Château-d’Oex, the alpine capital for hot air ballooning, attracts pilots from all over the world. They relish flying in this valley with its exceptional microclimate, and delight in the superb views over the Alps and Pre-Alps.
As long as the weather is good hot air balloons take off from Château-d’Oex all year round. After only a few minutes flying the view is already an impressive 360° panorama. Most days you can admire the whole Alpine landscape from Mont-Blanc to the Eiger, taking in the Grand-Combin, the Matterhorn, and the Jura; not to mention the regions around Lake Geneva and the canton of Fribourg. An outing that can be enjoyed on one’s own, with family, among friends, or in a group.
Take off from Château-d’Oex in the morning. Fly over the Pre-Alps for at least an hour then after landing and putting away the balloon you will have the occasion to share your impressions over a glass of wine accompanied by some specialties from our region, the Pays-d’Enhaut.
From May to October we also fly in the evening with views over the Swiss Plateau, Romont Castle, the magnificent city of Fribourg, or the Lac de Gruyère region and its Château. In the distance you can admire the Alps and once back to earth you can appreciate the sunset whilst enjoying a glass of wine and tasting authentic products from the Pays-d’Enhaut.
We can also organize flights for groups with one or several balloons.
Morning flight taking off from Château-d’Oex; in the air for a minimum of one hour, with the whole adventure taking 3 to 4 hours:
Evening flight from the Swiss Plateau or from the region around Gruyères; in the air for least one hour, with the whole adventure taking 3 to 4 hours: