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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 the practice of ballooning, with a diverse landscape characterized by the presence of impressive areas of "Montado” Forest, of the Sorraia River - a tributary of the Tagus River, the largest river in Portugal coming from Spain - and of the Sorraia Agricultural Valley, locally called "Lezíria Ribatejana", one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Portugal where tons of high quality corn and rice are produced each year.

In the territory that is destined to the flights of hot air balloons during the Festival is located the "Montado” Forest. According to the United Nations (UN) and World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), this type of forest, which can be found only in the territories of the Mediterranean basin, is one of the 35 most important ecosystems in the world of biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African Savannah or Borneo. It is a habitat for species of plants and birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It is from these forests, precisely from the tree call locally "Sobreiro", that cork is extracted, an incredible natural product, commonly found as a wine sealant through the cork stopple. The world production of cork is 340 thousand tons per year, of which 55% comes from Portugal.

The extraction of cork is a controlled process that does not require the cut of the cork trees, on the contrary, it contributes to its regeneration. It is the cork industry that enables the continuity of the "Montado” Forest, by contributing to the maintenance of the forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate predicts that only in Portugal, where there is the largest world assembly area, the exploitable cork will 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 stopples 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 certain when the population of Coruche settled, but there are several archaeological finds that prove the human presence since the Palaeolithic.

Coruche receives his first charter as "Villa de Coruche" by D. Afonso Henriques on May 26, 1182, confirmed by D. Sancho I in 1189, and by D. Afonso II, in 1218, remaining until D. Manuel. This important document came to establish a council and regulate its administration, borders and privileges.

For all that it represents, Coruche is a territory that inspires confidence, culture, innovation and development, preserving the rural characteristics and the enormous 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 the practice of ballooning, with a diverse landscape characterized by the presence of impressive areas of "Montado” Forest, of the Sorraia River - a tributary of the Tagus River, the largest river in Portugal coming from Spain - and of the Sorraia Agricultural Valley, locally called "Lezíria Ribatejana", one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Portugal where tons of high quality corn and rice are produced each year.

In the territory that is destined to the flights of hot air balloons during the Festival is located the "Montado” Forest. According to the United Nations (UN) and World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), this type of forest, which can be found only in the territories of the Mediterranean basin, is one of the 35 most important ecosystems in the world of biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African Savannah or Borneo. It is a habitat for species of plants and birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It is from these forests, precisely from the tree call locally "Sobreiro", that cork is extracted, an incredible natural product, commonly found as a wine sealant through the cork stopple. The world production of cork is 340 thousand tons per year, of which 55% comes from Portugal.

The extraction of cork is a controlled process that does not require the cut of the cork trees, on the contrary, it contributes to its regeneration. It is the cork industry that enables the continuity of the "Montado” Forest, by contributing to the maintenance of the forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate predicts that only in Portugal, where there is the largest world assembly area, the exploitable cork will 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 stopples 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 certain when the population of Coruche settled, but there are several archaeological finds that prove the human presence since the Palaeolithic.

Coruche receives his first charter as "Villa de Coruche" by D. Afonso Henriques on May 26, 1182, confirmed by D. Sancho I in 1189, and by D. Afonso II, in 1218, remaining until D. Manuel. This important document came to establish a council and regulate its administration, borders and privileges.

For all that it represents, Coruche is a territory that inspires confidence, culture, innovation and development, preserving the rural characteristics and the enormous 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 the practice of ballooning, with a diverse landscape characterized by the presence of impressive areas of "Montado” Forest, of the Sorraia River - a tributary of the Tagus River, the largest river in Portugal coming from Spain - and of the Sorraia Agricultural Valley, locally called "Lezíria Ribatejana", one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Portugal where tons of high quality corn and rice are produced each year.

In the territory that is destined to the flights of hot air balloons during the Festival is located the "Montado” Forest. According to the United Nations (UN) and World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), this type of forest, which can be found only in the territories of the Mediterranean basin, is one of the 35 most important ecosystems in the world of biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African Savannah or Borneo. It is a habitat for species of plants and birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It is from these forests, precisely from the tree call locally "Sobreiro", that cork is extracted, an incredible natural product, commonly found as a wine sealant through the cork stopple. The world production of cork is 340 thousand tons per year, of which 55% comes from Portugal.

The extraction of cork is a controlled process that does not require the cut of the cork trees, on the contrary, it contributes to its regeneration. It is the cork industry that enables the continuity of the "Montado” Forest, by contributing to the maintenance of the forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate predicts that only in Portugal, where there is the largest world assembly area, the exploitable cork will 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 stopples 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 certain when the population of Coruche settled, but there are several archaeological finds that prove the human presence since the Palaeolithic.

Coruche receives his first charter as "Villa de Coruche" by D. Afonso Henriques on May 26, 1182, confirmed by D. Sancho I in 1189, and by D. Afonso II, in 1218, remaining until D. Manuel. This important document came to establish a council and regulate its administration, borders and privileges.

For all that it represents, Coruche is a territory that inspires confidence, culture, innovation and development, preserving the rural characteristics and the enormous 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