectacular moment you produce the ring and propose! If the engagement’s already done, exchange your wedding vows a mile up in the sky. Nothing can trump that.

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Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides


Whatever event you may plan: a children’s party or an adults’ barbecue, a sporting function, anniversary, reunion, or a community picnic; raise it to another level, put a message on a balloon and tether it. Book a Tethered balloon ride today!

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Balloon Ride Gift Certificates


You will do right when you give a gift of flight; a Hot Air Balloon Flight. It is the most impressive, memorable and celestial (pun intended) gift on offer, a present cherished for life. When the occasion arises, do not delay, phone us that day, and make an investment in a lifetime memory, for those you choose to spoil. And, you can purchase a Gift Certificate year round!

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Hot air ballooning – The most
unique aeronautical sport


It offers you a way to witness the beauty and splendor of nature, that no other form of aviation can ever deliver. The mere challenge in itself is an adventure.

“In a balloon, you would believe you are the prisoner of the wind; same as people in life believe, they are the prisoners of circumstance. But, in the balloon as in life, you can control the altitude; change it, and you enter another sphere, another wind direction, which allows you to do so too. You are no prisoner any longer”. (Bertrand Piccard).

Read one of the most accurate and poetic descriptions for hot air ballooning, ever compiled:

“Riding in a hot air balloon remains incomparable; above everything else. Flying without the stomach-churning stress of planes, when nothing separates you from the freedom of the sky, no layers of metal, no heavy equipment.
The wind’s not tearing at your face, robbing you of breath, but takes you gently on its back and floats you on a scenic journey over tranquil hills and vales.
Everybody has to do it, at least once in his life.
Stepping into that basket is stepping back in time. Once aloft, everything slows down, not a schedule or itinerary to keep, you chill to the max; once high, you’ve not a care in the world”.

Soaring Sports Shenandoah offers complete hot air balloon services and the most options in Virginia. Safety is our overriding consideration, our pilots are qualified, experienced professionals. Our staff is knowledgeable and caring. Group and other discounts available, please inquire. Avail yourself of our Gift Certificates, for precious people in your life, for them to share your cherished Balloon experience.

Shenandoah Balloon Rides - Shenandoah, Virginia
Shenandoah Balloon Rides - Shenandoah, Virginia

The Gorgeous Shenandoah Valley


The choice of informed balloonists, within range, will always be Soaring Sports Shenandoah. Located in the town of Shenandoah itself, a short drive from Woodstock, the town which name was lent to the most memorable rock festival of all time; the Granddaddy of festivals to follow:
The Woodstock Rock Music Festival of August 1969, which immortalized the counterculture of the 1960s “hippie era”. The surprising fact is; it was never held in Woodstock, it was moved 43 miles to Max Yasgur’s 600 acre dairy farm near the town of Bethel.Soaring Sports

Shenandoah, offers flights from the heart of our Valley, rewarding you with awe-inspiring views of some of Mother Nature’s wonders:

  • The Blue Ridge Mountains
  • The Appalachian Mountains
  • The Seven Bends of the Shenandoah River
  • Many vineyards and other agricultural endeavors
  • Numerous Nature Parks
  • You may even spot some of the indigenous eastern white tailed deer

It also offers a lot of entertainment for the earthbound visitors too:

  • The Civil War Museum; the best stocked with memorabilia of all
  • The Confederate Soldiers Cemetery
  • And the one you shouldn’t miss, the Stonewall Jackson House
  • There are a half dozen other museums as well, for the historically inclined
  • For nature lovers, the Shenandoah National Park, The National Forest Park as well as the GW & Jefferson National parks, all lush, all filled with varieties of wildlife

Include one of America’s most spectacular experiences; enjoy the gentle twists and turns while driving along the spine of the Blue Ridge mountain range in the north of the Shenandoah valley, following Virginia’s Skyline Drive, a National Scenic byway that runs 105 miles along the crest of the mountains, with 76 lookout stops and stunning views on either side of the ridge; starting only an hour or so from the metro DC area. As breathtaking as your balloon ride, but from a different angle. It has been voted #1 of 23 most memorable experiences in the Valley.

