Galicia, in the northwest corner of Spain, is known for its stunning coastline, delicious seafood and unique culture. With its lush, green landscapes, rugged mountains, and picturesque villages, it’s the perfect place to join Michael Cotty for three brand new On Location rides.
Whether it’s nailing every hill lining the infamous ‘Coast of Death’ or driving hard up one of the steepest climbs you’ll ever experience, this series offers a tremendous variety of efforts. It’s also a deep-dive into the ancient culture, history and mythology that permeates every corner of this region.
On Location: Galicia: Camarinas to Muxia
It’s time for a wild coastal adventure with your host, Michael Cotty, across the undulating roads of Galica, Spain. You’ll start at a historic lighthouse on the ‘Coast of Death’ before working your way deep into the rugged landscape that defines this region. The road will guide your workout, with big efforts up every hill and a chance to take it a bit easier on the descents for a total of 32km in just over an hour. It’s not all hard work, though, Mike takes the time to show you around the fishing marina, explains where to find the ‘hunger herb’ and shows off some of the sights around our finishing village, Muxia.
On Location: Galicia: Corcubion to Finesterra
Welcome to Corcubion, a gorgeous seaside town in Galicia, Spain. This is where we’ll start our 17k, 38mins ride along the coast while completing some over/unders, tempo and a tough little threshold level finish at ‘the end of the earth’ that’s been used in the Vuelta d’Espana. Along the way, your host, Michael Cotty, will take you through lush forests, over gravel roads and into the history and mythology of this ancient region. Be ready for some wind, some great stories and more than a few incredible views.
On Location: Galicia: Muros to Ezaro
Waterfalls? Check. Fishing villages? Check. Clear sky and blue sea? Yep. Unbelievable coastline that makes you actually consider moving your entire life to this incredible region? Well then - we must be in Galicia for another On Location workout. This time, we’re sticking close to the coast and avoiding the hills* so we can get in a fantastic sprint session while taking in some of the main tourist attractions. It all clocks in at just over an hour and covers 33km. (* Except for that nasty one at the end. But let’s just ignore that for now.)
Let me know what you think!