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Bilbao (ES) - Cadiz (ES)

17 September - 27 September 2015

10 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 690,-

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25 : € 690,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Bilbao (ES) - Cadiz (ES)

17 September - 27 September 2015

Discover the Atlantic Ocean and experience Mediterranean culture on this Sail Training Journey from Bilbao to Cadiz. Board Alexander von Humboldt II and enjoy the freedom of sailing, together with an international group of guests and Windseekers. ALEX-2, as this square rigged Tall Ship is also called, offers you plenty of opportunity to hone your seamanship skills, but there’s also plenty of time to relax and make new friends. As a Windseeker, you naturally enroll in the watch system, so you can gaze up at the stars at night while you make sure the ship stays on course. In Bilbao and Cadiz you can sample Spanish culture and cuisine – the perfect start and end of this adventurous Journey! Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Bilbao is a port in the northern tip of the Iberian peninsula, founded in the 14th century. Later on it became an important commercial hub for the Basque region. Today, Bilbao is a vigorous service city. Although Bilbao is not a major tourist destination, the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim museum is a must-see. Also take some time to walk around the city centre and visit the Exteberria Park. Around the city you can do many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking and surfing.

The oldest city in Spain, with a wealth of historic landmarks. Water is never far away, as the old town is built on a narrow stretch of land jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. Get lost in the Old town with its many narrow, winding streets and visit one of the many parks that dot the city. Its many cathedrals and plazas are also well worth a visit. Go to La Caleta beach, at La Viña, the old fisherman quarter. Go catch a Flamenco concert and feast your taste buds with the fresh sea foods.

Key points

  • Dates: 17 September 2015 - 27 September 2015
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "A very fun, refreshing but also a very challenging trip that really moves your comfort zones."

    Angelina (17), Denmark

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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Windseeker logs

  • Wylde Swan

    Salty Eyelashes and the Endless Ocean

    Wylde Swan, 14 October - 21 November

    Sailing from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees

    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing the Ship for strong backwinds and high waves. For Barry (the small sail) it’s the perfect time to show up. Carefully putting …

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  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
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