First confirmation of the longest sea route ever organized
The Lord Nelson, fulfilling dreams since 1985
The end of 2018 is approaching and with it we are also one step closer to what will be the longest maritime pilgrimage ever organized.
Three years after the Ruta Traslatio 2021, at the Foundation we did not stop working to make that journey something to remember. And yes, there are still three years left, but a pilgrimage of this caliber requires all our efforts so that the event becomes the most important in the world of the maritime pilgrimage so far.
We bet on sailing
The sailboat makes its sailing training program an experience in which the companions become family during a journey in which everyone has to participate and work as a team to bring the ship to a successful conclusion. Responsibility, collaboration, learning and above all a lot of fun.
To the most curious we anticipate that it is very possible that the large sailing ship docks in the Port of Vigo in the coming days. Who would you like him to open his doors to the public and be able to meet him in person?
The big sailing ship that instructs students around the world, no matter their age: the Pelican of London
It is almost impossible to encrypt the number of pilgrims who since the ninth century have traveled hundreds of kilometers to reach the Cathedral of Santiago and complete what more and more people consider an experience that must be lived at least once in life.
On the way to the X edition of the O Cabaleiro das Cunchas Maritime Route, we look back and realize the countless good times that the Route and the sailing have given us, and we can not do anything but invite you to continue sharing them with you.
The first Spanish city to know the discovery of America
This week the Port of Vigo had one of the most beautiful and famous sailboats in the world, the great Pelican of London.
The ship stands out for its training activity, so this year in addition to its usual crew, has nothing more and nothing less than 30 students, between 14 and 19 years, and 5 mentors; the majority of German, Swiss and Austrian nationality.
The Gil Eannes and other charms of Viana do Castelo
From the Lima river to the cold and Atlantic waters of Baiona. There we will celebrate the penultimate stop of the Ruta do Cabaleiro, in order to discover all the history that surrounds it.
The reasons that make the coastal city a destination to visit are many and varied, but there is one of them that made us choose it as a mandatory stop.
And it is not the wonderful views that we can enjoy from its cliffs, but the historical fact that left it marked for life: the arrival of the caravel Pinta to its waters.
Vila Nova de Gaia: A destination starring by its bridges
The fourth stop of our journey takes us to the mouth of the river Lima, ready to dock in the huge port of Viana do Castelo and discover its charms of those who talk so much.
The sea always brings with it the stories and legends that we like the most, and maybe that is the reason why we like this city so much.
The Ruta do Cabaleiro will be filled with color in Aveiro
Separated from Porto by the most important river of the Portuguese northwest, and united by the six historical bridges that communicate them; Vila Nova de Gaia has become a city of enormous tourist attraction for the neighboring country.
The pier, its colorful boats, the Calem cellars, its cobbled streets ... The third stop of the Traditional Route will transport our pilgrims to the heart of the Portuguese north to make them live together endless moments together.
Póvoa de Varzim, the city of blue tiles
Known as the Portuguese Venice, the city of Aveiro has a special charm that makes it a must stop in the journey that will take our pilgrims sailors to Compostela. And if that were not enough, he will receive them in the best of ways: with an exquisite pork on the spit.
Póvoa de Varzim is a city that lends itself to roam and know its secrets and more historical secrets. It lends itself to enjoy the beauty of architectural elements such as the Clock Tower, the Church of San Pedro, or its beautiful fortress that years ago served as a refuge for its inhabitants. It lends itself to enjoy.
It is clear that our seafaring pilgrims will not have time to get bored in this first stop, and that the Ruta do Cabaleiro will be full of surprises this year.