Ballooning over South Tyrol
Then as now, many people have the dream of flying. Already in 1783, the Montgolfier brothers fulfilled that dream. With their hot-air balloon, the two Frenchmen made it happen: the first manned flight in history. Nowadays in South Tyrol, thanks to its unique natural scenery, balloon rides have become very popular.
Toblach in Hochpustertal is the annual host of the international Dolomiti Balloonfestival, held in January. The festival offers attractions for young and old, like exciting competitions in the air or impressive displays of colourful balloons on the ground. The highlight for many fans, of course is the flight over the Dolomites all the way down to Pianura Padana.
Where can I take a balloon ride?
If anyone must miss the festival, there is no reason to be disappointed. Because there exist several professionals, who offer balloon rides in South Tyrol all the year round– if the weather permits it. One of these professionals is Alberto Pasin. In Hochpustertal he organizes unforgettable balloon rides for up to 3 people.
Phone: +39 345 128 0669
Selected accommodations in Hochpustertal
New & lovingly furnished suites, dreamlike view of the Dolomites as well as numerous leisure activities in the surroundings.
Family resort in the heart of the Dolomites, family rooms, suites & apartments, panoramic wellness area, culinary highlights for kids and adults, childcare & much more.
Family-run hotel close to the Lake Prags, with cosy rooms & suites with balcony, wellness oasis & bike rental, sun terrace, sunbathing lawn & playground, cross-country ski trail in front of the house.
Quiet location in the center, 500 meters from the ski lifts, nearby the cycle path Innichen – Lienz