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Bilbao (ES) - Gijón (ES)

18 April - 22 April 2019

4 days, Atyla

From € 440,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 440,-

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Atyla:
Bilbao (ES) - Gijón (ES)

18 April - 22 April 2019

Easter Voyage with sightseeing in English and Spanish – it’s okay to only speak one of those languages to feel at home on board for this trip. Join Atyla for the long weekend on board during Easter break. Step on board in Bilbao and sail west towards Gijón, the biggest city in the region of Asturias. But you cannot visit Asturias without getting a taste of its remarkable cuisine! Together with your shipmakes you will have the chance to visit the Gijon and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at a traditional cider restaurant. You can disembark on the afternoon of the 21st or, if you have the time, spend one more night on board and say goodbye the following morning. Open to all Windseekers, minumum age 15 years. The price includes buffet dinner and city tour in Gijón.

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. 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.

Gijón is the largest city of Spain's Asturias region, located on the Bay of Biscay. Visit the picturesque San Lorenzo beach for beautiful views - or perhaps you will want to try your hand at surfing? Taste local cheeses and seafood in one of the many restaurants. If you feel like stretching your legs after being on board, Gijón offers great hiking opportunities. And if you like architecture, you can't miss the magnificent La Laboral University campus and its tower viewpoint.

  • Bilbao (ES)

  • Gijón (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 April 2019 - 22 April 2019
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 16
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Spanish
  • Price includes: official Atyla T-shirt, 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

You sail on the Atyla

Atyla
Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Maritime Museum Of Bilbao (ES)
Date built: 1980-1984
Trainees: 15
Length: 31.3m
Height of mast: 25 m
Sail: 400m2

The Atyla is a true Spanish ship! She boasts the magnificent-looking, hand carved wooden elements, with the great entourage. To relax, enjoy the leather seating in the saloon where you can listen to the crew's stories from far-away seas. In …

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Windseeker logs

  • Log numero uno

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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