Ponta Delgada – Bilbao (SEASON END)

Embarkation: 11th of October at 16:00 ‚ÄĒ Punta Delgada (Azores)
Disembarkation: 24th of October at 11:00 ‚ÄĒ Bilbao

Join Atyla for the biggest mile-maker of the season! Sail from the beautiful Azores back to Atyla’s homeport in Bilbao during this astonishing trip and cover 1100 nautical miles! Start surrounded by beautiful nature, then sail in for days in the middle of the ocean with no land at sight, and finally go all along the coast of Northern Spain until reaching Bilbao.

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The trip starts in Punta Delgada on the island São Miguel. On the first evening, you will get to know the crew and your fellow shipmates and then you’ll have some time to enjoy the city. To prepare you for the voyage the next day, you will also be taught the basics of safety.

The next day, we will start by sailing around the west and then the north of the island of São Miguel, enjoying it’s amazing beauty, before making our way across the Atlantic Ocean back to mainland Europe.

We will make good use of the time we have and use the experiences and challenges we come across to learn about and improve our life skills. At the same time, the exhilarating experience of crossing the Gulf of Biscay will teach you all about sailing the ship and being a member of the crew.

If the weather allows it, we will sail close to the Cantabric coast. Especially from the water, the coastline is a beautiful sight to see, with its incredible cliffs, broad beaches and immensely green nature.

After a few days of sailing, we’ll arrive at the estuary of Bilbao and will travel up the Nervion river. We will pass many old shipyards and bridges, showing the maritime history of the city.

After having sailed up the estuary, we will be welcomed in Atyla’s homeport of Bilbao, by the Itsasmuseum (the city’s maritime museum). On the last evening, you can enjoy a lovely walk alongside the river, past the Guggenheim museum and to the Old Town, where you can have a drink together with the rest of the crew and participants to celebrate the end of the voyage.

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Other info:

  • Official language on board: Easy English.
  • Exact location of the embarkation & disembarkation.
  • Detailed timeline of the trip.
  • If you are coming from far away, you can fly directly to Punta Delgada airport. After the trip, you can fly back home from Bilbao aiport.