1st Stage: Cádiz - Mazagón (56 miles)
Departure at dawn from Puerto America.
We will sail northwest through the bay of Cádiz, leaving the town of Rota on our starboard side for the first few miles, and a few miles later, leaving the town of Chipiona and the mouth of the Guadalquivir river on the same side. We will continue sailing along the coast of the fantastic Huelva beaches that bathe the Doñana National Park.
Halfway through this journey we will find the town of Matalascañas with its famous beach of fine white sand. We will continue heading northwest always accompanied by the beaches of the Doñana National Park until we reach the mouth of the Ría de Huelva where the Puerto del Pueblo de Mazagón is located, where we will stop and enjoy its splendid gastronomy.
2nd Stage: Mazagón - Alcaudin (55 miles approx.)
In this voyage it will be very important to be aware of the tides since we will have to enter the Guadiana River with the tide just at the moment of the change from low to high in order to pass through the gauge of the international bridge that serves as the border between Spain and Portugal. We will go up the river meandering it and enjoying the fantastic landscape that its Spanish and Portuguese shores offer us and we will stop at the Portuguese town of Alcoutim in front of Sanlúcar de Guadiana.
(If for reasons of tidal schedule we could not pass under the International Bridge during the day, we would end up in the beautiful town of Ayamonte and wait for another day to go up the river).
3rd Stage: Alcoutim-Punta Umbría (48 miles)
We will leave looking to reach the International Bridge at low tide to save the Gauge of said bridge and reach the Atlantic. We will head towards Punta Umbria leaving Isla Cristina and Lepe by our side of Babor. On this voyage we must be especially vigilant and alert with the probe when entering the estuary that leads us to Punta Umbría, especially with the bar and the island of Saltes where a lot of sand from storms accumulates. We will stop at the Town where we will enjoy its people and its gastronomy.
4th Stage: Punta Umbría - Cádiz (58 miles)
Last voyage. We will leave the estuary to enter the Atlantic and heading South-East we will retrace our defeat on the first day until we reach our base port in Cádiz.
In short, a very special voyage and with varied difficulty as we have to enter rivers and estuaries with the peculiarities that derive from them (currents and shallow depth) and the difficulty that sometimes entails navigating the Gulf of Cádiz with its winds and its open and little sheltered coasts.