Hot Air Balloon Race
When: From March to April
Where: Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Portugal
If you want to visit the Portugal from another prespective, you can choose a tour with a hot air balloons. From the end of March to the beginning of April, Portugal hosts a hot air balloon race. There are a lot of teams that arrive from different place of the world. The balloons fly from Vila Pouca de Aguiar (25km northeast of Vila Real in Tras Os Montes) to Loulé in the Algarve, stopping at Braga and Guimarães in the Minho, Porto in the Douro, Santarém in the Ribatejo and Estremoz in the Alentejo. When they arrive in Loulé, there is a big party to celebrate this different travel. It is also particular to see these colorful balloons flying in the sky.
This is not a cultural event, but I chose this event for my blog because it is interesting and I’m fascinated from air balloons. I would like to try a travel with air balloons and discover a new land. I think it’s a beautiful experience. So, if you are in Portugal during this period you go to Loulé at the hot air balloons’ party.