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Around the Bay of Biscay in May490€ / 750€
Embarkation: 15th of May at 15:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Disembarkation: 19th of May at 19:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Join us for a short trip around the Bay of Biscay, with freedom to go wherever the wind takes us. We will drop anchor once to relax and take in the scenery of the open bay as well as swimming for you daring folks!
From Bilbao to the Pasaia Itsas Festibala960€ / 1350€
Embarkation: 20th of May at 15:00 — Bilbao
Flexible disembarkation: 27th or 28th of May at 12:00 — Pasaia (San Sebastian)
Join us for a week’s sail around the Biscay Bay, free to go wherever the wind takes us. We will drop anchor in a couple of places along the way, and then we will arrive in Pasaia to join the biggest maritime festival in the Basque Country.
From the Pasaia Itsas Festibala to Porto790€ / 1150€
Embarkation: 28th of May at 16:00 — Pasaia, Spain
Disembarkation: 4th of June at 11:00 — Porto, Portugal
Come to Pasaia to soak in maritime culture, and then experience it yourself with a sailing trip to Portugal. Be part of the sailing parade through the Pasaia Estuary and sail the Cantabrian Sea, with a couple of stops to anchor along the way.
From Porto to Málaga890€ / 1250€
Embarkation: 4th of June at 17:00 — Porto, Portugal
Disembarkation: 12th of June at 11:00 — Málaga, Spain
Connected with large international airports, join us from anywhere on the planet to sail the South of Europe as we approach midsummer. Enjoy the coast and the Atlantic ocean, hop in the water for a swim, and travel the Strait of Gibraltar.
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From Málaga to Genoa (Ruta Iacobus Maris)1190€ / 1650€
Embarkation: 12th of June at 17:00 — Málaga, Spain
Disembarkation: 24th of June at 11:00 — Genoa, Italy
Get over 450 nautical miles’ experience in the Mediterranean Sea and be a part of Atyla’s first arrival in Italy since 2014! Be aboard Atyla upon arrival to the first port of the Ruta Iacobus Maris 2022 and take part in the festival’s official celebrations!
Ruta Iacobus Maris from Genoa to Valencia1125€ / 1700€
Embarkation: 24th of June at 16:00 — Genoa, Italy
Disembarkation: 2nd of July at 11:00 — Valencia, Spain
The first leg of the Ruta Iacobus Maris 2022, an official commemoration of the Jacobs' Way pilgrimage by sea. Join us from North Italy to Spain and be part of the sailing parade in Genoa and the celebrations in Valencia.
Ruta Iacobus Maris from Valencia to Sevilla1000€ / 1490€
Embarkation: 2nd of July at 16:00 — Valencia, Spain
Disembarkation: 9nd of July at 11:00 — Seville, Spain
The second leg of the Ruta Iacobus Maris 2022, an official commemoration of the Jacobs' Way pilgrimage by sea. Join us in Spain and be part of the sailing parade in Valencia and the celebrations in Seville.
Ruta Iacobus Maris from Sevilla to Porto1125€ / 1700€
Embarkation: 9th of July at 16:00 — Seville, Spain
Disembarkation: 17th of July at 11:00 — Porto, Portugal
The third leg of the Ruta Iacobus Maris 2022, an official commemoration of the Jacobs' Way pilgrimage by sea. Join us from Seville in Spain to Porto in Portugal and be part of the sailing parade in Seville and the celebrations in Porto.
Ruta Iacobus Maris from Porto to Vigo1000€ / 1490€
Embarkation: 17th of July at 16:00 — Porto, Portugal
Disembarkation: 24th of July at 11:00 — Vigo, Spain
The fourth and last leg of the Ruta Iacobus Maris 2022, an official commemoration of the Jacobs' Way pilgrimage by sea. Join us from Portugal to Spain and be part of the sailing parade in Porto and the celebrations in Vigo.
