Hot air ballooning in Tirol, © Albin Niederstrasser
Hot air ballooning in Tirol, © Albin Niederstrasser

Hot Air Ballooning in Tirol

Up, up and away. Where you go, nobody knows. When it comes to hot air ballooning, the journey is as important as the destination. One thing is for sure: the views will take your breath away.

It is an incredible moment when the balloon fills with hot air and the wicker basket slowly begins to lose contact with the ground. Adrenaline and endorphines rush through your body. When the burner falls silent, all you can hear is the sound of silence. The horizon grows larger; one mountain chain appears, then another, then another. Finally, you are surrounded by a panorama unlike any visible from Earth. Hot air balloon rides in Tirol are a truly unforgettable experience. The region's ballooning centres offer everything from a one-hour jaunt to a full transalpine adventure down to Italy. In winter you can enjoy the snowy peaks stretching into the distance, while in summer the lush green meadows give way to craggy rock faces and icy glaciers. Tirol hosts several international hot air balloon festivals each year, when the deep blue sky is dotted with hundreds of brightly coloured balloons slowly rising up towards the sun.

Ballooning in winter, © Dominik Gigler
From Take-Off to Landing

Our intrepid blogger embarked on a hot air balloon adventure in the depths of the Tirolean winter.



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Ballooning in winter, © Dominik Gigler
From Take-Off to Landing

Our intrepid blogger embarked on a hot air balloon adventure in the depths of the Tirolean winter.



Read blog (German)
Ballooning in winter, © Dominik Gigler
From Take-Off to Landing

Our intrepid blogger embarked on a hot air balloon adventure in the depths of the Tirolean winter.



Read blog (German)
Ballooning in winter, © Dominik Gigler
From Take-Off to Landing

Our intrepid blogger embarked on a hot air balloon adventure in the depths of the Tirolean winter.



Read blog (German)

Hot Air Balloon Centres in Tirol

ballooningtyrol: Enjoy the Kitzbühel Alps from above

Family days out, corporate events, birthday treats or simply something special for the person you love – ballooningtyrol offers all manner of different hot air ballooning experiences, including two different transalpine adventures and an exclusive ride for couples where they can admire some of the region's most spectacular peaks together. Most rides take places in the area above the Kitzbühel Alps and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. The team from ballooningtyrol can also be found at all major hot air balloon events taking place in the region.

alpineballooning: Fly high above the regional capital Innsbruck

The craggy Karwendel Mountains, the historic centre of Innsbruck or the remote Tannheimer Tal Valley – depending on which way the wind is blowing, the team from alpineballooning invites guests to take to the skies from more than 20 spots between the Mieming Plateau and the Zillertal Valley. Adventures can be booked all year round and start early in the morning for a truly spectacular experience. Those in search of something truly special can request a trip across the Alps all the way to Italy.

Top Hot Air Balloon Events in Tirol

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