You’ve hiked the trails, skied the slopes, swam the lakes, and jumped the cliffs. You’ve done all there is to do in Switzerland, right? Not quite. When you feel that the sky’s the limit for adventures in Switzerland, it’s high time for a helicopter ride.
The crisp and fresh Swiss air is not exempt from being another outdoor playground in Switzerland. Paragliding and Bungee Jumping give a taste of being suspended in midair, but you haven’t done the ultimate experience yet. With no lack of breathtaking scenery, travelers can take rides and airborne thrills aboard a helicopter from many locations in Switzerland.
Here’s a list of what you can do depending on your thirst for adventure.
There is a really long list of locations and destinations to choose from for a scenic ride above lakes and amidst mountains. Check out the full lists from Swiss Helicopter or Helicopter Flight to find tours taking off from all possible locations in Switzerland.
A ride can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a full day, depending on your route and your budget. Some of the more popular locations are:
A scenic flight is amazing, but it may be too relaxing. After taking in the views of the great Swiss Alps, strap yourself on to an instructor and take a dive.
The most popular heli-diving location is Interlaken. Its location amongst the Swiss Alps – Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau are perfect for a heli-diving adventure since there aren’t too many obstacles to navigate. Passing over lakes before landing back in Interlaken is a huge plus.
Yes, this is kind of insane. You get into a perfectly good helicopter, fly high above the alps around Interlaken, and then…throw yourself out.
If you like the idea of helicopter rides and skydiving, then no one back home is going to believe you did this!
Topping off your helicopter tour with a ride down the slopes is a dream come true for many adventurers. A heliski tour involves a scenic ride from various destinations towards some of the most gorgeous snow-capped peaks of the alps. Some tours require a short hike, but every experience is sure to be worth the trip.
For this kind of adventure, Swiss Helicopter seems to be the only operator who offers this package tour. Most of the flights just serve as “shuttle rides” from one location to a popular ski region. Some flights, however, take you to some mountain peaks for a downhill run. Here’s a list of some of those locations:
There seems to be no end to how much you can enjoy nature in Switzerland. Might as well, too, if you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some of nature’s most beautiful wonders. Prices of helicopter rides can be much steeper than usual, but if you have the budget, it is definitely an experience you dare not pass on.
Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!