Around the Galician Coast (July)840€ / 1330€
Embarkation: 24th of July at 17:00 — Vigo, Spain
Disembarkation: 31st of July at 11:00 — Vigo, Spain
Trying to learn Spanish? Use this trip to practise and improve it! Visit the Cíes Islands for a day and sail around the famous Estuaries of Galicia, the "Rías Baixas". If you also join the next trip, you get one extra day on board for free.
Around the Galician Coast (August)790€ / 1140€
Embarkation: 1st of August at 16:00 — Vigo, Spain
Disembarkation: 7th of August at 11:00 — Vigo, Spain
Practise and improve your Spanish while on this trip and visit the Cíes Islands and famous Estuaries of Galicia, the "Rías Baixas". A unique trip on a unique ship, starting and ending in Vigo.
From Vigo to Avilés750€ / 1120€
Embarkation: 8th of August at 16:00 — Vigo, Spain
Disembarkation: 14th of August at 11:00 — Avilés, Spain
Enjoy summer holidays in West and North Spain and explore with us the coasts of Galicia and Asturias while you speak Spanish with mother-tonge speakers from around the country. A truly unique experience.
Sailing the coast of Asturias770€ / 1150€
Embarkation: 15th of August at 16:00 — Avilés, Spain
Disembarkation: 21st of August at 11:00 — Avilés, Spain
A beautiful hands-on sailing trip around the northern coast of Spain starting and ending in the same city in Asturias. A unique opportunity to explore this area on an astonishing vessel surrounded by adventurers from different countries.
From Avilés to Bilbao (Aste Nagusia 2022)750€ / 1120€
Embarkation: 22nd of August at 16:00 — Avilés, Spain
Disembarkation: 28th of August at 11:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Live a unique sailing experience in the Cantabric Sea on an astonishing ship, and then enjoy the Aste Nagusia (Semana Grande) festivities in Bilbao having your home on board and with a group of Spanish speaking shipmates to enjoy it with.
From Bilbao to Lekeitio (San Antolines 2022)940€ / 1390€
Embarkation: 29th of August at 16:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Disembarkation: 6th of September at 11:00 — Lekeitio, Spain
Sail with us to Lekeitio for a very special trip: For the first time in history, Atyla will be at the place where it was built to celebrate with its citizens the festivities of San Antolín. Join us and be on board to celebrate this special moment.
From Lekeitio to Bilbao650€ / 970€
Embarkation: 6th of September at 16:00 — Lekeitio, Spain
Disembarkation: 11th of September at 11:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Join this short trip to experience Atyla without using too many days of holidays. Sail around the Basque country, enjoy the sun and the breeze and practice your Spanish in a completely unique setup, and surrounded by native speakers.
Around the Bay of Biscay in September750€ / 1090€
Embarkation: 12th of September at 16:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Disembarkation: 18th of September at 11:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Let's follow the wind wherever it takes us! West to Cantabria? East to Basque and French waters? North to the open sea? What's sure is that we'll have loads of sailing, and one or more nice stops at anchor along the way.
From Bilbao to Bordeaux660€ / 990€
Embarkation: 19th of September at 16:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Disembarkation: 25th of September at 11:00 — Bordeaux, France
Sail the Bay of Biscay from the Basque Country to Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Be part of the epic team that will crew the Atyla on this adventure trip that unites the two sister cities of Bilbao and Bordeaux via the ocean.
From Bordeaux to Bilbao660€ / 990€
Embarkation: 3rd of October at 16:00 — Bordeaux, France
Disembarkation: 9th of October at 11:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Sail from Bordeaux to her sister city and Atyla's homeport of Bilbao, connected via the mighty Atlantic. See beautiful French vineyards as we sail down the Garonne river and perhaps watch paragliders cascading from the Dune of Pilat!
From Bilbao to Getaria650€ / 980€
Embarkation: 10th of October at 16:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Disembarkation: 16th of October at 11:00 — Getaria, Spain
This adventure sail goes out into the Cantabrian Sea and along the Basque coastline with a stop at the iconic San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (for a swim, weather allowing). Enjoy the hills of the Txakoli wine region upon arrival at Getaria's port!
