Sagrantino, the famous Italian wine-valley found in the middle of the central Italian region of Umbria commonly known as the “Green Heart of Italy” is proud to stage the second edition of the Sagrantino Italian International Balloon Challenge Cup with the participation of the first 60 hot air balloons registered  ALL of whom arriving from abroad.

The Event

A truly “international” event with a 10 day duration allowing breathtaking daily morning flights in a relaxed environment leaving the rest of the day, for each and all, to enjoy to the full everything Italy has to offer making this not only a true sporting international event for the enthusiast but a wonderful holiday break for the whole team or family to remember.

The wine-valley

The wine-valley, relatively small compared to other Italian wine producing areas, for example the wide spread Tuscan Chianti region, allows for beautiful and relatively easy flights in an uncontaminated area whilst flying above the picturesque Umbrian countryside with its gently rolling hills dotted with small medieval towns and villages perched on their tops……… addition to teams still being assured of receiving a warm welcome from landowners on their balloon landings!!


Pascal Maes

Together with the organizer. Thank you Ralph. You gave us the perfect combination of flying and vacation. I remember your words “This is the most relaxed event in the world”. You are right, you going to see us again!!