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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
  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Tall Ships

Alexander von Humboldt II

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

  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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