From Getaria to Bilbao (SEASON END)620€ / 930€
Embarkation: 17th of October at 16:00 — Getaria, Spain
Disembarkation: 23rd of October at 11:00 — Bilbao, Spain
Sail the open waters of the Biscay Bay and the beautiful Basque country coastline. Enjoy a visit to San Sebastian's iconic beach: La Concha, and jump from the ship for a swim in the refreshing seawater!
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Customize your sailing trip to do it with your colleagues, your friends, your family…
An opportunity to become a better team, to have fun together, and to show off about going on a sailing ship while collaborating with a charity.
Join as a winter volunteer
Come to Bilbao (Spain) and join the maintenance works during the winter. Live on Atyla for free and generate sailing credit for your adventure trip on board!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which measures are taken against Covid-19?
Most probably, we'll be doing Antigen tests to everyone on board upon embarkation. With that we'll be able to create a bubble on board and avoid using masks during the trips.
The exact measurements will depend on the evolution of the pandemic and the regulations in place when your trip starts.
You can see here our current Covid-19 protocol in more detail.
If any trip needs to be cancelled, it will be indicated on this page, and everyone with a booking will be informed per email and compensated according to our cancellation policy.
Can I book more than one trip?
Of course! Each of our voyages is unique and there is no maximum stay on board. We actually recommend people to join us for at least 2 weeks to fully experience our programme and the different challenges on board.
To book several trips in the same booking add them one by one to the shopping cart and then proceed to the checkout.
Can I book for someone else?
Yes, that’s not a problem. You can also book several spots on the same trip for a group of people. The name in the booking is just for the invoice.
The booking confirmation includes a link to the form that has to be filled out by the people actually doing the trip. Just send it to them after booking.
Do I need to pay 100% upfront?
Normally yes, because most of the costs of your trip come from having the ship ready when you embark (maintenance costs and organising costs), we need the contribution upfront.
But we understand that this can be difficult or even scary for some people, that's why we created the option to book with a 25% deposit. This option has a cost of 50€.
What if the trip I want is sold out?
We recommend you to find a different trip since normally our trips get sold out with confirmed reservations. If no other trip fits, you can send us an email and we’ll let you know if there are any cancellations.
How is the booking process? Is it safe? How do I pay?
To book a trip you just need to click on it and select “Add to cart”. This will get you to the checkout page where you can introduce your data and do the contribution towards the costs of the trip.
"Contribution" means that you're not doing a payment for a service or purchasing a travel ticket (because you embark as training crew). This doesn't reduce your rights as a customer.
The payment system that we use for credit and debit cards is called Redsys. This is the system chosen by our bank, which allows for secure encrypted payments and complies with all standards of data protection.
The other automated payment option that we offer is PayPal (also a secure and well-renowned provider). Bitcoin is also an alternative to pay for your trip, keep reading to learn how.
If you experience problems during the payment process, send us an email and we’ll allow you to do a bank transfer.
Can I pay with Bitcoin?
Yes you can! Atyla ship Foundation has been accepting Bitcoin as a payment method since 2017!
Transfer the corresponding amount for your chosen trip to the following wallet (3HkbsAuvq86BT8yHtigmdnnk51Dn78wj9L) and right away send us an email telling us about your transfer and about which trip you'd like to do.
Or first email us, and then do the transfer, both work.
I can’t afford to pay, can I still join?
As a social not-for-profit organisation, we don’t want to exclude anyone from participating on our trips because they lack the funds.
There are different things you can do to get funding:
These trips are cheaper than what I expected... Why?
Yes, the participant experience is partially funded by our charity, because we want to make our trips affordable for more people. The real value of the experience is what the premium participants contribute.
If you can afford it, we recommend you to book as a premium participant (even if you want to participate fully). You’ll feel good about contributing a fair amount.
Can someone help me arrive to the ship and/or come back afterwards?
Yes, there are agencies that can organise that for you. We can recommend Amaia Travel. They know our trips and are specialists in delivery trips to ships. They can find a nice connection for you and probably also a good price (and they, of course, speak English). Ask them!
What is the Covid-19 protocol?
