Recreation & Region – Balloon Rides

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Switzerland

Would you like to see the Alps in Switzerland with a bird's eye view? The Gstaad Palace warmly recommend you take a Hot Air Balloon ride during your stay! The microclimate of our region lends itself perfectly to balloon rides - clear & sunny conditions are ideal for getting great views. Where and how you can take a hot air balloon ride in Switzerland, we'll explain right here...

Drei bunte Heissluftballons zwischen den Wolken und schneebedeckten Bergen
Nahaufnahme eines fahrenden Heissluftballons

Balloon Rides in Gstaad

Thanks to our microclimate, every balloon flight around Gstaad is a real experience! A whole new perspective and breathtaking views await you and your loved ones up in the air. You can enjoy spectacular balloon rides in Gstaad with both of the following Hot Air Balloon companies:

Ballon Château-d'Oex,
Tel. +41 26 924 22 20,


Take-Off Balloon,
Tel. +41 32 397 51 42,

Balloon Rides Around Switzerland

Whether you choose to fly above the Swiss Plateau, the Jura Mountains or indeed the Alps, Switzerland offers many compelling locations for your hot air balloon ride.  Switzerland is home to many balloon companies, but Ballonswiss stand out amongst them for locations all over the country. Book balloon trips for up to 8 people, including Alpine crossings, by requesting your Swiss balloon flight at the link below.

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Aufnahme von zwei bunten Heissluftballons in der Luft vor strahlend blauem Himmel beim Balloon Festival in Château-d'Oex.
Drei bunte Heissluftballons zwischen den Wolken und schneebedeckten Bergen

The International Balloon Festival in the Swiss Alps

The region of Gstaad is the host venue of the annual International Balloon Festival in the Swiss Alps. From balloon rides and helicopter flights to special flying displays, a varied programme awaits you. Captivating for adults and children alike, the festival is great fun for the whole family. 

The International Balloon Festival takes place every year at the end of January. More information can be found at the following link.

International Balloon Festival

Balloon Flights: The Perfect Gift

Finding just the right gift is never easy. But, if your loved one enjoys experiencing new adventures out in the open air, a hot air balloon ride might be just the thing. The Swiss Alps are an excellent place to do this. Plus, your balloon ride experience can be combined with a short holiday in Switzerland at the Gstaad Palace! What more could you want? Get booking at the links below.

Balloon Ride Booking     Order a Gift Voucher