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Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival

Sponsored by Cepsa

Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival

Coruche, Portugal - Cork World Capital



THE FESTIVAL

Windpassenger and the Coruche Municipality organizes the Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival sponsored by Cepsa, just 50 minutes from Lisbon. The event, which in 2019 gains a renewed identity with the adoption of the Flutuar brand, aims to bring to Portugal between 25 and 35 ballooning teams of various nationalities with the participation of conventional and special shape balloons. The festival will be under the technical direction of Windpassenger pilot Guido Van Der Velden dos Santos.

With the reinforced ambition to become a national and international reference over the next few years, the festival promises to offer an agenda full of surprises and good times for the whole family over 6 days.


THE FESTIVAL

Windpassenger and the Coruche Municipality organizes the Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival sponsored by Cepsa, just 50 minutes from Lisbon. The event, which in 2019 gains a renewed identity with the adoption of the Flutuar brand, aims to bring to Portugal between 25 and 35 ballooning teams of various nationalities with the participation of conventional and special shape balloons. The festival will be under the technical direction of Windpassenger pilot Guido Van Der Velden dos Santos.

With the reinforced ambition to become a national and international reference over the next few years, the festival promises to offer an agenda full of surprises and good times for the whole family over 6 days.


THE FESTIVAL

Windpassenger and the Coruche Municipality organizes the Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival sponsored by Cepsa, just 50 minutes from Lisbon. The event, which in 2019 gains a renewed identity with the adoption of the Flutuar brand, aims to bring to Portugal between 25 and 35 ballooning teams of various nationalities with the participation of conventional and special shape balloons. The festival will be under the technical direction of Windpassenger pilot Guido Van Der Velden dos Santos.

With the reinforced ambition to become a national and international reference over the next few years, the festival promises to offer an agenda full of surprises and good times for the whole family over 6 days.

Coruche is located in a territory that offers excellent conditions for ballooning, having a diverse landscape characterized by the presence of imposing areas of Montado Forest, the Sorraia River - a tributary of the Tagus River, the largest river in Portugal coming from Spain - and the Sorraia Agricultural Valley - locally called "Lezíria Ribatejana" - one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Portugal where tons of high quality maize and rice are produced annually.

In the territory that is destined for hot air balloon flights during the Festival stands out the Montado Forest. This type of forest, which can only be found in the territories of the Mediterranean basin, is, according to the United Nations (UN) and the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), the basis of one of the 35 most important conservation ecosystems in the world. The biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African savannah or Borneo. It is a natural habitat for plant and bird species, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It is from these forests, precisely from the "Cork Tree", which is extracted cork, an incredible natural product, commonly found as a wine sealant through cork. The world production of cork is 340 thousand tons per year, of which 55% are from Portugal.

Cork extraction is a controlled process that does not require the cutting of cork oaks, but contributes to their regeneration. It is the cork industry that enables the continuity of the Montado Forest, by contributing to the maintenance of forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate foresees that only in Portugal, where there is the largest area of ​​cork in the world, can cork be sufficient to meet market demand over the next 100 years. On average, in Coruche, where there are several industrial cork processing units, almost 6 million corks are produced per day, which are then exported daily to the world.

Coruche is also a territory with past and history. It is not known for sure when the population of Coruche settled, but there are several archaeological finds that prove the human presence since the Paleolithic.

Coruche receives its first charter as "Vila de Coruche" by D. Afonso Henriques on May 26, 1182, following the model of the Évora charter, confirmed by D. Sancho I in 1189 and by D. Afonso II in 1218, which remained until D. Manuel, when he reformed the charters in the 16th century, and this important document established a council and regulated its administration, borders and privileges.

For all that it stands for, Coruche is a territory that inspires confidence, culture, innovation and development, preserving rural characteristics and a huge passion for nature.

We are therefore sure that our invitation to visit the Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival is undeniable. We are waiting for you!

Coruche is located in a territory that offers excellent conditions for ballooning, having a diverse landscape characterized by the presence of imposing areas of Montado Forest, the Sorraia River - a tributary of the Tagus River, the largest river in Portugal coming from Spain - and the Sorraia Agricultural Valley - locally called "Lezíria Ribatejana" - one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Portugal where tons of high quality maize and rice are produced annually.