The Shenandoah region has year-round weather, quite conducive to ballooning. The temperatures averaging between 22 – 85* F, however minimums around 15 and below, and highs of 125 have been recorded. Precipitation hovers around 2 – 4 inches per month all year and historical snowfalls were mostly limited to a maximum of 8 inches, with up to 7 months snow-free per year. An absolute ballooning paradise.

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Shared Balloon rides, the most exciting group event!


The group size depends on the capacity of the balloon and bookings, which will more often include veritable strangers; which they won’t remain for long. With shared ballooning, you take your friends along or make more new ones during flight. It’s not just the bonhomie within a group, it’s also the shared excitement of all the wondrous sights you will experience as you soar over vales and hills, seeing nature in all its glory, slowly moving past below. The excited chatter in the basket, Q&A with the pilot, members taking turns to suggest when to change altitude and direction, and after landing, the pack-up and return to base, where a meal and further entertainment awaits, that is fun. Our gondolas accommodate 10 people or more.

Shared Balloon Rides are ideal for corporate and business applications; so cost effective and memorable. A Company or Corporation is, in fact, a legal entity, like a human, with an identity, rights, and obligations; alas, it can not drive a car, let alone fly a balloon, or even go to court to fight for its rights. Without the people who give it life, it is nothing but the paper it had been drafted on. It is a psychologically proven fact that bonding, team building, entertainment and especially rewarding of staff, outside the work environment, are some of the best investments any Company can make in their human resources. Do it with a refreshing difference, take them Ballooning with Soaring Sports, Shenandoah.

Perhaps productivity is down, or emotions at the office are getting raw? Or do the staff need a bit more pep in their step? Then it’s time for a corporate event to reduce the stress. Do you want to bond the staff, change their morale into a higher gear and lift their spirits? Then lift them really high, lift them in a Soaring Sport Hot Air Balloon.

Alternatively; it might have been an exceptional year, during which your team, through efficient collaboration, launched profitability to an unmatched level? Or, a few stars really proved their mettle? Whatever, when it’s time for rewards, more than just an appreciative slap on the back; take them Ballooning! Take them Soaring Sport-Ballooning, Shenandoah. A Balloon Safari, with its challenges, is a stimulating medium to take the grind out of the mind and to let people bond and be rewarded. The excited chatter in the basket, Q&A with the pilot, taking turns to suggest how much to change altitude and direction, and after landing, the pack-up and return to base, where a meal and further entertainment awaits, that’s reward.

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Private ballooning for the sentimental romantics at heart


Private balloon rides are typically reserved for a romantic ride, while not obliged to share the basket with other passengers. Balloon rides are so fitting for the romantics among us, considering; romance involves doing things to express affection, in a warm, meaningful yet unexpected manner. That’s ballooning for you.

There always remains the more mundane practical aspects to consider too. Private balloon rides have a very similar process to shared balloon rides. The difference is the basket is reserved specifically for 2 or more people. One should understand that any flight may be ‘private’, whether for one, a couple or a group, provided, on booking it was clearly stated that no strangers would be welcome on that intended flight, and you compensate for potential losses.

It is possible, that there be one person as a single passenger, for specific reasons, such as a business photographic trip, during which space and mobility are of the essence. However, the price will adjust to offset expenses, depending on the size of the balloon, the number of people it can comfortably accommodate, in relation to the number being booked.

Aaaaa, romance in the sky still remains the prime consideration for Private flights. Far above mere mortals. . . . visualize the following scenario and Imagine the exhilaration: You decide to propose to your girl; you buy the ring and rent a balloon for a sunset ride, just the 2 of you and at the most spectacular moment of the setting sun, you produce the ring and propose. So sweet. (sorry, a pilot is compulsory) We may even arrange for champers on board, and no chance of charges for DUI; remember the pilot? There can not be a more romantic setting than that? With one proviso, the lady does not suffer acrophobia.

If you are already engaged, or as an extension of the first above; to make it even more memorable, arrange to exchange your marriage vows in a hot air balloon, which must be the ultimate wedding experience. The two of you floating away in a beautifully decorated hot air balloon, delivering your chosen promises to each other as you float over beautiful vistas with your guests waving from below.

Or even better, you hire 2 or more balloons and take some guests up there with you, while you employ a loudspeaker attached above for all to witness your vows. The balloons may even be harnessed together from take off, for proximity. At least a photographer should accompany you, to capture those intimate moments – it’s not the time for selfies. The balloon should be present for wedding photos, before and after at the reception, adding a backdrop bar none. The balloon can be set up to tether at the reception for all the guests, creating an opportunity for their own amazing photos and turns for all to participate in up and down rides.

