We will begin sailing along the beautiful Estuary of Muros, and then south along the coast of the Galician "Rias Baixas". During the trip, the coach on board will use activities on board to help us reflect and improve on some basic skills, adapted to each one's needs and moment in life.
We'll drop the anchor at Ría de Viveiro, do a hiking tour from Abrela beach to the impressive Punta de Fuciño do Porco (a high point of land extending into the estuary) and, weather permitting, we'll end the day with a barbeque on the beach. Then we will sail back north, and eventually east along Spain’s north coast until we arrive in Bilbao.
Once in Bilbao, the whole team on board will celebrate the arrival with dinner at a local restaurant featuring traditional food. For those who are not from Bilbao, the day after arrival we'll organise a guided tour around the city. This is a very special trip because on the 15th of May 2019 is the 35th anniversary of Atyla's launching and you'll be on board for that very special moment!
Muros is a municipality in the Spanish province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia. In its old harbor town the traditional economy is based on fishing. After a city-planning boom in the 60’s & 70’s, the town has survived, preserving one of the most historical towns on the Galician coast. Tourist sites include the numerous found petroglyphs, as well as the singular Via Crucis, the monastery of San Francisco, and many beaches.
Rías Baixas is Galician for “Lower Rias,” and refers to four estuaries – Ría de Muros y Noia, the Ría de Arousa, the Ría de Pontevedra, and the Ría de Vigo – located on the southwestern coast of Galicia, Spain. The Rías Baixas are arms of the sea that mix fresh and salt water to sustain perhaps the world’s richest maritime life – and also contribute to the distinctive geography of the region.
Ria de Viveiro, Spain
In the Bay of Biscay, the sea merges with the mouth of the Landro river and forms the Viveiro estuary. The estuary is dotted with beautiful coves and beaches. The Ría de Vivero includes the municipal areas of Vicedo , Vivero and Jove. The fishing port of Vivero is open to the estuary.
Bilbao is a major seaport of Spain, with a climate ranging from 9-21 degrees Celsius. The city has recently undergone major urban renewal, in order to move away from the region’s industrial history and instead focus on tourism and services.
As well as the famous Guggenheim Museum, the city acts as home for the Fine Arts Museum recognised as one of Spain’s finest art museums and recently refurbished and the Maritime Museum on the Nervión’s banks. In addition, eight new hotels have recently opened their doors.