Expected for our 2022 is:
- Covid 19 vaccination or testing will be required. It's hard to maintain distances on board and we don't want to put people at risk.
- No masks will be required for crew on board (including participants). If the number of cases is high and the authorities recommend it, we might get everyone who embarks tested, to create a "bubble on board" and avoid masks during the trips.
- Hygiene measures are kept high, because the cost and inconvenience of doing so are small, and they can prevent other diseases from spreading.
- No other special measures or controls are expected.
In the unlikely event that a trip needs to be cancelled for any reason, it will be indicated on this page and everyone with a booking will be informed via email and telephone and compensated according to our cancellation policy.
What do I need to bring with me?
Nothing special, the same as any other outdoor adventure. On your booking confirmation email you’ll receive a welcome pack with a detailed list of what to bring.
Here is a list of the most essential items:
- Waterproof clothing & warm clothing
- Towel(s) & wash kit.
- Headlamp with red light
- Seasickness chewing gum or tablets
- Sleeping mask and earplugs
- Sleeping bag
But again, after booking you'll receive a document with a longer and much more detailed list.
Can I arrive before or disembark later?
Sometimes you can.
For embarkation, we prefer that you arrive on the embarkation day. You can come earlier in the same day to leave your bags, but the actual embarkation should be at the time indicated (because there are a series of welcome talks and briefings that otherwise need to be repeated).
Nevertheless, if you really need to arrive one or more days earlier (and if the ship is in the same port and with space), you can ask us to make an exception. If you've sailed with us before, this is of course easier.
For disembarkation is easier, cause you're already settled on board.
In any case, an extra night on board costs 59€, and it gives you the right to join the 3 extra meals of that extra stay.
You can pay for the extra money on this page: https://atyla.org/contribution
Can I arrive late to the embarkation?
No, you can't.
The first thing that happens when a new group of participants embark is a round of introductions, and a set of safety briefings. Arriving late would force the crew to repeat those for you alone, meaning hours of extra work.
If you can't arrange to arrive on time (because of flights, etc.) on the embarkation day, we recommend you to arrive the day before, and just spend a day in the city visiting around. If there is space on board, you can embark the day before (the cost of this is 59€).
During the embarkation day, you're welcome any time, to come by and drop your bag, so you can walk freely around town until embarkation time.
If you can't arrive on time, nor make it the day before, you can embark as late as 2.5 hours before the ETD (see timeline), this also has a cost of 59€ (which we give to our crew for the extra work it means for them).
If you have a booking and you can't embark on time, please get in touch.
What will my shipmates be like? Will they be much older/younger than me?
Diversity is one of the elements that make the experience on Atyla so special. Our trips welcome people from different countries, with different professions and different social backgrounds. These many different perspectives make the conversations on board very interesting and enriching.
The ages of the people on board normally span from 16 to 55 years of age, and it is very rare that there won’t be more people of your same age range in your trip.
In any case, we also use the generational diversity as a valuable tool, not only to make everyone feel integrated but also because is great to learn, work and make friends with people of ages different to yours.
What is a "private bunk bed"?
Atyla is not a cruise, so we don't have small 2-person cabins. We have group cabins with bunk beds that host from 5 to 9 people.
To keep some sense of privacy, every bunk bed has a thick curtain that can be closed individually.
Atyla only sails by sail? Or also engine?
Atyla has an engine, and we do use it.
We use the engine almost always for leaving and entering ports, it would be dangerous not to do so.
While we are at sea, we try to use only the sails whenever the wind allows it. Unfortunately, sometimes we need to arrive somewhere by a certain date, and the wind is not blowing so we have to turn the engine on.
When we sail with the engine (in combination with sails, or by itself), the experience on board can still be very enjoyable, but if you want to make sure that you will get to enjoy loads of sailing by sails during your trip(s), try to choose trips that start and end in the same place or trips that cover short distances.
Why are the map's lines of different colours?
A red line is for trips in English.
A blue line is for trips in Spanish or in other languages than English.
Regattas, races and maritime festivals normally have their own map provided by the organiser.
What happens if I need to cancel?
Please see here our Cancellation Policy.