THEAZORES ADVENTUREBAY OF BISCAY ADVENTURE UK TO THE AZORES VIA LISBON AND MADEIRA Join us as we embark on our 3,300 nm mile voyage from Portsmouth across the infamous Bay of Biscay to the Azores off north-western Africa. Explore Lisbon, the city of seafarers and explorers, and march into the steps of Vasco da Gama who discovered the world from here.Come and enjoy Madeira, its volcanic, green and rugged landscapes, its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate.Discover the Azores, their dramatic landscapes, fshing villages and lake-flled calderas, but also get a chance to spot whales
Birthplace of Charles Dickens and home to other literary greats such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling, the city of Portsmouth is ideally located on the south coast. Steeped in naval and maritime history, Portsmouth has great nightlife, miles of waterfront packed with great places to eat and drink, a unique shopping experience, museums, art galleries and the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays.
Nicknamed the Floating Garden, Madeira is Portugal’s answer to the Garden of Eden. Fuchsia bougainvillea, scarlet poinsettias and lilac jacaranda trees blanket the landscape, turning entire villages Technicolor. The good looks aren’t limited to the island’s interior. Make your way down to Madeira’s coast and you’ll come across small rocky coves and pebbly bays.
Renowned for its stormy waters The Bay of Biscay stretches around the western coast of France and along the northern coast of Spain. The combination of its unique geography and topography with its shallow continental shelf, meeting prevailing westerly winds sweeping in from the Atlantic create some extremely challenging sailing conditions.
For in-the-know travellers, the Azores have long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations. But most people still know little, if anything, about this far-flung archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. And yet it is hard to imagine a place better suited to nature lovers, fans of adventure Sailing, or anyone looking to get away from it all.
Leg 1 UK to Lisbon - Bay of Biscay
Leg 2 Lisbon to Madeira
Leg 3 - Madeira to The Azores
Leg 4 - Azores to UK (The Atlantic Challange)
We take your safety and that of the vessel extremely seriously and as such we reserve the right to alter or amend itineraries in the case of bad weather, tide or Foreign Office/Maritime Agencies advice.