A Camden Valley Balloon Ride is what I experienced on a chilly winter's morning in July. The flight crew took my partner and I to a launch spot out the back of Camden called Orangeville. Our VIP balloon, along with a balloon of 16 others, took off at roughly 7am. The 'earlier, the better, for a take off' says the flight crew as the air is more stable in the morning and hence the balloons are less likely to drift off course. No probs I say!
You are expected to help out the crew in disassembling the balloon, during the flight, take off and during landing and packing away. Mind you, you get some great exercise in the process.
The flight lasts for approx 45mins and nearly always lands at Camden airport.
You are offered (at extra cost), a champagne breakfast at a great little cafe called Barenz, in Camden. You can choose a fruity, healthy option or a hearty big breakfast. This comes with champagne of course for $25.00. Ballooning does work up an appetite so it is highly recommended.