Among the launch sites, perhaps one of the areas of most appeal is the foothills of the Monchique Mountains.
Gentle early morning flights begin in the foothills and traverse the barrocal hills, taking in the wonderful views and auromas of the changing landscape of hills and fields filled with orange and lemon orchards, from your bird like perch in the balloon drfiting lazily above.
You will also overfly sprawling villas, tiny villages and the ancient megalithic sites of the area.
Close by there is also Lagos aerodrome nearer the coast, where accommodation can be arranged for excellent rates and managed by the Algarve Airsports Centre.
The charming and historic coastal resort town of Lagos itself, offers a wealth of local activities and a wide variety of restaurants with alfresco dining and a safe but lively nightlife.
Both Monchique and Lagos are within an hour's drive of Faro International Airport, where car hire and local transport links are available.
A great region for a holiday and what better way to see the sites than from the wonderful vantage point of a gently drifting balloon?
Larger Group Booking Flights may take place in the Baixo Alentejo: visitalentejo further North.