Admire the Swiss Alps in a different way: up in the air

Château-d’Oex, also known as the alpine capital for hot air balloons, attracts tourists from all over the world. They come to enjoy rides over the Swiss Alps and its exceptional microclimate.

While a stunning landscape unfolds beneath the basket of your hot air balloon, in the most absolute calm, you will be able to admire a superb 360° view of the Alps and the Prealps in Switzerland.

All around the year our hot air balloons take off from Château-d’Oex if the forecast is good. We fly over the Prealps for about an hour going wherever the wind takes us: the Gruyère region the Saanenland region or even towards the Rhône Plain.

From May to the end of October, we also make rides in the evening on the Fribourg Plateau. This tour offers a view of Romont Castle, the beautiful city of Fribourg and the Gruyère Lake region. All of these landscapes have magnificent Alps in the background.

Stunning landscapes

Drift over the Alps and discover the landscape in a new way: from your bird’s-eye perspective
Our hot air balloon ride are a unique way to visit the Alps, far from the crowds, in total calm, a unique moment just for you. Fly high and appreciate the beauty of our landscapes.


“Just a note to let you know the pleasure three of your passengers have had on this trip and to congratulate you for your organization, your kindness of the team and the skills of the pilot. These are definetely wonderful memories!”

– Cl. Ninghetto

“The experience was fantastic and the pilot Xavier is a wonderful man. He gives full confidence to the passengers, he explains and reassures the worried ones. He gives a lot of technical as well as “scientific” information during the tour. And your weather control was perfect! I intend to return in winter. Again, thanks a million for the organization, the simplicity, and your trust.” 

– Dominique

“Thank you for all your help in getting us up in the air yesterday. It was a beautiful flight. Simon and the crew were all great. We’ll long remember your gorgeous location and hospitality”

– Chris and Joan

“We had a dream flight with the excellent, interesting and very friendly François Chappuis! It was amazing! Thanks again to all of you. As for the trip’s organization, the advice and the telephone customer service, they were flawless! When I return to Pays d’Enhaut, I will see you again!” 

– Marianne

Founded in 2000, with almost two decades of experience, Château-d’Oex Balloons was created with the purpose of promoting tourism in the Swiss Alpine region. Our professional team has great experience in the sector and we have all the necessary qualifications to ensure flights in complete safety.

We want to be able to offer people of all ages, from 8 to 99, a balloon flight in a breathtaking region. Our best reward? Seeing the amazed looks on our passengers’ faces.