Rock of Gibraltar (Gibraltar) to the Atlas Mountains (Morocco) – 569km

The Seventh leg begins beside the Rock of Gibraltar, an imposing 426 meter high limestone rock rising out of the sea. Which juts out from Spain into the straight which separates Europe and Africa. The Rock is a birdwatcher’s paradise, as it provides a perfect place to spot birds as they migrate from North Africa to Europe. There have been 315 species of birds recorded passing over Gibraltar. It’s also famous for being home to a population of Barbary macaques – the only wild monkey population in Europe.

From here, we have a 569km leg where we sail over the Gibraltar straight and arrive on the African continent, in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.