The Moorish architecture of southern Spain and northern Africa is just one of the reasons that we love this out of season sailing. Starting in Barcelona, your first stop is to the pretty island of Palma. Next, espouse the coast south to Valencia, then Cartagena, before you enjoy an overnight in Malaga, home to Spain’s sunshine coast and stunning subtropical climate. Then its time for tea in Gibraltar before you change the tempo with Casablanca and Tangier’s invigorating mesh of cultures and curiosities. An overnight in Cadiz completes your trip.