Known around the world for the International Balloon Festival, Château-d’Oex is the ideal spot to take your first flight in a hot air balloon. SkyEvent SA organises flights every day of the year (mornings), leaving from the take-off ground at the entrance to the village. Ideal for individuals, groups, families and friends, as long as weather conditions allow. The magic starts when you climb into the basket. Once the balloon is inflated it rises into the sky, light as a feather, up to an altitude between 2500 and 3500 metres.
Majestic views will begin to unfold before you after just a few minutes: enjoy a 360 degree view of the valley and the surrounding peaks. Suspended in the air in absolute tranquillity, you can admire a panorama of the Alps: from Mont-Blanc to the Eiger, from the Grand-Combin to the Matterhorn and the Jura, not forgetting the regions of Lake Geneva and Fribourg. At the end of the adventure you will receive a flight certificate and share a drink of friendship, after the balloon has landed and been packed away. Evening flights are available throughout the summer in the Gruyere / Fribourg region, over-flying the Swiss plateau.
Group flights in one or more balloons can also be organised on request.
International Hot Air Balloon Festival - Postponed to 2022
! The 43rd edition of the International Hot Air Balloon Festival postponed to 2022 ! The Swiss hot air balloon capital, Château-d’Oex in the Vaudois Alps plays host to hundreds of hot air balloons in January of each year. This colourful 9-day festival includes a night-time show, hot air balloon rides and kids’ day.
In the Pays-d'Enhaut, in the heart of the Vaud Alps, Château-d'Œx enjoys a favourable climate, earning it the title of hot air balloon capital. The station organizes the International Balloon Festival and tells the story of the balloonists at the Espace Ballon, a fun place located in the centre of the village.
Flight duration: One to one and a half hours
Total time of the trip: 3 to 4 hours
Price: Adult (per person) 390.-.
Children from 8 to 15, up to 1m25 tall and accompanied: CHF 210.-
Special offer between May and the end of September: evening flight over the Swiss plateau for CHF 340.-
Flights can also be given as gifts
Information and reservations:
Ballon Château-d’Oex, SkyEvent SA
+41 (0) 26 924 22 20
firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.ballonchateaudoex.ch.