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Bilbao (ES) - Vannes (FR)

22 May - 27 May 2019

5 days, Atyla

From € 490,-

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Atyla:
Bilbao (ES) - Vannes (FR)

22 May - 27 May 2019

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Sailing to Semaine du Golfe 2019. Board the Atyla in her homeport in Bilbao, straight after she celebrates 35th birthday! Have lunch with your new shipmates and learn everything you need to know before departing with the high tide. Make your way across the Bay of Biscay over the next 3-4 days. Depending on the time, you might make a short stop along the way. Finally you will reach your destination in the Morbihan Gulf on May 26. Enjoy the last evening on board before saying goodbye to your new friends. You can also stay on board during the festival, until June 1st – see the other journey. Open to all Windseekers, minumum age 15 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. 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.

Vannes is a medieval French town with a distinctly Breton character. The well-preserved old city centre boasts many small pedestrian streets and colorful buildings, so go ahead and explore! Its sheltered location in the Golfe du Morbihan makes Vannes a populair sailing destination, and the surrounding countryside offers beautiful scenery – a perfect setting for a hike! In the summer Vannes organizes a Jazz festival and a historic festival, so you might be in luck when you arrive…

  • Bilbao (ES)

  • Vannes (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
  • Embarkation: 13:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 16
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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
  • Jet (31) Netherlands

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

  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

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