In the territory that is destined for hot air balloon flights during the Festival stands out the Montado Forest. This type of forest, which can only be found in the territories of the Mediterranean basin, is, according to the United Nations (UN) and the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), the basis of one of the 35 most important conservation ecosystems in the world. The biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African savannah or Borneo. It is a natural habitat for plant and bird species, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It is from these forests, precisely from the "Cork Tree", which is extracted cork, an incredible natural product, commonly found as a wine sealant through cork. The world production of cork is 340 thousand tons per year, of which 55% are from Portugal.

Cork extraction is a controlled process that does not require the cutting of cork oaks, but contributes to their regeneration. It is the cork industry that enables the continuity of the Montado Forest, by contributing to the maintenance of forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate foresees that only in Portugal, where there is the largest area of ​​cork in the world, can cork be sufficient to meet market demand over the next 100 years. On average, in Coruche, where there are several industrial cork processing units, almost 6 million corks are produced per day, which are then exported daily to the world.

Coruche is also a territory with past and history. It is not known for sure when the population of Coruche settled, but there are several archaeological finds that prove the human presence since the Paleolithic.

Coruche receives its first charter as "Vila de Coruche" by D. Afonso Henriques on May 26, 1182, following the model of the Évora charter, confirmed by D. Sancho I in 1189 and by D. Afonso II in 1218, which remained until D. Manuel, when he reformed the charters in the 16th century, and this important document established a council and regulated its administration, borders and privileges.

For all that it stands for, Coruche is a territory that inspires confidence, culture, innovation and development, preserving rural characteristics and a huge passion for nature.

We are therefore sure that our invitation to visit the Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival is undeniable. We are waiting for you!

Coruche is located in a territory that offers excellent conditions for ballooning, having a diverse landscape characterized by the presence of imposing areas of Montado Forest, the Sorraia River - a tributary of the Tagus River, the largest river in Portugal coming from Spain - and the Sorraia Agricultural Valley - locally called "Lezíria Ribatejana" - one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Portugal where tons of high quality maize and rice are produced annually.

In the territory that is destined for hot air balloon flights during the Festival stands out the Montado Forest. This type of forest, which can only be found in the territories of the Mediterranean basin, is, according to the United Nations (UN) and the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), the basis of one of the 35 most important conservation ecosystems in the world. The biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African savannah or Borneo. It is a natural habitat for plant and bird species, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It is from these forests, precisely from the "Cork Tree", which is extracted cork, an incredible natural product, commonly found as a wine sealant through cork. The world production of cork is 340 thousand tons per year, of which 55% are from Portugal.

Cork extraction is a controlled process that does not require the cutting of cork oaks, but contributes to their regeneration. It is the cork industry that enables the continuity of the Montado Forest, by contributing to the maintenance of forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate foresees that only in Portugal, where there is the largest area of ​​cork in the world, can cork be sufficient to meet market demand over the next 100 years. On average, in Coruche, where there are several industrial cork processing units, almost 6 million corks are produced per day, which are then exported daily to the world.

Coruche is also a territory with past and history. It is not known for sure when the population of Coruche settled, but there are several archaeological finds that prove the human presence since the Paleolithic.

Coruche receives its first charter as "Vila de Coruche" by D. Afonso Henriques on May 26, 1182, following the model of the Évora charter, confirmed by D. Sancho I in 1189 and by D. Afonso II in 1218, which remained until D. Manuel, when he reformed the charters in the 16th century, and this important document established a council and regulated its administration, borders and privileges.

For all that it stands for, Coruche is a territory that inspires confidence, culture, innovation and development, preserving rural characteristics and a huge passion for nature.

We are therefore sure that our invitation to visit the Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival is undeniable. We are waiting for you!

Flutuar - III Coruche Ballooning Festival


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Organizers Windpassenger Coruche
Main Sponsors Cepsa
Main media partners Rádio Renascença
Supporters Toyota Caetano Auto TAP Portugal AeCP Cision Kubicek Balloons Turismo de Portugal