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Tethered Balloons for greater numbers


Tethered Balloon Rides may be anchored, but still give guests a kick in the derriere, with its vertical ups and downs. Whatever event you may plan: a children’s party or an adults’ barbecue, a municipal election, an anniversary, a reunion, a business outing or a community picnic; raise it to another level, put a message on the balloon and let everyone as far as the horizon, take note of what gives, a very visible call to action

Such a tethered balloon, will lift your party or occasion up a few notches and turn it into a special and effective event. All you need is to call us, reserve the balloon, provide the advert, the location and voila; we deliver to make it one heck of a do, just for you.

The balloon remains tethered, nevertheless it still requires a pilot to be present, therefore at no extra cost, the guests may take turns to ride up and down and view the occasion from a different angle, safely drinking in the scenery. Imagine the delight of kids at a garden party flying hundreds of meters into the sky, and having photographs and videos to recall it by. Beware, there has to be adult supervision at all times.

A tethered balloon is such a great marketing tool for business; cheap at the price when you consider the value delivered in return. Soaring Sports Shenandoah will work with you to create successful advertising for your business and planned function. We provide the expertise and support, while you determine the locale, the schedule, and detail of your campaign, for us to utilize and provide you a tethered balloon with all the benefits.

Options:

  • The Civil War Museum; the best stocked with memorabilia of all
  • The Confederate Soldiers Cemetery
  • And the one you shouldn’t miss, the Stonewall Jackson House
  • There are a half dozen other museums as well, for the historically inclined
  • For nature lovers, the Shenandoah National Park, The National Forest Park as well as the GW & Jefferson National parks, all lush, all filled with varieties of wildlife

The main attraction in most instances would be to afford your guests a thrill to ride up and down the static line. A delightful way for them, taking turns to float high above the activities for an unforgettable bird’s eye view, hanging beneath the balloon, which acts as a massive moving “TV” screen, transmitting your Business’ visual advert-info far and wide to the horizon; what a draw card!

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Ballooning Gift Certificates for people dear to you


Our balloon flights make the best gifts ever. Wanna bet? Give one and see the ecstatic reaction. With so many occasions for giving them. When you are invited to a wedding, or another special occasion looms on the horizon, involving any special person in your life, that’s when you don’t want to bestow just any old gift, it must be a special too. A special present which the recipients will remember for a lifetime. Avoid the wrong colored sweater or that horrible scarf which neither will be worn. Take our advice, give a gift of flight, a Hot Air Balloon Flight; it is the most impressive, memorable and celestial (pun intended) gift, you can ever offer. Gift certificates are primarily for shared balloon rides but we do offer it for private/exclusive balloon rides, as well.

Our incomparable gift certificates include the following:

  • Open-ended, valid for 2 years from the purchase date
  • Fully transferable from person to person, while the transfer of locations may require additional fees.
  • Accepted at over 1000 hot air balloon ride providers in addition to Soaring Sports Shenandoah
  • Customer advice service is available 7 days per week
  • Advance reservations are required
  • Any form of ride available, yet it has to be confirmed during reservation
  • Gift certificates are non-refundable

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Hot air balloon ride gift certificates are available directly through SoaringSports.com! Be sure to call our team to make sure there aren't any current deals or discounts running!

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Ballooning Reservation Center:
Elkton, VA 22827
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When ballooning, you are certain to fly into people who also participate in one or more of the other aeronautical sports; aeroplanes, gliders, micro lights, skydiving and more, for you to share with, if you want to test any of the others as well. Our experts are hear around the clock to answer any questions regarding Hot Air Balloons. We aim to provide the most balloon riding options matched with the best customer service in Virginia. Check us out and see why we’re known as the best around!

Serving Shenandoah and these wonderful cities:
Harrisonburg, VA – Waynesboro, VA – Charlottesville, VA – Staunton, VA – Culpeper, VA – Front Royal, VA – Winchester, VA – Fredericksburg, VA – Manassas, VA – Manassas Park, VA – Centreville, VA – Montclair, VA – Chantilly, VA – Dulles, VA – Dale City, VA

Get in touch with aballooning expert at 540-218-5376 today!