Alp-Crossing Balloon Flight

Here we cross the high Alps into Italy. Preparation and execution of such a special trip are extremely expensive. Since only very specific meteorological conditions make it possible to cross the Alps, only a few high-altitude traversals take place annually. Passengers and the pilot have to prepare well in advance. Equipped with oxygen, extensive navigation equipment and other equipment we rise with the balloon to maximum 6000meters see level. The return journey to Switzerland will ideally be the next day.

Travel time in balloon: 
3 - 7 hours
Number of passengers: 
4 people
Time required: 
1-2 days (including return journey)
Season: 
November - March (April)
Region: 
whole alps
Landing: Italy (Po Valley)

Crossing the Alps in a balloon - a truly unique experience! Flying with the wind only, from Switzerland nonstop to Italy! This rare opportunity will be one of the stories you can proudly tell your grandchildren or friends. When crossing the Alps, you can enjoy over 200 kilometers of panoramic views! From the Dolomites to the French Alps, mountains as far as the eye can see. Do not forget your camera when the highest mountains in the Alps are at your feet! Arriving in Italy you will be offered a warm welcome with red wine and grappa.

Information and Participation Requirements for the Experience:

 

Required physical constitution and age:

You should have a good physical condition. Please inform us about any cardiovascular problems before the trip. If in doubt, ask your doctor first. With age, there are almost no limits, as long as the first mentioned conditions are met.

Availability:

When crossing the Alps, everything should fit: the experience is only possible with the right wind conditions and only in winter. It may happen that such situations occur twice in a week and then do not arrive for a long time. If weather conditions permit, you will be informed by us as soon as possible (2-4 days before).

Duration of the Experience:

Overall, you need 1-2 days. The pure travel time in the balloon is 3 to 5 hours.  Normally we stay for one night in Italy.

This experience is possible in constant wind conditions only (25 - 50 knots from the north). The wind on board is comparatively low, since the balloon itself moves at wind speed. At high altitude, the air should be very dry, which greatly increases the visibility. The landing area must be fog-free.

Performance and Costs:

You will receive a briefing on ballooning and the special conditions in the Alps: Here you can move at high altitudes at low temperatures. On board is oxygen for sure. Included are food and drink while driving in the car. Of course, you will also be returned form Italy to Switzerland by car! A possible stop after the journey, a dinner and the overnight stay with breakfast in an inn are to be borne by the participants.

There can be a maximum of 4 passengers in one balloon.
 

Of course we also issue gift vouchers for the same prices.
After this flight you get a documentation (printed) about this special flight.
If you have any questions, you are always welcome to call.
 

Balloon team Stefan Zeberli

Here a Viedeo of a crossing of the Alps from 12.12.2012.