A first helicopter flight… now that is an original way to discover Alsace and to discover new sensations! It is possible to take flights of various durations from the Colmar-Houssen airport. The routes offered will allow you to fly over the Alsace Wine Route, the Valley of Munster, to admire the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle or Mont Saint-Odile… Such stunning places!
I have tried out a first flight of 15 minutes, which took me to Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Kaysersberg. It seems surprising, but an helicopter flies at 240km/h and you can quickly travel quite some distance.
Caroline, the pilot, explained us a few safety rules before boarding. We were two passengers that day, but there can be three. After communicating with the control tower, we were given authorization to take off. Fun fact: we were assigned a take-off runway, that we reached by already flying! What a strange feeling. The take-off is very impressive, as the helicopter tilts, but it’s quite funny!
We could then enjoy the views of Alsace seen from the sky: villages, wineries, the Vosges, the plain of Alsace and from afar the Black Forest. Splendid! Caroline also explained to us the places we were seeing, as it is not easy to recognize villages at first sight!
These 15 minutes went by very fast and it was already time to go back to Colmar, with a lot of memories of stunning places. The flight was more beautiful in real than on the pictures, as I had trouble taking pictures with the window reflections and the sun.
- Being amazed by Alsace seen from the sky: absolutely splendid!
- The speed of the helicopter, allowing you to see a lot of things in a short time
I liked a little less
- There is so much to see that time goes by too fast!
My pictures of my first helicopter flight in Colmar
Prices and languages
First flights start from 37€. You can book here your helicopter flight.
Caroline speaks German and English.
Hélitravaux is located at the Colmar-Houssen airport. The address is as follows: 43 route de Strasbourg 68000 Colmar. It is located:
- 4 km from Colmar town center (about 10 minutes drive)
- 54 km from Mulhouse (about 45 minutes drive)
- 71 km from Strasbourg (about 50 minutes)
By public transport
It is not possible :(