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“Riding the skies - totally memorable”
Review of Algarve Balloons

Algarve Balloons
Ranked #28 of 77 Tours in Lagos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: By riding the winds of the barrocal valleys in the western Algarve or the warmer breezes of the rolling hills of the Baixo Alentejo , our colourful balloons will float over breathtaking views. With no ties, no destination and no time limitations Barlavento Balloons has the pleasure in sharing this serene experience. Whether a birthday, anniversary, important occasion or even a “must do” … we promise all our passengers a wonderful time!
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Looking for something different for that special occasion - this is definitely it. Helena, our very competent pilot, was very adept at perceiving how involved or not we wanted to be in the whole ballooning experience. Assuring all passengers at all times, it was amazing how quickly we rose to 3000 feet, a rather intimidating thought. All in all a memorable experience.

5  Thank Lindt_9
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

Now we have done more than one balloon flight in our lifes, but this one stands out for it's charm, the beauty of the scenery and the whole setting. Our pilot was Helena, and she had so much enthousiasm that we felt like she was having a day out with friends!
We flew high and low and saw the beach, the mountains while people down on the ground waved at us...
Definitely a must-do when you are in Algarve.

7  Thank CaroMoji
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Reviewed 2 April 2011

This is a wonderful way to enjoy the experience of taking a balloon flight and to see the Algarve all at the same time. Although it was my first trip I was not nervous as Helena Sá our Pilot is such a professional, competent and easy going lady who just oozes her love of hot air ballooning. The ground crew were also really friendly and equally keen to make sure we had a great time. The balloon is small (3 passengers) so you have the benefit of Helenas information about ballooning and about the Algarve all through the trip. You need to allow at least three hours so check with the staff in advance if you have time restrictions. Helena speaks English, oPrtuguese and German so it is very easy to call her if you have any queries. My only advice to anyone planning to do this trip while on holidays on the Algarve is to book as soon as you arrive as the flight is weather dependent and you really do not want to miss such a great experience.

8  Thank Mary c
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