Best Hot-Air Balloon Rides

Get your camera ready: some of the world’s most beautiful places are best seen from a hot-air balloon.

Château d’Oex, Switzerland

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Even in winter, the temperate microclimate of Château d’Oex allows for 360-degree panoramas over storybook villages and toward snow-capped Mont Blanc, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn. Individual flights are $444 per person, or watch from the ground during the International Hot-Air Balloon Festival, when the village welcomes nearly 100 aerostiers from around the globe to paint the Swiss sky in a kaleidoscope of color. ballonchateaudoex.ch; festivaldeballons.ch

Best Hot-Air Balloon Rides

Château d’Oex, Switzerland

Even in winter, the temperate microclimate of Château d’Oex allows for 360-degree panoramas over storybook villages and toward snow-capped Mont Blanc, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn. Individual flights are $444 per person, or watch from the ground during the International Hot-Air Balloon Festival, when the village welcomes nearly 100 aerostiers from around the globe to paint the Swiss sky in a kaleidoscope of color. ballonchateaudoex.ch; festivaldeballons.ch

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