Windpassenger organize the 3rd edition of the Coruche International Ballooning Festival, just 50 minutes from Lisbon, in the “heart” of Portugal.
Coruche stands out for its landscape, which flows branded by the river Sorraia valley, a tributary of the Tagus River, where the best rice in Portugal is grown, and for its Montado Forest , according to the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) this type of forest is at the base of one of the 35 most important ecosystems in the world for the conservation of biodiversity, being equated with the Amazon, the African savannah or Borneo. It is a natural habitat for species of plants and birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
Cork oak tree covers a major part of the municipal territory corresponding to 10% of the national cork production. In average, Coruche produces 5 million cork stoppers a day which are daily exported worldwide.
We don't know for sure when the population of Coruche settled down, but there are several archaeological finds that proof the human presence since the Palaeolithic Era.
Our aim is to create an event full of great fun for all participating balloon teams and at the same time to keep our sponsors interested for future events by entertaining the audience with a spectacular balloon show.
We truly hope this event will be of interest to you and your crew. We are working very hard on it being good fun with lots of laughter and most importantly joyful and safe flying.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to welcome you and your team in 2019!