Colourful hot air balloon festivals brighten up Portugal’s skies

in News · 01-11-2018 10:13:00 · 0 Comments
Colourful hot air balloon festivals brighten up Portugal’s skies

Around two dozen wacky and wonderful hot air balloons from all over the world sailed gracefully over the Algarve’s skies last weekend, creating a rainbow of colour against a backdrop of gloomy rainclouds, before floating north for another event in Setúbal.

The balloons, which in the Algarve were taking part in the Rubis Gás UP Festival, between Morgado do Reguengo (Portimão) and Odiáxere, stopped off in Lagos, Portimão and Albufeira.
A display due to take place at the Faro sports track on Friday night had to be cancelled due to the rain.
Among the many original hot air balloons were a 44-metre motorbike from Holland, an ice cream from Germany, a German shepherd dog, and a doll.

The fascinating medley of balloons this week then moved northwards to the
small village of Coruche, in Setúbal, a short drive from Lisbon, where they will be based until Sunday for the II Coruche International Balloon Festival.
Running from 31 October to 4 November, the programme for the II Coruche International Balloon Festival includes free flights, static balloons, traditional gastronomy, various entertainment activities, shows, crafts, local products, among others.
For more information, see Facebook/festivalbalonismo.


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