The not-to-be-missed moment is the morning inflations and take-offs. It's when the most hot air balloons are simultaneously present on the grounds. Ideally, arrive around 8:30-9:00 a.m. to make the most of the festival! The rest of the day will offer opportunities to explore other activities.
Yes! However, it depends on the weather conditions. If the winds are too strong or there are heavy snowfall/fog, it is unsafe for the pilots to inflate and take off. The decision regarding whether or not flights will proceed is made the evening before or at the latest on the morning itself.
Yes, with great pleasure! :) Balloon flights are scheduled every day in the morning at 9:00 and in the afternoon at 2:00 (subject to changes). You can book them directly online on our website under the 'Passenger Flights' page or on-site during the festival. All the necessary information regarding duration, price, etc., can be found on the 'Passenger Flights' page
Rotations of 5 minutes are scheduled during the weekend on the hill above the take-off area. You can purchase your tickets directly on-site (no advance reservation). Payment in cash. The price is CHF 65.- for adults and CHF 55.- for children aged 2 to 12. Find all the information here...
Tethered flights are reserved for children aged 5 to 12. They take place during the weekends outside the take-off area and on Wednesday afternoons on the take-off area. The price is CHF 10.- per person. Tickets are sold directly on-site (no advance reservation).
Individuals in wheelchairs have access to the concrete area around and inside the Landi, where they can have a view of the take-off area. For refreshments, beverage and food stands are available outside, near the take-off area, and inside a large hall, where there are tables and benches for seating. An accessible restroom is available at the same location.
People with disabilities arriving by bus can be dropped off directly at the festival entrance, but the bus cannot park there and will need to be parked outside the site in designated parking areas.
The area around the take-off area is easily accessible with a stroller as it is paved. If you plan to go up the Temple hill or the hill above the take-off area, we recommend avoiding small strollers as you will encounter snow/grass.
Within the event grounds, your four-legged companions are welcome! They just need to be kept on a leash.
The majority of stands and activities accept payments in Swiss Francs. There is no ATM within the festival area. You can find one at the COOP supermarket, BCV bank, and Château-d'Œx train station. We recommend having cash with you, as not all stands may have card terminals.